Nikole Hidalgo McGregor is a video artist and designer based in Toronto. 
Nikole is a new media artist interested in broken narrative strategies and emerging technologies, and how these can intertwine with traditional practices, bridging concepts of culture, morals, and ideologies. Her work is informed by intersectional feminist theory, which enriches the political undertones of her pieces. Her new media works have been exhibited in galleries and film festivals around the world, including the inclusion in La Truca’s Empowered Perspectives selection of female directors and the HUMANO International Human Rights Film Festival. 


CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION
2018   Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Media (with Distinction)
            OCAD UNIVERSITY - Toronto, ON, Canada
2014   Certificate in Design Studies (with Distinction)
            ALGONQUIN COLLEGE • Ottawa, ON, Canada

EXHIBITION HISTORY 
2019   Resistance - The Dragon Academy • Toronto, ON
2019   Public Installation - Yonge and Dundas Square • Toronto, ON
2019   Soft Refractions - Xpace Cultural Centre • Toronto, ON
2018   Wand-ing at the Xpace External Space - Xpace Cultural Centre • Toronto, ON
2017   Sites of Reconstruction - Ignite Gallery • Toronto, ON
2017   Festival of the Body - The Great Hall in the Sharp Centre for Design • Toronto, ON
2016   REFLECTION - OCAD U Student Gallery • Toronto, ON
2016   POLY / PACKETS - The Great Hall in the Sharp Centre for Design • Toronto, ON

RESIDENCIES
2019   Roundtable Residency - Dragon Academy - Toronto • ON • Canada
Exhibition and Publication
2019   Animating Artist Health - Toronto Animated Image Society - Toronto • ON • Canada
Screening and artist talk

FILM FESTIVAL HISTORY - DIRECTOR CREDIT 
2019   VisuElles Film Festival - Ottawa - Canada
2019   HUMANO International Human Rights Film Festival - Tijuana • México
2019   Rendezvous with Madness Festival - Toronto • ON • Canada
2019   13th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase - Anijam - Toronto • ON • Canada
2019   11th CMS International Children’s Film Festival (ICFF) - Lucknow • India
2018   Sommets du cinéma d’animation - Montréal • Canada 
2018   Anim!Arte: 14th International Student Festival of Brazil - Rio de Janeiro • RJ ï Brazil
2018   La Truca Festival Internacional de Animación - Cali • Colombia
2017   Animax Skopje Fest  - Skopje • Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 
2017   Sommets du cinéma d’animation - Montréal • Canada 
2017   CUTOUT Contemporary Animation & Digital Art Festival- Querétaro • México
2017   Multivision 15th International Festival of Animation Arts - St.Petersburg • Russia
2017   Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival - Kyiv • Ukraine
2017   Anim!Arte: 13th International Student Festival of Brazil - Rio de Janeiro • RJ • Brazil
2017   Augmented Cinema Film Festival - Toronto • ON • Canada
2017   OCAD U Moving Image Festival - Toronto • ON • Canada
2017   University of Toronto Film Festival - Toronto • ON • Canada
2016   Durham Region Film Festival (DRFF) - Oshawa • ON • Canada
2016   University of Toronto Film Festival - Toronto • ON • Canada

COLLECTIONS
Four Seasons Hotel - d|bar - permanent collection, seasonal display

CATALOGUES, PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITION ANTHOLOGIES
2019   2018 x 2019 Volume, Xpace - Soft Refractions, pg. 9 - 12, essay by Mary Chen and Theresa Wang 
2019   2018 x 2019 Volume, Xpace - Wand-ing, pg. 59 - 60, essay by Dana Snow
2019   RESISTANCE - Catalogue, pg. 21, Essay by Sam Roberts
2019   RESISTANCE - Publication, On Women Taking Up Space, pg. 30
2019   Soft Refractions - Catalogue, pg. 3-6, essay by Mary Chen and Theresa Wang
2016   REFLECTION - Catalogue, pg. 10

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
2019   Four Seasons Hotel Design Competition - Finalist
2019   Ontario Arts Council • Exhibition grant - Recipient
2017   Ross Fletcher Film/Video Scholarship - Recipient
2017   Adobe Design Achievement Awards - Semi-finalist
2016   Adobe Design Achievement Awards - Semi-finalist
2015   Adobe Design Achievement Awards - Semi-finalist

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2019   Creative Technology Advisor  at Ryerson University
2019   Teaching Assistant at OCAD University - Capstone Thesis Project
2019   Teaching Assistant at TAIS - Outreach Program: Animation City 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2019   On "Human-Centred Design" at the "Digital Pedagogy Lab" - Toronto
2018   On "Student Experience Design Lab" at the "Technology Enabled Seminar Showcase" -
            Toronto
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