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b. 1983 | Anchorage, Alaska
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

EDUCATION
2016 MFA New Genres | UCLA, Los Angeles, California
2006 BA Anthropology (Archaeological Studies) | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 DESCENT | Commonwealth & Council | Los Angeles, CA 
2018 Keynote Drift | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center | Atlanta, GA 
2018 EXTENDED PLAY | 56 Henry | New York, NY
2017 RIFF FATIGUE | Artist Curated Projects | Los Angeles, CA
2016 LOW MAINTENANCE: i only believe in horsepower now (Graduate thesis exhibition) | UCLA New Wight Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
2014 Autographs | PARMER | Brooklyn, NY
2013 White Player: Niki | The Front | New Orleans, LA
2012 1961 | {Poem88} | Atlanta, GA
2010 BOOLESH1T | Mint Gallery | Atlanta, GA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Open Spaces Kansas City | Kansas City, MO 
Relics | Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris, France 
Made in LA 2018 | Hammer Museum | Los Angeles, CA
Demolition WoManhood | Skibum MacArthur | Los Angeles, CA 
Soft Focus | Reyes Projects | Detroit, MI 

2017
CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2 | Rodeo Gallery | London, UK
Fictions | The Studio Museum in Harlem | New York, NY
Race, Love, and Labor | Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery | Stony Brook, NY
Earputty | 56 Henry | New York, NY
Regrouping | LUX | London, UK

2016
CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #2 | LAXART | Los Angeles, CA
Occupy Space Differently | Ochi Projects | Los Angeles, CA
Cinque Mostre 2016 - Across the Board: Parts of a Whole | American Academy in Rome | Rome, Italy

2015
The Middle Future | Public Fiction | Paris, France
Rachel's Killin' It | Zuckerman Museum of Art | Kennesaw, GA

2014
As We Were Saying | EFA Project Space (Elizabeth Foundation) | New York, NY (cur. Claire Barliant)
Race, Love, and Labor | Samuel Dorsky Museum | New Paltz, NY (cur. Sarah Lewis)
Hearsay | Zuckerman Museum of Art | Kennesaw, GA
Rooted Movements | LMAK Projects | New York, NY
Foreword | Gallery 72 | Atlanta, GA
The Last Brucennial | Bruce High Quality Foundation | New York, NY

2013
WORD! | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Decatur Book Festival) | Atlanta, GA
Consuming Passions | Hagedorn Foundation Gallery | Atlanta, GA (cur. Amanda Parmer)
BLOW-UP | {Poem88} | Atlanta, GA
(in)complete | {TEMP} | New York, NY

2012
Made in Woodstock VI | The Center for Photography at Woodstock | Woodstock, NY
Shared Southern Stories | Emily Amy Gallery | Atlanta, Georgia
Living Walls (Street Art Conference) | Atlanta, Georgia
Still Figuring It Out | RAC | New York, NY
Linearity | Mint Gallery | Atlanta, Georgia
Breathing Room | School of Visual Arts | New York, NY
100,000 Cubicle Hours | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center | Atlanta, Georgia

2011
*Ground Floor | Dashboard Co-op | Atlanta, Georgia
Irrational Exuberance: A Recession Art Show | The Invisible Dog Gallery | New York City, NY

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES
2017 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant
2016 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award | UCLA
2015 Robert J. Webster Scholarship | UCLA
2015 D'arcy Hayman Scholarship | UCLA
2015 Smith Scholarship | UCLA
2014 Graduate Division Award | UCLA
2014 D'arcy Hayman Scholarship | UCLA
2014 Resnick Scholarship | UCLA
2013 National Endowment for the Arts Southern Constellations Fellowship | Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2013 Artist-in-Residence | Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2012 Studio Artist Program | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Artist-in-Residence | Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York

COMMISSIONS
2017
ICA LA Inaugural Gala Video Honoring Carrie Mae Weems | Los Angeles, CA
2017 Dashboard US Confluence Sculpture Project | Kansas City, MO

ARTIST TALKS, PANELS & WORKSHOPS
2018 Triple Canopy Publication Intensive | Los Angeles, CA 
2017 Always-already Desiring Machines | Wendy's Subway Reading Room BAM Next Wave Art at BAM Fisher, New York, NY
2014 Liquid Blackness Symposium | Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2014 Solo Artist Talk | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2013 Dialogue | High Museum, Atlanta, GA
2013 CONVERSATIONS & CONSTELLATIONS with Nikita Gale | Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2012 Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta, GA
2012 Solo Artist Talk | Georgia State University, hosted by Faces of Feminism, Atlanta, GA
2012 On Ambition | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2018 Guest Lecturer | Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series | Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Guest Lecturer | Art 121 Digital Imaging | Chapman University
2014 - 2016 Teaching Assistant to Andrea Fraser, Rebeca Mendez, Liz Glynn, MPA, Jennifer Bolande, and Barbara Kruger | UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2012 - 2014 Guest Critic & Guest Lecturer | Intro to Photography | Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
* Collymore, Nan. "In Conversation with Nikita Gale: Experiencing Anonymity through Abstraction." Contemporary&. October 16, 2018.
* Cultural Capital Cooperative. "The Cultural Capital Cooperative Object License Agreement." Flash Art. September 2018.
* Zara, Janelle. "String Theories." LALA Magazine. September 2018.
* Danesha, Julie. "Dig it: Charlie Parker's words lighting up Kansas City's 18th and Vine." KCUR.org. August 29, 2018
* Nimrod, Selby. "Tearing up the street: Nikita Gale on extending the logic of the barricade and the need for new protective structures." AQNB. August 14, 2018.
* Tangen, Haley. "Artist considers intersections of rock 'n' roll and protest in installation." Daily Bruin. August 13, 2018.
* "The Hort's Favorite Artworks from NADA New York's 2018 Preview." Artspace. February 28, 2018.
* "Star Painter Jamian Juliano-Villani's Favorite Works from NADA New York's 2018 Preview." Artspace. February 26, 2018.
* Cotter, Holland. "From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year." The New York Times. December 27, 2017.
* "CCCO at Rodeo." Contemporary Art Daily. November 9, 2017.
* Nimrod, Selby. "Keeping it Together: Tracing truths + falsehoods in the narrative thrust of the Fictions group show at Studio Museum." AQNB. November 7, 2017.
* Thackara, Tess. "The Latest in the Studio Museum’s Landmark “F” Series Is a Timely Exploration of Truth and Fiction." Artsy. September 19, 2017.
* "'Cinque mostre' at American Academy in Rome." Mousse Magazine. 2016.
* Eler, Alicia. “Place is the Space is the Place.” Art21 Magazine. September 8, 2016.
* Hausmann, Kayla. "Graduate art student explores intersections of human, technology." Daily Bruin. April 14, 2016.
* Kim, Deanna. "15 Young Black Artists Making Waves in the Art World." Complex Magazine. February 3, 2015.
* Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of 'Post.'" The New York Times. October 2, 2014.
* Murrow, Taylor. "Review: Nikita Gale at The Front." Pelican Bomb. October 4, 2013.
* Black Contemporary Art Blog. ART PAPERS. November/December 2012.
* Lampe, Lilly. "Critics' Pick: Nikita Gale." Artforum. September 19, 2012.

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