Tara Nicholson incorporates photography and installation to investigate the idea of going ‘further north’ and the desire to explore wild territories. She has travelled throughout the Arctic to document climatology in northern Canada, Greenland and Russia. Within her research there is a blurring of the line between sci-fi and science while exploring possibilities of climate research to render new experiences of northern landscape. Nicholson has exhibited across Canada including the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Vernon Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria with an upcoming show at the Oxygen Art Centre. Nicholson teaches at the University of Victoria and holds an MFA from Concordia University. Recently she attended ‘Earthed’ a climate-centered residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and has received funding from Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.

Her PhD research will produce a connected body of exploratory landscape studies linking escalating changes within the Anthropocene. Examining rewilding, resurrection biology and intervention extinction studies while witnessing connected waves of Indigenous and setter-allied land activism, Nicholson will explore the role of art within activism and how the interpretation of climate research can affect its outcomes.