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Zachary Nicol is an artist and performer based in Chicago. Their performance and video work uses research in dance, movement, site, and image to unfold problems of representation and the performing body. 

Their work has been presented in Chicago at Blanc Gallery, Links Hall, Pivot Arts Festival, Trap Door Theatre, Co-Prosperity, Lumpen Radio, filmfront, OuterSpace, Compound Yellow, Krannert Center for Performing Arts (Urbana, IL), the National Museum of Romanian Literature (Bucharest), and S1 Gallery (Portland, OR). 

Nicol was a 2023 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist, has been artist in residence with Ragdale Foundation, Annas Projects, ACRE, and Links Hall, and has received support from Villa Albertine and Chicago Artists Coalition.

Nicol has performed and contributed to dance, film, and performance projects by artists including Anna Martine Whitehead, Courtney Mackedanz, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Adam Linder, Joe Namy, Mlondi Zondi, Alexandra Pirici, Kim Brandt, Ginger Krebs, Catherine Sullivan, and others.