Nikolas Gambaroff


Selected Works




*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



Schiefe Zähne, Berlin

The Kitchen, New York

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

The truce hurts, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

Tales from the Crypt, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Quality Interiors, Gio Marconi, Milan

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

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

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

8864 3362 2250 Z1 CDGRT, Balice Hertling, Paris



United Brothers Fukushima Android Series Franchise: Worldwide Premiere, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris

The Culture Collider: Post-Exotic Art, Manggha Museum, Krakow, Polen

Artists against AIDS, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
Lucky Draw 2017, SculptureCenter, Long Island, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

Visual Art Grant Award, Rema Hort Mann Foundation

Bard College MFA Scholarships

SVA MFA and SVA Alumni Association Scholarship

Fulbright Commission Awarded, Scholarship for Study in the USA


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

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

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

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

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

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,, December

Pati Hertling, modern modern, New York, catalogue
Aimee Walleston, modern marvels,, 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

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

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