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Founded in 2003 in New York
By Nicolas Arze (1978) and Katiushka Melo (1977)

nicoykatiushka (NyK) is a Brooklyn based collaborative created by Nicolas Arze and Katiushka Melo on June 20, 2003, day of their wedding. NyK’s artwork is structured upon a constant collaborative process in which the medium represented is secondary to the artistic process and experience. NyK have created multimedia installations that combine new technologies with traditional tools of video. nicoykatiushka’s work spans from choreographic interpretation to the use of appropriated material and experimentation in new mediums. Their work has been exhibited in the Americas, Europe and Asia, most recently at the  Palacio Cultural La Moneda, Chile; Osage Gallery, Hong Kong; Kuandu Museum, Taiwan; Royal Opera House with Tony Hornecker, London and Museo del Barrio’s (S) Files Bienal 2011 in New York. NyK were curators of the 798 Beijng Biennale in 2009, also curating various successful independent exhibitions in Chile, China and New York in order to create a network of communities between artists across the border.

(Selected) solo exhibitions
2010 – LAN Club, Beijing, China “Pause”
2009 – Dieecke Gallery, Santiago, Chile “Pista”
2008 – Sala de Arte SAM, Santiago, Chile “Death Box”
2006 – Sala de Arte SAM, Santiago, Chile, “The Apartment”
2006 – MediaNoche, New York, NY,Shared”

(Selected) group exhibitions
2011 – 6th Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY ‘El Museo’s
2011 – Performance series: Art in the Gardens, collaboration between New York Restoration Project and Museo del Barrio – Willis Avenue Community Garden, NY, NY
2011 – 6th Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – Museo del Barrio, NY, NY ‘El Museo’s
2011 – Performance series: The (S) Files 2011 – Times Square Alliance, NY, NY
2011 – Performance series: The (S) Files 2011 – Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY
2010 –  Arte, Arquitectura y Performance SCL2011 – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and Centro Cultural del Palacio la Moneda, Santiago, Chile
2010 – Fugue in the key of Understanding – Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2010 – Fugue in the key of Understanding – sponsored by Parasite and the Hong Kong Jockey Club – Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2010 – China Boulevard – Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda, Santiago, Chile
2009 – Cou-Huo – 798 Art District, Beijing, China
2009 – Comedies – Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 – Other Factors – The Other Gallery, Beijing, China
2009 – Como Hacer de Algo Otra Cosa – Matucana 100 Cultural Art Center, Santiago, Chile
2008 – Esta no es una exposición de genero – Centro Cultural de España, Santiago, Chile
2008 – Critical Mass – Huang Yan Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China,
2007 – Improbable: Festival Si Po! – Mains d’ Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, France
2006 – Fresh Produce – Abington Art Center, Philadelphia, Penn
2005 – Holiday Window Display – Exit Art, New York, NY, commissioned piece
2005 – Open Source: Public Sleep/Sleepover – Artist Space, New York, NY
2005 – Pocha Nostra – Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico

Curatorial Work
2009 – Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out – 798 Beijing Biennale, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China
2008 – Smoke and Cloud – solo exhibition by Chen Xinpeng, Sala SAM, Santiago, Chile
2008 – IN/OUT – (China), East Asia Contemporary, Beijing, China
2008 – SEWN- East Asia Contemporary, Shanghai, China
2007 – SEWN-, Segment Space/Elements MOCA, Beijing, China
2006 – IN/OUT” (New York), Media Noche Gallery, New York, NY

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