Ei Arakawa &
Nikolas Gambaroff

 

Selected Works
Biography
Exhibitions
 

BIOGRAPHIEs

(Nikolas Gambaroff below)

EI ARAKAWA

*1977  in Fukushima, Japan. Lives and works in New York
2004 – 2006   M.F.A. in Film/Video, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2005 – 2006   Studio Program, Whitney Museum of American Arts Independent Study Program, NY
2000 – 2004   B.F.A. Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Auction of Souls, with Nikolas Gambaroff, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin

2015
Overduin & Co., Los Angels, with Karl Holmqvist

2014
Hollybush Gardens, London, UK, with Karl Holmqvist
Rise Projects/The Silvie Fleming Collection, London, with Karl Holmqvist

2012
I am an employee of United, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
Ei Arakawa & Nora Schultz, Social Scarecrows Printing Fields, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Bodycard Testimonials, with Nikolas Gambaroff, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, as UNITED BROTHERS with Kerstin Brätsch, Jeffrey Rosen, and Sergei Tcherepnin

2011
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, with Sergei Tcherepnin
CAC Brétigny, curated by Pierre Bal-Branc, Paris, France, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
The Showroom, London, UK, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany, with JXXXA HFBK HH and Yuki Kimura

2010   
Casco - The Office for Art, Design, and Theory, Utrecht, with Mari Mukai, Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
Galerie Neu, Berlin

2009
Künsthalle Zürich, curated by Beatrix Ruf, with Nikolas Gambaroff, Nick Mauss, and Nora Schultz
Prochoice, Vienna, with Nikolas Gambaroff
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, curated by Axel John Wieder, Stuttgart, Germany, with Sergei Tcherepnin
Sculpture Center, NY, as Grand Openings (GOS)*
New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2008
Front Room at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, curated by Anthony Huberman, St. Louis, USA
Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, with Henning Bohl and Nora Schultz

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Tbilisi16., Organized by Daniel Baumann and Kunsthalle Zürich, Tbilisi
We Call It Ludwig, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
The 9th Berlin Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, with Dan Poston and Stefan Tcherepnin
Painting 2.0: Expression In The Information Age, MUMOK – Museum Modern Kunst Stiftung Ludwig
Wien,Vienna, Austria, with Shimon Minamikawa

2015
Painting 2.0: Expression In The Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Buchstabenfest 2015, Zollamt, Bad Rakersburg, Austria
In (The Mix) and on the go (Univers) for those in the know (Wanda), Scriptings, Berlin, with Nikolas Gambaroff
The Radiants, curated by UNITED BROTHERS and Jacob King, Bortolami Gallery, NY

2014
Man & Play, curated by XYZcollective, Brennan & Griffin, NY, with Shimon Minamikawa
Athletic Valentin, curated by CURA. magazine, Galerie Chez Valentine, Paris
Gwangju Biennale 2014, curated by Jessica Morgan, Gwangju, South Korea, with Inza Lim
New Intimacies, Hotel ANTEROOM KYOTO Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, with Sergei Tcherepnin
I’m a Painting, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
In The Near Future, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
And Life Goes On..., curated by Karl Holmqvist, Between Bridges, Berlin, with Nora Schultz
The Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, with Carissa Rodriguez
Vienna Complex, curated by Cosima Rainer, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY, with Shimon Minamikawa
LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 2, nGbK – neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin, with Sergei
Tcherepnin

2013
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg
Love Aids Riot Sex 2 - Kunst Aids Aktivismus 1995 Bis Heute, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin
Out Of Doubt! - Roppongi Crossing 2013, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Landpartie, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Boltensternraum Baden, Baden near Vienna
Chat Jet - Painting ‹Beyond› The Medium, Künstlerhaus, der Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz

2012
A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, Tate Modern, London
Abstra & 12 Artists/Her Name Is Abstra, Daido Soko, Kyoto, Japan, with Shimon Minamikawa
Say It Loud, DISTRICT, Berlin, Germany, with Nikolas Gambaroff
30th São Paulo Biennial, Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
12. Triennale der Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach, near Stuttgart
Biennale di Venezia - 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
I knOw yoU, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Some Redemptions, Soloway, New York
Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language, curated by Laura Hoptman, The Museum of Modern Art, NY,with Nikolas Gambaroff
Il Regalo, Overdoin and Kite, Los Angels, as UNITED BROTHERS, as well as Ei Arakawa

2011
Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual, selected by Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss, White Columns, NY, (GOS)
Exquisite Corpse Pose, curated by Olivia Shao, Elisabeth Ivers Gallery, NY, (GOS)
Halle Für Kunst Lüneburg, Germany, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT and Nhu Duong
Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT
Marking By Disclosure, ESSEX STREET, NY, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT and Nhu Duong
Le Printemps de Septembre, curated by Anne Pontegue, Toulouse,
Open-Ended Propositions, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Group Affinity, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich (GOS)
Hasta Mañana, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT, as well as with Silke Otto-Knapp
Tokyo Story 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
Valoda mākslā / Two Occasions. Fig. 7 – Konkrēti piemēri, curated by Egija Inzule, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia, with Nikolas Gambraoff
That’s The Way We Do It, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
Jo Baer, curated by Anthony Huberman, The Artist’s Institute, NY, with Nikolas Gambaroff
Valoda Mākslā / Two Occasions, curated by Egija Inzule, kim?, Riga, with Nikolas Gambaroff
Edition / Non Edition, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, with Nikolas Gambaroff
The Other Tradition, curated by Elena Filipovic, Wiels, Brussel, Belgium, with Silke Otto-Knapp
Quiet Attentions: Departure from Women, curated by Mizuki Takahashi, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan, with Yuki Kimura and Jutta Koether

2010
cactus craze, curated by Jean-Michel Wicker with Gregorio Magnani, Kunst Werke, Berlin, with Karl Holmqvist
Quadruple-Consciousness, curated by Malik Gaines, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, with Sergei Tcherepnin
Greening Green, curated by Sewon Oh, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Frieze Projects, curated by Sarah McCrory, Frieze Art Foundation, London, UK, with Karl Holmqvist
Pro Choice in Schattendorf, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf, with Nikolas Gambaroff
Greater New York 2010, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, NY (GOS)
GNY: 5 Year Review, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, NY
Scene Grammar, Parra & Romero, Madrid (GOS)
PROVENCE, Halle Für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
Runaway Train, Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (GOS)

2009
Tbilisi 6. Never On Sunday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi, with Sergei Tcherepnin
IS A BOOK, IS A SHOP, IS A SHOW, curated by Egija Inzule and Maja Wismer, The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia (GOS)
Bridges and Tunnels: New Jerseyy at Hard Hat, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland (GOS)
Collaborations, curated by Gernot Wieland, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany, with Nora Schultz
Bulletinboard Blvd., Pro Choice, Vienna, Austria, with Patrick Price

2008
TBILISI 5. Wednesday was Thursday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi, with Sergei Tcherepnin, Gela Patashuri, and Daniel Baumann
Yokohama Triennale 2008, directed by Tsutomu Mizusawa, Kanagawa, Japan, with Mari Mukai
2008 Altoids Award, curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Jarrett Gregory, New Museum, NY
Shadow Play (I) – Shodow of Things, Studio Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin

2007
TERRIBLE VIDEO, organized by John Kelsey, Kunsthalle Zürich Parallel, Zurich, Switzerland (GOS)
TBILISI 4. Everyday is Saturday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Cumberto/Space, Tbilisi (GOS), also with Sergei Tcherepnin and Stefan Tcherepnin
Making a Home, curated by Eric Shiner, Japan Society Gallery, NY A screening project organized by Paul Chang and Jay Sanders, Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France, with Sergei Tcherepnin
Syntropia, NGBK – Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin
Various Small Fires, curated by the MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London
Our Land Is Our Land, organized by Ronnie Bass, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, organized by Sean Paul, Scott Lyall, and Blake Rayne, Paris

2006
Bunch Alliance and Dissolve, organized by Public-Holiday Projects, Contemporary Arts Center,Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (GOS)
Tbilisi 3. Let’s Stay Alive Till Monday, organized by Daniel Baumann, Children National Gallery, Tbilisi (GOS)
Keep Passing The Open Windows, or Happiness, curated by Anke Kempkes, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Continuous Project #8, CNEAI, Paris/Chatou, France, with Simon Baier
Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition 2005 – 2006, Chelsea Art Museum, NY

2005
Tbilisi 2. Wednesday Calls The Future, organized by Art Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory andDaniel Baumann, National Art Center, Tbilisi (GOS)
Lesser New York, organized by Fia Backstrom Production, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Succeeding Where The Hippies Failed, curated by Ethan Breckenridge, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY
Don’t Think About Me, I’m Alright, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY
Poets of Miniature, curated by Clifford Borress, Office Ops, Brooklyn, NY
Diversity + Self-Identity, curated by Jeanne Siegel, Visual Arts Gallery, NY
Performances/short projects

2012
The Museum of Modern Art, NY, with Nora Schultz
Bulletin Board, organized by Pati Hertling, UNITED BROTHERS with DAS INSTITUT and Sergei Tcherepnin
The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, as UNITED BROTHERS with Kerstin Brätsch, DAS INSTITUT, Jeffrey Rosen, and Sergei Tcherepnin
The Society For Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, as UNITED BROTHERS with Kerstin Brätsch, DAS INSTITUT, Nhu Duong, Jeffrey Rosen, and Sergei Tcherepnin

2011
Tokyo Experimental Festival – Sound, Art & Performance, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, withJeffrey Rosen and Sergei Tcherepnin
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, with Sergei Tcherepnin
Halle Für Kunst Lüneburg, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT and Nhu Duong
Le Printemps de Septembre, curated by Anne Pontegue, Toulouse, France
CAC Brétigny, Paris, France, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
Bétonsalon, Paris, France, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
The Showroom, London, UK, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
Corso Multisala, Charottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
Group Affinity, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany, (GOS)
Grand Openings Return of the Blogs, The Museum of Modern Art, NY (GOS)
DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany, with JXXXA HFBK HH and Yuki Kimura
That’s The Way We Do It, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Tokyo Story 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Globe. For Frankfurt and the World, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Nikolaus Hirsch, Judith Hopf, and Willem de Rooij, Globe, Deutsche Bank Towers, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with Henning Bohl, Yuki Kimura, Q Takeki Maeda, Mélanie Mermod, Carissa Rodriguez, Sergei Tcherepnin
Tokyo Experimental Festival – Sound, Art & Performance – Part 2, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, with Henning Bohl and Sergei Tcherepnin

2010
Quadruple-Consciousness, curated by Malik Gaines, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, with Sergei Tcherepnin
Greening Green, curated by Sewon Oh, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
The Dancers, curated by Anthony Huberman, Artissima, Turin, Italy
Frieze Projects, curated by Sarah McCrory, Frieze Art Foundation, London, UK, with Karl Holmqvist
Frozen Moments: Architecture Speaks Back, Laura Palmer Foundation and The Other Space Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia, with Mari Mukai, Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
Runaway Train, Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (GOS)
Springdance in conjunction with Casco, Utrecht, The Netherlands, with Mari Mukai, Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin
International Symposium and Performance: Saying Yes to Say No: Art and Culture in Sixties Japan, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA
Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany

2009
Tbilisi 6. Never On Sunday, Tbilisi, Georgia, with Sergei Tcherepnin
Künsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, with Nikolas Gambaroff, Nick Mauss, and Nora Schultz
COCO, Vienna, Austria, with Nikolas Gambaroff
Calling Out of Context, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK, as Teppich (with Sergei Tcherepnin)
Paper (a magazine), Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria, with Nikolas Gambaroff
Atti Democratici, curated by Angelika Burtscher, Luigi Coppola, Daniele Lupo, Judith Wielander, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy, with Nikolas Gambaroff
White Heat, Stuttgart, Germany, in conjunction with Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, with Sergei Tcherepnin
New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland

2008
The Color Ball, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, with Scott Lyall
8864 3362 2250 Z1 CDGRT, Balice Hertling, Paris, France, with Nikolas Gambaroff
The Altoids Award 2008, New Museum, New York
Yokohama Triennale 2008, Kanagawa, Japan, with Mari Mukai
Bumbershoot 08, organized by The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Center, Seattle, USA (GOS)
Masaya Nakahara/Hair Stylistics, Tom Thayer, Hot Garbage, and Event Etc., organized by Jay Sanders, Issue Project Room, NY
Front Room at Contemporary Art Museum, curated by Anthony Huberman, St. Louis, USA
Finishing School at Edinburgh College of Art, organized by Clémentine Deliss and The Embassy, Edinburgh, with Stefan Tcherepnin
Nichts IST AUFREGEND. Nichts IST SEXY. Nichts IST NICHT PEINLICH, curated by Achim Hochdörfer and Tanja Widmann, MUMOK – Museum Modern Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria (GOS)
Non-solo show, Non-group show, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Egypted, curated by Will Benedict, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

2007
Performa07, directed by Roselee Goldberg, organized by Eric Shiner, Japan Society Lobby, NY, with Amy Sillman
International Prize for Performance – Third edition, Galleria Civica in collaboration with centrale FIES, Trento, Italy
Syntropia, NGBK – Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
One Season In Hell, organized by Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NY
Dead Already, organized by Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NY
Various Small Fires, Royal College of Art, London
For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris, as Togawa Fan Club

2006
Meerrettich On Ice, organized by Josef Strau, Völksbühne Sternfoyer am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, as Togawa Fan Club
Movement Research at the Judson Church “About Town”, the Judson Church, New York, as Togawa Fan Club
The Metal Magazine, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin, with Nora Schultz
Keep Passing The Open Windows, or Happiness, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, directed by Fram Kitagawa, Tsunan High School, Nigata, Japan (GOS)
magicalART ROOM, Tokyo, Japan (GOS)
Grand Openings, MFA Thesis Presentation, Bard College, NY
The Dimes of March, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NY

2005
Empty Space WITH Exciting Events, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, Artists Space, NY, with Sam Lewitt
Performa05, directed by Roselee Goldberg, curated by Jay Sanders, Anthology Film Archives, NY (GOS)
RIOT THE BAR, Bard College, NY
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, NY

2004
Succeeding Where The Hippies Failed, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY
Don’t Think About Me, I’m Alright, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY
Mid-Yuming as Reconstruction Mood, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NY

2003
The Club in the Shadow, curated by Jutta Koether and Kim Gordon, Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, NY, with Nick Alexander


OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

2011
Miwako Arakawa, “Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual”, selected by Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss, White Columns, NY
Edition #6, May No.7, edited by Catherine Chevalier and Eva Svennung, Paris, France
Annual Benefit Auction : TROMPE L’OEIL, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA

2010
Reconfiguring the installation of Charlotte Posenenske exhibition, Artists Space, NY
“Interview with Malik Gaines”, Provence – Issue O, Lacoste, France
“Art Film: Focus Japan”, curated by Marc Glöde, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
A double talk with Ruth Buchanan, organized by Egija Inzule and Maja Wismer, Hammerstrasse 133, Basel, Switzerland

2009
Visionaire 57 (Winter 2009), NY
“The Art of Making Dances”, The Kitchen, NY, props for the performance by Chase Granoff
Papar, Vienna, Ausutria, with Nikolas Gambaroff
Wahre Koenige Magazine (Issue No.1, Jan 2009), Edited by Armin Lorenz Gerold and Manfred Hubmann, Vienna, Austria
“Art Premiere”, Taka Ishii Gallery at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (GOS)
Ei Arakawa Presents the Works of Manfred Pernice's Objekt Bildhauerei Class From the Exhibition Dr. Fragenstein After the Film Screening and During the Closing of Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys at Pro Choice., Pro Choice, Vienna, Austria
Unnamable Books, NY, as Ouroboros
John Clair Night, Roulette, NY, as Ouroboros
Shinkoyo Circus:Improv/Comp, Roulette, NY, as Ouroboros

2008
Ouroboros Concert, The Tank, NY, as Ouroboros
As if Scale, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NY, with Nora Schultz
Novel (one), Berlin-London, Edited by Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams, London, UK
Reena Spaulings Fine Art at Frieze Art Fair, London
Taka Ishii Gallery at Frieze Art Fair, London, UK, with Daniel Baumann (GOS)
“11 sessions”, Organized by Karin Schneider, John Miller and Matt Keegan, Orchard, NY, with Nicolás Guagnini

2007
Illust, Matrose, edited by Nadira Husain, Francesca Lacatena, Megan Sullivan, Berlin, Germany, asTogawa Fan Club
Radio Danièle, organized by John Kelsey and Christopher Williams, Radio LoRa in conjunction with Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland, as RIOT THE BAR
Radio Danièle, organized by John Kelsey and Christopher Williams, Citta Del Capo Radio Metropolitana in collaboration with GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, as RIOT THE BAR

2005
North Drive Press #2, edited by Matt Keegan, NY, with Richard Aldrich
New Labor, conceived by Eric Angles, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY
Etc., organized by Matt Keegan, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY
“Abschied von den Eltern”, curated by Henrik Olesen, Christopher Müller and Daniel Buchholz, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Art Cologne – Open Space, Cologne, Germany
“LTTR 22nd Street Block Explosion”, Printed Matter, Inc., NY

2004
“The Time at the End of This Writing”, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, NY, with Paolo JavierIllust, TOUS LES CHEVAUX DU ROI 5, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NY

2002
“Sunday New Genre”, The Web, NY (interdisciplinary events)

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCES

2012
Grant on Theater/Performance Art, Foundation of Contemporary Arts, NY

2011
Research Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site (Institute of Contemporary Arts and International Cultural Exchange), Tokyo, Japan, with Sergei Tcherepnin
Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris, France, with Sergei Tcherepnin
International Creator Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site (Institute of Contemporary Arts and International Cultural Exchange), Tokyo, Japan

2010
Denniston Hill, Woodridge, NY

2010
Visual Art Grant, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, NY

2009      
DAAD Artist-in-Residency, Berlin, Germany
Kunstzeitraum, Ottmann GmbH & Co Südhausbau KG and PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Artists’ Fellowship (Interdisciplinary Work), New York Foundation for the Arts, NY

2008     
The Altoids Award 2008, New Museum, NY
Randolph Cliff, Organized by Clémentine Deliss and Charles Asprey, Edinburgh College of Art and the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

2007     
The Honorable Mention, International Prize for Performance – Third Edition, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, in collaboration with centrale FIES, Trento, Italy

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATION

2012
School of Visual Art MFA, NY (lecture & studio visits)
Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) at The Museum of Modern Art, NY (lecture)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (studio visits)
“Timing – On The Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting”, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig / HGB Leipzig, Leipzig, Gramany, (GOS) (screening)

2011
Hochschule für blidende Künste Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, with DAS INSTITUT (workshop)
“Group Affinity”, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany, (workshop)
Hochschule für blidende Künste Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, with Yuki Kimura (workshop)
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan, with Yuki Kimura and Q Takeki Maeda (lecture)
Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan, with Yuki Kimura (lecture)
“Urgent Talk 006: We Invite a Museum, Not The Museum Invites Us”, The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, with Yuki Kimura and Q Takeki Maeda (lecture)

2010
“Yuki Kimura in conversation with Ei Arakawa and Megumi Matsubara”, The IZU PHOTO MUSEUM, Shizuoka, Japan (lecture)
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany (lecture)
Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, the Netherlands (lecture)
School of Visual Art MFA, NY (lecture & studio visits)
Hunter College MFA, NY (lecture & studio visits)

2008
The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (presentation)
The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK (lecture performance)

*Grand Openings indicated by (GOS)

 

BIOGRAPHY

NIKOLAS GAMBAROFF

*1979   in Germany. Lives and works in New York and Los Angeles

2007     MFA, Bard College School of Visual Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2003     University of Arts, Berlin
            Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Auction of Souls, with Ei Arakawa, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2015
The truce hurts, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

2014
Tales from the Crypt, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2013
Quality Interiors, Gio Marconi, Milan

2012
Tools for Living, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
I Am Real Estate, The Power Station, Dallas
The 4-Hour Bodies, Art 43 Basel: Art Unlimited Basel
Bodycard Testimonials, with Ei Arakawa, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2011
Male Fantasies, White Cube, London
Der Herrische Säugling, Balice Hertling, Paris

2010
Time is Brain, Galerie New Jersey, Basel
Art Positions, Art 41 Basel, Miami Beach

2008
8864 3362 2250 Z1 CDGRT, Balice Hertling, Paris

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
not really really - Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels
Tbilisi16., Organized by Daniel Baumann and Kunsthalle Zürich, Tbilisi

2015
PREDATOR 2, with Tobias Madison, Green Tea Gallery, Pahoa, Hawaii
Comic, with George Condo and Joyce Pensato, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Kitzbühel
In (The Mix) and on the go (Univers) for those in the know (Wanda), Scriptings, Berlin, with Ei Arakawa
Fabian Marti – G.I.F.T. - Der Tank, Basel
The Subjects of the Artist - Michael Thibault, Los Angeles
Drawing Biennial 2015 - The Drawing Room, London
Yes We're Open - Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan

2014
Beware Wet Paint, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Beware Wet Paint, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of, Clearing Brooklyn, NY

2013
Why Painting Now?, curated by Ei Arakawa, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Landpartie, with Ei Arakawa, Boltensternraum Baden, Baden near Vienna
Avant De Rentrer, Il Faut Incendier La Maison, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles
In the Cut, Austrian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Merci Mercy, curated by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Christine Messineo, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, NY
Folk Devil, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
The Collection #3, 21er Haus, Vienna
Chat Jet: Painting <Beyond> The Medium, with Ei Arakawa, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

2012
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Commuter Duplex, with Lisa Jo, The Suburban Gallery, Chicago
A House of Leaves. Second Movement, David Roberts Foundation, London
OC Collects, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
Art and Press, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
I am an employee of UNITED, Vol. 2, with Ei Arakawa, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
Standard Operating Procedures, curated by Piper Marshall, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
==, curated by Matt Keegan, MFC - Michèle Didier, Paris
Bodycard Testimonials, with Ei Arakawa, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Art and Press, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Il Regalo, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
Lucky Draw 2012, Sculpture Center, NY

2011
Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff: This is Not My Color / The Seven Habits of Highly
Effective People, Swiss Institute, New York
 The Confidence Man, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Will Benedict, Nikolas Gambaroff, Carissa Rodriguez, Renwick Gallery, New York
Isabelle Cornaro, Nikolas Gambaroff, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
After Images, curated by Fionn Meade, Musée Juif de Belgique, Brussels
Group Show, Galerie Balice Hertling & Lewis, New York
Nikolas Gambaroff, Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé, Modern Art, London
Arte Flor, Balice Hertling & Gio Marconi, Villa Flor S-Chanf, S-Chanf
Robert Barry, Peer Bode, Nikolas Gambaroff, Raymond Hains, Ryan Sullivan, Nicole Kagsbrun, New York
Eight Posses (HENXGRYK) and a Monogram (with Ei Arakawa), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2010
Nikolas Gambaroff, Michael Krebber, R.H. Quaytman, Blake Rayne, Kunsthalle Bergen, Bergen
And So On and So On, Harris Lieberman, New York
Knight’s Move, Sculpture Center, New York
Held Up by Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York
Centralia, PA, Saturday Sessions, PS1, New York
Nowhere for Nothing, Dubai Stoop with Matt Sheridan Smith, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

2009
In Memory of Painting, Layr Wuestenhagen, Vienna
Non Solo, Non Group Show, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Mu lt il ay er di sc, as part of Speak and Spell, COCO, Vienna
Two-Alphabet Monograms, Pro Choice, Vienna
Paper Release, Passagengalerie, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
fi ve sh il li ng sf or af ur co at, Atti Democratici, Lungomare, Bolzano
The Living and the Dead, curated by Darren Bader, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Modern Modern, curated by Pati Hertling, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Maximal, Minimal, Primo Piano / Diego Cassina, Lugano, Switzerland
No Bees, No Blueberries, Harris Lieberman, New York
Tbilisi6, Never On Sunday, Tbilisi

2008
New Images/Unisex, New Images/Unisex, curated by Blake Rayne, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
Kissing the Canvas, New Museum, New York
Evas Arche, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Cube Passerby, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York
EVR (e-flux video rental), Maumaus/Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Video on View as Art of R. Tiravanijas untitled 2002 (he promised), Guggenheim, Bilbao

2007
For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris
CAA Show, Hunter College Galleries, New York
Road Show, Boots Contemporary Arts Space, St. Louis
Road Show, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio
Road Show, Arthur Roger Project Space, New Orleans
Nowhere for Nothing, with Matt Sheridan Smith, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York
Pawnshop, e-flux, New York

2006
Radio Bomb, Location One, in collaboration with Alterazioni Video, Whitney Biennial, New York
Peace Town Project, curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Mark Di Suvero, Whitney Biennial, New York

2005
Death is an Outrage, with Ei Arakawa, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

GRANTS/RESIDENCIES

2014
Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

2010
Visual Art Grant Award, Rema Hort Mann Foundation

2005/07
Bard College MFA Scholarships

2006/07
SVA MFA and SVA Alumni Association Scholarship

2004
Fulbright Commission Awarded, Scholarship for Study in the USA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015
Sharon Mizota, “Nikolas Gambaroff: Manipulating the ghostly remains of the day,” LA Times,
December 15th
Catherine Wagley, “Nikolas Gambaroff: The truce hurts”, LA Weekly, November

2014
I am Real Estate, published by The Power Station, Dallas, TX
Joseph Akel, “Top 10: Frieze 2014,” Interview Magazine, May

2013
Suzanne Hudson, Nikolas Gambaroff, Artforum, March, p. 284
Steven Zevitas, “13 to Watch in 2013: NAP Publisher’s Picks,” New American Paintings/Blog,
January 25th

2012
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Futura: Nikolas Gambaroff, Kaleidoscope, p.106-113
Tim Griffin, Best of 2012: Ecstatic Alphabets/ Heaps of Language, Artforum, December, p. 238-241
Chris Kraus, Semaphor: For Nikolas Gambaroff, ==, published by MFC - Michèle Didier, Brussels
Nora Schulz, Nikolas Gambaroff, ==, published by MFC - Michèle Didier, Brussels

2011
Male Fantasies, exhibition catalog, published by White Cube, London
Jacquelyn Davis, Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff, Artforum, November
Alex Gartenfeld, Nikolas Gambaroff, Art in America, September, p. 39

2010
Solveig Øvstebø (Ed.), Gambaroff, Krebber, Quaytman, Rayne, catalogue
Fionn Meade (Ed.), Knight’s Move, published by, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, catalogue
Mauss, Nick, …And Then at Some Point the Painting Starts Again, Mousse, April/May, p.100-105
Simon Baier, Non-Solo, Non-Group Show, Texte zur Kunst, IssueNo. 77,March, p. 191-206
Quinn Latimer, Nikolas Gambaroff, Artforum.com, December

2009
Pati Hertling, modern modern, New York, catalogue
Aimee Walleston, modern marvels, VMagazine.com, April
Adam Kleinman, Nikolas Gambaroff, Texte zur Kunst, Issue No. 73, March, p.178-81
Ulmer, Brigitte, Speed Dating unter Künstler, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, online edition
fi ve sh il li ng sf or af ur co at, Paper Magazine, Fall edition
Tbilisi6 Never on Sunday, exhibition catalog, New York edition
CB, Abstrakte Vor-Bilder, Der Standard, printed edition, 15. Oktober

2008
Judicael Labrador, , Review: Nikolas Gambaroff, Les Inrockuptibles, December
A.C., Review: Nikolas Gambaroff, Connaissance des Arts, December, 2008
Nikolas Gambaroff at Balice Hertling, ContemporaryArtDaily.com, December

2007
Centralia, PA,catalogue
For the people of Paris, Sutton Lane, London, January, catalogue
Vision Magazine China, January
Recipes for Downtown, LMCC Publication, Fall edition

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