Selection Committee Member
A Chinese expat living in Chicago, Nicky Ni writes and curates exhibitions and screenings. She is currently Curatorial Resident at Chicago Artists Coalition, Editor at Sixty Inches From Center, and Programmer for Onion City Experimental Film Festival (a production of Chicago Filmmakers). She is co-founder of LITHIUM (2017-19), gallery dedicated to time-based art in the Pilsen neighborhood. LITHIUM then became TNL (aka. The Neu Lithium), an online editorial and curatorial platform for time-based and media art. Additionally, she has curated exhibitions or screenings at Conversations at the Edge, Mana Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Photography, SITE Galleries, 062, and other venues.
Her writing has appeared on Chicago Reader, Sixty Inches from Center, Newcity, Call for Curators, Chicago Artist Writers. Nicky’s past residencies include Full Spectrum Curatorship Programme at IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture (Online/Utrecht, NL); and Momus Emerging Art Critics Residency (Online/CA). Nicky received her M.A. degree in Art History and Arts Administration from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and French from Northwestern University.
When not working, Nicky enjoys geeking out on coffee, exploring vegan cooking and listening to electronic music (@mllecolettex | @theneulithium).