"Life is too short to slip past" - Nico Chacón
I have known Nico socially for many years through common friends from Madrid. He is a person with a special spark and likeability, instantly friendly and approachable; someone with that 'X'
Factor so to say. However I could never tell exactly what was behind this feeling you get when you talk to him face to face. It is only through the social networks that I learnt how talented Nico
is. It was a great surprise when I started seeing pictures online of his amazing art creations, and now, when I have learnt about his art and creative trajectory, is when everything falls into
place and the jigsaw finally makes sense. It is his talent what transcends his personal interactions; Like his art, Nico is multifaceted, bright, beautifully complex and full of energy.
Nico was born in Guasdualito on the 28th of October 1975, in the so-called region of “Llanos de Venezuela” (Venezuelan plains). He was given the name of Nicasio David by his parents Carmelo
Antonio and Nicasia. He’s the sixth of 12 children.
He was a restless, inquisitive and diverse child, proving very young a huge interest in the art world since he appears on stage for first time at the age of 7 whilst still in Dr.Julio de Armas
School where he performs his primary school. At the age of 9 he already forms part of the local theatre company with a deep involvement in every project while notable for his creativity
which always has proven his most valuable quality. He commences Secondary School at “La Granja Agropecuaria del El Amparo” with his acting skills as a cover letter. At the age of 13, he moves to
San Cristobal and he’s admitted in a Seminary where he continues the Secondary School. He performs in local theatre plays and even direct some. When he is 16, goes back to his home town to finish
the second part of his bachelor’s degree. He there starts his dance studies under the direction of the choreographer Henry Colombiani at the “Grupo de Danzas Nacionalistas Doña Yolanda Moreno”.
He completes High School at the age of 18 and plans to move to Caracas to study acting but personal circumstances and lack of resources don’t allow him so he decides to return to San Cristobal
and to begin studying Industrial Engineering at the Táchira University. He combines his studies with dance and theatre studies under the baton of the Cuban dancer Ramona Garcia. Shortly after
commencing the studies, his mother informs him that she can no longer afford paying for his studies so he decides to combine work and college.
Following his acting potential, he creates and develops his alter-ego “Nico”, a clown character with whom he achieves a remarkable success among the city high-class playing in all kind of events.
After this period, he finds the way to re-start and enrols in the Art, Cinema and TV School “JC ACTORS” under the direction of the Puertorican master Juan Carlos Morales. He combines
these studies with an intensive course at “CORAZZA” School of Theatre with the Juan Carlos Corazza in the lead. He participates also in the School of Improvisation “MATCH IMPRO” with Eneas
To find more about the artist's work please visit www.facebook.com/shiningzoobynicochacon