Nicole Dextras: Art for Nature  

Digital Carnival 2019: FIRE’s featured artist — Nicole Dextras, is an award-winning environmental artist working in a multitude of media. Her art practice is based in social interventions and environmental installation, rooting nature to our everyday urban experience. She is a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she was a sessional instructor from 2003 to 2013. Dextras has exhibited her work in Canada, the US and in Asia, and has been featured in publications including Junkies Magazine, The Royal Academy of Arts Magazine and Art and Ecology Now. 

With Digital Carnival being less than a month away, Cinevolution is just as eager as you are to meet the artists and learn more about their projects! That’s why in this article, we invite featured artist Nicole Dextras to sit down with our guest curator Wynne Palmer and share her stories.

Why did she become an environmental artist? What are some challenges in her art process? How does her art practise evolve? And what are her hopes for Digital Carnival? Find out what Nicole Dextras has to say and get a glimpse into her art world.

We acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. *** Ancestral wisdom and digital innovation intertwine at Digital Carnival 2018: AIR as the Richmond World Festival