Naksha, An Untold Odyssey is a live performance, with a drawing-installation by the Baroda based multidisciplinary artist Piyali Ghosh, that focuses on the concept of deconstruction and reconstruction through body movements. The work is inspired and composed by the imagination of the mathematical design of the military formation, chakravyuha, described in the ancient Indian epic of Mahabharata.
Piyali Ghosh is a multidisciplinary-artist whose practice takes on multiple forms of expression, including drawing, sculpture, drawing performance, video and site-specific installations. She has exhibited widely both in India and internationally and has completed artist residencies in London, Brisbane, Townsville, Shyriaevo, Russia, Ireland. Recently, Piyali completed an artist residency and exhibition concluding with a live performance at the Museum of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. She has participated in Miniscule Venice and delivered a performative drawing installation during the opening week of Venice Biennale, 2019. She has had participated in X Shyriaevo Biennale of Contemporary Arts in 2018. She has had solo shows at Chatterjee and Lal, Mumbai in 2007, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2009, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane in 2015 and 2017, Elements Gallery and Angus- Hughes gallery, London in 2018, Conway Linen Mill, Art Cetera Studio, Belfast in 2018. She had participated in Drawing International Brisbane Symposium in 2015, and participated in the international video art program Time is Love in 2016 and 2017, and her video art works were on tour at museums and art galleries internationally. She has also had many solo drawing performances and site-specific installations in India and internationally.