Zachary Nicol is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, constructing performance, texts, and visual works. Aiming to articulate elusive dynamics of social power, identification, and scrutiny in the performance space, their projects across media have addressed illegible affect, unstable narrative positions, and anxious spectatorship.
Recent work has focused on disruptions of familial photographic archives, critical examinations of anthropological research practices and colonial politics within theories and methodologies of ‘standardization’.
Nicol has been presented at S1 (Portland) with home school, Dancemakers Centre for Creation (Toronto) with RT Collective, Outerspace, Filmfront, Compound Yellow, and Catalyst Ranch (Chicago), and in The Blueshift Journal.
Nicol has contributed as a collaborative and performing artist to recent projects led by Ginger Krebs, Jonas Becker, Catherine Sullivan, Anna Martine Whitehead, Joanna Furnans, Elise Cowin, A.J. McClenon, and Lio Mehiel, among many other independent artists. CV