Nik Forrest

Nik Forrest (born 1964) is a visual and media artist who lives in Montreal. Born in Edinburgh,[1] their practice includes video, drawing, installation and sound art. They completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985 and a master's degree in open media from Concordia University in 1995.[2] They are currently working on an interdisciplinary research-creation PhD at Concordia exploring trans-ecologies, sound and listening practices.

They are best known for short experimental videos.[3] They participated in international artist residencies including the CALQ residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina and The Canada Council studio at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Their work is included in collections at The National Gallery of Canada,[1] The Saskatchewan Arts Board[4] and Concordia University.[5]

They directed the film My Heart the Rock Star in 2001 as part of a video collaboration with artists Annie Martin and Nelson Henricks titled "My Heart." This was a reflective piece focusing on childhood memory and gender fluctuation.[6][7] They have been involved in sound and video performances including Leibig12 (in collaboration with audio artist Nancy Tobin) in Berlin in 2014.

Artist Code: 512



2003, 06:00 minutes, Colour, English


2002, 24:00 minutes, colour & B & W, English


2002, 04:00 minutes, B&W, English

My Heart the Rock Star

2001, 02:00 minutes, colour, English, closed caption, English subtitles

Stravaig Errance

1999, 09:35 minutes, colour, English


1997, 09:00 minutes, colour, English


1995, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

Imagined Self

1990, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Anima / Animus

1989, 05:00 minutes, colour, English