Kika Nicolela_Brazil

Nicolela is the Project Coordinator for TRAFFIC JAM #1 Sao Paolo

Traffic Jam #1 Proposal

I am developing the video “DON’T” with the collaboration of all artists of Traffic Jam. The idea behind this video is to challenge and disturb – with humor – the sense of authority and question the random rules and limitations on public/private audiovisual recording. I am also very interested in how the presence of the camera has the potential to provoke new and unpredictable situations and exchanges between strangers in the city.


Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, experimental filmmaker and independent curator. Her works include single-channel videos, installations, performances, experimental documentaries and photography. Graduated in Film and Video by the University of Sao Paulo, Kika Nicolela also completed film courses at UCLA University. She was the recipient of several grants and has participated of nearly 100 solo and collective exhibitions in Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, UK and US. Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as: Bilbao International Short Film and Documentary Festival, Kunst Film Biennale, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Videoformes New Media & Video Art Festival, International Electronic Art Festival Videobrasil and São Paulo International Film Festival. Since 2008, Kika Nicolela also curates and coordinates the Exquisite Corpse Video Project, an ongoing collaborative series of videos that involves more than 70 artists from 25 countries. In 2010, she was selected for the Rondo Studio (Austria), Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation (Germany), Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea) and the I-Park (US) residency programs; she will also have a retrospective of her videos at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in Salvador, Brazil. In 2011, she will be artist-in-residence at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (South Korea) and Route Fabrik (Switzerland). The artist is represented by DConcept, a São Paulo based art gallery, and Vtape, a Toronto based videoart distributer.

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