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Nicholé Velásquez

Nicholé Velásquez is an artist born and raised in New York. Following a fragmented life post 9/11, nicholé took his learning of anthropological approaches (studying under Edward Saïd’s pupil, Majid Hannoum in Bard College at Simon’s Rock) and began to establish a community of family-like relations across Northern Europe, which he frequently and regularly traveled within since 2007. Identity Politics features prominently in the creation of his work. In 2009, the Gitana Rosa Gallery enthusiastically presented Nicholé to Art Basel Miami, where Paul Wilmot Communications supported his travels, introducing him to MS The World. Sailing became prominent for nicholé, culminating in portraiture works inspired by Fassbinder’s Querelle during his tenure as the artist in resident for the city of Copenhagen at Fabrikken in 2013.

Velásquez works with analog film, investigating emotional memories using multiple exposure technique to disrupt the function and role of the descriptive qualities of form and color in photography. He worked together with material scientists at the technical university of Berlin to create silver plates, using mirrors as intermediaries to human color experience. These unique (1/1) vintage works are available through the Gitana Rosa gallery.

Nicholé’s investigations have brought him to focus upon machine vision, and human vision. For his industrial soul landscapes, he was awarded la prix industries et cultures / art faber in 2018 by the Pantheon, Sorbonne Assas.

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Education

2002-2004

High School for Environmental Studies, New York, NY

2004

First contact to black/white documentary photography with Prof. Curtis Willocks, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2011

“A Private View”, Garbergs, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

“Buildings a Home”, Art Concept, Stockholm, Sweeden

Group Exhibitions

2013

“Back to the Roots to Find the Future”,
Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt, Germany
Kunstverein Montez, Leipzig, Germany

“Montefiore Permanent Photo Exhibit”,
Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York

Preview Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

2011

“Fragile Heros”, Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt, Germany

2009

“Art Basel Miami”, The Gitana Rosa Gallery of New York, Miami, FL

2007

“Vantage Point 16 ICP”, Point Gallery, New York, NY

2006

“Vantage Point 14 ICP”, Point Gallery, New York, NY

2005

“The City, Curated by Annie Leibovitz”
Peninsula Hotel, New York, NY

“Vantage Point 13 ICP”, Point Gallery, New York, NY

Awards, Colloquiums and Residencies

2014

John Utzon’s Can Lis Residence,
“Committee of Danish Architects at the Danish Art Foundation/John Utzon Foundation”, Mallorca, Spain

Colloqoquium, Dusseldork Kunst Akademie (lecture for masterclass of Christpher Williams)

2013

Artist-in-Resident, “City of Copenhagen”,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Colloquium, Fabrikken for Kunst of Design

2012

Artist-in-Resident, “Chrstiania Research in Residence”, Christiania, Denmark

2005

International Center for Photography (ICP)
Fellowship, Scholarship student of Jocelyne Benzakin (JB), under t he supervision of Joseph Rodriguez

Bibliography

2014

Musee Magazine NO. 2, “The Fear Issue”, March

2013

Rouan, Benjamin, “Queer Vulture”, TTTMagazine, October