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Visiting Artist: Kika Nicolela

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Kika Nicolela is interested in the encounter with the other, mediated by the camera – mostly, the video camera. Her works often involve participative methods, engaging communities in the creative process, as well as collaboration with other artists and performers. She assimilates both fictional and documentary aspects in her moving image works, fabricating a space of fluctuation and indeterminacy in which borders and opposed binaries become incongruous. This ambivalence in the moving image is what she is searching for: works that produce a real experience of the very ambiguity of our own subjectivity and of the real.

Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, filmmaker and independent curator, living between Brussels and São Paulo. Graduated in Film and Video by the University of Sao Paulo, Nicolela has also completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. The artist was nominated for the international award EXTRACT – Young Art Prize in 2014, and she was the recipient of several prominent Brazilian grants and awards. She has participated of over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the Kunst Film Biennale (Germany), Bienal of the Moving Image (Argentina), Bienal do Mercosul (Brazil), Ventosul Bienal de Curitiba (Brazil) and Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales (Chile). Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries. She was in residence at the Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea), Objectifs (Singapore), Route Fabrik (Switzerland) and LIFT (Canada), among others. Her works are placed in private and public collections in Brazil and Europe. Her videos are distributed by Vtape and Heure Exquise.