You Teach Me
performance workshop with artist Neha Choksi
Neha Choksi’s Every Kind of Sun at Dhaka Art Summit 2018
We all know children learn from adults. What would happen if they could teach us? What would they show us if we allow them to play at being a teacher, or if we create opportunity for the relationship to be one of give and take. How could they teach adults what is it like to be a child?
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites children to participate in an experimental performance workshop with artist Neha Choksi. A series of motion and drawing exercises will be based on non-verbal communication and together we will try to engage with each other.
The workshop will be led in English and translated live into Polish as necessary. We welcome children between 5 and 8 years old. Parents and children can both participate.
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The artist works in multiple media, across disciplines and at times collaboratively and in unconventional settings to explore how we seek, experience and acknowledge losses and transformations in material, temporal and psychological terms. Increasingly her work includes her own intellectual, cultural and social contexts. She works by setting up simple situations and memorable interventions in the lives of everything—from a stone to a plant, from animal to self, from friends to institutions—disrupting logic to open a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.
She has current and upcoming exhibitions at Hammer Museum (biennial, 2018); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (commission, 2018); University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach (solo, 2019). Her work has been exhibited or performed at Dhaka Art Summit (solo, 2018; group 2016); Manchester Art Gallery (solo, 2017); LAMOA at Occidental College, Los Angeles (solo, 2017); 20th Sydney Biennale (commission, 2016); Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (solo, 2015); Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014); Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California (2013); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (3-person, 2012); Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2012); Shanghai Biennale (2012); Wanås Foundation and Kristianstads Konsthall, Sweden (2012); the Venice Architecture Biennale (2006); among others. She was awarded the India Today Best New Media Artist of the Year Award (2017) and the designation of Cultural Trailblazer by the City of Los Angeles DCA (2017/2018). She serves on the editorial board of the Los Angeles-based arts journal, X-TRA.