The Frank-Ratchye Project Space presents “Nightmare Vacation” an immersive installation by Nicki Aquino that explores what lingers in the dark corners of the unconscious. Drawing inspiration from horror films, such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Shining (1980), and Get Out (2017); this exhibit connects horror motifs to larger concepts of power, domination, and the monstrous “other.”
This installation encourages viewers to reflect on their own past and recurring dreams and consider the following: What could these dreams mean? What values, aspirations, and fears are revealed in these dreams? Further, in what ways does your own psyche reflect larger values and fears in the local, national, and global sphere?
Second Saturday Reception
December 10 | 4–8 pm
December 9 – Jan 21, 2023
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nicki is an Asian Pacific Islander American artist and educator. She was born and raised in the Richmond District of San Francisco. She received her BA from Pitzer College (Education and Community Engagement) in 2021. Her work documents her continuous exploration of ascribed/prescribed identity, (re)appropriation, perception, and belonging through various artistic mediums—such as relief printmaking, painting, and sculpture.