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EDUCATION

1996 – 2000   BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Honours, with distinction), University of British Columbia, UBC-Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada





SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023   Perpetual Navigation, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby BC, Canada

2020   In The In Between, Celtic Shipyards, Vancouver BC, Canada

2018   No Where Now Here, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2018   No Where Now Here, XPO, Enschede, Netherlands

2016   Somewhere in Between the Boundaries, Absolute Space for the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang 

2014   Upside Down Fire, Initial Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang 

2013   Boom and Bust - 澎呀派, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong, China, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang

               

2013   Carry an Object with You, Capture Photography Festival, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2013   Portable Walls, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang

2012   Portable Walls, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang. Catalogue

2010   Nomadic Recoils, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland, with Roy Hopiavuori
 

2010   Point of Reference, View Art Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada, with Yuri Arajs
 

2009   Collections in Faith, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2008   Hope Floats, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2008   Open Spaces, The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2007   Project Flyleaf in the Fridge, The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2006   Project Flyleaf, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005   ACTions of Mass Construction, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004   (un)common (playing)ground, Kelowna Art Gallery, curated by Linda Sawchn, Kelowna BC, Canada

2004   Life on Exchange, The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada, with Jenny Long
 

2003   Conversations with a Brick Wall, Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach BC, Canada

2002   Systematic Confusion, Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2002   Pedestrian Hitch-hiker with a Chair, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2002   Art on the Fringes, Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Davida Kidd



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023   Curateditions, 560 Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2022   We Meet Again, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country BC, Canada

2022   Penn IDEA Art Award & Exhibition, Trapp Projects, Vancouver BC, Canada

2021   Beyond The Surface, Atelier 818, Vancouver BC, Canada

2021   Mnemosphere Project, Juried, International Art & Design Conference, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2020   Foto Festival Schiedam 2020, Juried, StaamUp, Netherlands

2020   15, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada

2019   Nostalgia, Capture Photography Festival, SAD Space, Vancouver BC, Canada

2018   Beyond Words: WRO on Tour #25, ArtSpace, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   New Poetics of Labor, Juried, Teatro Lido, Cinemateca, Municipal de Medellín, Colombia

2018   TOSH 30, Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach BC, Canada 

2017   House Games Triennial, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland 

2017   Abstract: Design Showcase, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2016   Summer Mix II, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2015   Convergence, National Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2015   Yuejin Lantern Festival, Yuejingang Riverside, Yanshui District, Tainan, Taiwan

2015   The Great Scenery, Absolute Space for the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan

​2013   Origin within Nations, Air Force Heritage House, Pingtung, Taiwan

2013   Duppini LIKE: The Old Post Office and Modern Means of Communication, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

 

2013   The Dying Eye, Community Art Space, Hangzhou, China

2012   The Dying Eye, Museum of Medical Humanities, Taipei, Taiwan
 

2012   Taipei Original Festival, Songshan Culture and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang & S.H.E.
 

2012   Schmiede Art Festival, Hallein, Austria
 

2012   SWARM, Good Luck Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2012   Excuse Me, How Rude?!, Gallery Fukai, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2012   The Material Glitch, Quinary Art Projects, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2012   Patchbox, Elsewhere Factory, Rome, Italy
 

2012   Valcellina Award International Contemporary Textile/Fiber, Manlago, Italy
 

2011   UNIT/PITT series Ill Repute Project, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2011   Wind Heaped Up, CAMP Talganie Museum, Okinawa, Japan
 

2011   Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
 

2011   House Games, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland
 

2011   The Ocean in Us, United Nations Safe Planet Exhibition, The Roundhouse, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2010   A.I.R. Group Show, Taipei Artists Village,TAV, Taipei, Taiwan
 

2010   The Group Show, Masik Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2010   Artwalk Vancouver 2010, 2-32 Water Street, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2009   Once Upon a Pond....pond hockey and global warming, Esplanade Art Gallery, curated by Linda Sawchyn, Medicine Hat AB, Canada
 

2009   Stone Soup, Grace Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, 3 person collaboration with Lisa Birke and Eben Bender
 

2008   Made in the West, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

                   
2008   Cheaper than a one night stand 8, Old Storyeum Building, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2008   Unite for Art, Arthouse Gallery, with UNICEF, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2006   Regeneration, Arthouse Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005   Return to Sender, 69 Pender Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004   Soft Emergencies, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham WA, USA        
 

2003   Artropolis 2003, Juried, CBC-TV Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2002   O2txt: Celebrating the Visual Word, Juried, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, USA
 

2001   Helen Pitt Triennial Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2000   Unstable Motion, Juried, Gallerie Verticale, curated by Marcel Saint-Pierre, Laval QC, Canada
 

2000   Emerging, Juried, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada, with Diana Thornycroft
 

1997   Land Biography: Pa(y)ssages of the Okanagan, Juried, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada

SELECTED VIDEO SCREENINGS



2024   Voices 2024, Juried, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2020   What is (a) Punk, Juried, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver BC, Canada

2019   MADATAC X, Post Digital Star, Juried, Cineteca Matadero, Madrid, Spain

2018   Outside/Outsiders, Juried, Cinémathèque de Grenoble, France

2017   International Short Film Festival, First Selection, Juried, Kalmthout, Belgium

2017   Kunst Film Festival #3, Berlin, Germany

2017   THE „OKIEM MŁODYCH” FESTIVAL, Juried, Świdnica, Poland

2017   17th Media Art Biennale, WRO BIENNALE 2017: DRAFT SYSTEMS, Juried, Wroclaw, Poland

2015   7th Cairo Video Festival, Juried, Cairo, Egypt

 

2014   VAEFF, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, Juried, Tribeca Cinemas, New York City NY, USA

 

2014   Wayfinding Film Festival, Juried, Traveling festival screening at Force Field Festival, Philadelphia PA & Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, USA              

2013   SESIFF: The 5th Seoul International Extreme-Short Image and Film Festival, Juried, Seoul, South Korea

 

2012   ANEMIC: Independent Film and New Media Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
                 

2012   Portland International Film Festival, Portland OR, USA
 

2012   Make it Short, Juried, NW Film Center, Portland OR, USA



2012   Shift, Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC, Canada


2010   Art’s Birthday: Retro Future, Juried, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg MB, Canada

 

2010   Project 5, Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2009   VIDEOHOLICA, International Video Art Festival, 2nd Edition/ Peking Duck or Video in time of crisis, Juried, Varna, Bulgaria
 

2008   HI MOM FILM Festival #10, Juried, Chapel Hill, Carrboro NC, USA
 

2008   Soundwave>Series ((3)), Juried, ME’D1.ATE Network, San Francisco CA, USA, with Sam McKinlay
 

2007   International Short Film Festival, Juried, Fundacion Octaedro, Quito-Ecuador, South America
 

2006   NEXTFest, Next Generation Arts Festival, Juried, Edmonton AB, Canada
 

2006   HI MOM FILM Festival #9, Juried, Chapel Hill, Carrboro NC, USA
 

2006   Signal & Noise 2006, Juried, Video In Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005   Temporal Transmissions, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s NF, Canada
 

2005   Neighbourhood, Centre A Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005   HI MOM FILM Festival #8, Juried, Chapel Hill, Carrboro NC, USA
 

2005   Temporal Transmissions, Juried, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2005   Duotone Arts Festival 2005, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2004   Bien jouer, love, Underground, Calgary AB, Canada
 

2001   Asleep at the Wheel, Trinity Square Video, Toronto ON, Canada, with Stephen Foster, Gary Pearson, & Brian Gotro



SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2024   The Day Job, Various undisclosed locations around the world, 2003 - Ongoing Project

2024   Where I Lay My Head Is Home, Various locations around the world, 2006 - Ongoing Project

2012   Recipes for Walls, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang

2010   Clamour and Toll, Candahar Bar Project, Playwrights Theatre Centre, curated by Eli Bornowsky, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Ya-chu Kang
 

2008   Atlantis, Vancouver Fashion Week, the Chapel, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Pacificthorn
 

2008   Birdman, Old San Juan Square, Puerto Rico
 

2007   Dracula vs. Jesus (Vote 2008 series), Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
 

2006   BLIM does FUSE, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2006   Canadiana & All Places In Between, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Lisa Birke
 

2005   Amplify, Chief Dan George Centre, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005   AMPTANK, Klondike Route Claim #6, Dawson City YK, Canada
 

2005   Signal & Noise 2005, Juried, Video In Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004   Raw & Cooked, The Western Front, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Eli Bornowsky & The Rita
 

2002   The Rita is in the Hospital, Miss T’s Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with The Rita  
 

2001   Lucille Balls, The Last Chance Saloon, Wayne AB, Canada, collaboration with Neil Peters 
 

2001   York Hotel: Grande Prairie, The York Hotel, Grande Prairie AB, Canada, collaboration with Neil Peters & Brian Gotro
 

2000   Hitch-hiker with a chair, Hitch-hiked across Canada (BC – QC) with a wooden Chair, Gallery Exchange with Alternator Gallery, Kelowna                          

           BC, Canada, and Gallerie Verticale, Laval QC, Canada, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts                               

 

1999   Solo, Kastpo Castle, Kalymnos, Greece

1999   Question Christian, St. Stephens Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

1999   Growl, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada, with Nobuo Kubota



RESIDENCY / FELLOWSHIPS

 

2022   Deer Lake Artist Residency, Burnaby BC, Canada

2018   Artist Residency Enschede (ARE), Enschede, Netherlands

2015   Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

2010   Taipei Artist Village (TAV), Taipei, Taiwan

 

2010   Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

2006   New Adventures in Sound Art, Deep Wireless Festival, CBC Radio One, OutFront & Charles Street Video, Toronto ON, Canada                       



2004   Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, PRESS AND REVIEWS

2023   Sell Out: 5 Questions with Christian Nicolay, SAD MAG, Vancouver BC, Canada


2023   Ceramic Cubiform, Paul de Guzman Review, Vancouver BC, Canada

2022   Quiet, Booooooom, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2021   Mala 84, Evergreen Review, F/W, New York NY, USA

 

2021   What is the New Reality, Superpresent, Houston Texas, USA

 

2016   Silent Graffiti, An Artist Who Hides His Work in Public, SAD MAG, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2016   Artists’ Recycle the Day to Day, China Daily News, Tainan, Taiwan
 

2015   Äkkigallerian Näyttely Syntyi Roskista, Keskisuomalainen, Central Finland
 

2015   United Daily News, Taiwan

 

2015   Chinatimes Newspaper, Taiwan

 

2014   Upside Down Fire at Initial Gallery, Vancouver Is Awesome, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2014   The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2014   Upside Down Fire, Worldjournal, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2013   Boom and Bust, Oriental Daily News, Hong Kong
 

2013   Artist Duo creates Portable Walls, Maple Ridge News, Maple Ridge BC, Canada
 

2012   Portable Walls: Christian Nicolay & Ya-chu Kang, Preview Magazine, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2010   Christian Nicolay, DRAWN Festival and the Revival of Sketch in Vancouver, SAD MAG, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2010   Hylkyjen uusi elama, Keskisuomalainen, Central Finland

 

2010   Creativity between Art, Ethics, and Performance, Artist Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan

 

2010   Learning as Gifting: the entrée to community through sharing, Lateral Learning, curated by Paul Butler, commissioned writing Dr. Jeanne

           

           Randolph and Mark Clintberg, Vantage Art Projects, Vancouver BC, Canada

2008   The Grindermen, San Francisco Weekly, San Francisco CA, USA

 

2007   Previews and Profiles, Galleries West, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2005   Space, Place, History in the Neighborhood, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2005   Signal & Noise Festival, Terminal City, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2004   Taking the Common… Someplace Else, Event, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2004   Christian Nicolay, Woo Magazine, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2003   Performance, Material and the Aesthetic, COLOR Magazine, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2002   Making Marks, Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2001   Winning Works, Showcase, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

2001   A Passive Canopy, Famous Poets Society, Portland OR, USA

 

2000   Mouvement Instable, Mix Magazine, Toronto ON, Canada

 

2000   Artist Will Sit Across the Country, The Okanagan Sunday, Okanagan Valley BC, Canada

 

2000   Avant-Garde Laval, The Mirror, Montréal QC, Canada

 

2000   Happenings, Capital News, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

2000   Fourth Year…, The Phoenix, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

1999   Beware, the Performance Artist Nurtures, The Standard Exhibit, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

1999   Best of College Photography Annual 1999, Photographers Forum, San Diego CA, USA

 

1998   Of Earth and Body, The Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, Canada

SELECTED TALKS, LECTURES AND PANELS 



2023   Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby BC, Canada

2018   XPO, Enschede, Netherlands

2016   National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin County, Taiwan

 

2016   UBC-Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

2014   Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2013   Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

2012   Museum of Medical Humanities, Taipei, Taiwan

                 

2012   Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 

2012   Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2010   Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
 

2008   Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC, Canada

2008   UBC-Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2006   Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

2006   Rutland Middle School, Art Starts Workshop, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2006   Panel Discussion, Free 103point9 radiobroadcast, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto ON, Canada
 

2005   McRoberts Secondary, Richmond BC, Canada

2005   Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

2005   UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2004   UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

 

2015   Dave Bown Projects - 11th Semiannual Competition (Curators: Katherine Pill, Ron Platt, Kelly Shindler) Honorable Mention

 

2012   Judges Award Winner, Make it Short, NW Film Center, Portland OR, USA
 

2006   Canada Council Media Arts Travel Grant
 

2004   Video Production Grant, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

2000   Canada Council Visual Arts Travel Grant
 

2000   Helen Pitt Award, UBC Okanagan
 

2000   UBC Okanagan Traveling Exhibition Award
 

1999   Tuition Scholarship Entrance Award, UBC Okanagan
 

1999   4th Place in the 19th Annual College Photographer’s Forum Contest, San Diego CA, USA
 

1998   Tuition Scholarship Entrance Award, UBC Okanagan
 

1998   Kelowna & District Arts Council Bursary
 

1998   UBC Okanagan Traveling Exhibition Award
 

1997   Turik Crawford Architects Award



DISCOGRAPHY

2011   Atlantis, Satan’s Din Recording, Sugar Hill GA, USA, collaboration with The Rita
 

2009   The Rita Skate, RRR Records, Lowell MA, USA, collaboration with The Rita
 

2003   Songs of War Ships, FAK Records, Edmonton AB, Canada, collaboration with First Aid Kit

2002   Godamage, Neo P Records, Edmonton AB, Canada



COLLECTIONS

Jyväskylä Art Museum
 

Äkkigalleria

 

Esplanade Art Gallery
 

UBC Okanagan
 

St. Paul’s Hospital
 

New Leaf Editions
 

Maple Ridge Art Gallery

VGH - UBC Hospital Foundation

Private Collections





DISTRIBUTION

Video Out Distribution, Vancouver BC, Canada





PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT AND OTHER PROJECTS

2001-Present     Freelance Gallery Technician / Preparator / Custom Framing Fine Art Services
 

2013                   Co-Director, Fangliao Artist Village Residency, Fangliao, Taiwan

 

2009                   Curator, Pacificthorn, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004-09              Instructor: Mixed Media, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2006                   Juror, CRES Media Arts Committee for Artist Residency with CFRO Radio, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2001                   Artistic Director, Arthur Erickson’s Waterfall Building Grand Opening, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

1997-00              Board Member, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada



 

 

 

 

 

 

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