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NIKA SCHMITT(1992)

Born in Luxembourg(LU) living in Rotterdam(NL). 

making site specific sound installations and kinetic sculptures. dealing with feedback loops and self-destructive systems.

EDUCATION

Master of Music, ArtScience Interfaculty, The Hague,NL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht, NL (BFA)
International Baccalaureate (IB), Fraï ëffentlech Waldorfschoul(Luxembourg)

SHOWS&RESIDENCIES

2021

Territorio Especifico (part 1), Ghoete Institut, residency project, Montevideo (UY)

Graduation Show 2021, ‘ LOOP’ Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten( kabk), Artscience interfaculty, group exhibition, the Hague(NL)
Actie, grey space in the middle, group exhibition/preview show, the Hague(NL) -sonic explorers (part2), Künstlerforum, Sonotopia, Beethoven Stiftung, resi- dency project and group exhibition, Bonn(DE)

Klankenbos spring edition 2021, Klankenbos, ‘Flux’’, group exhibition, Pelt(BE)
Antropical2021, residency project, Online

2020

Radau Radar, Annexe22, Esch22, solo exhibition, Esch-sûr-Alzette(LU) -Fashion clash, ‘’Soft On the Skin’- Dominik, collaborative fashion show with Mike Moonen and Don Possen, Maastricht(NL)
Batîment 5, ‘balls to the wall’, Cueva, group exhibition, Esch(LU)

Eng Aaner Siicht op d’Natur (another view on nature), Mirador Stengefort, ’Flux’, public space group exhibition, permanent work, Steinfort(LU)
sonic explorers (part1), Kër Thiossane, Beethoven Stiftung, residency project, Dakar(SE)

2019

rainy days 2019, ‘Echotrope’, Philharmonie de Luxembourg, curated by Lydia Rilling, single work presentation, Luxembourg (LU)
Klangmoor Schopfe, ‘Dadder’, curated by Patrick Kessler, group exhibition (sound), Gais (CH)

2018

locus motus, Fabrik45, Sonotopia 2018, bonn/hoeren and Beethoven Stiftung Bonn, curated by Carsten Seiffarth, solo exhibition, Bonn (DE)
salon, ‘half full/half empty’, De Domijnen, curated by Joep Vossebeld, collabo- rative project with Otomax(band)- Sittard (NL)

électromagnétique mobile, Off-program Dak’art: african contemporary art biennale, collaborative project, Senegal (AF)
Lankelz, (CUEVA), group exhibition, Esch (LU)
Bonn/hoeren, Sonotopia 2018, Residence, Bonn (DE)

2017

Fresh Cacao en Carat Lucas Gassel Prijs, Cacaofabriek, group exhibition, Hel- mond (NL)
Artspotting, Nederlandse Bank (DNB) with Martin Van Vreden, group exhibition, Amsterdam(NL)

Back to Maybe, ‘Rise/Set’, ‘Between Me’, ‘Re-wind’ and ‘Vitamine D’, MAFaD, graduation show, Maastricht(NL)
Echoes, Parallel/Kunsttour, collective sound performance, B32 contemporary art space representing at the Gashouder, Maastricht (NL)

Transplant, Kunstpodium T, group exhibition led by Annegret Kellner, Tilburg(NL)

Artistic research trip led by Mique Eggermont, Dakar(Senegal)

Antropical, Art Residency led by Aurélie d’Incau, Steinfort(LU)
On Rhythm, public SAM studios, solo presentation, Maastricht(NL) -Destillaat#18 Extrapool, sound performance with Otomax, Nijmegen(NL) -‘this is art’ , Kunstcentrum, sound performance with Otomax, Heerlen (NL)

WAV, B32 contemporary art space, collaborative sound workshop and exhibition led by Paul Devens, Maastricht(NL)
-drawing workshop and collective exhibition, Provinciehuis, Maastricht(NL)

-performance, during: ‘Kinderkönigreich’ Pawel Althamer, Ludwig Forum Aachen, (DE

PRIZES AND NOMMINATIONS

-winner of Artscience Master prize, Artscience interfaculty, The Hague (NL)

-winner of Sonotopia 2018, student competition for sound installation (DE)

-winner of Gilbert de Bontridder prijs, Maastricht(NL)
-nominated for Carat Lucas Gassel Prijs 2017, Helmond(NL)

-nominated for Henriette Hustinx prijs, Maastricht(NL)

PUBLICATIONS, RELEASES AND PRESS

-Otomax, music EP: ‘ways to prepare pets for war’, release 2020, published by Otomax
-publication: ‘Les sonic explorers à Dakar’, 2020, articles and drawings by Ismaël Adramé Coly, Martin Tornow, Anna Karima Wane and Nika Schmitt

-bonn hoeren, catalogue/book: ‘sonotopia wettbewerb/competition 2015-2019 eu- ropean student competition for sound installation art’,by Carsten Seiffarth

-Philharmonie Luxembourg, catalogue: ‘rainy days: less is more’ 2019, by Stefan Gehmacher, article: ‘Kleine Ursachen, große Wirkung’ by Tatjana Mehner,

-L.Land, article: ‘Locus Motus (et bouche cousue)’
-100,7, radio show: ‘Tëschent Installatioun a Klangkonscht’ (between installation and sound art), by Christian Mosar
-Bonner General Anzeiger, article: ‘Schaben, Reiben, Fräsen. Klangkunst bei Bonn hoeren’, by Chr. zu Mecklenburg

-De Cacao Fabriek, Catalogue: ‘Fresh Cacao Edition 2017’, by Manus Groenen -Metropolis M, Eindexamens 2017, article: ‘Nika Schmitt, sensory experiences’, by Guus van Engelshoven
-Vice Creators, online article: ‘We vroegen afstudeerders van ABKM wie de grootste pechvogel is’ by Gerda van de Glind

-backtomaybe.com, website/publication launch of graduates 2017 of MAFaD, Maastricht(NL)
-Zuiderlucht,’Body Object Autonomy & Space’, newspaper article - artist profile, by Emile Hollman

-Lost Painters, ‘Eindexamen Expositie; MAFaD Maastricht 2017’, Webmagazine, posted by Niek Hendrix
-de Fusie, online article: ‘Eden tot Eindhoven’ - over #4 Transplant by Ylja Band

COLLABS

-Dominik, clothing line-collective, Mike Moonen and Don Possen -Otomax (band), experimental music- vocalist

 Luxembourg/Rotterdam

 

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