BAM-BOO was Nichols' first solo exhibition in London, awarded to her as the Main Prize Winner of the Barbican Arts Group Trust Open, selected by Florence Peake and Tai Shani.
BAM-BOO brought together new tactile and geometric compositions using existing materials gathered from the area surrounding the Barbican Arts Group Trust and accumulated over time from different studios and various artist residencies which Nichols has undertaken.
Treating the relations between these found objects more like aspects of an organism than an installation, this body of work materialised a process that had no definite ending. Nichols is interested in improvisation and movement, and each composition she created was balanced and temporary; open to new configurations.
Throughout the exhibition the viewer witnessed new iterations, as the organism shifted, collapsed and renewed. In this way, Nichols blurred the line between studio and gallery, proposing that the gallery becomes a site of interrogation with regards to the creative process, both for the artist and the viewer.