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 starts to self-produce her comics with some fanzines called Catholic Girls, Caccapiscia and she went on during the years with several minibooks as Cuoricini, Pochi Intimi, Axe Rouge, Maison, Adesivi, Njcoz’s Girls. in 2005 she publishes her first solo comic-album “Nicozrama” with the Centro Fumetto Andrea Pazienza and in 2008 she publishes another solo comick-book named “les larmes de 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, “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 publisher DRAGO, “Pop Invaders” and “Money-Lisa” at Mondo POP gallery in Rome, “italian pop surrealism” at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome, “AMBASSADORS OF THE OTHERWORDLY
(with Mark Ryden, Junko Mizuno, Michael Hussar, Camilla d’Errico, Jennybird Alcantara, Andy Kehoe, Gary Taxali, Luciano Civettini) at Rue De Beauce gallery in Paris.
she did also few personal exhibitions; in Paris at Rue De Beauce gallery (double solo show called “a dream within a dream” with french artist Ciou), in New York City at MF gallery (3 women solo show with japanese Aya Kakeda and american Angie Mason), in Berlin at Cell 63 gallery (show called “animal wisdom”) and in Bari atFabrica Fluxus gallery (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 or as a PDF solo comic-album on electrocomics.com named LUNATICA curated by german comic autor Ulli Lust. such magazines as Slow Food interwieved her, the art-site juxtapoz.com and frizzifrizzi.it 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, Gipsy Rufina, Pasta & Patate etc…).
she’s a shy tattooer and
she has a cute and smart daughter and
her new passion is to draw daily on a moleskine agenda (she calls it “MOMeskine) and putting all that on a blog.
Nato nel 1969, per un tot ho fatto (male) le solite scuole compiuti i 18 anni ho seguito il corso di grafica allo I.E.D. dal 1988 al 1993, in questi anni ho lavorato per diverse case editrici (Magic Press, Coniglio editore, Arcana) come grafico.
Blood Party nasce nl 2013 come compendio grafico ad un mini album su cassetta del mio gruppo Intellectuals, le sei canzoni avevano tutte come tema delle storie horror che a loro modo raccontavano gli aspetti oscuri del nostro quotidiano. Per farlo ho creato questo personaggio dal tratto primitivo, con la testa di mostro marino e l’espressione fissa nel vuoto facendolo diventare protagonista di piccoli quadretti a volte violenti a volte grotteschi dettati dalle storie delle canzoni.
Esauritasi la casseta ed esauritosi anche il gruppo, l’uomo pesce è rimasto, e continuerà a vivere le sue storie nere fino al giorno dell’apocalisse.