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Exquisite Corpse Video Project Volume #05 Crisis & utopia / International / 50’ / Curator : KIKA NICOLELA (Brazil)

Saturday the 18th of March – 3.30pm
Salle Georges Conchon

The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) is a unique video collaboration among artists from all over the world, inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the “Exquisite Corpse”. Using the semi-blind, sequential method of the surrealists’ game, ECVP participants create video art in response to the final ten seconds of the previous member’s work. Each member is asked to incorporate these seconds into their piece, creating transitions as they please, until everyone’s vision is threaded together into an instigating final “corpse”. Rather than providing a unitary linear narrative, each participant maintains his/her own style, permeated by the diverse cultural backgrounds. Each individual artist interrogates, via different means, a number of genres, tendencies and strategies. Since 2008, this inspiring process of exchange among artists from around the world illuminates the possibilities of a dynamic collective creation via participatory platforms and new communication technology.

The ECVP was initiated in 2008 by the Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela and it has had 5 volumes released. The most recent one, ECVP Volume#5, proposes the theme of Crisis & Utopia.


Participating artists

Alexandra Gelis (Colombia/Canada)
Alysse Stepanian (USA)
Anders Weberg (Sweden)
Anthony Siarkiewicz (USA/Germany)
Clémence Demesme (France)
Dellani Lima (Brazil)
Fernando Velazquez (Brazil)
Gabriel Soucheyre (France)
Gérard Chauvin (France)
Guillermina Buzio (Argentina/Canada)
John Sanborn (USA)
Jorge Lozano (Colombia/Canada)
Kai Lossgott (South Africa)
Kika Nicolela (Brazil/Belgium)
Kim Dotty Hachmann (Germany)
Krefer (Brazil)
Laura Colmenares Guerra (Colombia/Belgium)
Lucas Bambozzi (Brazil)
Natalia de Mello (Portugal/Belgium)
Nia Pushkarova (Bulgaria)
Niclas Hallberg (Sweden)
Nung-Hsin Hu (Taiwan)
Per E Riksson (Sweden)
Pila Rusjan (Slovenia)
Renata Padovan (Brazil)
Sigrid Coggins (France)
Simone Stoll (Germany)
Sojin Chun (South Korea/Canada)
Stina Pehrsdotter (Sweden)
Ulf Kristiansen (Norwey)
Ulysses Castellanos (Salvador/Canada)
Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong)

Be careful program not recommanded under 16 years old.

The project has been already shown in galleries, museums, cinemas and alternative spaces of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and US. Some of the main spaces that have exhibited the ECVP include the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, Central Gallery in São Paulo, Open Contemporary Art Center in Taiwan, Galerie Carla Magna in Paris, Visual Arts Network in Cape Town, Artists Television Access in San Francisco and Videoformes Festival in Clermont-Ferrand.


Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, filmmaker and independent curator. Her works include single-channel videos, video-installations, performances, experimental documentaries and photography. Graduated in Film and Video by the University of Sao Paulo, Kika Nicolela has also completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK). The artist was nominated for the international award EXTRACT – Young Art Prize in 2014, and she was the recipient of several prominent Brazilian grants and awards.
She has participated of over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the Kunst Film Biennale (Germany), Bienal of the Moving Image (Argentina), Bienal do Mercosul (Brazil), Ventosul Bienal de Curitiba (Brazil) and Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales (Chile).
Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as : Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Bilbao International Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Videoformes New Media & Video Art Festival and Videobrasil.
As a curator, Kika Nicolela has developed programs for several art institutions and festivals, such as the National Gallery (Iceland), Screen Festival (Spain), Festival Miden (Greece), Alucine Toronto Latino Media Festival (Canada), Wikitopia (Hong Kong) and Directors Lounge (Germany).
She was an artist-in-residence at the Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea), Objectifs (Singapore), Route Fabrik (Switzerland), Sumu AIR (Finland), Rondo Studio (Austria), and LIFT (Canada), among others.
Kika Nicolela is represented by Heure Exquise! (France), Vtape (Canada) and Duplo Galeria (Brazil). Her works are placed in private and public collections in Brazil and Europe.

Salle Georges Conchon

Salle Georges Conchon
Rue Léo Lagrange, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand