Nicky Tavares is a multimedia artist whose work spans from 360-degree animation to experimental documentary to handmade 16mm film to installation and sculpture. Her work has been shown internationally in both gallery and screening room contexts, including New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; TIE: The International Experimental Film Exposition; IMPAKT Festival; and the Medianale Festival. Among other honors Nicky has been recognized as an Artist-in-Residence at the Visual Studies Workshop, a Visual Arts Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, an Iqbal Fellow and the Institute for Research and Dialogue, and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Skidmore College. She has been awarded grants from the Austin Film Society, the LEF Moving Image Fund, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She received her MFA in film and video from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and BA in photocommunications form Saint Edward’s University. Nicky is currently a Lecturer in UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice and a 2018-2019 Media Arts Residency Awardee at the Kala Art Institute.