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  • Education
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • Current Duo Exhibition
  • Upcoming Solo
  • Upcoming Group, Duo & Performances
  • Selected Solo & Peformances
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • Selected Group, Duo & Performances
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • Selected Bibliography
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Nicholas GRAFIA (b. 1990 in Angeles City, PH)

  • Lives and works in Germany

Education

2019

  • MA, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, DE

    2016

  • BA, University of Munster, DE

Current Duo Exhibition

  • Nicholas Grafia & Mikołaj Sobczak: WILL, GOLD + BETON, Cologne, DE

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

  • Sponsorship Award for Fine Arts of the City of Düsseldorf 2020, Dusseldorf, DE
  • Bars and Stripes, fiebach minninger, Cologne, DE

Upcoming Group, Duo Exhibitions & Performances

  • Bob’s Pogo Bar, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
  • Illiberal Arts. Institutions, Humiliations, Rituals, Perceptibilities, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, DE
  • Mudam Performance Season: The Illusion of the End, MUDAM - The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg, LU
  • Dangerous When Wet, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
  • Nicholas Grafia & Mikołaj Sobczak, Mountains, Berlin, DE
  • Long Shot, GOLD + BETON, Cologne, DE

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Peformances

2021

  • Free Verse Spirit, Peres Projects, coinciding with Gallery Weekend Berlin, DE
  • Soul Burner, KOENIG2 by_robbygreif, Vienna, AT

2020

  • MVP: Most Valuable Player, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2019

  • I Saw the Devil, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK

Selected Group Exhibitions, Duo Exhibitions & Performances

2021

  • THE FAIREST: Teaser 01, Blake & Vargas, Berlin, DE
  • Type / Cast / Thrill, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, EE

2020

  • what fruit it bears, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • I don’t know whether the Earth is spinning or not, 7th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, RU
  • Returning to the Future, 2020 Biennale Zielona Góra, Zielona Gora, PL
  • On the Politics of Delicacy, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, DE
  • Weak Links of a Strong Chain, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, DE
  • Untitled (Molly House), Exile at “Curated by”, Vienna, AT
  • Protozone: CONTAMINATION/RESILIENCE, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH
  • MILK ME SUGAR, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
  • In order of appearance, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, DE
  • NAK Digital Benefit Auction 2020, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, DE
  • Queer Queer Casimir, Salon 14 during Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2020, Warsaw, PL
  • IGNITION CYCLE, Montag Modus at Alte Münze, Berlin, DE
  • Who Am I, Mélange, Cologne, DE
  • side by side, fffriedrich, Frankfurt am Main, DE
  • Not Safe for Work, Welfenstrasse 6, Karlsruhe, DE
  • Body Lotion, Zeller van Almsick Gallery, Vienna, AT

2019

  • Prune, Shoot the Lobster, New York City, US
  • HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE
  • The Theatre of Robert Anton, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
  • I Saw the Devil, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK
  • Hits Like an Elbow, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, DE
  • DISPLAY. Staging Identities, Kunstverein Dortmund, Dortmund, DE
  • Jahresgaben 2019, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, DE
  • Body Works, State Art Gallery, Sopot, PL
  • In-visible Realness, PS120, Berlin, DE
  • Amitié, Exo Exo at David Giroire, Paris, FR
  • Sexual Intellectual, The Reference, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2018

  • The Accursed Ones, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Opening: Fremdkörper. Non-Normative Body and Voice Mapping, BOZAR, Brussels, BE

2017

  • Akademie [Arbeitstitel], Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE
  • Open Triennial, 8th Young Triennale in Orońsko, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, PL
  • The Hardest Word, BLASK/BRZASK, Lodz, PL
  • ARTAGON.III – 2017, Akademie Galerie, Dusseldorf, DE
  • Meet me at the Metro Station, Guest Rooms, Amsterdam, NL
  • Videoabend 2017, Galerie Januar, Bochum, DE
  • Sociobath, Im Goldenen, Dusseldorf, DE

Selected Bibliography

2021

  • Stadel, Stefanie, Wie junge Künstler die Pandemie erleben, Welt, June 9, 2021
  • Pofalla, Boris, Auf der Reise, Spezial: Gallery Weekend, Monopol, May 2021
  • Rieger, Birgit, Tipps zum Gallery Weekend: Kunst durchs Schaufenster, Der Tagesspiegel, April 30, 2021
  • Bukuts, Carina, The Best Show’s to See During This Year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin, Frieze, April 28, 2021
  • Känd, Maria-Helen, Pop-folklore tricksters smashing stereotypes, Arterritory, March 30, 2021
  • Altamura, Francesca, Nicholas Grafia in Conversation with Francesca Altamura, KubaParis, March 26, 2021
  • Superfacesurface/ Malerei in Düsseldorf #4, KubaParis, January 21, 2021

2020

  • Lang, Colin, New Fauves, Spike Art Magazine, #62, Winter 2020
  • Del Prete, Luisa, fffriedrich gallery in Frankfurt: An exhibition in three acts, the ARTicle, September 20, 2020

2019

  • Performance: Mikołaj Sobczak und Nicholas Grafia, Dortmunder Kunstverein, June 14, 2019
  • Fauq, Cédric, PRUNE: Cudelice Brazelton & Nicholas Grafia, Shoot the Lobster, September 14, 2019

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowRichard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Ad Minoliti, Paolo Salvador, Shota Nakamura, Nicholas Grafia, Manuel Solano, Rebecca AckroydRichard Kennedy, Donna Huanca, Ad Minoliti, Paolo Salvador, Shota Nakamura, Nicholas Grafia, Manuel Solano, Rebecca Ackroyd Artissima & Artissima XYZ 2021-11-0505/11/2021–
07/11/2021
Turin, ITTurin, IT
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Paolo Salvador, Nicholas Grafia, Shota Nakamura, Manuel Solano, Rafa SilvaresAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Austin Lee, Paolo Salvador, Nicholas Grafia, Shota Nakamura, Manuel Solano, Rafa Silvares KIAF Art Seoul 2021-10-1414/10/2021–
17/10/2021
Seoul, KRSeoul, KR
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Nicholas Grafia, Paolo Salvador, Beth Letain, Shota Nakamura, Rebecca Ackroyd, Manuel SolanoAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Nicholas Grafia, Paolo Salvador, Beth Letain, Shota Nakamura, Rebecca Ackroyd, Manuel Solano Art Busan 2021-05-1313/05/2021–
16/05/2021
Busan, KORBusan, KOR
Group ShowDalton Gata, Shuang Li, Nicholas Grafia, George Rouy, Beth LetainDalton Gata, Shuang Li, Nicholas Grafia, George Rouy, Beth Letain Frieze New York OVR 2021-05-0505/05/2021–
09/05/2021
OVROVR
Nicholas GrafiaNicholas Grafia Free Verse Spirit 2021-04-3030/04/2021–
04/06/2021
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowRebecca Ackroyd, Nicholas Grafia, Richard Kennedy, Shota Nakamura, Manuel Solano, Beth LetainRebecca Ackroyd, Nicholas Grafia, Richard Kennedy, Shota Nakamura, Manuel Solano, Beth Letain EXPO CHICAGO ONLINE 2021-04-0808/04/2021–
12/04/2021
Online Viewing RoomOnline Viewing Room
Group ShowRebecca Ackroyd, Shota Nakamura, Nicholas Grafia, Richard Kennedy, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Manuel Solano, Paolo SalvadorRebecca Ackroyd, Shota Nakamura, Nicholas Grafia, Richard Kennedy, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Manuel Solano, Paolo Salvador FIAC OVR 2021-03-0202/03/2021–
07/03/2021
OVROVR
Nicholas Grafia, Dalton GataNicholas Grafia, Dalton Gata what fruit it bears 2020-12-0404/12/2020–
15/01/2021
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects