Nicole Colombo

Monza, 1991

Nicole Colombo

Monza, 1991

Nicole Colombo’s practice, often presented as domestic and large-scale sculptures and installations, creates a tension in the space and in the observer as it possesses a sort of living energy, while the chosen materials and their combination result to be at the same time libidinal and repulsive. An anthropological approach stands at the core of her research: the artist observes the dichotomies that often characterize the individual and the difficulty of the human being to accept their co-existence. Leveraging our common imaginary, her attempt gives back to the observer artworks that represent the duality of things, creating abstract characters that portrait each of us. 

Leather, aluminum, synthetic hair, chains, plexiglass, latex and hooks give birth to an impeccable and highly aestheticized vision in order to attract the viewers and introduce them to a wider range of possibilities as a lens to approach reality. 

In the border zone between discomfort and comfort, between power dynamics and the power of fragility, between love and lust, pain and vulnerability, libido and repulsion, body and narrative, the artist opens up spaces of freedom and resistance.

Solo exhibitions

  • 2022

    Shifting Balance, OneRoom Gallery, London

  • 2021

    Ultravioletto, art residency at Nord Resine, curated by Ultravioletto, Susegana 

  • 2020

    Sam, BitCorp for Art, Milano

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2023

    Cremona Art Week (curated by Rossella Farinotti), Museo Diocesano Cremona.

  • 2022

    Spettinateat Luogo_e, Bergamo

    Towards the Pillars of Hercules, presented by Boscolo Collection Art Programme
    Curated by BeAdvisors Art Department & Atipografia with the collaboration of Mattia Pozzoni Art Advisory

    The paradise is exactly like where you are right now only much, much better, Palazzo
    Franzone Spinola di Luccoli, Genova

  • 2021

    Fluid Shapes, curated by YetArt Agency in collaboration with Espressoh, Tube Culture Hall, Milano

    Avalanche, curated by Regatta, at Regatta, Dusseldorf

    Over and Above, curated by Natasa Radojevic and Jelena Dakonovic, in collaboration with Aria Art Gallery (Florence) and Federico Luger Gallery (Milan), at Drina Gallery, Belgrade

    KRU, collective exhibition curated by Chiara Guidi and Gloria Amorena, at Palazzo del Medico, Carrara

    Leftlovers, curated by Luca Poncetta and Localedue, at Localedue, Bologna

    Alla mattina appena alzata, Canale Milva curated by Giada Olivotto and Camilla Paolino, hosted on Lumpen Station, Geneve

  • 2020

    Do you think this is the best way to start, at MASSIMO, Milano

  • 2019

    The Oranges of the Sunrise, editorial contribution made with Alberta Romano, Media Naranja, Marseille

Residencies and prize

  • 2022

    MMAT Aquisition Prize 2022, residency hosted by Kupfer Project, London

  • 2021

    Ultravioletto, art residency at Nord Resine, curated by Ultravioletto, Susegana


2022 | Eco leather, steel hook, steel chain, synthetic hairs | about 90 x 40 cm Ø 2 cm

All photo credits to Luca Matarazzo.

Moonchild I, Moonchild II

2022 | Plexiglass, synthetic hairs, steel chain, stud | 71 x 48 x 6 cm

All photo credits to Luca Matarazzo.

The Burned (Entropic dance)

2023 | Leather, synthetic hair, plexiglass, resin | Variable dimensions

Cremona Contemporanea | Art Week stems from the need to reaffirm in Italy and abroad the value of Cremona through a dialogue between its places and contemporary artists. The cultural heritage in the city area, which counts numerous historic buildings, small and large squares, private galleries and disused spaces to be rediscovered, today is still on the margins of the artistic and cultural scene and needs to be reactivated, enhanced and promoted. Cremona Contemporanea | Art Week is a project promoted by the Culture Department of the City of Cremona, curated by Rossella Farinotti. 

All photo credits to Andrea Rossetti.

Untitled (What about your limits)

2022 | Ink on paper, clay cigarettes | 35 x 50 x 6 cm


2021 | Carbon fiber, resin | 90 x 450 x 40 cm

Realized in collaboration with Nord Resine Courtesy
All photo credits to Lorenzo Mariotti.

Untitled (Animistic Totem)

2022 | Burned chestnut wood, stailess steel | 66,5 x 49 x 2 cm

All photo credits to Crates Design.