An Artivist

Nicole Dizon is a first generation Filipina-American artivist (artist-activist) from Los Angeles. At a young age, she heavily explored studio art and photography and fell in love with film due to its beautiful integration of various artforms. At the University of California, Irvine, she was 1 of 34 seniors selected out of 8,800 graduates for her leadership in key involvements and service to the university. After she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Film and Media Studies, she freelanced as a production assistant on shows such as NBC’s Timeless, Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, and more. She finished working as an accounting clerk for Apple’s Are You Sleeping, and premiered, “Boxed,” her first short documentary on overseas Filipino workers, at the Asian World Film Festival 2018. Last year, she volunteered at The Underground Museum and CoachArt, a nonprofit that mentors chronically ill children in an art of their choice. Dizon commits to sharing the intersectional experiences of the Asian American diaspora in her work and strives for gender and racial equity in the industry.