Sahil Naik (b. 1991) lives and works in Goa, India. His 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 had received an undergraduate degree from the 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, New York; Beirut Art Center, Lebanon; Khoj International Artists’ Association and the Serendipity Arts Festival, India; and the Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan. 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. Sahil is a participating artist at the 5th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by Shubigi Rao.
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.