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.
His works were included in the 5th editions of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale curated by Shubigi Rao and the Art Encounters Biennale, Timișoara curated by Adrian Notz. He has exhibited with TBA 21 on st_age; and at Foundation Elpis, Milan; Vitrine in Basel; Delfina Foundation and Asia House in London; Bridget Donahue as a part of Condo, New York; Beirut Art Center, Lebanon; MMAG Foundation, Amman; Khoj International Artists’ Association and the Serendipity Arts Festival, India; and the Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan and with HH Art Spaces in Goa. He was also a recipient of Five Million Incidents, instituted by Goethe Institut New Delhi with RAQS Media Collective. His solo presentations include All Is Water And To Water We Must Return (2021), Monuments, Mausoleums, Memorials, Modernism (2020) and Ground Zero (2017) at Experimenter, Kolkata.
He was the recipient of the inaugural Warehouse 421 Artistic Research Grant and of the Prameya Art Foundation Publishing Grant for South Asia with VASL in Pakistan, Britto Arts Trust in Bangladesh and Theertha in Sri Lanka; and the Arts (Productions) grant instituted by the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore.
The artist lives and works in Goa, India.