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Nik Forrest

Nik Forrest is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. Their creative work has been shown at festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally, and they are currently a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia. Forrest’s recent projects explore experimental sound and listening as non-binary practices.

Participant in the following FMS projects

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PhD candidate, Concordia University, Interdisciplinary Humanities program

1995 – MFA Concordia
1985 – BFA University of Saskatchewan


“Ecotonalities: Sound Practices for Listening with the Inhuman”, Nik Forrest,

“Trans* formative sensibilities: following queerly ecological impulses in experimental audio practice”, Nik Forrest, /

Artists Talks

École multidisciplinaire de l’image Université du Québec en Outaouais.

Collaborative Sound Performances

Unheard Freq’s by VLFDC (with Warsame Isse, Tiana McLaughlan, Owen Chapman, Thea Chapman, Alanna Stewart, Angus Tarnawski) performed at The Phi Foundation, Montreal (Feb 23rd).

Les interventionnistes (with Kimura Byol, Jen Fisher, and Anne-F Jacques): performed at ‘La Grande Rencontre des Arts Médiatiques en Gaspésie” (August 31-September 3).

Group Exhibitions (installations)

Scores for Non-Binary Listening #1: Thresholds (video 2023), shown in “Retirez vos bouchons d’oreilles. Musée d’art de Joliette” (June 11th - Sept 4th).