Nicole Shimonek is an interdisciplinary artist from Winnipeg, Canada. She has an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (London, England) and a BFA from the University of Manitoba. She recently was an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Fall 2018). Other residencies and collaborations include Propeller Island: An Evolving Artist Space (Brompton Design District, London, England), self-directed residency with SE1 Studios, Bow Arts Trust, London; Art Building Community Symposium (Women and Gender Studies, U of W) and Plug In ICA’s Summer Institutes with Post Commodity (2010) and Assume Astro Vivid Focus (2011).
Her work has exhibited both nationally and internationally. This includes Unafraid at Plug In ICA, Walking and Being at the Syracuse Museum of Art, Live in the Centre: An Incomplete and Anecdotal History of Performance Art the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gallery 1C03 and Urban Ideas Creative Placemaking Challenge. Her videos have screened at the Detroit Museum of New Art, Camden Roundhouse (London, England), at Prairie Scene (National Art Centre, Ottawa), Images Festival (Toronto), Studio 303 and the MAI (Montreal), Supermarket Art Fair (Sweden) and WNDX (Winnipeg).
Nicole’s practice investigates survival experiences through materials - drawing, sculpture, performance media and design.
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