Sahil Naik's (b. 1991 lives and works in Goa, India) 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 post-graduate studies from 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, curated by Mario D'Souza with HH Art Spaces and Galleria Continua at Foundation Elpis, Milan (October 2022); Monuments on Paper curated by Alys Williams at Vitrine, Basel; the 5th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale curated by Shubigi Rao (December 2022); and God, the Sea and a Long Road curated by Mario D'Souza at the Church of Santa Monica with the Museum of Christian Art and India Foundation for the Arts (January, 2023).