Nicky Tavares is a multimedia artist whose work sheds light on systemic inequalities through personal storytelling. Her work has evolved through an array of media – photography, film, video, animation, sculpture, VR 360, as well as across film types and presentation formats such as documentary, installation, GIFS, and moving image projections for live performance. This process of evolution has been intuitive; with each project she simply looks for the best creative tools that will serve the content. 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; the Dallas Medianale Festival; Balagan Experimental Film and Video Series; and Other Cinema. Among other honors Nicky has been recognized as an Artist-in-Residence at the Visual Studies Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, Kala Art Institute, and the Institute for Research and Dialogue in Islamabad, Pakistan. She has been awarded grants from the Austin Film Society, LEF Moving Image Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Center for Cultural Innovation, and Puffin Foundation. 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 an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Grinnell College.