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Niyeti Chadha, Sketch 2, 2018. Welded Mild Steel. 17 x 12 x 14 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Niyeti Chadha, Untitled, 2018. Isograph Pen and water colour on paper. 89 x 31 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Niyeti Chadha, Untitled, 2018. Collage, photocopies on Museum Board. 18 x 18 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Niyeti Chadha, Script for a landscape, 2018. Site specific drawing in acrylic and marker, Queens Museum of Art, New York. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Niyeti Chadha’s drawings and collages and sculptures document a constantly transforming urban landscape, in which spaces are dissected into formal elements that are reorganized and recombined in an attempt to discover new and imagined narratives within the built environment. The works act as a process of mapping spatial experiences from memory and feeling, to find points of departure within the cityscape through a process of intuition.

During her residency at Gasworks, Chadha plans to conduct research into the architectural history of London in relation to the process of ecdysis, the shedding of skin by reptiles and insects, whereby city can be seen as an organism that sheds and abandons forms as it grows.


Niyeti Chadha lives and works in Bangalore. Chadha completed her Bachelor’s degree in Printmaking from Chandigarh College of Art and Master’s degree from M.S. University, Baroda. Recent solo exhibitions include Weaving Shards, Latitude 28, New Delhi (2017) and Drawing Notes, Studio X, Global Network Initiative, Columbia University, Mumbai. Recent group exhibitions include; The New Minimalists, Abrons Art Center, New York (2018); Residue, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi (2016); and The India Story- 2016, Latitude 28, Swabhumi The Heritage, Kolkata (both 2016). Chadha is the recipient of Scholarship at the Manhattan Graphics Centre, New York; INLAKS Fine Art Award and Junior Research Fellowship granted by University Grants Comm, India.

Niyeti Chadha’s residency is supported by Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.