The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge
Introducing the curators: Kika Nicolela

Kika Nicolela was among the most acclaimed directors of The 5th Berlin International Directors Lounge. Two years later we are glad to welcome her as one of the core curators for 2011. Kika will present recent Brazilian videos (2009-10) , an international
selection of videos under the theme “Windows” and introduce the Exquisite Corpse Video Project. Exquisite Corpse  is an international collaboration project with the participation of over 60 artists from morethan 20 countries.

Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist and experimental filmmaker. Her works include single-channel videos, installations, performances, experimental documentaries and photography. Graduated in Film and Video by the University of Sao Paulo, Kika Nicolela also completed film courses at UCLA University. She was the recipient of several grants and has participated of over 60 solo and collective exhibitions in Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, UK and US. Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as: Directors Lounge, Kunst Film Biennale, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, ACA Media Arts Festival, Videoformes New Media & Video Art Festival, International Electronic Art Festival Videobrasil and Sao Paulo International Film Festival. Since 2008, Kika Nicolela also curates and coordinates the Exquisite Corpse Video Project, an ongoing collaborative series of videos that involves more than 60 artists from 25 countries. In 2010, she was selected for the Rondo Studio (Austria), Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation (Germany), Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea) and the I-Park (US) residency programs; she will also have a retrospective of her videos at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in Salvador, Brazil.