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SAM GIMIGNANO

Galleria Continua

Nikhil Chopra

Inside Out
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Inside Out, April 25–29, 2012, performance in San Gimignano. Photo by Shivani Gupta. Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Gimignano.

Renowned for his various role-playing and site-specific performances, Kashmir-born Mumbai-based artist Nikhil Chopra interweaves the history of selected locations with that of his family. In past performances, Chopra has critically examined the effects of colonialism in Indian culture by delving into his ancestry, most notably through his character Yog Ray Chitrakar, who is modeled after the artist’s aristocratic Kashmiri grandfather, Yog Raj Chopra. A landscape

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