Nicky Murmann, born in 1983 in Lausanne (CH). Living and working in Leeds (UK), since 2016. Achieved a BA in Fine Art at the HKB in Bern (CH) and an MA in Fine Art in 2014, at HEAD in Geneva (CH). In 2018, they achieved an MA in Performance Art at Leeds Beckett University, in the UK. 
They work as an artist individually and collaboratively on projects or in collectives (DISrupt collective, Leeds, UK; Queerology collective, Leeds, UK)

I create safe environments in private, public or art spaces in order to facilitate conversations and storytelling. I embrace the power of vulnerability and intimacy to link humans in different kinds of dialogue – through active listening, perhaps, or through the sharing of opinions.

My working process combines a variety of media – including text, sound, and visual material – to produce performances, sound pieces, or videos.

2017-2018    MA Performance, with Merit, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
2012-2014    MA Workmaster, Contemporary Artistic Practices, with Distinction, HEAD, Haute école d’Art, Geneva, CH
2003-2007    BA Fine Art, HKB, Hochschule der Künste, Bern, CH

2017    Anthony Howell, Open Workshop,  Elements of Performance Art, 15th July, London, UK
2016    La NEF, Workshop, 15-19 Feburary, Born in the 80, Le Noirmont, CH
2015    VestAndPage, Workshop: Fragile Limits, 12-25th October, IPA Bristol, Glastonbury/Bristol, UK

2014.10    Babayan Culture House, Artist-In-Residency, theoritical and practical research, Ibrahimpasa, Cappadocia,TR    

2022    Jòko (sit on it): Art & The Living Body in Performance by Kafayat Adegoke, with five performers including: Nicky Murmann, In residency at Theatre in the Mill, and supported by Word of Warning and Cambridge Junction, 2022
2020    Along the plane, choreographer/director: Annabel Taylor-Munt, DP: Ben Sansom, Performers: Kylie Kamanga, Paulina Porwollik, Maiya Leeke, Nicky Murmann Music: Novymir, Leeds, UK
2018    Gender Moves, facilitated Phil Sanger and Fernanda Prata, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds, UK 2017    Big Queer Anti-Wedding, created by Virginia Kennard/ The Naked Brastrap, MA performance, Leeds Music Hub, Leeds, UKThese books were alive, they spoke to me!,  Live Performance, Dora Garcia, 2nd Feburary-23th April, The Tetley, Leeds, UK

2022   Ça ira mieux demain, (it will be better tommorrow), Award winner, Special Mention, Global Shorts, Los Angeles, USA (online)    
Time lies, Honorable Mention, Seoul Short Film Festival, Seoul, Korea (online)
Kiss In, awarded by Mumbai Entertainment International Film Festival, Category: Other, Best Experimental, India (online)
Time lies, awarded by Rome Short Film Festival, November session, Rome, IT

2008    Prix cantonal valaisan d’encouragement à la création, Sion, CH (online)

2019    Artist Development  Bursaries, Compass, Leeds, UK

2021    LIVE HOLBECK, Barrel Organ, Mentoring with Orrow Amy Bell and Ali Pidsley,  Artist development and bursary, Sheffield, UK
2020    YSI Sculpture Network 2020, June-September, YSI Network is supporting artists to developp their practice, Leeds, UK 2018    Mentoring programme, May-July, with the artist: Rhiannon Armstrong, TF18, Festival, TF18, Tempting Failure, East Croydon, London, UK

2021    Match Percentage, 2020Cis men: Roots aren’t sweet, 2019; What’s your definition of queer, Meanings,
2018; Collaborative Passion Project, Surmise Collective     
2020-...    Hand washing, Possible All AlongOnline exhibition, curated by Gill Crawshaw, Leeds, UK 

            Hand washing, COANTIVIRUS, Online exhibition ongoing untill the day when Cornavirus is fully under control, NY20 , CHINA

2023    Senses of being, HERE & QUEER, as part of Queerology Colletive, Assembly House, Leeds, UK
2022    CLOSE TO HOME, Assembly House studio holders, Put your feet up, HPAC, HPBC, Leeds, UK
What is your definition of disability?, in collaboration with Vickie Orton, Not going anywhere, Explore Library, York, UK  
Print of actions, exhibition: To be continued, with Nicolas Christol (Jewerly), Espace BORAX, Vevey, CH
2019    Cis men: Roots aren’t sweet, Heavy Souls, as part of Queerology Colletive, Emergency Art Space, Vevey, CH 
What is your definition of queer?, Queer Ways of Being, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, UK
2018    What is your definition of queer?, Heritage weekend, Rhian Cooke, All Souls’ Church, Leeds, UK What is your definition of queer?What have you done for me lately?, as part of Queerology collective, SERF, Leeds,UK2017    Blue Lines, Living into my body, Leeds Student Radio, Warf Chambers, Leeds, UK Somewhere Somebodies, Greylight Projects, Out of the blue, exhibition : space DISPLAY, Hoensbroek, NL RUE.E.S., in response to Caroline Momo’s work: Quand je serais grande, j’aimerais être un homme, Et avoir une rue à mon nom, l’espace d’accrochage, Geneva, CH
2016    Cycle, Born in the 80’s, La NEF, Le Noirmont, CH2014    Les encouragements, Déjeuner au vert in collaboration with Caroline Momo, in houhouHaHa, collective project in CAAP  (Centre ambulatoire d’addictologie psychiatrique), Geneva, CH 2012    Tomber du ciel, Einzweidrei Collective, Apocalypse, Usine Béard, Clarens, CHMorale sexuelle et commerce conjugal, Interpole, Theaterladen, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern, CH
2011    Genre : humain, identités et genres, Espace noir, St Imier, CH            
Fragielle, Cousus de fil blanc, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, CH                           
2009    Identités d’elles, Champs contre champs, Espace culturelle d‘Assens, CH          Je suis moi, les genres, Espace Noir, St Imier, CH
2008    Yeux d’enfants, Leben, Pflanzenbuch, Galerie zur Matze, Brig, CH
2007    Liens du langage, BA exhibition, Galerie Bischof, Bern, CH

2024      Senses of being, (made in 2023), Night Obscure Short Film Festival, films by trans/non-binary directors, curated by Sammy,  Love Locks Coffeeshop, Liverpool, UK
2023     Kiss In, (made in 2019), Queer Film Festival, Northern Shorts, Leeds, UK  

2024      One-human show, Performances and in-conversation, with artists: K. Walker (Testicular) & Nicky Murmann, faciliated by Laura Claveria, to explore further some of the themes in the exhibition: Contested Bodies, Leeds Uni Library Galleries, Leeds, UK 
2023      Tell me of a complicated...animal, in response to the work: PUMPITOPERA TRANSATLANTICA, Mexa collective, Micro-commission, Transform Festival 23, The Warehouse in Holbeck, Leeds    
  One-human show, Scratch Night, Grand Opera Theatre, ATG, York, UK
INNER CHILD, Emergency 22, one day performance Festival, Contact, Manchester, UK 
Remember your taste, performed by Kp Culver, Orange Ibreck and myself, LIVE HOLBECK!, Scratch Night, Slung Low, Leeds, UK

            2021    INNER CHILD, In the Park, in Hyde Park, Leeds, UK
    Muscle your Heart, NEWK’ed, CLAY, Leeds, UK 
1400 Ways of closeness, Spring Equinox, Open Source Art, Leeds, UK

2018    Listen through my ears, Soundwalk, text reading, Landing Party, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
1400 ways of closeness, Performance Festival, TF18, Tempting Failure, East Croydon, London, UK
Queerness & Diffability,  Briggate Street, Kirgate Market, Hyde Park, Leeds, UK
2017    Asking not answering,  Briggate Street, Leeds, UK Visible Empty, Displacement Activities: The Traverse, an unofficial Leeds Light Night intervention by Simon Bradley, Leeds, UK Duel Moite, collaboration: Christian Valleise, Créatives Villages, Ovronnaz-Leytron, Valais, CH
Fight Back, Plain Sight Performance Event, SheFest, Gallery 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, UK
2016    Bricks on the back, NEWK, LAB, Live Art Bistro, Leeds, UK
Histoires de lignes, Espace GPS, Intime.Extime, Manoir de Martigny, Martigny, CH
Letzter Schluck, Young Art, Körper und Raum, Zeughaus Kultur, Brig, CH
2015    To breathe Out, Pop-up performances, Castle Park, IPA Bristol, Bristol, UK
2014    Corps non sportif, MA Fine Art Work, HEAD, Geneva, CH
2013    Le questionnement du langage, La lanterne phallique, Zinéma, Lausanne, CH                   
Rotter Schnee, Stunk Skiok 3, Stunk Skiok Collective , Frauenraum, Reitschule, Bern, CH
2012     Encrée de rouge, La furie Collective, Violences sexistes, Espace autogéré, Lausanne, CH Partir en fuméeEinzweidrei Collective, Apocalypse, Usine Béard, Clarens, CH
2011    Modulor, collaboration :July Humbert, Kill your idols, les filles affranchies, Romandie, Lausanne, CH Extraire le jus de nous, collaboration: Milena Buckel, Fanzine Mashine, opening, Oblo, Lausanne, CH
2010    Le son du temps, La nuit/eine Nacht, Castel Coucou, Hôtel de la Poste, Forbach, FR 
2008    Yeux d’enfants, Einzweidrei Collective, rêve d‘escabeau, Vevey,C
007    Liens du langage, BA HKB, Galerie Bischof, Berne, CH
Blick auf Traum im Schlaf, la nuit des musées de Fribourg, Centre d’art, Fribourg, CH

2021-...   Member of DISrupt Collective, initiated by Gill Crawshaw, Leeds, UK

2018-2023    Member of Queerology Collective, Leeds, UK
2015-2021    Co-initiating of Spiegelei Collective with Morgane Ischer and Milena Buckel, CH
2009-2014    Member of Fanzine Mashine Collective, Lausanne-Vevey, CH 2012-2016    Co-initiating of Anie Gold Collective with Davide Nerini, Géraldine Singy and  Louis Gasser, artists and researcher group, art projects, events, exhibitions and publications Lausanne, CH

2018    Without Title, Average Art Magazine,  #23, fanzine, June, London, UK
I feel feelings, [BABY] BYE BYE BYE, North of England, UK What is your definition of queer, A5 magazine, portfolio #11, zine, Feburary, London, UK 2017    Without Title, A5 magazine, portfolio #8 , zine, November, London, UK
Without Title, A5 magazine, portfolio #5 , zine, August, London, UK
Animals, Free Art Sunday, Chasse à l’art, Grottes, Geneva, CH
Parts of skins, Arms and legs, The Sketchbook Project, Art house co-op, The brooklyn Art Library, US  
2015    Dirty Platitude, numéro 7, Café Tempo, Yverdon-les-bains, CH
2014    Vagina Dentata, numéro S2, Koalas, Make8eleive, éditions du petit O, Galerie Forma, Lausanne, CH
  2013    Confort Zone, AUA Fanzine, Interpole, TheaterLaden, Schlachthaus Theater,  Berne, CH
2012    Sexe, Désir et capitalisme, Fanzine Cyprine, Without title, Festival RQS (Queer), FR
Future Memories, Sans titre, AUA Fanzine, Interpole, TheaterLaden, Berne, CH          
Hétérographe, revue numéro 7, Emprunts d’équilibre, Editons d’en bas, Geneva, CH        
Bite cul nichons et chatte, Sans titre, éditions Ripopée, Espace Labo, Geneva, CH        
Along the line, The Sketchbook Project, World Tour 2012, Art house co-op, The brooklyn Art Library, US  
2011    Anderes als Heute, AUA Fanzine, Interpole, TheaterLaden, Schlachthaus Theater, Berne, CH

2018    Alice Bradshaw, Queerology: What Have You Done For Me Lately?, Corridor 8, 22.03.2018

2022    “What is your definition of disability?”, “Match percentage” and “Cis-Men: Roots aren’t sweet”, Sonic Stimulus, Project by Roshni Bhagotra, Rounded Radio, London, UK
2020    Les encouragements, UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA RADIO, Collectif Seul Tout, 11th May and 12th May, FR
2016-2017    Lay Down 365 steps, Free Art Sunday, Chasse à l’art, Grottes, Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, CH,  Leeds,Liverpool, London, UK