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Name  Nia Burks

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Alma mater  Virginia Commonwealth University, Maryland Institute College of Art

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Nia Burks is an American artist working with the mediums of video, performance and sound. Her work incorporates popular culture, found footage, social media and pole dance elements. She investigates new media theory and gender theory. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia.


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Burks attended Virginia Commonwealth University graduating in 2006 with a BFA in Sculpture. She received an MA in Digital Media from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Photography and Film Department.

She is currently a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching in the Kinetic Imaging department.

Burks has also been the artist in residence at Takt Kunsteproject in Berlin.


Burks' work has been featured in numerous shows globally. Her work has also been featured on Rhizome at the New Museum and Creativity Online’s “Pick Of The Day” shortly after the creation of Angry Gamers in 2010.

Selected Shows

  • Symbiotic Output, Berlin Germany, 2011
  • Three Inch Canvas, Jyväskylä Art Museum, 2011
  • Irresistible Apparaus, Studio 8 West, Richmond, Virginia, 2010
  • New Media, Sex and Culture in the 21st Century, Museum of New Art, Detroit Michigan, 2010
  • Glitch Festival, Chicago, Illinois, 2010
  • Sex Cells, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York, 2009
  • References

    Nia Burks Wikipedia