Art Bldg, Room 110
MFA California Institute of the Arts (2001)
BFA University of Texas at El Paso (1998)
Nicole Antebi is an animator/filmmaker who makes things that move, loop, and sometimes hold. She 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 her childhood and the foundation of the work she does today. She was previously a visiting professor at Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, CUNY Queens College, and SUNY Albany. Her moving image work has screened at Anthology Film Archive, NY, Queens Museum NY, NY Media Center, Fridman Gallery, The Building Museum, DC, The Morbid Anatomy Museum NY, High Desert Test Sites CA, Armory Center for the Arts, Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford, Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum CA, Machine Project CA and her words and images have appeared in The Atlantic, Topic Magazine, and Longreads and she was awarded a Jerome Foundation Grant for Film/Video in 2015.
She is currently working in collaboration on an animated documentary about the Duranguito neighborhood of El Paso, Texas. And a second animated documentary, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Digital Borderland's Grant, made in collaboration with Victoria Blanco, Irene Baqué, the Rarámuri dressmakers of Chihuahua City, tells their story of forced migration from Mexico’s Northern Sierra Madre Mountains and how the process of dress making, wearing, and betting upholds Rarámuri identity and resists assimilation.
She is also in the process of finalizing a four-part web series about the history, science, tools, and future of vaccines and viruses for The American Museum of Natural History with generous support from The City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.