Sahil Naik

Sahil Naik Artist

Sahil Naik’s (b. 1991) practice examines the modalities of evidence and truth through architecture, minor and casual histories, mythology, forensics, and the internet. His current project, Monuments, Mausoleums, Memorials, Modernism studies the violence of the nation-building project with a focus on South Asia and the Non-Aligned world.

Naik completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda (Distinction) and an undergraduate degree from Goa College of Art. He has exhibited at the Delfina Foundation and Asia House, London, UK; Bridget Donahue as a part of Condo, New York; Beirut Art Center, Lebanon; Khoj International Artists’ Association and the Serendipity Arts Festival, India; and the Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan. He was also a recipient of Five Million Incidents, instituted by Goethe Institut New Delhi with RAQS Media Collective. His solo exhibitions include All Is Water And To Water We Must Return (2021), Monuments, Mausoleums, Memorials, Modernism (2020) and Ground Zero (2017) at Experimenter, Kolkata. He is currently the recipient of the inaugural Warehouse 421 Artistic Research Grant; the Arts (Productions) grant instituted by the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore; and the Garage Digital Commission instituted by the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. He is also the inaugural recipient of the Prameya Art Foundation Publishing Grant for South Asia. Recent exhibitions include Haze, with HH Art Spaces at Foundation Elpis, Milan; Monuments on Paper curated by Alys Williams at Vitrine, Basel; How to Reappear III curated by Ala Younis and Maha Mammoun; the 5th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale curated by Shubigi Rao; and the Art Encounters Biennale, Timisoara, curated by Adrian Notz.

The artist lives and works in Goa, India.

Image credits: Edric George