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Biography

Nico Williams, ᐅᑌᒥᐣ (b. 1989) is Ojibwe from Aamjiwnaang First Nation. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. He is an active member in the urban Indigenous Montreal network and is a board member for, The Biennale d'art contemporain autochtone (BACA). In 2018, he was a part of an article and film spot in National Geographic. In January 2019, Williams joined the contemporary Geometric Beadwork team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a research and creation session, “Art, Architecture and Models of Hyperbolic Energy.”

‘As a Geometric Beadwork artist, I create an array of forms using Japanese glass Delica’s to narrate Indigenous experiences. The forms have recently been exploring kinetic movement and galactic patterns to give shape to structures, like the Hyperloop, that redefine art and craft. I recently acquired the ability to deconstruct the surfaces and clone them using computer software and casting pods. In the years to come, I look forward to continuing research and inspiring a new beading movement.’- Nico