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Nicole Antebi

Assistant Professor

Art Bldg, Room 110
520-621-7570

MFA California Institute of the Arts (2001)
BFA University of Texas at El Paso (1998)

I am an animator and moving image maker.

My interest in animation grew out of a desire to have more tools for storytelling–specifically in thinking about place-based animism and a curiosity about how vastly different cultures/religions historically and presently imbue place with personhood, sympathetic magic, or animistic qualities forming a foundation of knowledge, belief systems, or in times of crisis a desperate incantation of hope.

I came of age on the northwest bank of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo on the El Paso/Juárez border. The importance of movement as it concerns the dignity of people and rivers was a formative part of my childhood and the foundation of the transnational collaborations I work on today.

I am part of las polígonas artist collective with Ingrid Leyva, Celina Galicia, and Sonia Rayka. I am also an assistant professor of Illustration and Animation at The University of Arizona and have previously taught at CUNY Queens College, SUNY Albany, and 2019 I was a visiting professor at la Universidad de las Américas, Puebla. 

Through a generous film/video grant from the Jerome Foundation, I produced an animated essay titled "100 Partially Obscured Views/100 Vistas Parcialmente Oscurecidas." The film traces the roots of colonial treaties, policies, and personal history through a series of archival postcards depicting El Paso, Juárez, and parts of New Mexico. The film periodically returns to the center of the river with two names as a site of witness and arrival in this contemporary moment. *Currently on view at The Tucson Museum of Art.

In 2021 I was awarded a commission from the The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with generous support from The City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to animate and illustrate four episodes of a Covid-19 explainer to provide an educational and visually friendly series accessible to a diverse and inter-generational audience. The four-part series was unique in that it introduced zoonotic virus transmission and illustrated the way in which deforestation and extreme climate events create favorable conditions for viruses to spread. The series was translated into Mandarin and Spanish and has been recognized with a 2023 Anthem Award.

Website: www.nicoleantebi.net

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicoleantebi

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/nicoleantebi

When I'm not working on the above projects she performs small animated actions in relationship to cast off natural materials found in the world.

 

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Arizona Arts

Jeehey Kim, assistant professor of art history at The University of Arizona School of Art, and Yuanyuan (Kay) He, assistant professor at The University of Arizona School of Music, will receive their “Early Career Scholar Awards” from the university on Feb. 28 at Crowder Hall.

This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

Kim created a symposium series centered on the history and practice of photography in Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He created the immersive, multimedia project StellarScape and the annual TURN UP Multimedia Festival.

Congrats to these outstanding Arizona Arts faculty! 👏
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Jeehey Kim, assistant professor of art history at The University of Arizona School of Art, and Yuanyuan (Kay) He, assistant professor at The University of Arizona School of Music, will receive their “Early Career Scholar Awards” from the university on Feb. 28 at Crowder Hall. 

This award recognizes early-career faculty members at the forefront of their disciplines for highly valued contributions to teaching, creative activity, and service. The award includes a $5,000 prize.

Kim created a symposium series centered on the history and practice of photography in Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. He created the immersive, multimedia project StellarScape and the annual TURN UP Multimedia Festival.

Congrats to these outstanding Arizona Arts faculty! 👏Image attachment
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Arizona Arts

The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson.

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

“The reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “We have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well.

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson. 

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

“The reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “We have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well. 

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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We are just 4 days out from the InVisibility SALON! Join us for SALON, Student Artist Live Opportunity Night, for performances, community, and artistic expression at the Tornabene Theatre, Feb. 28, 4-6pm 🩰🎭🎶🎨🎬
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