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Nicky Enright


DJ Lightbolt (Nicky Enright) is a multi-media artist whose work explores the theory and practice of borders, and the intersection of image and sound. His work resides at the crossroads of audio and visual media. His art is exhibited internationally at venues such as the World Bank and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington D.C., the Select Fair at Art Basel, Miami, and the Emerson Gallery Berlin, in Germany. He has executed numerous commissions for clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, and NASA, in Washington DC, and he is a fellow at A Blade of Grass foundation. He was an apexart Global Fellow based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a polyglot and multi-instrumentalist that presides over nightlife and performs for art happenings worldwide. He earned a BFA from The Cooper Union, and an MFA from Hunter College. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, he lives and works in the Bronx, NY. 

Watch Past Performances

Video 3/1/2015: DJ Lightbolt and Adriel Luis

Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’s musical explorations, Lightbolt and poet/curator/visual artist Luis create a live, border-crossing, sonic journey using cutting-edge, projected digital audio apps and state-of-the-art DJ gear by creating The Slick Road Mix, a taste of the cosmopolitan synthesis that technology is increasingly empowering in the early 21st century. Presented in collaboration with the Washington Performing Arts Mars Urban Arts Initiative.

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