Nikhil Chopra was born in Calcutta in 1974 and lives in Goa. He trained at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda in India, he then continued his studies in America where in 2003 he created SIR RAJA II, his first solo exhibition. He returned again to exhibit in the United States in group exhibitions in 2005 and, in 2006, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Among the most important exhibitions are the following solo shows: “Drawing a Line through Landscape” for Documenta 14 (2017); “LANDS, WATERS, AND SKIES”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2019); “Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing IX” created at the New Museum in New York in 2009 and the collective “Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-outal”, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2010); “Generation in Transition: New Art from India” at Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw (2011). In 2011 he also made, in collaboration with Munir Kabaniper H Box, the film “Man Eats Rock” presented at Art Sonje in Seoul; at the Today Art Museum in Beijing and at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou. In 2013, as part of the Manchester International Festival, his performance “Coal on Cotton” received critical acclaim. In 2014 and 2015 he took part in the Kochi Muziris Biennial, the Havana Biennial and the 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial; and in 2017 the Yinchuan Biennial.