NIK is a Serbian artist working with performance and mixed-media. They graduated with a BFA at the Alberta College of Art + Design. They strive to find connections between their religious Serbian upbringing and their queerness. While working on their I am sorry series, which explores ideas of identity, vulnerability, and queerness, they have created a drag/alter ego character, Nikola, that represents the ‘transient’ state in which they are in right now. Through performance they learn about their gender, sexuality and effects their upbringing had. NIK has been part of the IKG Live2 performance festival performing “I am sorry (live)” and occupied Stride Gallery’s +15 window space “I am sorry (in drag).” Currently they are preparing to perform for Sled Island festival with The New Gallery “I am not Afraid to be Kind.”
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