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. 

2018   BFA 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
Film Festival History - Director Credit 
2019   Humano International Human Rights Film Festival, Tijuana, Mexico
2019   Rendezvous with Madness Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
2019   11th CMS International Children’s Film Festival (ICFF), Lucknow, India
2018   Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Montreal, Canada
2018   Anim!Arte: 14th International Student Festival of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 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, Montreal, Canada 
2017   CUTOUT International 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 FestivalToronto, ON, Canada
2016   Durham Region Film Festival (DRFF) Oshawa, ON, Canada
2016   University of Toronto Film FestivalToronto, ON, Canada
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
2019   RESISTANCE - pg. 30-31, Toronto, 2019
2019   Soft Refractions - pg. 3 - 6, Toronto, 2019
2016   REFLECTION - pg. 10, Toronto, 2016
Scholarships and Grants
2017   Ross Fletcher Film/Video Scholarship, Toronto, ON, Canada
2019   Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Grant
Other Achievements
2019   Finalist at the Four Seasons Hotel Design Competition
2017   Semi-finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 
2016   Semi-finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 
2015   Semi-finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 
Teaching Experience
2019   Creative Technology Advisor at Ryerson University
2019   Teaching Assistant at OCAD University - DPXA Capstone
2019   Teaching Assistant at TAIS - Outreach Program: Animation City 
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