Aren’t we always putting together the pieces of who we are? Every now and then, we can catch a furtive glimpse. ___ G̷L̷I̷M̷P̷S̷E̷S̷ is my first .gif series and it’s based on the research I have done during 5 months at the Boghossian’s Foundation art residency in Brussels. The first outcome was the exhibition and NFT series “…funny, I don’t remember much about her.” These works investigate the relation between memory, cultural roots, identity and image. ___ Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, filmmaker and independent curator based in Brussels since 2014. Graduated in Film Studies 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 and Belgium grants and awards, such as the FUNARTE Award to Contemporary Art (2011, Brazil) and Grant to Project Conception from the Digital Arts Commission (2019, Belgium). 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) and Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales (Chile). Some of the main spaces that presented her works are: MASP – São Paulo Museum of Art, MIS – Museum of Image and Sound, Museum of the City of São Paulo, Paço das Artes, Centro Cultural São Paulo and Vermelho Gallery, in São Paulo; Museum of Modern Art, Salvador; Gustavo Capanema Palace, Rio de Janeiro; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; TPW Gallery, Toronto; Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon; GL Strand, Copenhagen; Galeria des Angels, Barcelona; LOOP Gallery, Seoul; and Parc de La Vilette, Paris. Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as: Milan International Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Bilbao International Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Videoformes New Media & Video Art Festival and International Electronic Art Festival Videobrasil. As a curator, Kika Nicolela has developed programs for several festivals and art institutions, such as the National Gallery of Iceland, Screen Festival (Spain) and Wikitopia (Hong Kong). In 2012, Nicolela curated the IMAGEM-CONTATO: Moving Image Festival, presenting 225 works by artists such as Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, Jan Svankmajer, Stan Brackage and Pipilotti Rist in various venues in Sao Paulo. Since 2008, Kika Nicolela also curates and coordinates the Exquisite Corpse Video Project, an ongoing collaborative series of videos that involves more than 80 artists from 25 countries.She has received artist-in-residences stipends at the Sumu AIR (Finland), Rondo Studio (Austria), Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation (Germany), Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea), Casa das Caldeiras (Brazil), Objectifs (Singapore), Route Fabrik (Switzerland), LIFT Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (Canada), Résidence d’Artiste Numérique VIDEOFORMES (France) and Césare – Centre national de création musicale (France), 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, such as Museum of Modern Art of Salvador, Itaú Cultural Institute and Biobliothèque Nationale de France.
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