Nicole L’Huillier (b. 1985, Santiago, Chile) works with sounds, vibrations, resonances, and multiple transductions to explore more-than-human performativity and agency from micro to cosmic scales; to create membranal and resonant (neo)rituals, and to investigate vibrations and sounds as construction materials for spaces and identity while fostering collectivity and stimulating imagination in non-static and embodied ways. From an antidisciplinary perspective, she navigates the porous and fertile territories between arts and sciences. She works with new and ancient technologies for storytelling and creation to actively engage with the possibilities beyond anthropocentric perspectives and to practice decolonial worlding.
Nicole is also an experimental musician, drummer, and one-half of the space pop duo Breaking Forms. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT Media Lab, Opera of the Future group, Ph.D. in Media Arts & Sciences. She also holds a Master in Media Arts & Sciences (2017) from MIT Media Lab.
Nicole was awarded the First Prize for the MIT 2020 Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts, also a DAAD fellowship as part of the Transnational Sound Initiative (TSI), and she was the recipient of the 2019 SIMETRIA prize to participate in a residency at CERN, Paranal, and ALMA Observatories.
She has exhibited and performed at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Sónar +D, Ars Electronica, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA), SXSW, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Bienal de Artes Mediales Chile, Museo de Bellas Artes Santiago, Chile, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Santiago (MAC), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA), Guggenheim Museum, Bienal de Arquitetura São Paulo, Centro Cultural GAM Santiago, among others.
More info: www.nicolelhuillier.com