Niyeti Chadha

Niyeti Chadha

artist bio

Niyeti Chadha was born in 1979 in Dehradun, India. Niyeti is a post-graduate student of Printmaking (at MSU, Baroda) and is the recipient of scholarships at the School of Visual Art, New York (2010), Manhattan Graphics Centre, New York (2006), INLAKS Fine Art Award, Inlaks Foundation, India (2005) and Junior Research Fellowship granted by University Grants Commission, India (2003).

Her solos were held in India and abroad and they include ‘Drawing Notes’- Studio X, Global Network Initiative | GSAPP | Columbia University, Mumbai (2015); ‘A Script for a Landscape’ – Site specific Wall Drawing, Queens Museum of Art, NY (2011); Recent Drawings- Art Konsult, New Delhi, India (2008); Recent Drawings - Gallery Beyond, Mumbai, India (2007); Exhibition of Drawings at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India (2005); and ‘Very Personal’ an Exhibition of Prints, Indus Bank Gallery, Chandigarh, India (2000).

Niyeti’s recent group participations include 'The Lay of the Land', curated by Anushka Rajendran at Latitude 28, New Delhi (2015); “Small Art is Beautiful – Dharma” curated by Fabrice Bousteau, Beirut Art Fair (2014) ; Reconstructing (White)3, Curated by Himali Singh Soin, The Loft at Lower Parel, Mumbai (2012). ‘In You is the Illusion of Each Day’, curated by Maya Kovskaya at Latitude 28 (2011); ‘Black and White in the Horizon’, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai, & Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S University, Baroda, India (2011); ‘Nine – Her Magic Square’ – Curated by Veerangana Solanki, Viewing Room, Mumbai (2010); ‘Transforming Technology’ - Philagrafhika, Philadelphia (2010); ‘Size Matters…or Does It? II’, Curated by Bhavna Kakar at Latitude 28, New Delhi (2010).

artist statement

The gridded scaffoldings, waltzing cranes in the skies, the void under the buzzing flyovers, unfinished structures, stacks of bricks, this and much more build the landscape that we live in today, landscape which is in a constant flux-changing, growing, morphing. My work incorporates these signs of movement, exaggerating them, reconfiguring them. Spaces are teased apart and dissected into formal elements that interact, reorganize, and recombine in an attempt to discover narratives that are faintly familiar and yet intimate.

I often use a camera to freeze these forms in space. By selective focusing the three dimensional spaces are abstracted into two dimensional images. The forms are simplified into an arrangement of basic elements of line, tones and planes. These images are only points of departure though. The process of construction of each space is important. The purpose is not to look for spatial strangeness but the tension between the understandable and the un – understandable, between representation and abstraction—between seeing and knowing.

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2016

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2016

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2016
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