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Nicole Ruggiero x Ines AlphaUS+FR

Nicole Ruggiero x Ines Alpha<sup>US+FR</sup>
Nicole Ruggiero x Ines AlphaUS+FR

Nicole Ruggiero is a 3D visual artist from NYC and makes work based on the internet and online trends. Her work concentrates on technology and the emotional and social culture around it. Her most recent works explore themes of online popularity, digital emotions, sexuality, feminism, and the female gaze. She expresses these themes through 3D figures and nostalgic relics, blurring the line between the virtual and the real. Working mainly in 3D with a background in graphic design, she creates animations and visuals for augmented reality, virtual reality, commissions, events, and animations.

Nicole has shown and has spoken in places all over the world such as: Tokyo, Beijing, London, Sydney, Berlin, India, LA, & NYC. Her work has also been featured in publications such as New York Times, Adult Swim, VICE, Glamour, Widewalls, Monopol, NestHQ, and Keen On. She is driven by learning new technologies, involves herself in the culture surrounding them, and constantly learns new skills to further develop her work.

Paris based Ines Alpha is a Parisian multidisciplinary artist who specializes in 3D make-up. Alpha is at the forefront of the digital beauty revolution. With a background in advertising and art direction, she collaborates with artists, musicians and models on Instagram to create bewitching 3D face make-up and augmented reality filters that bloom, quiver and sprout on screen. Her phantasmagorical body of work playfully challenges limited beauty standards and ideals using AR and 3D animation to present hybrid, fabricated facia futures.

Ines’s work has been selected to exhibit internationally at Out of Print #1, le coeur, Paris 2018, Out of Print #2, iso amsterdam, Amsterdam 2019, Homoinstagramus, EP7, Paris, 2019, The 1st digital avatar fashion show, EP7, Paris 2019, Festival Maintenant, ‘Metamorphoses 3.0’, Rennes, 2019,Mask off, Berlin, 2019,Link in bio, MDBK, Leipzig, 2019, Nicer Tuesdays, Talk, The Oval, London, 2019, The future of body and beauty, Cosnova convention, Frankfurt, 2019,Hervisions x ArtNight, London 2019, Post Vision, Body Optimized, LES Manhattan, 2019, Non-Stick Nostalgia, MAD, New York, 2019, Face-up, Tate Modern, Face-up Tate Britain 2019.

Tears In The Wind - Video, 2018

In the digital realm, you can choose to feel whatever you want in whatever way you want. Tears don't have to be sad, they can look beautiful. Tears In The Wind shows the beauty in sadness and the calm it brings afterwards.

3D make-up by Ines Alpha
Background graphics and modeling by Nicole Ruggiero
Music by Maxo