Nicole Antebi

Assistant Professor of Illustration and Animation, Fine Arts

Nicole Antebi (she/her/hers) is an animator/filmmaker who makes things that move, loop, and sometimes hold. She came of age on the northwest bank of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo on the El Paso/Juárez border. The importance of movement as it concerns the dignity of people and rivers was a formative part of her childhood and the foundation of the work she does today. She is an assistant professor of Illustration and Animation at The University of Arizona and previously taught at CUNY Queens College, SUNY Albany, and 2019 she was a visiting professor at la Universidad de las Américas, Puebla. She has collaborated on numerous transmedia projects that have premiered at Machine Project, Queens Museum, MexiCali Biennial, The Armory Center for the Arts, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Anthology Film Archives, Fridman Gallery, High Desert Test Sites and developed several animated essays appearing at Topic, Longreads, and The Atlantic. She is currently working on a short, animated documentary about the long-embattled Barrio Duranguito located in El Paso, Texas.


  • MFA, Visual Art, California Institute of the Arts, 2001