Nicholas O'Brien

Nicholas O'Brien Nicholas O’Brien is a new media artist, curator/organizer, and academic living and working in Chicago. Since getting his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Nicholas has participated in multiple national and international venues including The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Xth Biennial in Lyon, Lampo,, and the Centro Multimedia in Mexico City.

He has also curated many screenings and live audio-visual performances within the Chicago area under many different projects including co-founding alternative artist-run space BUSKER which operated between 2005 and 2007. Nicholas also contributes new media commentary and editorials to contemporary arts blog Bad at Sports, as well as writing for Art21 as a guest blogger. Currently, Nicholas is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Interactive Art and Media at Columbia College teaching media theory.

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