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Balboa Nicoz

Nicoz Balboa was born in Rome.
she graduated at the I.E.D.(European institut of design) of Rome and did a 3 month stage at the E.S.A.G. of Paris.

in 1996 she start to self-produce her comics with some fanzines called Catholic Girls, Caccapiscia (PeePoo) and she went on the years with several minibook as Cuoricini, Pochi Intimi, Axe Rouge, Maison, Adesivi, Njcoz’s Girls. in 2005 she publish her first solo comic-album “Nicozrama” with the Centro Fumetto Andrea Pazienza. and in 2008 she publish another solo comick-book named “les larmes the crocodile” for the french publisher “DIANTRE!“

she partecipates to lots of collective exhibitions as “micropop nipposuggestioni” and “beautiful dreamers” at the Angel Art Gallery of Milan with ( Ana Bagayan, Marcel Dzama, Greg Gossel, Alex Gross, Kukula, Takashi Murakami, Aya Takano and others),“sweet street” at gallery nucleus of Los Angeles,  “whaleless” at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin and in London, “world of illustration” at Intoxicated Demons Gallery in Berlin, “don’t say motherfucker, motherfucker” at the MFGallery of New York, “Knock your socks off” at the Head Quarters Gallery of Montreal, Dirty Show” in Detroit, “immigrant punk” at Black Maria Gallery of Los Angeles, ” SKULLS OF ROME” in Rome organized by DRAGO editions, “Girls Adventures” at Arkel gallery in Bruxell, “Pop Invaders” and “Money-Lisa” at Mondo POP gallery in Rome, “art shake” at mondo bizzarro gallery in Rome.

she did also 2personal exhibition in Paris (at the Toast Gallery and at the Tribal Act Gallery ), one in Berlin (at cell63 art gallery) called “animal wisdom” and on in Bari (at the fabrica fluxus) called “magical mystery wood”.

her comics, artworks and illustrations appeared also on magazines as the french Target Magazine, RUGGED (the Carhart magazine), KULT magazine, Stripburger, the spanish LOOK DE BOOK and on the PDF formats as in the magazine Ideafixa or as a PDF solo comic-album on electrocomics.com named LUNATICA. or such magazines as Slow Food interwieved her, the art-site juxtapoz.com made and online article about her. illustrationmundo.com and the italian slap-press.com refered her website.

she’ve realized a 2minutes cartoon with the french group Le dernier Cri for the film “les religions sauvages“.

she often work for rock bands doin’ rock-posters ( Unsane, Motorama, the Normals, the Intellectuals, Bloody Hollies, the Smackdown etc…)
her new passion is sewing cute bags and carpets and stay  with her newborn babygirl.

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