KIKA NICOLELA

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Kika Nicolela

Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, filmmaker and independent curator based in Brussels since 2014. Her works include single-channel videos, video-installations, performances, experimental documentaries and photography. Graduated in Film and Video by the University of Sao Paulo, Kika Nicolela has also completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK). 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, such as: Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Bilbao International Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Videoformes New Media & Video Art Festival and Videobrasil. As a curator, Kika Nicolela has developed programs for several art institutions and festivals, such as the National Gallery (Iceland), Screen Festival (Spain), Festival Miden (Greece), Alucine Toronto Latino Media Festival (Canada), Wikitopia (Hong Kong) and Directors Lounge (Germany). She was an artist-in-residence at the Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea), Objectifs (Singapore), Route Fabrik (Switzerland), Sumu AIR (Finland), Rondo Studio (Austria), and LIFT (Canada), among others. Kika Nicolela is represented by Heure Exquise! (France), Vtape (Canada) and GIV (Canada/Quebec). Her works are placed in private and public collections in Brazil and Europe.

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