Nicky Assmann [NL] explores in her work how the body with all its senses perceives and relates to objects and spaces and is interested in the mental process and physical activity of seeing. She refers to scientific research and natural phenomena and experiments with the properties, behaviour and aesthetics of solid and liquid materials. The skin, both visible as invisible is a recurring metaphor in her work and is extended into the space. This phenomenological approach results in the use of different media, like self-made instruments & objects, video, AV-performances and kinetic light installations. With these spatial installations she creates dynamic and temporary spaces in which the sensorial embodied experience takes a central point.
She was nominated for the Prix de Rome 2015 and her work was nominated for the StartPoint Prize 2011 [Honorary Mention] & the Artificial Light Award on Reflection 2010. She has presented her work amongst others at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts [Taiwan], Wood Street Galleries [Pittsburgh], Saatchi Gallery [London], Art Rotterdam Week [NL], Quartier 21 [Vienna], V2_Institute [NL], Exit Festival [Paris], ISMAR/SHIFT Festival [Basel], ]Interstice[ [FR], Almost Cinema [B], 5 Minutes Museum [NL], STRP Festival [NL], 5 Days Off Media [NL], Future Textiles [DK] and the Biennale of Carrara [I].
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Culture [Major Film Science] from the University of Amsterdam and a Master in ArtScience from the Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire & the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.