Niko Solorio

Bio Niko Solorio is a multi-media artist and experimental musician from Los Angeles who often performs under the moniker of POCKET NIKO and + TAX. His musical stylings have been described as "Neo-Medieval-Minimalist-Electro-Pop" as well as "Global-Electro-SuperCorn-with 90's Fetish". In addition to his solo work he recently formed the band ETIQUETTE FOR GENTLEMEN with Hamburg, Germany based graphic designer/musician Michi Schmid (A.K.A. General Hell). They released their debut album last fall via Banndcamp.

Born in Los Angeles in 1979, Solorio earned a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2007). Following his graduation from CalArts, Solorio attended the Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany as a guest student of video artist Bjorn Melhus. Niko Solorio has performed and exhibited his work both in the U.S. and abroad including shows at the Grand Hotel Londres, (Istanbul); Transvizualia, (Gdynia); Kunstverein Hannover, (Hannover); Redcat, (Los Angeles); X-Initiative, (New York); Fanfulla 101, (Rome); Mudam Luxembourg, (Luxembourg); Cercle Blanc, (Berlin); PS1, (New York), and How To Become A Cult Leader, (London).

ARTIST STATMENT: I am a poet and provocateur.

Art & Research Interests: Creative Trouble

Keywords: Diva

Website: www.nikosolorio.com

Other media: https://soundcloud.com/niko-solorio http://pocketniko.bandcamp.com/ https://etiquetteforgentlemen.bandcamp.com/releases https://vimeo.com/nikosolorio https://www.youtube.com/user/NikoSolorio