Forthcoming
Opening 9 November, 6pm
Exhibition with Asta Meldal Lynge and Matilda Tjäder
Le Bourgeois, London
16 November
Extended Hours
Performance, with John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal
Kunstnerneshus, Oslo

Nikhil Vettukattil

vettukattil[at]gmail.com

 

b. 1990 Bangalore, India

Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

2019

An Analog for Listening, flatness.eu

2018

Words Fail Me, Auto Italia, London

Eyecatcher III, Focal Point Gallery, Southend

The Conch, South London Gallery, London

 

2017

SECURICOR, for Now, How?, DECAD, Berlin

Denying the Inflammability of the Twigs Found in the Copse This Morning

3236RLS/Le Bourgeois, London

Bizoux.online, Banner Repeater, London

Perception is Reading, Cashmere Radio, Reboot.fm and Transmediale, Berlin

2016

A Gift Given in Feudal Fashion, Almanac Projects, London

Dream Works, Lethaby Gallery, London

Cosmopolitan Universal Cinema, Close-Up, London

I don’t wanna curate anymore, I just wanna accumulate content, Chalton Gallery, London

Cosmopolitan Universal Cinema, Arnolfini, Bristol

Kings Cross Continental, KC Continental, London

 

2015

juice, Acme Project Space, London

 

2014

Image to Scale, William Road Gallery, London

You are all so tired, Swiss Institute, New York

 

2012

Degree Show, Central St. Martins, London

WARD: Stranger than Paradise, Shacklewell Arms, London


 

2011

Drawing Installation, Pratt Institute, New York

 

2010

Junction, 37 Camden High St., London

Installation, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

The A-Course: An Inquiry, Central St. Martins, London

 

Talks & Papers

March 2017 - ‘On the Crisis of Parliamentarism and Democracy’, Historical Materialism, BICAR, Beirut

May 2015 – Speaker & Panel Organiser ‘Image and History: Benjamin, Adorno, Kluge’ 8th International Critical Theory Conference of Rome

Residencies, Online commissions, & Awards

March 2018 - FORM IV, THING 011: arkhe II (aperion), formiv.com      

June 2017 -Either the nearest or the farthest away, commission for Bizoux.online

June 2015 – stack effect Acme Online commission

Selected Writing

Words Fail Me, Auto Italia, London, 2018

Pagan Oak (Four Seasons), co-authored with Matilda Tjader on the occasion of the exhibition  

Vivaldi was the day you get were in town and I can just meet him, Penarth Centre, London, 2017

2013-2016 CSM Associate Studio Programme

2013-2015 MA Contemporary European Philosophy, Kingston University/ Paris VIII

2009-2012 BA Fine Art, Central St. Martins, London

2011 Pratt Institute, New York

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Nothing remains of the perfectly mapped textures and the exacting reflections of the architectural rendering. In the atemporal light of a cloudy day, the images that line the construction hoarding seem to now reference an imagined past more than a prospective future. One panel features cars driving on the wrong side of the road. Another contains a gleeful pedestrian with a vanishing foot. The isomorphic repetition of the plants mirrors the copy and paste images of the occupants. The indifference of the composition reminded her of Netherlandish Proverbs, though here too the idioms seemed peculiarly obscured by time.

The birds, the birds which sound like ringtones, ringtones from a decade prior to now.

What's more, a bird is on this balcony,

it says to me:

“Grand Vals, Francesco Tárrega, Nineteen-Oh-Two”.

Silence. Another bird has begun to peck at the trail of vomit running down the stairwell. More and more of these tiny birds, pecking, chirping, Grand Vals, Francesco Tárrega, Nineteen-Oh-Two.

I wake up

Silence.

Hello?

Heat

on your ears

Like someone breathing

.

while sleeping

next to you

heavy

as if you'd arrived late

and interrupting

.

finger grease on the windowpane

leaves a trace, like

thawing ice

on cardboard

 

street noise bleeding

palms stretched.

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Nikhil Vettukattil is an artist and writer based in Oslo. His practice concerns the role of representation and image-making processes in framing and remaking lived experience. Using sound, moving image and sculpture, his work often explores the ways art and cinema mediate everyday life and historical experience. Recent projects include ‘Words Fail Me’ at Auto Italia, London,  ‘Denying the Inflammability of the Twigs Found in the Copse This Morning’ at Le Bourgeois, London,  ‘Perception is Reading’ for Notes/Cashmere Radio, Berlin, ‘Either the nearest or the farthest away’ for bizoux.online, and ‘Cosmopolitan Universal Cinema’ at Arnolfini, Bristol and Close-Up, London.