Nilesh was born in 1973 in Satara. He has completed his B.F.A and M.F.A from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai.
Over his career, he has been a part of several group exhibitions as well as solo exhibits. These include the Kochi Biennale (2016-17); Busan International Art Fair (2016-17); International Camp Euro Culture (2019, 2020); groups shows at Nehru Centre, London; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai. He curated a show titled Post – Age Group Exhibition at Artists’ Centre art Gallery Mumbai. He also has to his credit a film: Barva – dedicated to artist Prabhakar Barve.
His installations have been a part of the Kala Ghoda Festival, Bandra Festival and Creyssac Menet, France.
His exhibit with us is called Sound of Freedom (30x36 inches), made with bitumen, concrete and metal in the year 2021. Freedom is a confusing term. The conscious exercise of freedom is not easy. One meets with oppositions from different sides at different levels and of different degrees. Pursuit of freedom in action & thought is required. When one says that freedom should not harm society, it does not mean that society has to be ассерted as it is with all its ills. The exercise of freedom to change the system becomes Imperative. Throughout history, social change took place mainly because an individual first manifested the courage to question existing beliefs and practices. Breaking free of them and creating better alternatives is true freedom.