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Born 1986 in Boston, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

The sculptural works of Nicki Green explore issues of embodiment, identity and spirituality. The Champignonnière at Caluire Fort – one of Lyon’s defensive bunkers, which was converted between 1960 and 1972 into a place for growing mushrooms – provides the artist with a poetic example of a porous, flexible world. These sculptures – squeezed and moulded by hand using glazed clay, a material chosen for its transmutation properties – explore the possibilities of metamorphosis. Adopting three different stances related to ritual washing, the figures appear to engage in different states of the being’s embodiment, in-between strength and fragility, the sacred and profane. In her transdisciplinary practice, the artist devises new strategies of resilience that defy tradition and convention.

Also on view in The many lives and deaths of Louise Brunet at the macLYON.

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