Born in Morroco Lives and works in New York City


Awards and Professional Experience

2005 Guest of Honor at the Musée de Chateauroux, France


Solo Exhibitions

2013    Gallery Broadway 1602, New York, NY

2008 “Functional Art 1989-2008”, Galerie Catberro, Paris

2008 “Planet Eye”, Galerie Pierre Alain Challier, Paris

2007 “Moi Je Me Fais Du Cinema”, Galerie A. Rebours, Paris

2006 “Nine Historica Hysteric Women” Galerie Patricia Dorfman, Paris 2006 Galerie NEC, Paris

2005 Ingrao Gallery, New York

2005 Brooklyn Art Museum, “Bad Brains at CBGBs”, Rock For Light”, and “Reignition”, Brooklyn, New York

2004 Gallery Twentieth, Los Angeles

2003 Retrospective exhibition, Galerie Nec and Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris

2002 A retrospective, curated by Luis Miret, Gallery La Casona, Havana, Cuba

2001 Nicola L, Wooster Projects, New York

1986 Florida International University, Miami, FL Mukha Museum Antwerp, Antwerp, The Netherlands

Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York Thread Waxing Space, New York Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France Nice Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Center of Contemporary Art, Le Magazin, in Grenoble, France

1969 Daniel Templon, Paris and Galerie Verannenman, Brussels



Group Exhibitions

2013    Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

2013   Independent Art Fair with Gallery Broadway 1602, New York, NY

2013    FIAC, Frieze London and Frieze New York with Gallery Broadway 1602

2012    Independent Art Fair with Gallery Broadway 1602, New York, NY

2012     FIAC, Frieze London and Frieze New York with Gallery Broadway 1602

2009     Secession, Vienna

2009 Elles@Centre Pomidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2005 “Le Corps est le paysage” Donation Mario Prassinos, Saint-Rémy De Provence, France

2005 FIAC, Paris, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann

2004 FIAC, Paris, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann2003 FIAC, Paris

2000 “Vivement 2002” Musee d’art Contemporain Geneva, her piece is acquired by la Frac

1997 ”Vraiment Feministe et Art “,The Centre d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, curated by Laura Cottingham




2013     The Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel, FIAF, New York, NY

2010    The Blue Cape 10th Birthday, Biennal of Cuba

2009     The Cape of the Blues, San Sulpice, Paris, France

2008    The Blue Cape of Human Rights, European Parliament, Brussels

2007 Performance “The Cape of Blues”, A3/St. Sulpice, Paris

2005 “The Blue Cape”, Great Wall of China with 20 Chinese artists, dedicated to the inhabitants of Beijing

2004 “The Blue Cap”, The Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003 “The Blue Cape of Cinema”, MAMCO, Geneve, Switzerland (on the theme “Aimer, travailler, exister” (Living, working, existing) Community Proposition after 1968, featuring James Lee Byars, Judy Chicago, Lygia Clark, Jörg Immendorff, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nicola L, Lygia Pape

2001 “The Blue Cape”, with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba Havana, Cuba. (Documentary of performance produced by the Ludwig Foundation)

1998-99 “The Banquet of the Beheaded”, Lab Theater at La Mama and Public Theater, New York

1996 ”Nine Femmes Fatales in Their Own Words”, Theater La Mama, New York and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nice, France

1992 “Same Skin for Everyone” with Fernando Arrabal, on the streets of New York City

1969 “The Red Coat” and “Same Skin for Everyone”, performances on the streets of London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Paris, Barcelona, Ibiza, and New York

1969 “The Red Coat for Eleven People”, Festival of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom




2013    Doors Ajar at the Chelsea Hotel

2010 “New Yorkers With A French Accent”, text by Pierre Restany comissioned by New York Foundation of the Arts

2000 “Quien es?”, The Tisch School of NYU, Loule Festival, and Cuban Art Center, New York

1995 “Sand Sea Sky”, film shot in 16mm

1980 “Abbie Hoffman”, documentary aired on PBS

1979 “Bad Brains at CBGB”, New York City

1976 “Eva Forest” about Spanish Woman sentenced to death during the years of Franco

1975 “The Heads are Still in the Island” shot in 35 mm, Ibiza




2012 Bienalle de Cuba, Performance with Blue Cape, May 11- June 11, 2012






2005 2003

“The Movement”, based on interview with Noam Chomsky, Bill Kunstler, Dave Dillenger, Kate Millet, Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis and others

Lectures at The French Cultural Center of Beijing Curates a show “9 Women in the Same Coat”, Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York City



Selected Bibliography

Restany, Pierre. A Long Day’s Journey To The End of The Skin: Manuscript, 1986. Germoz, Alain. Nicola, Des Pieds et Des Mains Qui n’en Fait Qu’A Sa Tete:, Special(no 10),1968. Reif, Rita. Using The Anatomy As A Design Motif:, New York Times, 1973. Jouffroy, Alain. Nicola:, Manuscript, 1975. Louie, E.1983 Collectors and more … 60th Furniture:, New York Times, 1985. Jones, Alan. Invitation Au Voyage A Profile of Nicola and Her Art:, Manuscript,1986. Restany, Pierre. Nicola and the New Millenium: Manscipt, 1986. Castle, Ted. The head, La Tete, Il Capo, Der Kopf:, Manuscript, 1989. Slesin, Suzan. Snail Suite of Nicola:, New York Times, 1990. Restany, Pierre. Art As Destiny:, New York 1990. Restany, Pierre. Sand Sea Sky:, Manuscript,1994. Indiana, Gary. Sand Sea Sky:, Manuscript,1994. Smulders, Caroline. Matiere A Risque: Art Press no18, 1997. Brunhammer- M. Yvonne. Massin, L Perrin. Le Mobilier Francais 1960-1998: Manuscript1998. Semaitis, James. A Rare Group of Furniture by Nicola : 1999. Favardin, Patrik. Nicola, Le Corps De Cette Artiste…:, Citizen K 9/2003. Verchere, Laure. La Lecon D’Anatomie De Nicola L: Elle decor 12/2003. Greenberg, Amiel. Suisse Effervescence Post-68: Beaux Arts Magazine 2005. Jones, Alan. Profile Nicola L.:, E-maprod, 2005. Morgan, Robert. Freud Said, L’Hysterie Est Une Carricature D’Oeuvre D’Art:, 2006. Indiana, Gary. A Force of Nature, Manuscript, 2006. Germaine, Christiane. La Femme:, Maison Francaise, 2003. Sanchez, Anne-Cécile. Ex-Fan Des Sixties:, Prestigium.com, 2008. De Santis, Sophie. Nicola L. ‘Eye Planet’:, Figaroscope, May 2008. Cauhapé, Véronique. Nicola L ou Le Corps Eclate, Version Meubles:, Le Monde, May 2008. Prigent, Loic. L Majuscule:, Vogue Paris, August 2008.