Gopika Chowfla is a graphic designer and visual arts practitioner with a BFA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. Her career as a creative professional spans over 30 years, predominantly as a designer. Currently, she is the principle partner at GCD Studio, a reputed design practice based in Delhi and Goa.
Through Gopika's career as a designer, she has remained engaged with the visual arts, creating personal as well as collaborative artistic projects. Her work is significantly informed by her experience in the commercial universe of advertising and design and the themes she works on draw on the narratives of a post-modern, consumer society. Using photography, graphic arts, digital technology, video arts and media as wide-ranging as stainless steel and embroidery, she has created installations and experiences that open dialogues within the context of our contemporary social and cultural framework.
In 2020 Gopika along with photographer Prashant Panjiar co-founded Open Arts Initiative an organisation that organised the Goa Open Arts festival in February 2020. The first edition of the 4 day multi-disciplinary festival was a platform for Goa based artists.
Gopika's work has been exhibited in notable shows and festivals around India.
Goa Open Arts festival
'The Other Soldiers' a multi-media site specific installation.
Papier- Group Show
Gallery Art Postive
'Pages Keep Churning', a continuing series of water colours painted on old books.
Ink Reels and The Graphics Gang - A Group Show
2 separate collections were exhibited for the first time as part of this show. 'The Bicycle Thieves', a set of 9 screen prints and 'Pages Keep Churning', a series of water colours painted on old books.
Serendipity Art Festival, Goa
'Shall We Eat?' is a large photography-based site specific installation was created specially for festival.
Partition. Stories of Separation
'The Bleeding Line’ is an installation created as a part of an experiential music performance by Sonam Kalra which premiered at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, and has travelled to several cities thereafter.
‘Flesh 1'- 'Flesh 2' site-specific immersive installation using video, photography and sound.
United Art Fair
'Missing’ - an 18-piece multimedia work
Home Sweet Home - A Group Show
Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi
'The Wedding Portrait' and 'Arsenal' are 2 pieces exhibited at this show curated by Ombretta Agro’ Andruff
Ashtanayika - A Group Show
Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
'The Love Bath', a large kinetic sculpture, 'Permanence of Memory' and 'Molecular Collision', all created in stainless steel and 'Walls Speak', an interactive audio and photography based work were part of this show curated by Dr Alka Pande
About Turn - A Group Show
F-Bar, New Delhi
'Portrait of a Woman' was exhibited at this graphics show curated by Dr Alka Pande