Information / CV

NIHAAL FAIZAL
based in Bangalore, India


EDUCATION

2017 - 18     Home Workspace Programme, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 - 16     BCA, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017    The Real Taste of India, Mumbai Art Room, Bombay, India (with Chinar Shah)
2015    Templates for Everyone, We’ll Figure It Out, Yelahanka New Town, India
2011     More Automobiles Than Are Parkable, David Hall, Fort Kochi, India
2010    Freedom Road, Vernissage Art Gallery, Cochin, India


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022   Parsec, Gallery Ark, Baroda, India (forthcoming)
2021    at the kitchen table, 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery, Bangalore, India
2021    First Look - New Museum and Rhizome, online
2021    DCAW - Blueprint12, Bikaner House, New Delhi, India
2021    Platform, Blueprint12, online
2020   Escaleras Futuras, Galería Santa fé, Bogota, Colombia
2019    Sickle & Code, Museum of History and Cultural Heritage, Lakatamia, Cyprus
2019    View: India, Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden
2019    Between Dog and Wolf, Home Sweet Home, New Delhi, India
2017     Double Road, whiteBOX, Munich, Germany
2017     Common Ground #3, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2017     ARCADE, Klara Kiss Zip Space, Zurich, Switzerland
2017     Material Light, Mill Hall, Mattanchery, Kerala, India
2017     #exstrange, e-Bay, online
2016     3BHK, Home Sweet Home, Heritage Apartments, Fort Cochin, India
2016     Document V, The Luminary, St.Louis, USA
2016     Edit 4, CEMA Gallery, Srishti Old Campus, Yelahanka New Town, India
2016     A Bit to Eat, Taste of India Restaurant, Yelahanka New Town, India
2015     Common Ground #2, Clark House Initiative, Bombay, India
2015     Where the Heart Is, Home Sweet Home, Bangalore, India
2014     The C(h)roma Show, Croma Store, Bangalore, India
2014     Now Showing, Rex Theatre, Bangalore, India
2013     Lost Thoughts and Found Ideas, G.159, Yelahanka New Town, India
2012     GenNext VI, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, India


SCREENINGS

2021     from cinema, Artists in (R)evolution Collective, online
2020    Cinemagora, UNI, Zurich, Switzerland
2020    06/02/20, Kinoclub Fallow, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019     Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
2016     Self as Document, Srishti Grad Show, Bangalore, India


LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS

2022    Staging the Contemporary, Ishara Art Foundation, online (panel)
2021     FHOT Photobook Lab F21, Paris College of Art, online (lecture)
2021     SECOND(light), Booked: Art Book Pop-Ups, Tai Kwun, online (lecture)
2020    Perspectives on Photobooks, Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, online (panel)
2020    Reliable Copy, Guftgu Talk Series, Offset Projects, online (lecture)
2020    Publishing Maneuvers Symposium, Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, UAE (seminar)
2019     Publishing in an Expanded Field, Gallery Ark, Baroda, India (lecture)
2019     How to Make Flubber, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia, Cyprus (lecture and workshop)
2019     Haleema Hashim's Photographs, Akademin Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden (lecture)


RESIDENCIES

2021    Homebound Residency: Digital Communities, Warehouse421, online
2019    ZK/U, Berlin, Germany (supported by Goethe-Institut)
2015    1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery, Bangalore, India


GRANTS

2021     Sharjah Art Foundation - FOCAL POINT (for Reliable Copy)
2021     India Foundation for the Arts - Explorations
2020    Rhizome - Info-Wars Microgrant
2020    Experimenter - GENERATOR Cooperative Art Production Fund (with Chinar Shah)
2020    India Foundation for the Arts - Research Grant (with Sarasija Subramanian)
2020    Akar Prakar Contemporary - ArtVarta Publishing Grant (for Reliable Copy)
2017     Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation - Mumbai Art Room Exhibition Grant (with Chinar Shah)


CURATORIAL

2018 -           Reliable Copy (publishing and curatorial practice with Sarasija Subramanian)
2016             3BHK (group exhibition with Chinar Shah and Leslie Johnson)
2014             Ummijaan: Making Visible a World Within (solo exhibition of Haleema Hashim)
2013 - 16     G.159 (project space with Roshan Shakeel and Gavati Wad)


TEXTS

2021    TP:S3 - HOAX
2021    at the kitchen table (adjust as per taste) - MARCH (with Arushi Vats and Sarasija Subramanian)
2021    Lightning Fast Body Temp. - Tariff Mag
2021    M.K. Stickers - Rhizome
2021    Luminous Enhancement - Photo South Asia
2021    Reliable Display Copy Distribute: Elastic Maneuverings - MARCH (with Elaine W. Ho)
2021    Interviewed by Somnath Bhatt - AIGA: Eye on Design
2020   Reliable Display Copy Distribute - BKKABF (with Elaine W. Ho)
2020   Interview with Mario Santanilla - BOMB
2019    Interviewed by Niclas Östlind and Niyatee Shinde - Buchhandlung Walther König
2017    Interviewed by Charu Maithani - PROPRIOCEPTION
2017    Lines from Sci-Fi - Poetry Wales Magazine
2016    On the Figuring Out of Things - Temporary Art Review
2015    Exhibition Review: The C(r)oma Show
2015    Exhibition Review: Drive by Video - Temporary Art Review
2015    Interview with Suresh Jayaram - Temporary Art Review
2015    Untitled Portrait Piece - HOAX
2014    Exhibition Note: Ummijaan: Making Visible a World Within