NIKI KOHANDEL

(b. 2000, Paris) 
is an artist and filmmaker, in her third year of undergraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

She is interested in filming mothers and daughters, houses and flowers, and all sorts of things which, like a relationship, can be nurtured, but also grow out of control. Through the use of both analogue and digital photography and filmmaking, the spoken and written word, she aims to create visual poems that also act as socio-political narratives, conjuring family ghosts, one bedtime story at a time.

Niki's work has been shown as part of group screenings with Habibi Collective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and LUX Moving Image in collaboration with Central Saint-Martins, London.


For vimeo screeners, inquiries or collaboration please email

For Shahr-e-Farang,
please email shahrefarang.project@gmail.com

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NIKI KOHANDEL 

(b. 2000, Paris)
is an artist and filmmaker, in her third year of undergraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

Niki is interested in filming mothers and daughters, houses and flowers, and all sorts of things which, like a relationship, can be nurtured, but also grow out of control. Through the use of both analogue and digital photography and filmmaking, the spoken and written word, she aims to create visual poems that also act as socio-political narratives, conjuring family ghosts, one bedtime story at the time.

Niki's work has been shown as part of group screenings with Habibi Collective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and LUX Moving Image in collaboration with Central Saint-Martins, London.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2021

Current:
Slade 150 Past, Present, Future, Octagon Gallery, UCL
Nov: ‘Stealing Vegetables’ curated by Cherry Song, Hal H. Lewis & Qiu Janye
Aug: Noorderlicht Photo, Groeningen,
‘The Makeable Mind: Student Open Call’.
Jul: The Chemistry of Feeling, Community exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus, Dubaï, UAE.
May: POSTED, era journal postcard exhibition
Apr: contributor to form IV/Thing 18 ‘From the drained pool’

2020

Sept: Mommy’s Rug video installation screening at ‘Juice’, a group exhibition curated by Cherry Song, Shenzhen, China.
Feb: I am that flower (2019) screening at Platform 1, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK.

2019

Dec: Spaceship. Dungeon. Zoo.
A group exhibition at Alvaro Barrington’s studio, London. 
May: CSM Foundation Show, Lethaby Gallery, London.
CSM x LUX Moving Image, London 
Waterlow Art Park II, London. East Meets West,
Platform 272 Gallery, London, UK.


PRESS

2021
UCL News, 7 questions with Niki Kohandel

2020
era journal, UCL Arts & Culture Interview: Niki Kohandel


EDUCATION

2019 - 2023 : BA Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
2018 - 2019 : Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Central Saint-Martins, UAL


AWARDS

2021 
Sue Jamieson Memorial Award



1. Chemistry of Feeling, Installation shot, Courtesy of Raheed Allaf
2. Open Closed, 2019, (1’28) at LUX Moving Image
3. Blossom, 2019, digital print on tyvek behind aviary grid, Waterlow Park