Nicolas is a French activist who has been involved for many years in various collectives defending minorities’ rights in France (LGBTIQ, women, migrants, etc.) while working in cultural cooperation between France and the Middle-East
He has organized various events and festivals to promote Arab contemporary cultures in France, such as association Maalish or Festival RevolusonR. Working for dance, music and cinema organizations, he also participates as a journalist or consultant on topics related to the contemporary artistic creation in the Arab world.
Nicolas Gilles has worked for some of the most important cultural organizations in Egypt, such as Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, Cairo Contemporary Arts Festival... He is the co-founder of ANKH association.