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.
'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.