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United Arab Emirates

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York


sculpture, performance, digital, exhibition/performance


Multimedia performance and music artist CHOKRA harnesses rhymes, light, pyrotechnics, video, scents, vivid powders, traditional ceremonial practices and attire, and gender-bending posturing to present performances full of joy—and his queer-spirited challenge to the status quo. Originally from the United Arab Emirates, where his performances were banned, he moved to New York to find freedom to pursue his work.

CHOKRA’s work has been seen at MoMA, PS1, The Watermill Center, Drawing Center Museum, New Museum, KUMU Museum, Kunstmuseum, Saatchi Gallery, Centre Pompidou, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Scope Art Miami & Basel and in collections worldwide. | @chokra

Recent Exhibits

CHOKRA participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2013 Zawaj Al Khaleej (Gulf Marriage)
Abrons Arts Center
Jul, 2011 Queering Sex (Closing)
Human Resources
Jun, 2011 Queering Sex
Human Resources
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