Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, filmmaker and independent curator based in Brussels. Having video and new technologies as tools, she proposes experiences that question the stories we make about the world and about ourselves. Graduated in Film Studies from the University of Sao Paulo, Nicolela has also completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK).
Nicolela has participated in solo and group exhibitions at art institutions worldwide, including the KW Institute for Contemporary Art (DE), the Museum of Image and Sound (BR), National Museum of Contemporary Art (PT), Museum of Modern Art (AR), Parc de La Vilette (FR), Villa Empain/ Boghossian Foundation (BE) and GL Strand (DK). Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as Bilbao International Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival and Videoformes.
As a curator, Kika Nicolela has developed programs for several festivals and museums, such as the National Gallery (IS), Loop Barcelona (ES), Festival Miden (GR), Transcultures (BE), Ibrida Festival (IT), Wikitopia (HK) and SESC (BR). She is represented by the Galerie Charlot (Paris/Tel Aviv) and Area35 (Milan). Since January 2022, Nicolela has been creating, curating and collecting NFTs. She has recently been appointed curator for the Tezos NFT platform Objkt.