Nica Aquino is a multidisciplinary artist, analog photographer, and educator originally from Los Angeles, California. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and an MA in Visual Culture from the School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Her work reveals place, identity, diaspora, and the cross-cultural experience through a photographic lens and a variety of mixed media. Through photography, viewers see through the eyes of a first generation Ilokana-American trying to navigate North American culture and drawing inspiration from the people and places around her, exploring the commonality of diverse immigrant diasporas and communities in the US and beyond.