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

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 Solo Exhibitions:

  • Soul Burner, KOENIG2 by_robbygreif, Vienna, AT

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions:

  • Free Verse Spirit, Peres Projects, coinciding with Gallery Weekend Berlin, DE
  • 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:

  • 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

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Richard Kennedy, Austin Lee, Nicholas Grafia, Paolo SalvadorAd Minoliti, Donna Huanca, Richard Kennedy, Austin Lee, Nicholas Grafia, Paolo Salvador Art Busan 2021-05-1313/05/2021–
16/05/2021
Busan, KORBusan, KOR
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