Nico Herbst

Time becomes a question of proximity, as duration and distance determine whether we find ourselves within or outside the picture, pointing or pointed out, threatened or soothed. The work might serve as a kind of therapy strategy, that is, a method for achieving a sense of temporal continuity, and ultimately, access to continuity’s inevitable gaps. The project will be defined by one central indiscernibility: whether the voyage has already occurred, or has yet to take place. The work is an inquiry into questions of process and feedback, that is, the space between production and reception, the past and future, and the near and the far. Ultimately, I attempt to locate the points where each set might become indiscernible.

Nico recently relocated from NYC to attend the MFA program at UCSD. He has exhibited and performed in the U.S., the UK, Italy, and Germany, most recently at the European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck.


Seth Augustine
Kate Barclay
Veronika Bauer
Robert Becraft
Susannah Bielak
Boredom Patrol
Carl Burton
Mike Caloud
Raul Cardenas-Osuna
Fabian Cereijido
Matthew Coors
J. Tanner Cusick
Cathy de la Cruz
Evelyn Donnelly
Julia Dzwonkoski
James Enos
Deanna Erdmann
Kael Greco
Nico Herbst
Kate Hoffman
Scott Horsley
Sara Hunsucker
Glenna Jennings
Sharon Levy
Emiko Lewis-Sanchez

Derek Lomas
Esteban Martinez
Jennifer Medlin
Gretchen Mercedes
Patrick Miller
Elyse Montague
Patricia Montoya
Adam Moyer
Owen Mundy
Clare Parry
Kelly Pendergrast
Omar Pimienta
PG Toys
Serena Porrati
Iana Quesnell
Steven Rubin
Tristan Shone
Katherine Sweetman
The Magnum PIs
Robert Twomey
Yvonne Venegas
Nina Waisman
Caleb Waldorf
Kate Wall
Julia Westerbeke
Felipe Zuniga