Nihaal Faizal is an artist based in Bangalore, India. In 2018, he founded Reliable Copy, a publishing house for works, projects, and writing by artists.

Recent and Ongoing:

Dummy is featured in Arushi Vats’ long-form essay titled Evidence of Things Seen*: Capture and Control in India published in May 2023 on Momus.

Two multiples by the artist - POLITE and Biennale Artist - are now available at Printed Matter in New York.


Photocopied Blow Out will be on view in the exhibition How to know what’s really happening curated by Kayfa-ta, as part of Archival Assembly #2 at Betonhalle in silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin, Germany between June 8 to July 2, 2023.

The work RTI/1242/2021-PMR will be included in the publication Acts of Departure: Dispatches from The Last Emporium co-edited by Elaine W. Ho, Maha Maamoun, and Ala Younis, and published by Publication Studio Pearl River Delta in collaboration with Kayfa-ta as part of Singapore Biennale 2022.

Further Reading:

‘The Contrarieties in our Longings’ - an essay by Arushi Vats on the film Mohammed Rafi Fan Blog for Take on Art

Nostalgia as Special Effects - interview by Anisha Baid for BOMB

Extensions and Expansions - interview by Samira Bose for IDEAS Journal (with Sarasija Subramanian)

a Trick; a wonder - catalogue essay by Zoey Lubitz for ‘Special FX’ at Blueprint12