Nik Forrest (born 1964) is a visual and media artist who lives in Montreal. Born in Edinburgh, their practice includes drawing, installation and sound art. They completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985 and a master's degree in open media from Concordia University in 1995.
They is best known for short experimental videos. They has participated in international artist residencies including the CALQ residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina and The Canada Council studio at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Their work is included in collections at The National Gallery of Canada, The Saskatchewan Arts Board and Concordia University.
They directed the film My Heart the Rock Star in 2001 as part of a video collaboration with artists Annie Martin and Nelson Henricks titled "My Heart." This was a reflective piece focusing on childhood memory and gender fluctuation. They has been involved in sound and video performances including Leibig12 (in collaboration with audio artist Nancy Tobin) in Berlin in 2014.
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by . Video HEROES, 2004.
by . Poolside, 2003. Winnipeg: Video Pool Inc., 2003.
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by . Exhibition Catalogue, 2000. Ottawa: Gallery 101, 2000.
by . Variant, Summer 1999, v. 2, no. 8.
by . Mirror, Nov. 26, 1998.
by . Videos d'Ecosse, 1998. Montreal: articule, 1998.
by . VOIR (Montréal edition), Aug. 28, 1997.
by . The Toronto Star, Feb. 8, 1996.
by . Montreal Mirror, Sept. 21, 1995.