Nidhi Khurana (b.1980) lives and works in New Delhi, India.
Nidhi is interested in exploring fields, forests, gardens, ecosystems, cities, kitchens, factories and workshops to discover ways in which matter can be created and destroyed.
Maps and the idea of mapping has been central to her practice. It alludes to a physical fear of being lost but also points to a lost civilization or a civilization losing its way.
Nidhi has recently completed an Artist residency program at the Hochschule fur Bidende Kunste Braunschweig, funded by the State of Lower Saxony (BS Projects Scholarship 2018-19) Germany.
She was awarded the Mexican Government Scholarship for a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2015-16. Nidhi has received a travel grant from the Indian Council of Cultural relations (ICCR) in 2013 and the Sher-Gill Sundaram Arts foundation grant in 2017.
Nidhi has participated in The Why Not Place residency, New Delhi, the Disappearing Dialogues Residency in Maihar, the 1 Shanthi Road Studio Residency in Bangalore and the Piramal Art residency in Mumbai. She received the Bajaj Capital Art House Fellowship in 2011.
In 2015, Nidhi developed a large scale map of Panipat in collaboration with the weavers of Raj Overseas, a carpet export factory in Panipat for an exhibition titled “Fibre Fables” at the Stainless Gallery, New Delhi.
Her work has been exhibited at BS Projects exhibition in Germany, the India Art Fair, New Delhi, the Krishnakriti Festival, Hyderabad, the Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi, the Piramal Museum of Art and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Nidhi was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh and received an M.A. in Arts and Aesthetics from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat in 2003.