Nico Espinoza (Curicó, Chile, 1986) is a sound artist currently based in Lisbon. His artwork critically explores the socio-political tensions between universal abstraction and local experience present in the contemporary discourses on cognition, ecology and technology.

His collaborative sound pieces, designs, technologies and installations have been exhibited at BoCA Biennial of Contemporary Arts (Fábrica da Cerveja, Faro, 2023), Llevant Teatre (Granollers-Barcelona, 2023), Pergine Festival (Pergine, 2023), Sound Art Festival LISBOA SOA (Quartel Largo Cabeço de Bola, Lisboa, 2023), Nowhere (Lisboa, 2023), UdK Berlin SoundS Master Exhibit (Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, 2022), Sensing The City Sense of The City (Zwitschermaschine, Berlin, 2022), Art Basel (Basel, 2021), Tip of The Iceberg (GlogauAir, Berlin, 2021), Polyphone (Kunstsammlung Gera, 2021), AFTERimage 4 (SoundsAbout, Berlin, 2021), ZKM ne(x)t_generation 8.5 Streaming festival (2021), Reflections (Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin, 2021), The Politics of Listening (Studio One , UNSW, Sydney, 2018), Being Human Festival (Queen Mary University of London, Londres, 2018), Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics (Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, 2018), (Rio de Janeiro, 2018), Paisagens Invisíveis (MuBE, São Paulo, 2017), Artificial Idiocracy (Raumschiff, Linz, 2017), Centro de Artes da Maré (Rio de Janeiro, 2016) and Creative Lab occupation (Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, 2016).

He has also designed immersive sound experiences for creative studios and scientific institutions such as Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (Lisbon, 2023), Cluster Matters of Activity of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Cutting research project, 2021), JPG.ARQ (Brazilian Pavilion at Expo 2020), (Banco do Brasil Cultural Center commission, 2019).

He holds an M.A. in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts from the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin) and an M.Sc. in Electronics from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Valparaíso, Chile).