Nikki Fragala Barnes (@bynikkibarnes) is an experimental poet and participatory installation artist. An arts activist, Barnes centers material works on accessibility, land-based public histories, and the poetics of place, including monuments and multilingual/translated works.
An independent editor and curator, Barnes served as the Poetry Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Obra/Artifact, a literary journal of experimental works before joining the Editorial Collective for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Barnes has exhibited/performed works at the Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL) and The Liminal (Valencia, Spain). Her work is also held in private collections internationally.
She is earning a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology while teaching poetry writing at the University of Central Florida.