About nichola feldman-kiss
nichola feldman-kiss is an artist researching corporeality, identity, and autobiography. She implicates self-reflexive narratives in her performative exploration of body, gaze, subjectivity, sociality, and consciousness. Her multi-disciplinary installations, videos, performances, and objects are characterized by pristine and minimal elegance, and subtly and subversively disturb that which we take for granted, as well as ask us to reconsider basic questions about being individual, collective, and embodied. feldman-kiss’ practice has been supported by research residencies with the National Research Council of Canada; the University of Ottawa Eye Institute at the Ottawa Hospital; the palliative care Hospice at May Court, Ottawa; the Canadian Forces; and the United Nations.
feldman-kiss has presented her work and ideas nationally and internationally at the Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca; the Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam; Museo Fotographia Contemporanea, Milan; ISIS Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Bains numérique, Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains. Illustrated analyses of her work are featured in Prefix Photo and NY Arts Magazine, and Guerilla Magazine, along with numerous catalogues. A tri-citizen of Canada, Germany, and Jamaica, feldman-kiss is a native of Ottawa and resides in Toronto. The artist completed her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Recipient of the 2009 Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts Award, her artworks can be found in the permanent collections of the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa; the City of Ottawa; and the Ottawa Art Gallery, as well as private collections in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Europe.
feldman-kiss has consulted on policy in the technological arts and art/science since 2001. Among other accomplishments, in her former capacity as Program Officer for New Media and Audio at the Canada Council for the Arts, are the innovative bi-council art/science collaboration fund with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council National Round Table on New Media Art Research. As an independent artist, feldman-kiss has contributed to numerous peer funding and consultative committees including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Hexagram, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Department of Canadian Heritage, CANARIE, Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Ottawa.