NIKKI DARLING

Education
2017
Projected graduation date, University Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, PhD, English
2010
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, MFA, Critical Studies
2006
Eugene Lang, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, BA, Gender Studies/Writing

Performances/Projects
2014
-Wet Projections, Kulapat Yantrasast’s house, curated by Isabelle Le Normand conceptualized by Warren Neidich
-Pink Trumpet and the Purple Prose book release and performance, Human Resources
-Rethink Environment, ReCaps Festival, Human Resources, curated by Martable Wasserman
-Heaps of Language, KCHUNG RADIO, curated by John Burtle
-Gulp, Stupid Pills, Hyperion Tavern, curated by Paul Pescador
2013
-Dominique Gilliot Nikki Darking John Birdle Lucky Dragons Sarah Williams Laure Vigna Sister Mantos, Human Resources, curated by Isabelle Le Normand
-ANYONE TELLING ANYTHING IS TELLING THAT THING, Otherwild, Eve Fowler book release, co-curated by Lauren Mackler and Public Fiction
-PS Dispatch #6, Public Fiction, curated by Lauren Mackler

Experimental Web Essays/Persona Works
2014
-Ascension, Light and Wire Gallery, curated by Gladys Katherina-Hernando
http://lightandwiregallery.com/ascension-cover-page/
-Talk Talk, A Special Art Book Review Feature, The Art Book Review
http://theartbookreview.org/2014/05/30/talk-talk/
-Alien vs Predator, ReCaps Magazine
http://recapsmagazine.com/rethink/alien-vs-predator-by-nikki-darling/
-Web specific, Pink Trumpet and the Purple Prose excerpt, ReCaps Magazine
http://recapsmagazine.com/rewrite/excerpt-from-pink-trumpet-and-the-purple-prose-by-nikki-darling/
2013
-Pussy A Progression, A Special Art Book Review Feature, The Art Book Review
http://theartbookreview.org/2013/08/18/pussy-a-progression-2/

Publications/Books/Fiction
2015
-Horse Girls, Chapbook, with Amelia Gray, Samantha Cohen, Sabra Embury, and Rebecca Fin Simonetti
2014
-Pink Trumpet and the Purple Prose, published by Econo Textual Objects in association with Raquel Gutierrez
-Things I’ve Done For Money, Entropy Magazine
-Fade Into You, Excerpt, Night Papers, published by Night Gallery

Panels/Readings
2015
-Sister Spit, Hammer Museum, with Zachary Drucker
2014
-Artists Books and Cookies, Ooga Booga 356 Mission, with Monica Majoli organized by For Your Art and the Art Book Review
-Collect Calls: A Reading, Metro PCS, with Samantha Cohen and Litia Perta, organized by Daniel Ingroff
2013
-Lat/Emo: A Symposium of Music, Markets and Latinidad, UCLA, Chicano Research Center, organized by Marissa Lopez
-Co-host, Destroy More Monsters, EMP Pop Festival, Redcat Theatre, with Marnie Weber, Dawn Kasper, Deanna Erdmann, Lauren Mackler and Carolyn Penny-Packer Riggs
-Violence Girl and the Past, Present and Future of Queer/Punk Rage, One National Gay and Lesbian Archives, with Alice Bag and Raquel Gutierrez
-PEN Center USA, Jubilee Festival
2009-2012
-Co-host Five Points Reading Series with Kate Wolf, Workspace

Journalism
-KCET, columnist, art critic, 2013- ongoing
-Los Angeles Times, freelance pop culture critic- 2009-ongoing
-LA Weekly, music staff- 2009-2013
-Art Book Review, 2012- ongoing
-LA Record, original staff, Interviews Editor-2006-2008

Selected Freelance Publications
-LA Review of Books, Tomorrow Magazine, Public Books

Special Honors and Awards
-Works and Letters archived in the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Department