Nicole Rademacher is an artist and adoptee. She is also a trainee in Marriage and Family Therapy & Clinical Art Therapy. The influence of her adoption and reunion (with her biological family) feature prominently in her studio practice where she explores concepts of intimacy, identity, and belonging through visual work as well as in community engagement works. Rademacher holds an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Selected honors include an artist residency at La Cité Nationale des Arts in 2010, receiving an Artistic Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in 2016 and a Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship Award in 2017, and being awarded the Maxine B Junge Scholarship to begin her studies in art therapy in 2018. Rademacher has exhibited and screened work worldwide including Transmediale, Harvestworks, LOOP Video Art Festival, 18th Street Arts Center, and at LAX Airport.
Nicole Rademacher, Nicole, Rademacher, nicrrad, female artist, adoptee, adoptee artist, video artist, social practice artist, public practice artist, North Carolina, Los Angeles, Chile, Santiago, Barcelona
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Nicole Rademacher 2019

2021 MA Marital & Family Therapy w/ specialized training in Clinical Art Therapy, Loyola Marymount University, LA, CA
2008 MFA Electronic Integrated Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2004 BFA concentrating in photography & video, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1996-98 slated B Architecture + BS in Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA



2016 SEA Social Emotional Arts Teaching Certificate, UCLArts & Healing
2009 CELTA Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Selected Honors & Awards

2018 Maxine B Junge Scholarship, Loyola Marymount University
2017 Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship Award
2016 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Artistic Community Engagement Grant Los Angeles
2012 Regional Artist Project Grant, North Carolina Arts Council
2006 – 2008 MFA Fellowship, NYSCC at Alfred University
2007/08 SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship, NYSCC at Alfred University

Community Engagement


In Conversation: HOME EDITIONS, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
In Conversation: Active Voice Part 2: Wellness at Home and In Community, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Talk: Selected Works, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Separate/Together, Drive-By-Art Los Angeles, LA, CA

Round Table Discussion: How does digital technology impact Art Therapy?, Digital International Creative Arts Therapies Symposium, Live Stream.

In Conversation: CORE 2018 panel discussion, Able ARTS Work, Long Beach, CA

In Conversation: Feelings of Belonging, and Tea, Acogedor Space, LA, CA

Workshops: Origin Stories
• w/”Día de Los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future,” Self-Help Graphics & Art, LA, CA
• w/”Axis Mundo,” ONE Gallery/MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
• “Youth Now,” California African American Museum, LA, CA
• 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
• University of Northern Iowa + AMP Youth, Cedar Falls, IO
• On-going collaboration w/Jeanette Yoffe, MFT, Acogedor Space, LA, CA
Panel Moderator: Belonging in Domestic/familiar settings. (in conjunction w/ Gate Pass), Acogedor Space, LA, CA

Workshops: Origin Stories, (collaboration w/Jeanette Yoffe, MFT), LA, CA

Workshops: Arts Appreciation (Kibera), Maji Mazuri, Nairobi, Kenya
2011 – 2012

Workshops: Taller Clik, digital photography, VE Global, Santiago, Chile

Workshop: Notes for a People’s Atlas, BLOC Tutorías de Arte, Santiago, Chile

Panel: Curating Video Art: an epistemic dilemma, Fest. de Videoarte Camagüey, Cuba

Talk: Video Art & Its Intersection with Documentary, Mayor Univ., Santiago, Chile

Talk: Activated by Perception, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Talk: Current & Past works, Foundations class, NYSCC, Alfred Univ., Alfred, NY

Talk: Selected Works, color photography class, NYSCC, Alfred Univ., Alfred, NY

Public Art Commissions

2017 Gate Pass, Terminal 3, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Exhibitions & Screenings

Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
Fresh 2021, SoLA Contemporary, Inglewood, CA

Drive-By-Art Los Angeles, organized by Warren Neidich, Renee Petropoulos, Michael Slenske, & Anuradha Vikram, LA, CA

breathe, LMU Student Gallery, LA, CA
Evening Red aboard the Museum Ship Lilac, organized by MW Projects, Museum Ship Lilac, NYC, NY
Impressions: Art by Art Therapists, curated by Melly Trochez, Avenue 50 Studio, LA, CA

a bird settled on the fire escape, presented by Able ARTS Work, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA
Origin Stories, Atrium Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
The Breakdown: Recombinant Poetics, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

TEMPORAL, Centro de Arte Digital en Memoria de Juan Downey, Puerto Varas, Chile

Long Form Video Art: Temporal, Local Project, Queens, NY
Long Form Video Art: Temporal, Consulate of Chile in New York, NY
Constelación video arte en feminino, Espacio Igualdad, Madrid, Spain
ORGION, Oficina Proyectista, Berlin, Germany

FASE 4, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
East and West Women Artists, The Gallery of the Hubei, Academy of Fine Arts, China
SEIS=DOS, Galeria Espora, Santiago, Chile

Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Videoart Festival, Riga, Latvia
eyeseverywhere, Stavanger Culture House, Stavanger, Norway
eyeseverywhere, Fábrica de Imágenes, Morelia, Mexico
End to End, Harvestworks, New York, NY

Congreso Internacional Mujer Arte y Tecnología en la Nueva Esfera Pública, Valencia, Spain
Retrieving Humanity (collaboration w/Parallel Flux), Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM
Streaming Festival: International Festival for Audio Visual Art, 5th ed.,
Video Art For All, Orient Foundation, Casa Garden Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, Macau, China
Human Emotion Project: China, AFA, Beijing, China

Streaming Festival: International Festival for Audio Visual Art, 4th ed.
One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Human Emotion Project: China, AFA @ Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China
7th International Film Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia
re-new 2009 (digital arts forum), Copenhagen, Denmark
Human Emotion Project: Premier, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

You are a Perpetual Tourist, EH Little Fine Arts Center at Queens University, Charlotte, NC
Alfred International, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Semantic Illustrations, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
Gusto at the Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Pantheon International Xperimental Film & Animation Festival 7.0, Nicosia, Cyprus
Streaming Festival: International Festival for Audio Visual Art, 3rd ed.
Le Flash: One MINUTE/One NIGHT, Garage Projects, Atlanta, GA
CologneOFF IV, online and traveling to various physical venues internationally
The Silent/Sound Outdoor Festival, Squeaky Wheel @ Front Park, Buffalo, NY
Loop Video Art Festival ’08, Barcelona, Spain

Southern Tier Biennial, Olean Public Library Gallery, Olean, NY
BronxMAP (Media Arts & Performance), the Bronx, New York, NY
Loop Video Art Festival ’07, Barcelona, Spain
Reciprocal Strategies, Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY

Plug-In, Barcelona, Spain
toP_06, Barcelona, Spain
Off-Loop Video Art Festival, “Top Manta”, Sala d’Estar, Barcelona, Spain
Tour(mix)/Top Manta, La Factoría De Sol, Mallorca, Spain
Ecrand’arrête: Demain . . . j’arrête, Le Bretagne, Nantes, France

Transmediale.05, Haus de Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

imagine nation, ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA

Primavera Fotográfica “Pelugráfica Fotoquería”, Golden d’Or, Barcelona, Spain
ReCollection, 1150 Churchill, Atlanta, GA

Nuclear Shelter, Center for International Performance & Exhibition (CIPEX), Chicago, IL
Each to Each: Young Artists in Chicago, CIPEX, Chicago, IL

Body Language, Gallery X, Chicago, IL

4-D Extravaganza, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
First Year Program, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL


2012 Artist-in-Residence, Maji Mazuri Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

2011 – 2012 Aguafuerte Taller de Grabado y Dibujo, Santiago, Chile

2010 La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2005 – 2006 Sala d’Estar, Barcelona, Spain

2001 – 2002 Golden D’or, Barcelona, Spain

Curatorial Projects


home, Acogedor, online


Celia Center Arts Festival, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA


Celia Center Arts Festival, Electric Lodge, Venice, CA


Elena Bajo, With Entheogenic Intent (Burn the Witch), 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2010 – 2012

Chilean Video Art RIGHT NOW! Screened in USA, France, Ukraine, Lativa, and India

2007 – 2009

Alfred University Presenta Programa de escuelas, Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain


Nuclear Shelter, Center for International Performance & Exhibition, Chicago, IL


2018 18th Street Arts Center 2016-2018, Santa Monica, CA

2016 18th Street Arts Center 2014-2015, Co-editor & Creative Director, Santa Monica, CA

2014 18th Street Arts Center 2013-2014, Co-editor & Creative Director, Santa Monica, CA

2013 18th Street Arts Center 2012-2013, Copyeditor, Santa Monica, CA

2008 Longing & Distance: through gesture, self published, Alfred, NY

2007 Milwaukee after coming to California from Milwaukee, self published, Alfred, NY

2005 Blank Magazine, Madrid, Spain

2003 Circle Thirteen, volume III, issue #2, San Francisco, CA


May 2020 “With The Arrival Of Drive-By Art, The Car Culture Of Los Angeles Is Getting A Cultural Boost In The Age Of Covid-19,” Forbes, by Jonathon Keats

Apr 2017 “Fresh Art at SFO, MIA, STL, and LAX,” Stuck At The Airport

Mar 2017 “Member Spotlight: Nicole Rademacher,” Rhizomatic Arts

Oct 2013 “TEMPORAL: Video arte de larga duración” (in Spanish), Artishock

Jan 2012 “Nicole Rademacher: Artista, Curadora y Viajera” (in Spanish), Artishock

Aug 2011 “From Chile to Kenya, Nicole Rademacher searches for Common Ground,” I Love Chile

Nov 2009 “Artista estadounidense dicta charla en Sala Adolfo Couver” (in Spanish), Universidad de Chile

Oct 2009 “El enigmático mundo de Nicole Rademacher” (in Spanish), Uklanor blog

Aug 2008 VIP – VideoChannel Interview Project, CologneOFF

Oct 2002 “Artists’ exhibit offers art, cultural exposure to Tech students,” Technique