N   i   c   o   l   e        A   n   t   e   b   i 



Nicole Antebi makes things that move, loop, and sometimes hold. She is currently at work on a forthcoming partially animated topographical essay film about the border landscapes of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez and the river with two names that connect them.

Software Proficiency

Adobe AfterEffects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro, Dragon Frame, TV Paint, Character Animate, DaVinci Resolve


2001 Masters of Fine Art, Visual Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1998 Bachelor of Fine Art, Sculpture/Printmaking, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Selected Exhibitions, Screenings, and Publications


Industrial Light and Magic Mary Hallock-Greenewalt words and animation for Topic Magazine June (2019)

Presenting 100 Partially Obscured Views of the El Paso/Juárez Border  at NMSU’s Feminist Border Arts Film Festival at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Agents of The Chihuahuan Desert premiering April 4 via “Digital Fairytales: Vengeance is Mine” hosted by Made in NY Media Center and Leo Kuelbs Collection, Brooklyn, NY

Agents of The Chihuahuan Desert premiering April 20th via “Digital Fairytales: Vengeance is Mine” at Mitte Media Festival, Berlin, Germany

Re-performing  Photon Ecstasy (Kepler–37) Queens Museum (2017) with l’Ao at the Queens Museum in conjunction with Emergency INDEX vol.7. Queens, NY


The City I love is Destroying Itself Longreads interview with El Paso historian, David Dorado Romo November (2018)

Folly Gardens will be presented at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum as part of Mexicali Biennial’s CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial ParadiseSan Bernardino, CA

World Premiere of I Offer You, a performative Oulipian collaboration with l’Ao at The Brooklyn Art Library curated by Tansy Xiao, Brooklyn, NY.

Selections from Fred’s Rainbow Bar and Other Stages on the International Border along with a short essay are a featured spotlight at Labocine

SOFT BYTES; A FEMINIST ANIMATION FESTIVAL screening of Forever Your Girl, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, Curators: AHC and TSALA

Selections from Fred’s Rainbow Bar and Other Stages on the International Border debuted at the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival at New Mexico State University on April 16.

World Premiere of A Retelling of Cowherder and Weaver in the Age of Migration“Digital Fairytale Program,” Made in NY Media Center, DUMBO presented by Leo Kuelbs Collection


World Premiere of Just Browsing at Fridman Gallery https://www.fridmangallery.com/justbrowsing followed by Q&A with Joanne McNeil

Don’t Put Nothin In It Unless You Feel It revisited, “Garden of Earthly Delights,” Central Booking, NYC (curator: Maddy Rosenberg)

Procrustean Bed performed by Miolina & Melissa Grey, with animation by Nicole Antebi, Birmingham New Music Festival, Birmingham, AL

I Present Two Screening at Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA (Curators: Stacy Elaine Dacheux and Shauna McGarry)

Concert No.8 Folk Geometry @ NOMADLOFT (by invitation only), Soft Series, Documentation of the show available at Clocktower Radio, New York, NY

Last Crow at Marienbad screening at Monte Vista Projects “Small Things,” Los Angeles, CA

Miolina & Melissa Grey performance of Procrustean Bed at the National Opera Center-Scorca Hall, NY on March 8, 2017, in observance of International Women’s Day.

Lynn Bechtold  performance of Procrustean Bed at La Cupula Gallery Córdoba, Argentina

The Telling of the Bees Telling official Selection New Filmmakers New York, Courthouse Theater Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn,” UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY (Curator: Allison Meier)

A Retelling of The Cowherder and Weaver in the Age of Migration, Commission for Leo Kuelbs’ Digital Fairytales suite, China edition, in development (Sound collaborator: Xiren Wang | Curator: Leo Kuelbs)


The Telling of the Bees Telling official Selection Croydon International Film Festival, London UK, 2016

The Telling of the Bees Telling official Selection Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago: November 1-12th, 2016

The Telling of the Bees Telling official Selection Factual Animation Film Fuss, Whitechapel, London: Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016

Tilapia Jetty, part of the exhibition “California: The Art of Water” at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (Curator: Claire Perry)

Magic Square, Visual music collaboration with electronic music pioneer, Vince Clarke, and experimental composer, Melissa Grey. Premiered at the Morbid Anatomy Museum along with an illustrated lecture by Colin Dickey.

Procrustean Bed Visual music collaboration with experimental composer and performer, Melissa Grey and featuring Lynn Bechtold on violin. Premiered at NWEAMO Festival 2016 at the New San Diego Central Library April 8th-9th

Vanishing Point presented by Art House Exhibitions, screening of The Telling of the Bees Telling Jersey City, NJ  (Curators: Arthur Bruso and Raymond E. Mingst)

Looking Local: A Library of Place, Antenna, New Orleans, LA (Curators: Katie and Matt Allison)


Animistic Thinking and Landscape solo exhibition, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA (Curator: Cynthia Hooper)

Screening of Riparianism at Morbid Anatomy Saint Florian Pageant on the Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

Silverado Film Festival screening of Telling of the Bees Telling, Silverado, CA

Bookmark/Landmark including in the Twin Cities Floating Library (Curated by Sarah Peters), MN

On Kawara Album cover for Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA (Brainchild of Gary Cannone)

The Americas Film Festival, screening of Riparianism, New York, NY

“A Telling, Singing, and Blessing of the Bees” at Hive House, Los Angeles with Kate Purdy and Emily Lacy (Curators: Kate Purdy and Stacy Dacheux)

“Submerged!” Light Year, DUMBO, Brooklyn (Curators: Karl Erickson and Leo Kuelbs). Dream Propulsion (Laboratory) part of Leo Kuelbs Collection

Featured animator Circuit Bridges, Gallery MC, NY and Mobius, Boston, MA, and het Bolwerck, Zaadmarkt, Iceland (Curator: Melissa Grey/Electronic Violinist: Eva Ingoff)

“After the Aqueduct,” LACE Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Kim Stringfellow)

“Submerged!” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (Curators: Karl Erickson and Leo Kuelbs). Dream Propulsion (Laboratory) part of Leo Kuelbs Collection

“Submerged!” Z Bar Berlin, Germany (Curators: Karl Erickson and Leo Kuelbs). Dream Propulsion (Laboratory) part of Leo Kuelbs Collection


-Featured animator at Underwater New York Anniversary Event, Dumbo Sky, DUMBO, NY (Curator: Nicki Pombier Berger)

“Submerged!” Dumbo Arts Festival, DUMBO, NY (Curators: Karl Erickson and Leo Kuelbs). Dream Propulsion (Laboratory) part of Leo Kuelbs Collection

“The Bad Luck Hut,” FIGMENT NYC, Governor’s Island, NY (Curator: Irene Malatesta)

“Spectacular Subdivision” at High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA (Curator: Jay Lizo)

“Submerged!” Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, NY (Curators: Karl Erickson and Leo Kuelbs). Dream Propulsion (Laboratory) part of Leo Kuelbs Collection

-Toward a History of Shacks (Magic Lantern/Moving Image performance with Aaron Beebe and Benjamin Miller) Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY


“Dumbo Glow,” Digital Macrame Projected on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, DUMBO, NY (Curators: Leo Kuelbs and John Ensor Parker)

Teeny Histories screening of The Eucalypt, Teeny-Cine’s first event at Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA (Curator: Jenny Stark)

Animated Sonnet to commemorate the centenary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, Library Special Collections at UCLA , Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Christian Reed)

The Cutting Room screening of Folly Gardens at the Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, England

Magic Lantern Show screening of Highland Park Rain Disco at Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

Synthetic Zero, screening of Highland Park Rain Disco, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY (Curated by Mitsu Hadeishi)


Geography of Reclamation, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA (Solo exhibition)

Los Angeles Road Concerts: Mulholland Derive edition, Los Angeles, CA (Organized by Stephen Van DycK)

“Distributed Microtopias” exhibition at FLEFF, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

2012 Bay-Delta Science Conference (exhibition and panel discussion), Sacramento, CA

“Eternal Telethon, Past, Present, Future” Project at Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

“CONVERGENCE / DIVERGENCE,” An exhibition collaboration between Los Medanos College Art Gallery and WEAD, Pittsburg, CA (Curator: Suzon Fuks)

“Facing the Sublime in Water, CA,” The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (Curator: Irene Tsatsos)

“The Subterraneans: The Artists Behind LA’s Artist-Run Spaces,” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

“Drawing on the Psyche,” Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Jay Lizo)

“Pitch Battles,” Performance at Machine Project with Colin Dickey and Chris Kallmyer exploring the difference between two rival pitches, 440 Hz and 432 Hz and cymatic sound, Los Angeles, CA

“Water Week,” DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (Curator: Karl Erickson)

Vaudeville Park’s 3rd video open call, Brooklyn, NY

Geography of Reclamation: An Essay in Three Parts, 3rd annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

“Pitch Battles,” Performance at California State University, Monterey Bay with Colin Dickey and Chris Kallmyer exploring the difference between two rival pitches, 440 Hz and 432 Hz and cymatic sound, Seaside, CA


Screening of Uisce Beatha on the William Mulholland Memorial Fountain, Los Angeles as part of Llano Del Rio latest installment: Locating LA Assholes, Los Angeles, CA (Editor: Robby Herbst)

“Ever Green,” Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Lara Bank)

“Liquid Assets: Water, CA Presents A Spatial Dictionary,” The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

“Dream + Act: Presented by Freewaves, Self Help Graphics & Art,” La Causa and TELA SOFA (The East LA Society for Film and Arts), Los Angeles, CA


“Here Come the Plants / A Flora-Utopian Transformation,” Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Water Matters,” Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

Alumni exhibition, Ruben Center for Contemporary Art, UTEP, El Paso, TX (Curator: Kate Bonansinga)

“Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration” Exhibition at the Katherine Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN. Lucy Lippard, juror.


“Through the Looking Glass: The Los Angeles Aqueduct “with May Jong, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA (Two-person exhibition)

Don’t Put Nothin In It, Unless You Feel It, a sub-exhibition at Summercamp Project Project in conjunction with “GO BIG OR GO HOME,” El Serreno, CA

“Sustainability,” Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (Curator Suzanne Adelman)

“Sound in Space,” Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Clay Chaplin)


“A Solo Show,” Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA

Appellation Wine, New York, NY

“Urban Screens 08,” Melbourne, Australia

“California Scenarios,” Orange County Museum of Art (Orange Lounge), Costa Mesa, CA (Curator: Carol Cheh)

“Resort,” Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA (Curator: Lara Bank)


“The Salton Sea Projects,” Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Solo exhibition)

“Fovea,” Organized by Ford Allen, Fluxco, Los Angeles, CA

“Suitcase Show,” Organized by Kent Hammond, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

“Storytellers,” Primopiano Gallery, Lecce, Italy

“Video Picnic,” Me and You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA

“World View: Diverse Artists’ Approaches,” The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

“Suitcase Show,” Organized by Kent Hammond, Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA

“Hausguests,” The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Curatorial Projects, Slide Lectures, and Panel Discussions


Upcoming visiting artist talk at Queens College in conjunction with Zoe Beloff and Gregory Sholette’s experimental media MFA program.


“At the Margins of the Word: the Multimedia Essay” Panelist at the upcoming Nonfiction Now conference, Reykjavik, Iceland


“Winter Shack,” a temporary exhibition and performance space constructed from discarded pallets in Bed Stuy currently residing at Classon Ful-gate Community Garden, Brooklyn, NY (Co-curated with Alex Branch)


“Tracing the Roots and Spurs of Non-Fiction Animation” presentation at the New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium, The New School, NY

“The Bad Luck Hut,” a temporary performance space constructed from discarded umbrellas for FIGMENT NYC on Governor’s Island, co-organized with Alex Branch

“Winter Shack,” a temporary exhibition space constructed from discarded pallets and built in a backyard in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, co-organized with Alex Branch


Exploring the Known and the Unknown,” A panel discussion with Wilderness Mind at Angels Gate Cultural Center. Moderated by Betty Ann Brown

“2012 Bay-Delta Science Conference” (exhibition and panel discussion), Sacramento, CA

Co-organizer of Water, CA, Creative Commons at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA


Co-curator of “Water, CA Presents: A Spatial Dictionary” and related programming, The Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA

Collective member Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Artist talk on Water, CA at Neutra VDL Research House for LALA Salon, Los Angeles, CA


Artist talk on water at California State Monterey Bay for Enid Baxter Blader’s new media class, Seaside, CA


Artists talk on Failure at California State Long Beach for Linda Day’s graduate seminar, Long Beach, CA

Co-Organized Creative Strategies for the Salton Sea Panel with Christopher Metzler, Enid Baxter Blader in conjunction with the Salton Sea Projects at Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Presentation with the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest on “Failure” at Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

“Failure Ridiculous Terrible Wonderful “(Exhibit Co-organized with Robby Herbst and Irene Tsatsos), Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA


Paper “Pedagogical Architecture” presented at University of California at Irvine conference “Aesthetics of Failure”

Selected Reviews and Interviews


“Bookish/Lookish” North Coast Journal review by Gabrielle Gopinath: http://m.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/bookish-lookish/Content?oid=3385375


Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places by Dale Hudson and Patricia R. Zimmermann, Palgrave Macmillan 2015. Reference to Geography of Reclamation Pages 90-91.

“California Scheming” The Wall Street Journal book review by John Buntin wsj.com/articles/book-review-water-to-the-angels-by-les-standiford-1429657487

“Meditations on Southern California’s water lifeline” The Los Angeles Times review by Christopher Knight: latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-review-after-the-aqueduct-at-lace-20150324-column.html

“After the Aqueduct: Art Considering a Dry Future” KCET Artsbound review by Kyle Zimskind: kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/after-the-aqueduct-los-angeles-contemporary-exhibitions.html


The Rumpus review by Orion Martin “The New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Nicole Antebi and Miki Golod”  http://therumpus.net/2014/08/the-new-york-comics-and-picture-story-symposium- nicole-antebi-and-miki-golod/

KCET Artsbound review by Kim Stringfellow “Spectacular Subdivision: The Art of Home” http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/san-bernardino/spectacular-subdivision-high-desert-test-sites.html


Forthcoming interview with Stigmart Artpress, Videofocus 2013, France


Los Angeles Times Review: ‘Facing the Sublime in Water, CA’ delves deep by Sharon Mizota December 20, 2012

“Recording the Narrative: A Conversation with Nicole Antebi” Interview with Stacy Elaine Daucheux interview on Revising Loneliness http://revisingloneliness.com/2012/10/02/recording-the-narrative-or-a-conversation-with-nicole-antebi/


‘Ever Green’ at Monte Vista Projects: Free Christmas Trees For Rent! But is it Art?, by Megan Sallabedra, Los Angeles Weekly http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2011/12/free_christmas_tree_art.php

Palm Springs Life feature by Carol Cheh “Burning Off Water: Three Contemporary Artists Explore the Desert in Their Work” December 2011

“Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art and the Woman’s Building”, edited by edited by Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton, interview with Teresa Chavez “Unburying History, The Future(s) of Feminist Art”


Los Angeles Times feature by Sharon Mizota “The Contradictions of a Beleaguered Sea”


Podcast interview with Gabriella Jauregui for ArtsBlock live, KCET http://www.kcet.org/explore-ca/on-demand/podcasts/

Selected Publications, Grants, Residencies, etc.


Emergency INDEX vol.7 with l’Ao


Longreads gif-illustrated interview with El Paso historian, David Dorado Romo https://longreads.com/2018/11/16/the-city-i-love-is-destroying-itself/ (Editor Sari Bottom)

WOW/UNY Residency, Governor’s Island, NY https://www.worksonwater.org/summerresidency/


The Telling of the Bees Telling published in Joaap Issue 10- a Non-Cartography of Life and Climate Change


Awarded the Jerome Foundation film/video grant for Fred’s Rainbow Room and Other Stages on the International Border (working title)


ARID Journal, “Magical Thinking and the Los Angeles Aqueduct” http://aridjournal.com/magical-thinking-and-the-los-angeles-aqueduct-nicole-antebi/


Art Ltd. January/February 2013, “Desert Art” by Steve Biller


Interpretive guide, entitled: Water, CA Spatial Dictionary: An Interpretive Project exploring how Water defines our Landscapes and Ourselves. (Co-edited with Enid Baxter Blader for the Crocker Museum of Art)


“Failure! Experiments in Aesthetic and Social Practices” (Co-edited with Colin Dickey and Robby Herbst) The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, Los Angeles


Artist in Resident at the Border Arts Residency, La Union, NM

Selected Professional Experience


Part-time faculty at Queens College Art Department


Part-time faculty at Rutgers University, Rutgers Filmmaking Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts

Hired Animator for Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza video series on the origins of race and racism for UC Merced.


Part-time faculty at CUNY Staten Island, Media Culture Department, Staten Island, NY

Instructor at SPARK MEDIA, Poughkeepsie, NY

Hired filmmaker, animator, and editor for Joanne McNeil’s forthcoming web series: “Just Browsing”


Part-time faculty Wagner College, Film and Film Studies Department, Staten Island, NY course: Computer Animation

Part-time faculty Parsons The New School, Photography Department, New York, NY Course: Digital Motion

Part-time faculty CUNY Staten Island, Media Culture Department, Staten Island, NY

Courses taught: Digital Imaging I, II, and Digital Foundations (Media Environments)

Designed, Illustrated, and edited Evan Kindley’s book trailer for Questionnaire. Publisher: Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons

Hired filmmaker, animator, and editor for Joanne McNeil’s forthcoming web series: Just Browsing

Hired animator for Alka’s single, Melancholy Lasts music video forthcoming January 2017 Record label: 2Square


Part-time faculty CUNY Staten Island

Freelance Motion Designer at T(here) Media, New York, NY

Designed, Illustrated, and edited Ariana’s Kelly’s book trailer for Phone Booth. Publisher: Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons

Freelance editing and motion design for Ray Products

Co-curator at Winter Shack, Brooklyn, New York

Moulage in residence at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY


Core Adjunct, Department of Arts and Letters online, National University, La Jolla, CA

Courses taught: Art History


Part-time faculty, Cinematic Arts and Technology Department, California State University Monterey Bay, CA

Courses taught: Animation, Visual Design, Motion Graphics, Compositing ProSeminar

Instructor for Conexion Monterey Teen Digital Media Workshop, Soledad, CA


Full-time Visual Communications Department, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

Courses taught: Materials and Props, Ideation Sketching, Critical Concepts