Nicky Ni is a recent M.A. candidate in Art History and Arts Administration at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she also received her B.A. in Art History. Additionally, she holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and French from Northwestern University. Her research interests include computer-based art that involves real-time simulation and the reception of contemporary Chinese art in a global context. Ni is co-founder of LITHIUM, a Chicago-based gallery dedicated to time-based art. Ni currently serves as Program Assistant at Lampo. Previously, she worked as Curatorial Assistant at Conversations at the Edge and as Graduate Distribution Assistant at Video Data Bank. She has also assisted with the exhibition, Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat., at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has worked at the Hyde Park Art Center, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and was a Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the Sullivan Galleries of SAIC.