Agenda

13.09 - 03.11.2024

ProtoZone 16

15.11 - 12.01.2025

ProtoZone 17

Nicholas Grafia

Nicholas Grafia (b.1990, Angeles City; based in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Paris, France, holds an MFA from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (DE). He has previously studied at the School of Arts and Cultures in Newcastle (UK), the Kunstakademie Münster (DE), as well as the University of Münster (DE).

His paintings, videos and performances negotiate processes of memory formation, as well as the in- and exclusion of subjects from history writing.

His work has been recently exhibited at KW (Berlin, DE), CAPC (Bordeaux, FR), Silverlens (Manila, PH), Shoot the Lobster (New York, US), MoMa (Warsaw, PL), HKW (Berlin, DE), NS-Documentation Center (Munich, DE), Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus, DK), Peres Projects (Berlin, DE), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, NO), K21 Museum (Düsseldorf, DE), Capitain Petzel (Berlin, DE), 7th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art (Moscow, RU), Shedhalle (Zurich, SUI), Koenig2 (Vienna, AT), Harkawik (New York, US), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, DE), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Düsseldorf, DE), Museum Ludwig (Cologne, DE), Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn, DE), Dortmunder Kunstverein (Dortmund, DE), Tramway (Glasgow, UK), MUDAM (Luxembourg, LU) and Steirischer Herbst (Graz, AT) amongst other venues.

Shedhalle – Nicholas Grafia

Nicholas Grafia and Mikołaj Sobczak - It's 10PM. Do you know where your children are? (performance, 2019, commissioned by Dortmunder Kunstverein, courtesy of the artists) photo: Roland Baege

Shedhalle – Nicholas Grafia

Nicholas Grafia and Mikołaj Sobczak - Rooms (performance, 2020, commissioned by Biennale Zielona Góra 2020, courtesy of the artists) photo: Paweł Janczaruk

Shedhalle – Nicholas Grafia

Nicholas Grafia and Mikołaj Sobczak - Rooms (performance, 2020, commissioned by Biennale Zielona Góra 2020, courtesy of the artists) photo: Paweł Janczaruk

Shedhalle – Nicholas Grafia

Nicholas Grafia and Mikołaj Sobczak - Rooms (performance, 2020, commissioned by Biennale Zielona Góra 2020, courtesy of the artists) photo: Paweł Janczaruk