Simphiwe Ndzube in 'In Some Form or Fashion'

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'In Some Form or Fashion'

The Momentary Museum, Bentonville | November 20, 2021 – March 13, 2022

In Some Form or Fashion is a new, Momentary-organized exhibition that explores the cultural implications of fashion and how we shape our identities with the garments we purchase, wear, and dispose of. The exhibition features site-responsive, large-scale installations by six artists who each use clothing to map real and imagined cultural histories of fashion: Pia Camil, Martine Gutierrez, Eric N. Mack, Troy Michie, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Wendy Red Star.

Nicodim at FIAC OVR: Simphiwe Ndzube

Nicodim at FIAC OVR: Simphiwe Ndzube

FIAC, Paris | October 21 – 24, 2021

Nicodim presents Simphiwe Ndzube at FIAC OVR.

Simphiwe Ndzube  (b. 1990, Cape Town, South Africa) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Cape Town, South Africa. He received his BFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Oracles of the Pink Universe, Denver Art Museum, Denver (2021, solo); Like the Snake that Fed the Chameleon, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2021, solo); Lineages: Works from the Collection, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale (2021); The Fantastic Ride to Gwadana, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2020, solo); Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, The 15th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2019); New Acquisitions, Rubell Museum, Miami (2018); and Waiting for Mulungu, CC Foundation, Shanghai, China (2018, solo). His work is collected by the Denver Art Museum; Iziko South African National Gallery, South Africa; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Musée d’art Contemporain de Lyon, France; Rubell Museum, Miami; Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, South Africa; and many others. 

Nicodim New York Opens October 2021

Nicodim New York Opens October 2021

15 Greene Street, SoHo, New York

"We are thrilled to open our New York space with Simphiwe Ndzube's first solo show in the city. When I defected from Romania in 1983, New York was my first home in the States. I had no money, but the galleries were free to attend. I saw Kippenberger, Basquiat and felt all the energy around them. It was infectious! Walking around TriBeCa and Soho during Frieze New York this year, I felt this same energy once again. Domnique Fung, Devin B. Johnson, and Mosie Romney live there now, and have been telling us this since the vaccine became widely available. They’re 100% correct. This new space will give us an opportunity showcase their work and feed into the conversation happening alongside all the other amazing galleries in the neighborhood. Our program is largely built around voices from communities outside the traditional western contemporary art centers—Simphiwe Ndzube and Georgina Gratrix are from South Africa, Katherina Olschbaur is from Austria, Moffat Takadiwa is from Zimbabwe, Larry Madrigal is from Arizona—and artists from untraditional backgrounds like Isabelle Albuquerque and Hugo Wilson. We are thrilled to give them this opportunity to spotlight their talents in America’s biggest city."

Mihai Nicodim — 

“I’m a bit nervous to come out to my parents as bi-coastal, but our artists have been so excited and supportive, it’s difficult not to get swept up in it.”

Ben Lee Ritchie Handler, Global Director — 

Georgina Gratrix: This Must Be The Place

Georgina Gratrix: This Must Be The Place

Kwazulu Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban | October 14 – November 11, 2021

The KZNSA and SMAC Gallery present This Must Be The Place, a solo exhibition by Georgina Gratrix. 

Gratrix’s playfully grotesque portraits and still lifes feature thickly impastoed surfaces, a bright, saturated palette, and expressive faces and figures. The Mexican-born artist, who grew up in Durban, South Africa, completed her BFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town. In 2018, Gratrix was the recipient of both the Discovery Prize at Art Brussels and the Ampersand Fellowship Award. Gratrix has exhibited across South Africa and in Milan, Berlin, Miami, Los Angeles, and beyond.

Moffat Takadiwa: Witch Craft – Rethinking Power

Moffat Takadiwa: Witch Craft – Rethinking Power

Craft Contemporary Museum, Los Angeles | October 3, 2021 — January 9, 2022

Moffat Takadiwa transforms post-consumer waste  – such as used toothpaste tubes, spray cans, computer keyboards – into lush, densely layered sculptures and tapestry-like wall works that embody the complexities of contemporary Zimbabwean politics, culture, and reference his Korekore heritage. For his first solo museum exhibition, Takadiwa created new works that defy gravity by floating in mid-air and cascading off walls. These pieces are Takadiwa’s investigations of power from a distinctly African perspective – one that acknowledges spirituality as a powerful resource for Africa’s future growth. 

Isabelle Albuquerque, Dominique Fung, and Katherina Olschbaur in 'My Secret Garden'

Isabelle Albuquerque, Dominique Fung, and Katherina Olschbaur in 'My Secret Garden'

Asia Art Center | September 18 – November 21, 2021

Art making, especially in the 21st century, contains within it all the radical possibilities that Voltaire implies, though its processes often gloss as minute, small, unable to make a change. The exhibition My Secret Garden at Asia Art Center, presented and organized by Emilia Yin and Melanie Ouyang Lum, seeks to explore these quiet revolutions of private creation. It unites a group of artists whose practices all constitute tessellations of Voltaire’s imperative to “tend a garden.” Comprised of an all-female and femme cohort of artists, My Secret Garden also invites a critical view into the expansion of traditionally feminine domesticity, which includes within it the tending of gardens. The physical actions of cultivations, of care and creation, are transferred to living, breathing artistic mediums.

Ciprian Muresan

Ciprian Muresan

Galeria Plan B | September 17 – October 9, 2021

Ciprian Muresan's new solo exhibition is a critical exploration into the collections that art institutions inherit after radical shifts in the political systems or socio-political (even aesthetical) changes of paradigms, when museum storages become repositories of “junk“. These collections-as-containers could be the subject of TV shows such as Storage Wars, where participants have the possibility to acquire the content of a storage unit without being able to check it beforehand.

Isabelle Albuquerque and Katherina Olschbaur at The Armory Show

Isabelle Albuquerque and Katherina Olschbaur at The Armory Show

Booth 403, The Javits Center, New York |  September 9 – 12, 2021

Nicodim will exhibit a curated, two-artist installation featuring new and recent sculpture and paintings by Isabelle Albuquerque and Katherina Olschbaur. 

 

Isabelle Albuquerque is a Los Angeles-based sculptor and performer. She was a founding member of the music and performance duo Hecuba, and is a co-director of Osk, a collaborative studio that develops artificial and alien intelligence to create and look at art and individual experience through new human and nonhuman perspectives. Within her series, Orgy for 10 People in One Body, she unpacks deeply personal and poetic moments from her life and sets them against history, myth, and wider contemporary socio-political movements. Sextet, Albuquerque’s critically acclaimed first solo exhibition with Nicodim opened in September of 2020 with six sculptures from Orgy for 10 People in One Body. Her work has been highlighted in the gallery’s group exhibitions When You Waked Up the Buffalo (2020), Hollywood Babylon: A Re-Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, presented in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch and AUTRE Magazine (2020), and Skin Stealers (2019). 

 

Katherina Olschbaur lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Her figurative paintings capture moments of seduction in gradient fields of vibrant color, exploring themes of culture, history, power, and religion. Dealing with unconscious desire, she applies and confronts tactics of Surrealism, creating compositions that meld human bodies, objects, animals, and formal elements. Olschbaur graduated from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Recent exhibitions include Night Blessings, Union Pacific, London (2021, solo), Tortured Ecstasies, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020, solo); and Dirty Elements, Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA (2020, solo). In 2021, she was selected for the second edition of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock residency in Dakar, Senegal. Katherina Olschbaur and Dominique Fung’s two-artist exhibition opens September 17 at Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, and a solo exhibition of her paintings follows in Los Angeles in December 2021.

Simphiwe Ndzube and Katherina Olschbaur in 'New Now'

Simphiwe Ndzube and Katherina Olschbaur in 'New Now'

Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizhou | September 11, 2021 – January 9, 2022

In the inaugural exhibition at the Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizhou, Katherina Olschbaur and Simphiwe Ndzube join Harold Ancart, Sam Friedman, Louisa Gagliardi, Baldur Helgason, Jordan Kasey, Mike Lee, Tala Madani, Christina Quarles, Lauren Quin, Genesis Tremain, Robin F Williams, and a number of exciting contemporary artists in this group show curated by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Through absorbing and incorporating the ideas, tropes, tools, and shared experiences of the post-internet era, the artists explore an aesthetics beyond the data stream, offering points of view that break down traditional understandings of gender, race, and class in order to construct a confusing yet probing utopia that transcends the inner world of the artists' own minds.

Dominique Fung and Devin B. Johnson in 'Clay Pop'

Dominique Fung and Devin B. Johnson in 'Clay Pop'

Jeffrey Deitch, New York | September 10 – October 30, 2021

Curated by Alia Williams, Clay Pop documents the reinvention of ceramic sculpture by a new generation of artists. A medium that has often been characterized as more craft than art is now an exciting platform for formal and conceptual innovation. Alongside Fung and Johnson, the exhibition also features works by Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Alex Anderson, Genesis Belanger, Seth Bogart, Woody De Othello, Sharif Farrag, Grant Levy-Lucero, Ruby Neri, Brian Rochefort, Sterling Ruby, Alake Shilling, and a number of other artists who "are taking a traditional medium and turning it on its head."

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Old Growth - New Decay: Environmental Justice, Environmentalism and Sustainability'

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Old Growth - New Decay: Environmental Justice, Environmentalism and Sustainability'

Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange | September 7, 2021 – November 12, 2021

Situationist International writer Raoul Vaneigem remarked in 1961 in the Basic Program of the Bureau of Unitary Urbanism: “You don’t live somewhere in the city; you live somewhere in the hierarchy. At the summit of this hierarchy the ranks can be ascertained by the degree of mobility." The works in Old Growth - New Decay: Environmental Justice, Environmentalism and Sustainability speak to the urgency of an international environmental agenda as well as the importance of environmental justice and a shared and just ecological agenda that emphasizes the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.

Philipp Messner and Jorge Peris two-person exhibition 'I feel like Ramses'

Philipp Messner and Jorge Peris two-person exhibition 'I feel like Ramses'

GiG, Munich | September 8 – October 12, 2021

Philipp Messner and Jorge Peris explore the disappearance of the outside and the expanding inner-world. Ramses II, the mighty pharaoh, held the mythical position of absolute power, looking down at his works, his land and his people. He was at the center of a cosmic order, all work and production flowing through him. Through their sculptural work, Messner and Peris bring the sensual world, the bestial and the disgusting as close to us as they dare. They are concerned with the process of production as desire, slippery and slimy, always escaping our grasp.

Isabelle Albuquerque in 'The Emerald Tablet, A Solo Exhibition and Curatorial Project by Ariana Papademetropoulos'

Isabelle Albuquerque in 'The Emerald Tablet, A Solo Exhibition and Curatorial Project by Ariana Papademetropoulos'

Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles | September 4 – October 23, 2021

Drawing inspiration from Los Angeles’s unique aesthetic, the exhibition celebrates the intersection of the occult and the magic of set design, blurring the world of cinema and the great beyond. Papademetropoulos is in dialogue with a rich history of artists enraptured by alchemy at the heart of Hollywood—a portal to another world. Throughout the exhibition are works by artists that speak to the art of transmutation, including: Isabelle Albuquerque, Theodora Allen, Jean-Marie Appriou, Beck, Lucy Bull, Marjorie Cameron, Leonora Carrington, Sedrick Chisom, Henry Darger, Hugh Hayden, Mike Kelley, Friedrich Kunath, Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman, Jill Mulleady, Raúl de Nieves, Precious Okoyomon, Luigi Ontani, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Agnes Pelton, Jim Shaw, Henry Taylor, Gus Van Sant, Alix Vernet, Marnie Weber, Ambera Wellmann, Jordan Wolfson, and Unarius.

Daniel Pitín: INKORPORACE

Daniel Pitín: INKORPORACE

Galerie Vyšehrad, Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, Czechia | September 3 – October 3, 2021

Curated by Petr Vaňous, Daniel Pitín's new solo exhibition INKORPORACE witnesses the artist's development of deconstruction processes that decompose and reassemble narratives of figures and frames, so that they interpenetrate each other. The plot emerges from the unambiguous vanishing points and becomes an independent movement integrating into itself conscious and subliminal impulses. Pitín uses the architect-like approach as a "material" for the constellation of a convincing illusion, just like a film, but with the difference that he consciously goes behind the scenes of the whole process... and exposes it.

Ciprian Mureșan and Serban Savu in 'Where the Spirit Meets the Bone'

Ciprian Mureșan and Serban Savu in 'Where the Spirit Meets the Bone'

Lateral Art Space, Cluj, Romania | September 2 – October 29, 2021

Singer Lucinda Williams explained to The Huffington Post about the meaning of the name of her 11th studio album, "'Where the Spirit Meets the Bone' is just that place deep down inside of us where nobody else can really see. Everybody has different ways of dealing with that." The exhibition proposes glimpses of such interactions: from inventories of the plants around the house, sketches or studies of loved ones, manifestations of loneliness by imagining fictional characters in the privacy of the apartment, to considerations on those few actors still active in the public domain (police officers, construction workers, etc.).

Devin B. Johnson's "Choir" Acquired by LACMA

Devin B. Johnson's "Choir" Acquired by LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art | August 24, 2021

Congratulations to Devin B. Johnson on the acquisition of “Choir” (2021) by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
 

'“Choir” began with Peter Paul Rubens’ “Four Studies of a Head of a Moor” (1614) re-imagined as a gospel choir. The genders and orientation of the heads are flipped, and the figures are obscured, diminished, and rebuilt by the passage of time.' — Devin B. Johnson


My Heart Cries, I Set Out an Offering for You, Johnson's third solo exhibition with Nicodim, opens September 4, 2021 in Los Angeles.

Simphiwe Ndzube and Mosie Romney in 'Collective Interventions: On Past, Present and Future Topographics'

Simphiwe Ndzube and Mosie Romney in 'Collective Interventions: On Past, Present and Future Topographics'

Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | August 23 – October 3, 2021

Shaped by the convergence of intersectional perspectives on landscape––social, physical, and historical, this group exhibition is a collaborative curatorial project devised by School of Art students meant to develop forms of pedagogical activism by highlighting underrepresented narratives in artworks across multiple mediums.

Simphiwe Ndzube's "Dondolo, the Witch Doctor's Assistant" Acquired by DAM

Simphiwe Ndzube's "Dondolo, the Witch Doctor's Assistant" Acquired by DAM

Denver Art Museum | August 16, 2021

One of the most striking characteristics of Ndzube’s practice is his incorporation of second-hand clothing and accessories into the works, like seen in Dondolo, the Witch Doctor’s Assistant, 2020. According to Ndzube, he amasses textiles, wigs, and ribbons from the garment district and local thrift stores for his collection. Like the collage of his own eyes and hand into the painting, the garments bring a personal touch to Ndzube’s work, as they reference human bodies.

Ever Present: Refuge with Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgenson

Ever Present: Refuge with Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgenson

The Getty Center, Los Angeles | August 21 – August 22

The Ever Present series returns with a unique listening experience in Robert Irwin's Central Garden featuring Refuge, an album of new ambient music by Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson. Streaming through a custom sound system set up throughout the Central Garden’s circular pathways, music will be looping throughout the weekend to make room for meandering and contemplation. Relax on the lawns with a picnic, grab a bench, or wander among the blooming garden beds as the sonic vibrations clear the air for a new era.

Isabelle Albuquerque in 'House Parté'

Isabelle Albuquerque in 'House Parté'

Organized by Carlye Packer, Palm Springs | August 7 - 31, 2021

Within a house, there are certain standard things like kitchens or bathrooms that influence the curation or particular things like alcoves, closets, window placement that confine and dictate where you can place things. Certain things end up sort of "belonging" somewhere because they fit or perfectly cover up a weird wall outlet or something. But these "confines" are also the type of things/ places that are fun to mess with, [like] putting Isabelle Albuquerque's reverse table piece in the dining room (sort of referencing Allen Jones' table with a female underneath the glass). So there's a freedom of curating within a house because you are redesigning/ restructuring the interior, how someone moves throughout the space or thinks about how they move throughout their own space.

Dominique Fung in 'SITE: Michigan Central Station'

Dominique Fung in 'SITE: Michigan Central Station'

Library Street Collective | August 4 – September 15, 2021

Dominique Fung is featured in the third iteration of SITE: Art and Architecture in the Digital Space, set against the historic and transient Michigan Central Station. Formally dedicated in 1914, the station was an active rail hub until the cessation of Amtrak service in 1988. The Beaux-Arts structure was designed by the architects of Grand Central Terminal in New York, and was the tallest rail station in the world at the time of its construction. With a roof height of 230 feet, a main waiting room featuring marble floors, and 54-foot vaulted ceilings that echoed the sound of constant travel, the building is an architectural marvel.

Nicodim at Felix Art Fair

Nicodim at Felix Art Fair

The Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles | July 29 – August 1, 2021

Nicodim presents works by Devendra Banhart, Stanley Edmondson, Dominique Fung, Georgina Gratrix, Devin B. Johnson, Larry Madrigal, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Mosie Romney in our booth at the yearly Felix Art Fair, corresponding with the inaugural Gallery Weekend Los Angeles. 

 

Georgina Gratrix and Simphiwe Ndzube in '021 - 2021'

Georgina Gratrix and Simphiwe Ndzube in '021 - 2021'

Stevenson, Amsterdam | July 8 - August 28, 2021

'021 - 2021' is a happy summer painting show with no concept beyond ‘paintings made in Cape Town in 2021’. Gratrix and Ndzube join Zander Blom, Jared Ginsburg, Ian Grose, Mawande Ka Zenzile, Dada Khanyisa, Kaylin Moonsamy, Richard Mudariki, Asemahle Ntlonti, Deborah Poynton, Cinga Samson and Penny Siopis for this Amsterdam group exhibition.

Nicodim Gallery for Gallery Weekend Los Angeles

Nicodim Gallery for Gallery Weekend Los Angeles

Los Angeles | July 28 – August 1, 2021

Gallery Association Los Angeles is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles, running from July 28–August 1, 2021. The first iteration of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles intends to be the inaugural edition of an annual summer moment to make art more accessible while celebrating the experience of viewing art in-person once again. Through Gallery Map Los Angeles, a breadth of self-guided options will be available, allowing visitors to create their own itineraries and viewing preferences.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'my whole body changed into something else'

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'my whole body changed into something else'

Stevenson, Capetown & Johannesburg | July 15 – September 3, 2021

This exhibition probes individual and collective ideas of bodily existence and processes of transformation, using works from 1950 to the present day. The participating artists attend to the challenges presented by history, the dictates of commerce, the sensory borders between how matter is experienced, and the perceptions of binaries and opposition – ranging from geopolitical conflicts to the tensions between humanity and the natural world in which we live.

Philipp Kremer in 'All Tomorrow's Parties' curated by Michael Slenske

Philipp Kremer in 'All Tomorrow's Parties' curated by Michael Slenske

domicile (n.), Los Angeles | July 10 – September 1, 2021

Curated by Michael Slenkse, the artworks in All Tomorrow's Parties examine this historical (and art historical) quest to recover, record, release, reflect and revel in the post-traumatic moment—mourning the people, places, and safe spaces that were lost; celebrating those that have yet to be born while auguring in the next bacchanalia—even if, as Lou Reed’s prophetic lyrics suggest:

“Thursday's child is Sunday's clown/For whom none will go mourning.”

Philipp Kremer joins Alake Shilling, Alex Olson, Anthony James, Brian Butler, Ben Wolf-Noam, Jeremy Shockly, Joséphine Wister Faure, Katja Farin, Kelly Lamb, Lydia Beglis, Marnie Weber, Marty Shnapf, Michael John Kelly, Rachel Mason, Scott Benzel, Seffa Klein, Shagha Arianna, Shahla K. Friberg, Simon Haas, Trulee Hall, Una Szeeman, Yassi Mazandi, and others for this group exhibition which asks what excess and existential reckoning will emerge from a post-COVID world?

Katherina Olschbaur in 'Density Betrays Us'

Katherina Olschbaur in 'Density Betrays Us'

The Hole, New York City | June 29th – August 14th, 2021

The Hole features work by Katherina Olschbaur in “Density Betrays Us” a guest-curated exhibition by Andrew Woolbright, Angela Dufresne and Melissa Ragona. Developing out of a 2020 article by Andrew in Whitehot Magazine, “Phantom Bodies,” this theme and many of the artists exhibited began with thinking about the body in the digital age. Seeing artworks that treat the skin like a computer “skin” questions our ideas about corporeality and weight or even gravitas.

Dominique Fung in 'Shining in the Low Tide'

Dominique Fung in 'Shining in the Low Tide'

Unclebrother, Hancock | July 4 – September 5, 2021

Organized by Danny Baez and Danielle Cardusco Schaeffer at restaurant/gallery Unclebrother

Virtual Studio Visit with artist Simphiwe Ndzube and Laura Almeida

Virtual Studio Visit with artist Simphiwe Ndzube and Laura Almeida

Denver Art Museum: Online Presentations | June 30, 6–7 pm

Join Laura Almeida, Curatorial Fellow at the Denver Art Museum, for a virtual visit to artist Simphiwe Ndzube's studio. 

Take a glimpse into Ndzube's world through the artist’s studio and workspace. Learn about his artworks, practice, and progress. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about his creative process.

 

Ciprian Muresan in 'A Biography of Daphne'

Ciprian Muresan in 'A Biography of Daphne'

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art | June 26 – November 14, 2021

A Biography of Daphne is a curatorial project that revisits the Classical myth of Daphne as the starting point for an investigation of trauma and metamorphosis, symbiosis and entanglement in contemporary art. Daphne, the nymph who turned into a tree to evade the assault of the god Apollo, is a figure in, and of, crisis, but also a symbol of resistance and transformation. In this exhibition Daphne is cast as a dynamic model for the ruptures between the ‘figures’ and ‘grounds’ of today’s visual, social, political and ecological environments. Newly commissioned and existing works by Australian and international artists are assembled to explore the integrity and vulnerability of bodies, their performative or prosthetic extensions, and the alliances they enter – across species or registers of representation – that open identity to the possibility of a radical othering.

Simphiwe Ndzube's Catalogue from 'Oracles of the Pink Universe' Available at the Nicodim Webshop

Simphiwe Ndzube's Catalogue from 'Oracles of the Pink Universe' Available at the Nicodim Webshop

shop.nicodimgallery.com | June 18, 2021

This illustrated companion to Simphiwe Ndzube's solo exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Oracles of the Pink Universe, explores Simphiwe Ndzube’s practice of unpacking difficult South African histories through mythological narratives. The works inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights (1490-1510) depict a theatrical space where heaven, earth, and hell intersect.

 

Essay contributions by Laura F. Almeida, curatorial fellow at the Denver Art Museum and art historian, Rebecca R. Hart, the Vicki and Kent Logan Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum, and Phumelele Tshabalala, an artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa whose work explores identity and the human condition. 

Dominique Fung in 'WoP'

Dominique Fung in 'WoP'

WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong | June 18 – July 7, 2021

WoP will be Avant Arte’s first exhibition in Asia in collaboration with Woaw Gallery. This show allows audience access to original work from a collection of first time and existing collaborators, it also presents an opportunity to cement a longstanding relationship between fellow founders Christian Luiten (Avant Arte) and Kevin Poon (WOAW).

Katherina Olschbaur in 'WOMEN in PARIS'

Katherina Olschbaur in 'WOMEN in PARIS'

Galerie Hussenot, Paris | June 18 – July 24, 2021

A summer group exhibition celebrating some of the most exciting Women artists working today, organized by curators Henry Relph, William Leung, and Michael Dupouy.

Philipp Kremer: Soft People (Erotic)

Philipp Kremer: Soft People (Erotic)

Galerie Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam | June 17 – July 24, 2021

In Soft People (Erotic), Philipp Kremer lays arresting swathes of color that capture us in a space brimming with suggestive topologies. Bodies embrace – some at the point of climax – in moments of emotional and physical transmission, the contents of which are ripe for audience interpretation. Nude, these characters find themselves vulnerable and exposed – thus providing a fertile landscape to unpack and apply our own preconceptions surrounding the private, the taboo and further, the chance to preoccupy ourselves with examining the relations between these figures. Whilst Kremer conscientiously invokes group sex as means of exploring power relations, a sincerely playful resonance emerges as he challenges himself to overcome ones own authorial limitations during the construction of a painting.

Dominique Fung, Devin B. Johnson, Mosie Romney and Katherina Olschbaur in 'Artists Against Anti-Asian Violence Benefit Auction'

Dominique Fung, Devin B. Johnson, Mosie Romney and Katherina Olschbaur in 'Artists Against Anti-Asian Violence Benefit Auction'

The Here And There Collective x Dominique Fung x Artsy

This 'Artists Against Anti-Asian Violence Benefit Auction' has been curated by Dominique Fung on Artsy, in collaboration with The Here And There Collective.

 

Simphiwe Ndzube: Oracles of the Pink Universe

Simphiwe Ndzube: Oracles of the Pink Universe

Denver Art Museum, Colorado | June 13 – October 10, 2021

In the first US solo museum exhibition for South African contemporary artist Simphiwe Ndzube, Oracles of the Pink Universe presents eight new works exploring the interplay between magical realism and history.

 

The exhibition integrates themes related to power, conflict, and the search for freedom through a Pink Universe, an imaginative world that combines fantasy with the history of Ndzube’s post-apartheid South Africa. A genre first conceptualized in Latin America, magical realism infuses reality with elements of the fantastical. Oracles of the Pink Universe is an expansion of Ndzube's visual search that explores a mythological place, drawing from his personal experiences, imagination, and art history. He will present exclusive works that depart from Hieronymus Bosch's painting The Garden of Earthly Delights (1490–1500), depicting a theatrical space where heaven, earth and hell intersect. As visitors step into this alternate universe, they will be confronted with artworks that explore themes of conflict, tension, resilience, strength and a fight for human rights.

 

Oracles of the Pink Universe will include a body of work comprised of vibrant paintings and sculptures, some of which ingeniously transform from two dimensional to three dimensional works of art. Ndzube’s mythical world explores boundaries, whether ontological, political, or geographical, and embraces the coexistence of seemingly irreconcilable realities, spaces and systems that confront the viewer’s perception of what is possible.

Razvan Boar, Ciprian Muresan, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Serban Savu in 'Electric Crossroads'

Razvan Boar, Ciprian Muresan, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Serban Savu in 'Electric Crossroads'

Bubble’n’Squeak, Brussels | June 5 – July 31, 2021

Curated by Radu Oreian, Electric Crossroads is a group exhibition of Romanian artists, spanning from crucial figures of the Romanian art history to contemporary emerging artists working across a variety of media. The exhibition is intended as a multigenerational dialogue across time, geographies and art practices to promote fruitful moments of interaction between the presented bodies of work and their cultural histories. At times of lockdown and social isolation, when we find ourselves craving for human interaction and proximity, Electric Crossroads’ goal is to represent a cultural bridge between Romanian art history and the rest of the continent’s as well as a fervid ground to develop an artistic dialogue across media: painting, drawing, installation and sculptural work engage in a curatorial assemblage of histories and cultural influences.

Dominique Fung in 'DU-GOOD'

Dominique Fung in 'DU-GOOD'

Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles | June 5 – July 3, 2021

DU-GOOD is an exhibition with printmaker and artist Leslie Diuguid, founder of Du-Good Press, the first and only Black Female-owned Fine Art Printshop in New York City. As a true craftswoman in her field, Diuguid has distinguished herself with the unique ability to work with artists and take their vision to print with remarkable skill and detail. The exhibition aims to pull the curtain back between the viewer and the world of art fabrication by showcasing a comprehensive retrospective of over 70 prints made by Diuguid, with esteemed institutions and artists such as Barry McGee, Hassan Rahim, and Dominique Fung. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Subliminal Projects and Du-Good Press will release a limited series of new prints with artists Shepard Fairey, Emma Kohlmann, Justin Hager, and B. Anele.

Larry Madrigal in 'Senses of Brown'

Larry Madrigal in 'Senses of Brown'

Armory Access: Curated | June 3 – June 13, 2021

Senses of Brown, an online exhibition curated by César García-Alvarez, Founder of The Mistake Room (TMR) and Co-Curator of Desert X 2021 will be on view at The Armory Show's virtual exhibition platform from June 3-13 and will explore debates around the term Latinx through the lens of contemporary artistic practices. Armory Access: Curated expands on The Armory Show’s curatorial programming and provides additional support to galleries through a unique, artist-forward online platform.

Philipp Kremer in 'How you like it and what we are'

Philipp Kremer in 'How you like it and what we are'

Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich | June 2 – June 25, 2021

Curated by Olaf Holapfel, Philipp Kremer joins Annedore Dietze, Franziska Goes, Hanna Hennenkemper, Olaf Holapfel, Malene List Thomsen, Sarah Loibl, Nik Nowak, Lisa Wilkens, and Ran Zhang in this group exhibition.

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Parcours Saint-Germain, Au fil de l'art'

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Parcours Saint-Germain, Au fil de l'art'

Phillips, Paris | June 1 – 10, 2021

The artist Anni Albers states that “if the essence of architecture is to be rigid and permanent, then that of textiles is its antithesis.” Through her creation of a body of work that has transformed the conventional understanding of textile art, transcending the notion of a handicraft reserved exclusively for women, Anni Albers has paved the way for a practice that has since been ceaselessly re-interpreted and has elevated itself to the very pinnacle of the visual arts.

This exhibition hosted by Phillips, pays tribute to this medium by bringing together six artists around the subjects of the thread, weaving, waft and warp. Through the choice of weaving as a common denominator rather than textiles themselves, the exhibition reveals the artists’ constant curiosity and their thirst to explore the repetitive act, recycling, performance and intimacy. This exhibition features six artists, who through their complex and diverse practices accompany us on a journey through a suspended instant in the fabric of art.

Nicodim Editions Releases Devin B. Johnson's 'The Rocks Took Ahold of My Soul' 2021

Nicodim Editions Releases Devin B. Johnson's 'The Rocks Took Ahold of My Soul' 2021

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Devin B. Johnson
The Rocks Took Ahold of My Soul
2021

 

Edition of 75 + 5 AP
36 x 36 in
91.4 x 91.4 cm
Archival print on Moab Entrada Rag Natural White 300 gsm
Signed and Numbered on recto
Publisher: Nicodim Editions
Printer: The Lapis Press
$ 2,500.00 USD

 

Devin B. Johnson’s ‘The Rocks Took Ahold of My Soul’ is rendered from a painting of the same title, completed while he was in residency at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal. He left for Dakar shortly before the pandemic hit the States. What was supposed to be a six-week stay stretched into five months due to safety concerns and travel restrictions. While in Dakar, materials were difficult to come by. In order to create the work, in which a loosely-rendered woman carefully tiptoes the line over the rocks on an oceanfront, Johnson had to scavenge for many of the pigments, and stitch together pieces of canvas to achieve the desired scale. The effort was worth it: the painting and print marks a clear cut landmark in his practice’s evolution away from more delineated figuration toward abstraction.

 

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Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Lineages: Works from the Collection'

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Lineages: Works from the Collection'

NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale | May 15, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Lineages brings together works from NSU Art Museum’s permanent collection, which have been selected to act in conversation with the current exhibition, Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room. Mack collaborated with Museum curators to cull together works that highlight some of the predecessors and abstract painters who influenced him, including Helen Frankenthaler, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Sam Gilliam, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski and Robert Rauschenberg. The exhibition also features contemporary artists whose work shares affinities with Mack’s poetic arrangements and thematic concerns. The works on view broadly range in media: from painting, sculpture, textile, collage and photography, reflecting the intense research and manifold forms of expression that Mack looks to in creating his art. Lineages also celebrates the Museum’s recent acquisitions by South Florida-based artists Jared McGriff and Reginald O’Neal, and Los Angeles-based, South African artist Simphiwe Ndzube.

Daniel Pitín in 'Undercurrents: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art'

Daniel Pitín in 'Undercurrents: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art'

Knoxville Museum of Art | May 21, 2021 – August 1, 2021

Springing from the KMA’s own contemporary collection is Undercurrents: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, a show featuring more than 20 paintings and works on paper. This diverse show runs the gamut from figurative works (Katherine Bernhardt, Richard Jolley, John Kelley, Marin Majic, Daniel Pitin, and Charles E. Williams) to abstractions (Hamlett Dobbins, Michelle Grabner, Howard Hull, Josh Smith, and Jered Sprecher) to sculpture (John Himmelfarb and Creighton Michael) to photography (David Allee and Robert von Sternberg), and even to works that blur the line between representation and abstraction (Nathan Hylden and Antonio Santin).

Serban Savu and Daniel Pitín in 'FIGURATIVE IMPERATIVE: Contemporary European Painting from Collection of Robert Runták'

Serban Savu and Daniel Pitín in 'FIGURATIVE IMPERATIVE: Contemporary European Painting from Collection of Robert Runták'

Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava | May 13 – August 4, 2021

FIGURATIVE IMPERATIVE: Contemporary European Painting from Collection of Robert Runták.

The exhibition presents many figural forms of the current painting in the European context. It is the main platform associating the presented paintings in the Trnava gallery. At the same time, an overwhelming majority of them derive their theme from photographs. They use the photographic medium and photo snapshots as input data, the first gateway to a reflection about today´s world. However, it is important that artists show this photographic theme on canvas again and subject it to the full-valued painting interpretation and version. Thus, it is confirmed once again that contemporary painting is able to absorb various media influences and also digital images, and at the same time to bring a peculiar story, painting finesse and individual expressive presentation of the theme.

Devin B. Johnson at the Frieze New York 2021: Online Viewing Room

Devin B. Johnson at the Frieze New York 2021: Online Viewing Room

Frieze NY Online Viewing Room | May 5 – 9, 2021

Devin B. Johnson and Nicodim present a survey of new paintings largely informed by Johnson's residency at Kehinde Wiley’s Back Rock Senegal, and his subsequent visual experiences in New York over the last year. 

“When I returned from Senegal, I was still reeling from the heat and sun of Dakar.” Said Johnson, “I’d come to learn in the months to come that home was different. Especially being in New York, the city was hit hard by COVID. New York, like my new paintings, is in the midst of both a becoming and an undoing. A becoming of what is to be determined.”

Johnson’s abstract works begin with a well-defined figurative situation, upon which he adds layers of various textural elements and paint, sometimes changing the orientation of the piece. He sees his process as an allegory for the entropy and regeneration of memory, experience, and community identity. As the façades of buildings remain boarded up and out of business, Johnson’s walks and commutes through New York serve as a way to take a close inventory to the surfaces and textures of eroded paint and spray paint skirmishes. In its essence, his work responds to that way time takes its own hold on the landscape around us. The works are a response to a visual language Johnson sees in the natural world.

Dominique Fung: It's Not Polite to Stare

Dominique Fung: It's Not Polite to Stare

Jeffrey Deitch, New York | May 8 – June 19, 2021

In Dominique Fung’s solo exhibition at Jeffrey Deitch, It's Not Polite to Stare, a series of sumptuous birdcages hang from the gallery’s ceiling, inviting viewers to peer through and observe their ceramic inhabitants. Inspired by the tradition of taking songbirds for “walks” in parks in Hong Kong, these works stem from the artist’s interest in the act of staring and our shifting perception of subjects and objects. Playing with gravity, perspective, and distortions, Fung’s paintings and sculptures engage with Surrealism—a historical movement that emerged during times of oppression and fascism echoed in today’s polarized political landscape.

Devendra Banhart 'The Grief I Have Caused You' Livestream

Devendra Banhart 'The Grief I Have Caused You' Livestream

Bands In Town Plus | May 7th at 9PM ET

Since helping to launch the psychedelic “freak folk” movement in the early aughts, the multifaceted Devendra Banhart has blazed a unique creative path that extends beyond music to encompass songwriting, drawing, painting, poetry and performance alongside collaborators from ANOHNI to Beck. This exclusive performance captures Banhart playing solo at LA’s Nicodim Gallery, surrounded by the works that make up his solo exhibition The Grief I Have Caused You, with a live Q+A to follow.

Adrian Ghenie: We Had Everything Before Us

Adrian Ghenie: We Had Everything Before Us

Judin Gallery, Berlin | May 1 – July 10, 2021

With this exhi­bi­tion of new paint­ings, Adrian Ghenie and Juerg Judin look back on 15 years of collab­o­ra­tion. It began in 2006 with the now leg­endary group exhi­bi­tion The Cluj Connec­tion, fol­lowed by a solo exhi­bi­tion within a year—Ghenie’s first appear­ance on the interna­tional scene. Since then, he has become one of the most successful painters of his gen­er­a­tion—the first gen­er­a­tion to grow up in the new age of the inter­net. Ghenie’s response to this unprece­dented flood of informa­tion, images and the technical “any­thing goes” was (and remains), his focus on the tra­di­tional, almost reac­tion­ary medium of paint­ing. What dis­tin­guishes him from other fig­u­ra­tive painters of his peer group is his profound under­stand­ing of art history, that never exhausted itself in cita­tion, and an increas­ingly virtu­oso play with differ­ent stages of rec­og­niz­abil­ity.

Katherina Olschbaur: Night Blessings

Katherina Olschbaur: Night Blessings

Union Pacific, London | May 1 — May 29, 2021

Night Blessings, Katherina Olschbaur's solo exhibition at Union Pacific, Longon is comprised of eight paintings, four of which are single portraits and four motific, larger works that are displayed in dialogue, confronting their respective sentiments and dynamics. Based on Olschbaur's own desire-driven imagination, the works are a culmination of directness, rhythms, and tensions performed as she explores the relationships between painting, figuration, and space. Intensified with carefully chosen evocative colors, they are both a reappropriation of the mythology of female form as well as an escalation of the familiar excitements experienced while creating connections.

Nicodim Editions Releases Dominique Fung's 'Midnight Catch' 2021

Nicodim Editions Releases Dominique Fung's 'Midnight Catch' 2021

Available Friday April 23, 2021 | shop.nicodimgallery.com

Dominique Fung
Midnight Catch
2021

 

Edition of 75 + 5 AP
36.5 x 36.5 in
92.7 x 92.7 cm
Archival print on Moab Entrada Rag Natural White 300 gsm
Signed and Numbered on recto
Publisher: Nicodim Editions
Printer: The Lapis Press
$ 2,500.00 USD

 

Nicodim Editions announces its inaugural print, ‘Midnight Catch,’ 2021, by Dominique Fung.

 

“Are we able to access memories through our DNA? If our ancestors belonged to a fishing village and had a long history of fishing, would we instinctively know how to fish without being taught?” — Dominique Fung

 

Within 'Midnight Catch,’ a lucky fisherman inspects their bounty through a looking glass, obscuring their face to both artist and viewer. A hauntological exploration of inherited memory and identity, and, in turn, the way outsiders perceive these inherited memories and identities, the artwork is an iconic example of Fung’s practice. Rooted in classical references from both the history of painting and artifacts found in museums or auction catalogues, the piece is rendered with her deftly sensual, surrealist touch.

 

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Zhou Yilun: Pink is the New Black

Zhou Yilun: Pink is the New Black

Room 6X8, Beijing | April 22 – July 27, 2021

Zhou Yilun’s recent exhibition has revealed a new series of work aimed at providing a commentary on new trends and timeless classics. The artist derives inspiration from various mass media sources such as magazines, websites and television. The theme of the intervention Pink is the New Black is indicative of the works occupying the space. The colours have symbolic significance and modern relevance, pink is associated with the desire to pursue the latest trends, while black is representative of timeless classics. With this symbolic combination the artist asserts something that has not been subject to significant change. The exhibition space simultaneously operated as a coffee kiosk, as an extension of the symbolism for two weeks before the opening. Original lifestyle items and artworks are on display and offer a vision of redefined trends and classics.

Ciprian Mureșan: The Specter

Ciprian Mureșan: The Specter

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest | April 22 – September 26, 2021

Ciprian Mureșan continues his journey through art history, jumping bravely from the deconstructive reading of art books filled with reproductions into the urban space filled with monuments. Like a graffiti artist transgressing with easiness genres and media, he transforms the museum space through agglomerations of shapes competing with each other for attention. Ciprian’s universe is a charade of melancholy quotes—from drawing to sculpture, to performance, to installation—and also an attack on the cultural edifice where the phantoms of our beloved artworks are lying in state, beyond morals, but also beyond recognition.

The exhibition can be visited on the ground floor of the museum, in the Marble Hall.

Mosie Romney in 'Touch'

Mosie Romney in 'Touch'

Rachel Uffner, New York | April 10 – June 5, 2021

Touch brings together six artists in a conversation about community, family, and place, curated by Augusto Arbizo. Comprised of paintings, photographs, and works on paper, the show features artworks which observe people in domestic settings as well as outdoors, and touches upon the human need for a sense of location and belonging. Works by four contemporary artists – Sam Contis, TM Davy, Alina Perez, and Mosie Romney – are placed in dialogue with portrait works by the late artists Darrell Ellis (1958 – 1992) and Sylvia Sleigh (1916 – 2010).

Michiel Ceulers: A Condom over a Zeppelin

Michiel Ceulers: A Condom over a Zeppelin

Island, Brussels | April 2 – May 8, 2021

In A Condom over a Zeppelin, the mock-heroism of figurative gestuality (that echoes to Bad Painting’s macho character) reverberates in the paintings, revealing the sources of the images as different forms of acquaintances: loved-ones are mentioned, songs transcribed in a clumsy and rather old-fashioned way, visual references to other painters are scattered here and there, traces of encounters (be it real of fictional) punctuate the images and painterly inside jokes can be found, as if the anecdotal character of the practice was inescapable. This unavoidability is put to contribution: paintings seem to generate themselves, agents in a continuous digestive process. In those inter-referential dynamics, Michiel Ceulers’s paintings affirm their own dependency to the history embedded in each pictorial gesture.

Moffat Takadiwa in 'This is Not Africa: Unlearn What You Have Learned'

Moffat Takadiwa in 'This is Not Africa: Unlearn What You Have Learned'

ARoS Museum, Denmark | March 26 – October 23, 2021

THIS IS NOT AFRICA – UNLEARN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED disrupts a conventional and stereotypical western narrative of Africanness. It includes works that in various ways parody, break through, deconstruct or establish new cognitive parameters and forms of expression.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Shattered Glass'

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Shattered Glass'

Jeffrey Deitch | March 20 – May 22, 2021

Shattered Glass gathers a group of 40 international artists of color whose subjects don’t ask, but rather demand to take up space. Subjects whose gaze unflinchingly holds the viewer. Figures literally walk off the canvas, asking for more than a life beyond subjugation. The artwork gathered for this exhibition introduces a new narrative altogether, and intends to shatter the glass of the long existing power structures in the art world.

 

Moffat Takadiwa: VaForomani ndimi mawondonga purazi / Mr. Foreman, you have destroyed the land

Moffat Takadiwa: VaForomani ndimi mawondonga purazi / Mr. Foreman, you have destroyed the land

Semiose, Paris | March 13 — May 15, 2021

Through the recycling of astronomical quantities of computer keyboard keys, various nozzles and caps from aerosol cans and soda bottles, or toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, each of Takadiwa’s sculptures is intended as a sublimating act of resistance against the spread of local and global waste. Although they principally refer to the massive dumping grounds that cripple local industries in Zimbabwe, the sculptures are also evocative of Africa’s more general resilience faced with western liberal economies—and their waste.  

Nicodim Launches Shop, with new apparel by Devendra Banhart and books published by Nicodim

Nicodim Launches Shop, with new apparel by Devendra Banhart and books published by Nicodim

shop.nicodimgallery.com | March 11, 2021

Now Available for preorder: Limited edition crewneck sweatshirts and long sleeve T-shirts printed on the occasion of Devendra Banhart: ‘The Grief I Have Caused You' in the new Nicodim Gallery Shop

Find them online along with a range of Nicodim publications at shop.nicodimgallery.com

Dominique Fung in 'Wonderland'

Dominique Fung in 'Wonderland'

EPOCH | March 6 – May 14, 2021

Wonderland is a group exhibition featuring artists of the Chinese diaspora. All artists are based in the US. The virtual exhibition’s context is inspired by “Wonderland” —an abandoned amusement park project located in Chenzhuang Village, China.

Serban Savu and Daniel Pitin in 'How We Live, Part II: Global Artistic Visions of Need and Empathy, Political Chaos and its Repercussions'

Serban Savu and Daniel Pitin in 'How We Live, Part II: Global Artistic Visions of Need and Empathy, Political Chaos and its Repercussions'

Hudson Valley MOCA | March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

The year 2020-2021 has been a trying one.  The COVID19 pandemic has, of this moment, caused the death of over 2.5 million people and climbing, including over half a million Americans.  In the midst of this disaster the US has faced election dissention, turmoil and violence that reached to the very core of our republic, to the Congress of the United States, and it is not over.  So, in expanding the exhibition ‘How We Live: Part II’ to include two-dimensional works, we looked to responses from the global art community.  What in our archives has had lasting meaning; what still addresses the reality, the paranoia and the fears of today?

Dominique Fung in 'QUEER OUT T/HERE'

Dominique Fung in 'QUEER OUT T/HERE'

Tong Art Advisory, New York | February 26 – May 1, 2021

QUEER OUT T/HERE,” a group exhibition curated in collaboration with artist Oscar yi Hou, will “examine the condition of ‘otherness’ across overlapping lines of queerness and/or East Asian identity." QUEER OUT T/HERE will be staged in a hush-hush spot in Soho, on one of the tony nabe’s most cherished blocks, in one of those spaces that you know exist somewhere inside the grid of cast-iron buildings but can’t see from the street. Reach out to info@tongartadvisory.com about an appointment if you want to know more.

Nicodim Represents Larry Madrigal

Nicodim Represents Larry Madrigal

February 23, 2021

Larry Madrigal (b. 1986, Los Angeles) lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. Madrigal recently completed his MFA at Arizona State University in Tempe. His paintings are a suspension and celebration of the precariousness by which our most mundane daily rituals are balanced on a precipice just above total anarchy. Recent exhibitions include Larry Madrigal: Scattered Daydream, Nicodim Upstairs, Los Angeles (2020, solo); When You Waked Up the Buffalo, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Painting the Figure Now II, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wasau, Wisconsin (2019); New Art Arizona, Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (2019); and Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art, curated by Julie Sasse, Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon, Arizona (2017).

Katherina Olschbaur in 'Triple Burner'

Katherina Olschbaur in 'Triple Burner'

Union Pacific, London | February 19 – March 13, 2021

Olschbaur joins Martin Aagaard Hansen, Koak, Yoan Mudry Oliver Osborne & Isadora Vogt for this group exhibition at Union Pacific London.

Devendra Banhart's 'The Grief I Have Caused You' on GalleryPlatform.LA

Devendra Banhart's 'The Grief I Have Caused You' on GalleryPlatform.LA

GalleryPlatform.LA | February 18 – March 3, 2021

Devendra Banhart: The Grief I Have Caused You is featured in Nicodim’s viewing room on GalleryPlatform.LA this week. Nicodim is proud to be one of the over eighty Los Angeles art galleries that have joined together to create an online platform to promote engagement with the local and international art audience. 

Georgina Gratrix: The Reunion at the Norval Foundation

Georgina Gratrix: The Reunion at the Norval Foundation

Norval Foundation, Cape Town | February 13 – May 31, 2021

The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix is the first solo exhibition at a museum of the South African artist’s paintings. Bringing together 27 major artworks, completed between 2011 and 2020, this institutional exhibition draws upon the holdings of the Homestead Collection, based at Norval Foundation, as well as loans from private lenders, curated by Dr. Liese van der Watt.

Mosie Romney in 'Speech Sounds'

Mosie Romney in 'Speech Sounds'

More Pain, New York | February 6 – March 13, 2021

"I touched the rat, and then I went to my boyfriend’s house to eat lasagne. He had been making it for two days. First, he shaped a mass of ground meat into beautiful little spheres. Then he drowned them in tomato sauce and heated them until the boiling hot sauce, unbearable for the spheres, broke them down into tiny, floating bits."

Katherina Olschbaur Named a 2021 Artist-In-Residence at the Black Rock Senegal Residency

Katherina Olschbaur Named a 2021 Artist-In-Residence at the Black Rock Senegal Residency

Founded by Kehinde Wiley, this year's residents include Katherina Olschbaur along with Tyna Adebowale, Abbesi Akhamie, Delali Ayivor, Hilary Balu, Mbali Dhlamini, Abdi Farah, Moses Hamborg, Arinze Ifeakandu, Cristiano Mangovo, Esmaa Mohamoud, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, and Stephanie J. Woods. This year's committe of judges was made up of Sir David Adjaye, Amoako Boafo, Naomi Campbell, Yagazie Emezi, Christine Kim, Anne Pasternak. Olschbaur is the second Nicodim artist to be selected for Black Rock—Devin B. Johnson was selected last year for the inaugural group.

Mosie Romney and Katherina Olschbaur in 'Friend Zone' curated by Vaughn Spann

Mosie Romney and Katherina Olschbaur in 'Friend Zone' curated by Vaughn Spann

Half Gallery, New York | January 28 – February 24, 2021

Mosie Romney and Katherina Olschbaur join Anthony Cudahy, Lily Wong, 

Mosie Romney in 'Different Strokes' curated by Marcus Jahmal

Mosie Romney in 'Different Strokes' curated by Marcus Jahmal

Almine Rech, London | January 13 – February 20, 2021

The exhibition will include artists who examine the parameters of painting, not only by questioning ideas of content or form, but also through probing the nature of painting in and of itself. The show will function as a hypothesis, a temporary tonic, to the concerns which continue to motivate artists to paint, whether in two or three dimensions. To that end, the presentation will include wall-based works as well as sculptures, so that painting can be imagined as a sensibility and an outlook, as well as a set of technical limits.

Nicodim Represents Mosie Romney

Nicodim Represents Mosie Romney

January 7, 2021

Mosie Romney (b. 1994, New York) lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. A Jamaican-American artist, they received their education from SUNY Purchase, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts in 2016. Romney’s canvases flirt with figuration, abstraction, and collage, fluidly navigating the waters between allegorical surrealism and personal and imagined experience. They have been an artist in residence at the Home School, Hudson in 2018 and at Pocoapoco, Oaxaca City in 2021 (upcoming). Exhibitions include Mosie Romney, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2021, solo, upcoming); Evening Lark, Y2K Group, New York (2020, solo); PAPA RAGAZZE!, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Mosie Romney and Juan Guiterrez, Meredith Rosen Gallery, New York (2020); and Materia Prima, Gern en Regalia, New York (2019).

Nicodim Presents Philipp Kremer in the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In

Nicodim Presents Philipp Kremer in the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In

Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles | December 11 – 13th, 2020

Nicodim is proud to participate in the 25th annual Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival: Plugged In, presenting an online suite of paintings by German painter Philipp Kremer. Kremer's two-dimensional, figurative orgies and sex scenes emerge from his abstract forests of color, lacking the hierarchies traditionally associated both with their palettes and the configurations of the subjects depicted within. The Festival is set place to take place online the 11th through 13th of December and it will acknowledge Tom of Finland’s 100th birthday this year, act as a fundraiser, and function as a global hub for queer erotic art and culture.

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Constructing an Imaginary'

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Constructing an Imaginary'

Badr El Jundi, Marbella | December 1, 2020 – February 21, 2021

The creation of an imaginary always implies the construction of a visual stratification, of an scenario of action in which the elements interact within each other. Takadiwa's works in this exhibition are inspired by the traditional textiles of Zimbabwe, thus proposing a contradiction of strong impact: creations balanced between the heavy and the regal.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Witness: Afro-Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection'

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Witness: Afro-Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection'

El Espacio 23, Miami | November 30, 2020 – November 30, 2021

Curated by Tandazani Dhlakama, Assistant Curator at Zeitz MOCAA, in collaboration with Pérez Collection curators, Patricia M. Hanna and Anelys Alvarez, the exhibition addresses themes such as systematic oppression, intergenerational trauma, syncretism, identity and territory, the show aims to inspire visitors to bear “witness” to its complex works and reflect on the challenges carried from one generation to another.

Hugo Wilson: Havoc

Hugo Wilson: Havoc

Parafin, London | November 26, 2020 – February 6, 2021

Hugo Wilson's new solo exhibition at Parafin will showcase new large-scale charcoal drawings, bronzes and terracotta sculptures which represent a significant development in Wilson’s practice. Also included is his largest work to date, Tapestry, a five panel charcoal drawing almost 8 metres across.

Simphiwe Ndzube: The Fantastic Ride to Gwadana

Simphiwe Ndzube: The Fantastic Ride to Gwadana

Stevenson, Johannesburg | November 21, 2020 – January 22, 2021

For his first solo exhibition in Johannesburg, Ndzube presents large-scale magic-realist paintings that engage with indigenous belief systems around witchcraft and the idiosyncracies of otherness. The Fantastic Ride to Gwadana includes a soundscape created by the artist in collaboration with Thabo K Makgolo and Zimbini Makwethu. This experimental work explores acoustic elements evocative of sorcery, witch-hunting and creatures that fly at night.

Philipp Kremer in 'like a luminous animal'

Philipp Kremer in 'like a luminous animal'

Solid Art, Taipei | November 21, 2020 – January 16, 2021

Philipp Kremer is featured in 'like a luminous animal,' the inaugural exhibition at Solid Art's new space in Taipei. Curated by artist Pei-Hsuan Wang and curator Hung-Fei Wu, the exhibition features works by 7 artists from distinct cultural backgrounds and from several generations. By making room for the sharing of emotional experiences, it suggests that personal 'inner knowledge' can be productive in navigating our external realities, paving way for discussions on body and gender politics as well as subjectivity and connectivity.

Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans

Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans

Pace, New York | November 20, 2020 – January 16, 2021

This new body of work continues Ghenie’s exploration of abstracting figures, layering shapes, and gestural painting techniques to create complex images intertwined with art historical narratives.

Dominique Fung in 'Sound and Color'

Dominique Fung in 'Sound and Color'

Miles McEnery Gallery, New York | November 19 – December 19, 2020

Curated by Brian Alfred, Sound & Color has brought together artists who, in diverse ways, represent sound on the visual plane. The exhibition is an exploration of the ways in which artists grapple with picturing sound and its relationship to images, and how artists can use the element of sound to heighten the dynamics of an image.

Nicodim Gallery Presents: Dominique Fung at ART021 in Shanghai

Nicodim Gallery Presents: Dominique Fung at ART021 in Shanghai

ART021 Shanghai, Booth E29 | November 12 – 15, 2020

Dominique Fung’s (b. 1987, Ottawa, Canada) new series of large-scale paintings for DETOUR at ART021 are the result of the subsequent years of research into her motherland’s cultural history, casting the objects in the Met she once fetishized as an entry point—they grapple with the humorous, the uncanny, and the sublime in their investigations and criticism of cultural authenticity. Produced specifically for the upcoming fair, this series represents the artist’s dark and playful exploration of her own jook-sing-ness; they navigate and reclaim the water of her identity suspended within bamboo. 

For the booth, Chinese artist Zhou Yilun (b. 1983, Hangzhou, China) has produced a new table and chair set for Nicodim. Zhou Yilun’s production “brand” R3PM3 rebuilds ordinary and old objects to redefine the boundaries of artisanal and commercial products and art.

Larry Madrigal in the 2020 AXA Art Prize Exhibition

Larry Madrigal in the 2020 AXA Art Prize Exhibition

New York Academy of Art | November 11 – 18, 2020

Over the past three years, the Prize has become one of the premier student art competitions in the U.S. and is open to figurative paintings, drawings and prints created by undergraduate and graduate art students. Exhibition Jurors included curators from esteemed art institutions and museums such as Crystal Bridges, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Noguchi Museum.

Zhou Yilun: Superstition, Blessing, Modernism

Zhou Yilun: Superstition, Blessing, Modernism

CC Foundation's M50, Shanghai | November 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Zhou Yilun's paintings continue his usual comical and absurd style, and bizarre images lead the audience into his secretive narrative. The nine paintings on exhibition are spaced apart from each other, forming a ring around Zhou Yulun's pillar-shaped Brancusi influenced sculpture. The ring elements appearing in almost every painting interact with the infinitely rising pillars in the sculptures, which forms an energetic ritual "superstition" field. Through the parody and deconstruction of images on the semantic level, the exhibition investigates and criticizes modernist paintings under the global commercialization model, hoping that viewers will be blessed by the artist's own "superstition."

Hortensia Mi Kafchin in 'Otherworlds: Painting Today'

Hortensia Mi Kafchin in 'Otherworlds: Painting Today'

Museum Villa Rot, Germany | November 1, 2020 – July 4, 2021

Eleven short seconds, that is the average length of time that museum visitors spend in front of a work of art.

With its exhibition Otherworlds: Painting Today, the Museum Villa Rot would like to counter this form of fast-moving contemplation of art. At the centre of the exhibition are therefore paintings that transport visitors into other, fantastic worlds of imagery and leave room for discoveries and associations.

'Adrian Ghenie' at Tim Van Laere

'Adrian Ghenie' at Tim Van Laere

Tim Van Laere, Antwerp | October 15 – November 28, 2020

Adrian Ghenie, the artist's newest solo show with Tim Van Laere in Antwerp features nine new paintings and three new charcoal drawings. By exploring different historical and artistic narratives and at the same time undermining them in his work, Ghenie brings feelings of vulnerability, frustration or longing to the fore and challenges our collective memory to reflect also on the human aspect behind these stories.

Ciprian Mureșan's solo exhibition 'Incarnation' at Galerie Hussenot

Ciprian Mureșan's solo exhibition 'Incarnation' at Galerie Hussenot

Galerie Hussenot, Paris | October 10 – November 14, 2020

After the fall of communism, Lenin’s statue was torn down from its pedestal in Free Press Square in Bucharest. Rumours had it that the bronze in the statue was itself reused from a monument of King Ferdinand of Romania, in its turn destroyed and melted by communists. Mureșan proposes how absurd is it to exhibit Lenin’s statue in public today? In this exhibition, Mureșan has modelled in clay, as classically as possible, a small copy of Boris Caragea’s Lenin in Bucharest, based on reproductions of the destroyed statue. Through the casting process, small negative moulds have resulted, sized 10 to 20 cm. Again, through the modelling process by hand he enlarged 1:6 times scale. The result of the combined final pieces is intended to produce a monumental Lenin sculpture, close in its size to the original, through a formalist, abstract process. By copying the curves and volumes of the moulds, the transition from positive to negative results in a double deformation, both by reproduction as well as by oversizing. A parallel with history is therefore created – when a good idea is amplified in a distorted way, it becomes an absurd monstrosity.

Dominique Fung in 'Friends and Friends of Friends: Artistic Communities in the Age of Social Media'

Dominique Fung in 'Friends and Friends of Friends: Artistic Communities in the Age of Social Media'

Schlossmuseum, Linz | September 30, 2020 – January 6, 2021

The exhibition Friends and Friends of Friends highlights the potential of a globally connected world through the example of a community of young artists, who advance artistic and social debates both online and offline. While social media are used by reactionaries to weaken democracy, young artists use platforms like Instagram to make the art world more democratic.  

Georgina Gratrix featured in 'Broken Face'

Georgina Gratrix featured in 'Broken Face'

GalleryPlatform.LA | September 24 – September 30

Curator Ali Subotnick's fourth chapter, Broken Face, of her GalleryPlatform.LA exclusive curatorial series titled ABOUT FACE, examines portraiture and the complication of facial representation as framed by the current moment. This week, the focus is on faces that are distorted, incongruent, and misshapen. Since the advent of Cubism we’ve seen artists jumble around eyes, ears, noses, and mouths and each of the works here builds on that tradition through these artists’ varied but simpatico approaches. Broken Face kicks off with the iconic and influential face jumbler extraordinaire, George Condo, alongside Meg Cranston, Aaron Fowler, Georgina Gratix, Forrest Kirk, and David Shrobe.

Simphiwe Ndzube: New Works on Paper

Simphiwe Ndzube: New Works on Paper

Stevenson, Amsterdam | September 24 – October 17, 2020

Simphiwe Ndzube's new drawings were created at the artist’s improvised home-studio in Los Angeles, in response to and in light of the restrictions created by the pandemic. Combining acrylics, spray paint, graphite, and oil pastel, New Works on Paper extends the mixed-media approach characteristic of Ndzube’s practice, while marking a new allegorical chapter in his imaginative universe, Echoes of the First Stories.

Hortensia Mi Kafchin in 'Eyes Closed, Marvelous Monsters'

Hortensia Mi Kafchin in 'Eyes Closed, Marvelous Monsters'

Le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely | September 19 – 20, 2020

Anne Ferrer, Sébastien Gouju, Anna Byskov & Yvan Étienne, Suzanne Husky, Léonore Boulanger, Ksenia Markelova and Hortensia Mi Kafchin have been invited to produce works in the woods around Le Cyclop. Anne Ferrer’s joyful monsters nest in the trees, Sébastien Gouju has installed weird plants guarded by imposing arachnids on the ground, and the films of Suzanne Husky and Hortensia Mi Kafchin, as well as the animations of Ksenia Markelova, shown in the shipping container turned projection room, complete this bestiary.

Dominique Fung in 'Good Pictures' curated by Austin Lee

Dominique Fung in 'Good Pictures' curated by Austin Lee

Jeffrey Deitch, New York | September 19 – November 7, 2020

In Good Pictures, Austin Lee has brought together artists with whom he has a personal history, some of which he considers part of his artist community. As Lee reveals, “They are artists who have influenced what my idea of painting is. Some through years of discussion, some from only seeing the work online.”

Dominique Fung in 'In Support of the Lebanese Red Cross: Artists for Lebanon Benefit Auction 2020'

Dominique Fung in 'In Support of the Lebanese Red Cross: Artists for Lebanon Benefit Auction 2020'

Artsy | September 18 – October 1, 2020

Organized and facilitated by Taymour Grahne and Noura Al-Maashouq, “Artists for Lebanon” is an emergency benefit auction to support the Lebanese Red Cross in its ongoing efforts to respond to the catastrophe now and in the years to come. It features the works of over 40 of the world’s most exciting and sought after international artists, all inspired by the unity and resilience of the Lebanese people.

Dominique Fung in 'The Sacred Vessel'

Dominique Fung in 'The Sacred Vessel'

Arsenal Contemporary, New York | Sept 17 - Dec 20, 2020

In the European tradition, still life was the lowest rung of the hierarchy of painting genres. Despite this, inanimate objects constituted a rich library of allegorical symbols, a fertile ground for artists to deal with universal topics such as the passage of time, the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. This exhibition considers the continued strategy of using domestic symbolism to address complex subject matters. In Dominique Fung’s work, objects perform in lieu of bodies to address Western fetishization and mythologizing of Asia – particularly of Asian femininity.

Isabelle Albuquerque's 'Sextet' on GalleryPlatform.LA

Isabelle Albuquerque's 'Sextet' on GalleryPlatform.LA

GalleryPlatform.LA | September 10 – 17, 2020

Isabelle Albuquerque: Sextet is featured in Nicodim’s viewing room on GalleryPlatform.LA this week. Nicodim is proud to be one of the 81 Los Angeles art galleries that have joined together to create an online platform to promote engagement with the local and international art audience. 

Devin B. Johnson featured in 'Blurred Vision'

Devin B. Johnson featured in 'Blurred Vision'

GalleryPlatform.LA | September 10 – 17, 2020

Curator Ali Subotnick's second chapter, Blurred Vision, of her GalleryPlatform.LA exclusive curatorial series titled ABOUT FACE, examines portraiture and the complication of facial representation as framed by the current moment. With works by Dan Finsel, Llyn Foulkes, Tomoo Gokita, Todd Gray, Devin Johnson, Becky Kolsrud, and Cosmo Whyte.

Katherina Olschbaur in 'A Peripheral Reverie'

Katherina Olschbaur in 'A Peripheral Reverie'

Penske Projects, Montecito | September 10 – October 10, 2020

A Peripheral Reverie is a group exhibition of twenty-two artists portraying moments, locations, figures, or artist’s themselves to grasp at windows to spirituality, joy, humor, and reflection. The exhibition seeks to offer a time and place for a moment of reprieve and release amidst the important and radical times we are all currently living in. 

Devin B. Johnson in 'Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions: Live Benefit Auction 2020'

Devin B. Johnson in 'Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions: Live Benefit Auction 2020'

Artsy | September 9, 2020

Artsy x Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions presents Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions: Live Benefit Auction 2020, as LACE enters its fifth decade as the longest-running incubator for contemporary artists and curators in Los Angeles. Contributions to LACE provide essential support for exhibitions that break boundaries, advance experimentation, and give voice to otherwise under-recognized voices in art.

Hortensia Mi Kafchin and Ciprian Muresan in 'Keeping the Balance: The Art Collection Telekom'

Hortensia Mi Kafchin and Ciprian Muresan in 'Keeping the Balance: The Art Collection Telekom'

Ludwig Museum, Budapest | September 4 – November 22, 2020

Keeping the Balance is a temporary exhibition presenting about sixty works from the Art Collection Telekom. Most of the works are by artists of Eastern European roots. How can we find and keep the balance in a complex, contradictory and often conflict-laden reality? The question in the focus of the exhibition at once implies hope and formulates a statement that artistic discourse and confrontation can provoke thoughts and convey experiences which are specifically helpful in finding this balance. To keep the balance, it is important to distinguish contradictions in urging issues, truth from lies, important things from insignificant ones to make smart and well-founded decisions. Art can and does make this possible.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'A Fair Share of Utopia'

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'A Fair Share of Utopia'

The Nest, The Haag | September 3 – November 22, 2020

‘If you would die today and reincarnate one generation later, in what world would you want to be born, regardless of where or who you are?’ This is the question posed to the artists of ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’ and inspired them to create new works for Nest and CBK Zuidoost.

Georgina Gratrix in 'Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection'

Georgina Gratrix in 'Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection'

Norval Foundation, Cape Town | September 2, 2020 – January 18, 2021

Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection brings together a series of artworks that speak to the evolving identity of the Homestead Collection, a major resource housed at Norval Foundation. These artworks are from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and have been created by artists from across Africa. The exhibition is broadly made up of four thematic groups as a means to understand the varied nature of the artistic languages represented. The first group of works uses the animal as a means to reflect on human fear and its transcendence. In Georgina Gratrix’s Guard Dog, the humour of the ‘fearsome pup’ belies a darker existential threat—or it may be an antidote to it.

Hugo Wilson in 'The Same for Everyone'

Hugo Wilson in 'The Same for Everyone'

Parafin, London | August 19 – 22, 2020

In the fifth installment of Parafin's summer program, the gallery brings together Alison Watt and Hugo Wilson. Both artists look to the art of the past for inspiration, but to very different ends.

Devin B. Johnson in 'The Black Experience,' a webinar by Artsy

Devin B. Johnson in 'The Black Experience,' a webinar by Artsy

Artsy | August 13, 2020

Join live on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT) as Arty's Chief Marketing Officer, Everette Taylor, will be moderating a conversation between Founding director of Prizm Art Fair Mikhaile Solomon, Richard Beavers of Richard Beavers Gallery, artist Devin B. Johnson, Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtis, and Meisha Johnson of Neema Fine Art Gallery, on the black experience in the art world.

Razvan Boar in 'Petru Lucaci: Material-Scapes' at MNAC

Razvan Boar in 'Petru Lucaci: Material-Scapes' at MNAC

Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana al Romaniei | August 12 – August 30, 2020

After re-interpreting the peripheral universe of the UNArte workshops in his 'Material-Scapes' show, artist Petru Lucaci enters the role of curator of his students, inviting them to present works within the MNAC Bucharest exhibition. Lucaci's first guest, Razvan Boar, "one of the most present Romanian contemporary artists of the young generation" presents work within this experimental context.

Moffat Takadiwa and Simphiwe Ndzube in 'PODIUM'

Moffat Takadiwa and Simphiwe Ndzube in 'PODIUM'

Gallery 181, San Francisco | August 12 – September 30, 2020

Curated by Holly Baxter, PODIUM features 20 artworks by 15 highly-regarded, international Black artists. The exhibition contains painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and video-based work.

Isabelle Albuquerque Now Represented by Nicodim Gallery

Isabelle Albuquerque Now Represented by Nicodim Gallery

August 11, 2020

Isabelle Albuquerque is a Los Angeles-based sculptor and performer. She was a founding member of the music and performance duo Hecuba, and is a co-director of Osk, a collaborative studio that develops artificial and alien intelligence to create and look at art and individual experience through new human and nonhuman perspectives.

 

Orgy for 10 People in One Body, Albuquerque's current sculptural journey, involves casting and 3D scanning her own body to create ten headless, human-scaled figures, each composed of a different solitary material. With the series, she unpacks deeply personal and poetic moments from her life and sets them against history, myth, and wider contemporary socio-political movements. The work explores emergent systems of intrapersonal communion from outside the body, invoking collective identity, transhumanism, simultaneous emotional states, plurality, love, loss of self, relocation of memory, pleasure, and intimacy.


Sextet, Albuquerque’s first solo exhibition with Nicodim, opens in September with six sculptures from Orgy for 10 People in One Body.

LACMA acquires "Bhekizwe, The Alligator Rider" (2020) by Simphiwe Ndzube

LACMA acquires "Bhekizwe, The Alligator Rider" (2020) by Simphiwe Ndzube

Los Angeles County Museum of Art | July 27, 2020

Nicodim Gallery is proud to announce the acquition of Simphiwe Ndzube's Bhekizwe, The Alligator Rider (2020) by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through the museum's Art Here and Now: Studio Forum program. 

Katherina Olschbaur in 'We Used to Gather'

Katherina Olschbaur in 'We Used to Gather'

Library Street Project, Detroit | July 18 – September 18, 2020

We Used to Gather presents a multitude of figurative works - all stylistically and conceptually varied - brought together symbolically through the physical presence of their works on the walls at Library Street Collective, featuring works by Nina Chanel Abney, Marcus Brutus, Canyon Castator, Ryan Travis Christian, Timothy Curtis, Maja Djordjevic, Conrad Egyir, Shepard Fairey, Amir H. Fallah, Travis Fish, Jammie Holmes, Todd James, David Leggett, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Gisela McDaniel, Rebecca Morgan, Katherina Olschbaur, Pedro Pedro, Anja Salonen, Tylonn J. Sawyer, Willie Wayne Smith, Jess Valice, Paul Verdell, Natalie Wadlington, Allison Zuckerman, and Tyrrell Winston. 

Devin B. Johnson featured in 'ARTNOIR From: Friends To: Friends: Benefit Auction'

Devin B. Johnson featured in 'ARTNOIR From: Friends To: Friends: Benefit Auction'

Artsy | July 8, 2020

The ARTNOIR From: Friends To: Friends Benefit Auction is an online fundraiser that will provide seed funding for their newly launched ARTNOIR Jar of Love Fund. The ARTNOIR Jar of Love Fund is a microgrant initiative intended to provide relief for artists, curators, and cultural workers of color. The funds from the auction will enable ARTNOIR to expand their aid and support to a wider group of recipients for the microgrant. Moreover, the proceeds raised from this auction will help empower, and fuel the lives of these grantees who are essential contributors to our creative ecosystem.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'The Pearl'

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'The Pearl'

RAMP Gallery, London | July 2 – August 13, 2020

Simphiwe Ndzube joins Sara Birns, Marcus Brutus, Esiri Erheriene, Bianca Nemelc, and Emilio Villalba for a group show at this London gallery.

Dominique Fung in 'Animal Kingdom'

Dominique Fung in 'Animal Kingdom'

Alexander Berggruen | June 26 – August 29, 2020

Animal Kingdom explores how animals can function within contemporary art. It puts in conversation a seemingly disparate group of artists spanning a multiplicity of geographic locations, traditions, and conceptual commitments, united by a fascination with animals as an iconographic feature, formal motif, or even medium. Dominique Fung's animal figures act as “witnesses” to confront white supremacist and Eurocentric fetishized views of East Asian culture. Fung has claimed that her animals aid in questioning her audience: “How are East Asian objects viewed? How is an East Asian person viewed in art history? What happens when there is very little to no representation in stories and media of the yellow person?”

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Recyclage/Surcyclage'

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Recyclage/Surcyclage'

Fondation Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue | June 20 – November 1, 2020

In 'Recyclage/Surcyclage' Villa Datris Foundation explores recycling in all its forms in contemporary sculpture, highlighting humanity's evolving relationship to objects. Moffat Takadiwa is one of 89 international artists to be exhibited in this massive exhibition in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. At a time when sustainable development has become a global priority, contemporary artists are seizing with particular acuity these fundamental questions. They also find in the detritus of modern life a rich source of inspiration to recreate a new world.

 

Katherina Olschbaur in 'What's Up / Twenty Twenty'

Katherina Olschbaur in 'What's Up / Twenty Twenty'

LVH Art | June 18 – July 31, 2020

What's Up / Twenty Twenty is an exhibition and art sale for our time, one that challenges the physical exhibition space as we know it and releases viewers from the confines of one gallery in one location. Visitors and buyers alike are invited to journey through unique geographical regions, viewing important pieces of sought after works from the 1960's right through to the present day. This exhibition embraces the digitalization of the art world and celebrates the narratives that define modern humanity as the vibrant and fervent force that it is today.

Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, and Serban Savu in 'Basel by Berlin'

Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, and Serban Savu in 'Basel by Berlin'

Galeria Plan B, Berlin | June 17 – June 27, 2020

Basel By Berlin is the analog counterpart to Art Basel's Digital Online Viewing Room and it is an initiative of Berlin galleries that stems from the desire to create a context in which the physical experience of art is maintained as a social space. On this occasion, Galeria Plan B will exhibit a selection of works by six artists from its program.

Philipp Kremer: Gathering

Philipp Kremer: Gathering

Bark Berlin Gallery | June 14 – June 25, 2020

Philipp Kremer's works are controversial in their form and content and raise questions about perception of proximity and distance, adaptation and dissonance. 

Philipp Kremer in 'Hallucinogenic'

Philipp Kremer in 'Hallucinogenic'

Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam | June 6 – July 8, 2020

Curated by Koen Delaere, the exhibition is loosely based on Marshall McLuhan's notion of ‘juxtaposition without copula’. Presented both by Project Space On The Inside and Gerhard Hofland, the show will inaugurate their new exhibition space, featuring works by Erin Lawlor, Henning Strassburger, Arthur Löwen, Janine van Oene, Max Frintrop, Philipp Kremer, Piet Dieleman, Thomas Swinkels and Koen Delaere, among others.

macLYON Acquire's Simphiwe Ndzube's 'Journey To Asazi' (2019)

macLYON Acquire's Simphiwe Ndzube's 'Journey To Asazi' (2019)

Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon | June 4, 2020

 “I tried to create the genesis of a cosmology" in the unexplored lands and wild seas that I call "the Moon of the Mine. It emerges from the tradition of magic realism and extends in directions currently unknown."

Georgina Gratrix in 'A Show of Solidarity'

Georgina Gratrix in 'A Show of Solidarity'

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town | June 4 – July 10, 2020

Born from a collective desire to support the South African Solidarity Fund, A Show of Solidarity presents new works available to support the South Africa's most vulnerable. With the generous support of the artists, SMAC Gallery stand by the government’s formalised process of capital allocation, structured through the Solidarity Fund, and commits to donating 50% of sales on each exhibited piece.

Jorge Peris in 'On the Ground'

Jorge Peris in 'On the Ground'

Luis Adelantado, Valencia | May 25 – September 15, 2020

On the Ground explores the paths taken by different artists with and for nature. In line with this theme, the expression “on the ground” refers to a state of common sense, of physical contact with the natural environment, a process of silent listening, observation and minimal action.

Zhou Yilun: Yaolin Wonderland

Zhou Yilun: Yaolin Wonderland

Room 6x8 at SPURS Gallery, Beijing | May 21 – July 26, 2020

Unlike a conventional exhibition, this solo show features Zhou Yilun as a supplier of furniture products, which he has selected to present within this six by eight square meter space in a demonstration of his reflections on the functionality of art and his use of cutting-edge technical materials. This also marks artist Zhou Yilun’s latest launch for his independent design brand R3PM3. R3PM3 was founded by artist Zhou Yilun in 2012 and offers such design products as clothing and furniture.

Nicodim is proud to be part of the Operating Committee for Gallery Platform LA

Nicodim is proud to be part of the Operating Committee for Gallery Platform LA

Los Angeles | May 15, 2020

Sixty Los Angeles galleries from across the commercial spectrum are launching a joint online initiative called GalleryPlatform.LA, proving that crises can breed community and innovation.

Starting May 15, GalleryPlatform.LA will feature online viewing rooms for 12 member galleries each week, all hosted on a communally owned and operated digital infrastructure. The rotating program ensures that each dealer will return to the spotlight every six weeks. A diverse makeup of participants also guarantees that visitors will see smaller, more experimental spaces on equal footing with some of the art market’s blue-chip sales champions.  

Hugo Wilson: Coincidental Truths at Galeire Judin

Hugo Wilson: Coincidental Truths at Galeire Judin

Galerie Judin, Berlin | May 2 – July 11, 2020

The most recent works by British artist Hugo Wil­son playfully make use of three media: Wil­son’s stylis­tic and thematic strin­gency extends across 17 oil paint­ings, large-format charcoal draw­ings, and sculp­tures in bronze and ceram­ics.

Jorge Peris: Dark Man a lomos del Pájaro de Fuego at The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

Jorge Peris: Dark Man a lomos del Pájaro de Fuego at The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia

Jorge Peris constructs an unusual inhabited place with an installation that plays with the exhibition area, with its diagonals and columns and its staircase. He materialises his imagery, constructing it with characters that are revealed as visitors make their way through the exhibition and that take on various forms, overlapping times and places in a single dimension.

Nicodim at the 2020 Armory Show: Isabelle Albuquerque, Dominique Fung, Devin B. Johnson, Simphiwe Ndzube, Moffat Takadiwa, Hugo Wilson, and Robert Yarber

Nicodim at the 2020 Armory Show: Isabelle Albuquerque, Dominique Fung, Devin B. Johnson, Simphiwe Ndzube, Moffat Takadiwa, Hugo Wilson, and Robert Yarber

Booth 511, Pier 94 | March 4 – 8, 2020

Direct inquiries to info@nicodimgallery.com.

Zhou Yilun: Q.S.K.T. at Galerie Peter Kilchmann

Zhou Yilun: Q.S.K.T. at Galerie Peter Kilchmann

Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich | March 5 - April 9, 2020

Using a wide range of techniques such as painting, graffiti, the use of recycled packaging or discarded everyday materials, Zhou Yilun creates complex paintings and objects/sculptures which prompt the beholder to reflect on the values and claims to validity of our modern, globalised society. A new work group is on show, consisting of large-format paintings in acrylic and spray paint on canvas.

Dominique Fung in 'If on a winter's night a traveller' at MAMOTH

Dominique Fung in 'If on a winter's night a traveller' at MAMOTH

MAMOTH, London | February 26 – April 11, 2020

MAMOTH's inaugural group show presents recent paintings by Anthony Cudahy, Dominique Fung, Alessandro Fogo, Jenna Gribbon and Stanislava Kovalcikova. The title is borrowed from the postmodernist novel by Italo Calvino – where interspersed, shifting voices leave the reader questioning the notion of reading as an activity, and gives the eerie feeling of being watched as you read. 

Hugo Wilson featured in 'Iconic Works' at the Nationalmuseum

Hugo Wilson featured in 'Iconic Works' at the Nationalmuseum

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm | February 20 – May 17, 2020

Iconic Works tells the story of the signature works: what they were, where they emerged and why and how they have influenced the contemporary art scene, featuring works by artists such as Marina Abramović, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Nancy Fouts, Mark Karasick, Sara Masüger, Kiki Smith, Yinka Shonibare, and Hugo Wilson as well as a selection from Nationalmusum’s vast collections of paintings, plaster casts, drawings and applied arts.

Hortensia Mi Kafchin: 'Death is Not a Piece of Cake' at Galerie Judin

Hortensia Mi Kafchin: 'Death is Not a Piece of Cake' at Galerie Judin

Galerie Judin, Berlin | February 15 – April 11, 2020

Tra­di­tions of art history, narra­tives passed down the cen­turies, and progres­sive social demands conflu­ence in Kafchin’s idiosyn­cratic repertoire of motifs to take history paint­ing in a new direc­tion: Kafchin’s works are the foun­da­tions of Queer History Paint­ing.

Nicodim at the 2020 Felix Art Fair: Isabelle Albuquerque, Dominique Fung, Georgina Gratrix, Devin B. Johnson, Katherina Olschbaur, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Robert Yarber

Nicodim at the 2020 Felix Art Fair: Isabelle Albuquerque, Dominique Fung, Georgina Gratrix, Devin B. Johnson, Katherina Olschbaur, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Robert Yarber

Cabana Room 117, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel | February 13 – 16, 2020

Come meet us in Room 117, right next to the Hockney Pool, rain or shine!

Direct inquiries to info@nicodimgallery.com

Katherina Olschbaur featured in 'Four Stages of Art (Love)' curated by Michael Slenske at Frieze Los Angeles

Katherina Olschbaur featured in 'Four Stages of Art (Love)' curated by Michael Slenske at Frieze Los Angeles

The Street & The Shop at Frieze | February 13 – 16, 2020

The Street & The Shop, an LA-based artist-run pop-up, will present ‘The Four Stages of (Art) Love‘ at Frieze Los Angeles.

The selected Angeleno artists in this multimedia presentation—Seth Bogart, Theodore Boyer, Andrea Marie Breiling, Robert Gunderman, Simon Haas, Zoe Hawk, February James, Kelly Lamb, Stephen Neidich, Katherina Olschbaur, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Jackie Rines, Ry Rocklen, Ammon Rost, Jeremy Shockley and Austyn Weiner—will explore Infatuation, Coupling, Disillusionment, and Lasting Love as it relates to their respective practices in painting, kinetic sculpture, drawing, ceramics, bronze casting, and soft works.  

John Duncan, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Simphiwe Ndzube, Jorge Peris, and Moffat Takadiwa featured in 'Pineal Eye Infection' curated by Aaron Moulton

John Duncan, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Simphiwe Ndzube, Jorge Peris, and Moffat Takadiwa featured in 'Pineal Eye Infection' curated by Aaron Moulton

Seasons, Los Angeles | February 11 – March 25, 2020

'Mysticism is just tomorrow's science dreamed today. We're thinking about esoteric energy phenomena in a scientific way. Using an anthropology of patterns we reveal mutations and anomalies that embody cultural conditions – structires that inhibit how we communicate: language itself. This study is here to tease out these occult systems, divine intuitions and spiritual cosmologies that we know are there but they're elusive and we need these prisms to see them through. I'm here to show you where all that energy is coming from and how to set it free.'

Opening Tuesday Feb. 11, 5-8pm

Seasons
676 N Spring Street, 90012
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm

Katherina Olschbaur & Zhou Yilun featured in the 2020 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction

Katherina Olschbaur & Zhou Yilun featured in the 2020 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction

Nicodim Upstairs | February 10, 2020

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation provides support for cancer patients and emerging artists through its bi-coastal grant programs. Proceeds from this auction, featuring works by Katherina Olscbaur, Zhou Yilun, April Street, Chris Hood, Katherine Bernhardt, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Farley Aguilar, and more, will benefit the Quality of Life Cancer Grant, Emerging Artist Grant, and Artist Community Engagement Grant.

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Isabelle Albuquerque performs John Cage's 'Speech' (1955) at LAXART

Isabelle Albuquerque performs John Cage's 'Speech' (1955) at LAXART

LAXART | February 9, 2020 at 8pm

"Well, you know how I adjusted to that problem of the radio in the environment - very much as the primitive people adjusted to the animals which frightened them, and which probably as you say, were intrusions, they drew pictures of them on their caves. And so I simply made a piece using radios. Now, whenever I hear radios, even a single one, not just twelve at a time...I think, well, they're just playing my piece!" - John Cage

PROGRAM:​
Yves KLEIN - SYMPHONIE MONOTON - SILENCE (1947-1961) 
John CAGE - SPEECH (1955)

Free concert; no tickets necessary.

Simphiwe Ndzube at the UC Berkeley Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Simphiwe Ndzube at the UC Berkeley Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Brower Center, UC Berkeley | February 3, 2020

The UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice kicks off it's Wiesenfeld Visiting Lecture Series with a visit from Simphiwe Ndzube. He will discuss his interdisciplinary artwork's influence of adaptive strategies through the usage of briocolage and magical realism as major epistemologies for postcolonial communies, in order to create subversive stratagems for survival and renewal. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm.

Katherina Olschbaur at the UC Irvine Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Katherina Olschbaur at the UC Irvine Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, UC Irvine | January 23, 2020

Katherina Olschbaur gives a lecture presentation on her exhibition Dirty Elements, currently on view in the CAC Gallery. Lectures are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm.

Katherina Olschbaur: Dirty Elements, curated by Allyson Unzicker at the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery

Katherina Olschbaur: Dirty Elements, curated by Allyson Unzicker at the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, UC Irvine | January 11 – March 21, 2020

Although traces of matriarchal order in Western thought typically appear as a mythological apparition, Olschbaur paints a narrative that subverts our expectations under the normative language of patriarchy. For Olschbaur, art historical tropes are appropriated and used like garments, worn then cast aside in a process that is ever changing and moving within each work. In this way, Dirty Elements investigates the power dynamics of patriarchal order and its violent denial of female sexuality.

Moffat Takadiwa in 'The Extreme Present', a presentation by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch

Moffat Takadiwa in 'The Extreme Present', a presentation by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch

Moore Building, 191 NE 40th Street, Miami | December 4-8, 2019

Jeffrey Deitch and Gagosian are pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel in Miami Beach, presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. 

Katherina Olschbaur in Kardinal König Kunstpreis 2019

Katherina Olschbaur in Kardinal König Kunstpreis 2019

Kunstraum St. Virgil Salzburg, Austria | November 28, 2019 – January 29, 2020

As a nominee of the Kardinal König Prize, Katherina Olschbaur joins fellow nominees to exhibit their works at the Kunstraum St. Virgil Salzburg, Austria.

Ciprian Muresan in 'End of Future' at La Tallera

Ciprian Muresan in 'End of Future' at La Tallera

La Tallera, Cuernavaca, Morelos | November 23, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Curated by Adrian Notz, Ciprian Muresan's work is on view in Fin del Futuro, an exhibition intending to open up perspectives and imaginations into a new now. End of Future shows different approaches by artists that deal with art-historical references, transhistorical works in abstraction, contemporary postapocalyptic situations of war and lost hopes, escapist dreams, surveillance, human and environmental catastrophes, spiritual and religious narrations and icons, playful compositions and interpretations of reality, alternative myths, personal universes of obsession, psychographies and soundscapes opening vast fields of imagination, the creation of new creatures and megalomaniac totalitarian utopias that change our understanding of politics and society. 

Adrian Ghenie 'I have turned my only face' at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Adrian Ghenie 'I have turned my only face' at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The State Hermitage Museum | November 21, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Rumanian painter Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977) has drawn considerable attention in the art world in recent years, such that he can be said, without exaggeration, to be one of the most successful of all young European artists. Ghenie’s work is characterised by a very particular sense of colour, dictated by his incredible sensitivity to the art of the past. His search for a new painting technique is tied up with study of form and experiments with texture. Ghenie’s images, melting in the blurred, distorted pictorial space, take on an incredible expressive quality. Twelve canvases have been created specially for this exhibition, the artist engaging in a dialogue with the Hermitage collection in his own unique painterly manner, that harks back to his own perceptions of art in his childhood.

Katherina Olschbaur and Robert Yarber in 'L.A. On Fire' curated by Michael Slenske

Katherina Olschbaur and Robert Yarber in 'L.A. On Fire' curated by Michael Slenske

Wilding Cran Gallery | November 16, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Katherina Olschbaur and Robert Yarber join more than 50 emerging and established LA artists in the exhibition, L.A. On Fire, curated by Michael Slenske. Throughout modern history, westerners have been drawn to fire as a result of failing to learn, as UCLA professor Daniel M. T. Fessler argues in “A Burning Desire: Steps Toward an Evolutionary Psychology of Fire Learning” (​Journal of Cognition and Culture​), how to properly play with and control this seductive force of nature. Rather than aiding the ecological expression of fire’s natural trajectory we seek to suppress it under our capitalist domain. The same psychology may be ​guiding our compulsion to reside in such inhospitable climes: LA being a prime Stateside example with its megafires, fault lines, drought, pollution, population density, and homeless epidemic. Still, new Angelenos come to bear witness each year, and each year the fires get worse. But literal flames—to say nothing of the broader perils of climate change—​are only one example of “fires” perennially burning in LA.

Dominique Fung 'Looking Backward, Moving Forward' at Taymour Grahne

Dominique Fung 'Looking Backward, Moving Forward' at Taymour Grahne

Taymour Grahne, London | November 9 – 29, 2019

Underpinning Fung’s new body of work are inquiries into identity and existence. What is a person? What is a thing? These questions examine the subject-object relationship, where a subject is characterised as an observer and an object as a thing observed. Each painting is an individual negotiation into the fluctuating tensions between depth and surface, interiority and exteriority, utility and decoration, and femininity and masculinity. Formative objects look out from the canvas and dare the viewer.

Nicodim presents: Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Mureşan, Șerban Savu and Zhou Yilun at Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

Nicodim presents: Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Mureşan, Șerban Savu and Zhou Yilun at Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

Booth E36, Shanghai Exhibition Center | November 7–11, 2019

Nicodim Gallery is proud to announce its participation in the Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair. The booth will feature paintings by Romanian artists Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Mureşan, and Șerban Savu alongside furniture by the Chinese artist Zhou Yilun. This selection of paintings provides a crash-course to the Cluj school, combining the dreamy, melancholic realism of Savu, the recursive drawings of Mureşan, and Ghenie's macabre and subversive approach to figuratism. In the installation, Zhou's furniture set provides a bridge from East to West—an homage to the Memphis Group born through his own iconoclastic Chinese voice.

Sensations for Which the Germans Probably Have Words: Volume 69 – at the Acid-Free Art Book Market

Sensations for Which the Germans Probably Have Words: Volume 69 – at the Acid-Free Art Book Market

Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market, Blum and Poe | Nov. 1–3, 2019

Nicodim Gallery is thrilled to announce its publication of the limited-edition zine Sensations for Which the Germans Probably Have Words: Volume 69, to be released this weekend at the Acid-Free Art Book Fair.

Most people are aware of the fact that Germany is a country with its own language. The German language is notorious for its long words to describe incredibly specific, yet complex feelings and sensations. (We’re pretty sure “schadenfreude” is one of these, but we wouldn’t know for sure; we don’t speak German.) Sensations for Which the Germans Probably Have Words: Volume 69, is the first published volume of an unabridged encyclopedia of every one of these complicated, dense emotions for which there is likely a denser, many-lettered, free-standing word in German. 

The zine features original illustrations and descriptions of sensations for which the Germans probably have words by Isabelle Albuquerque, Maia Céleste Donnelly, Devin B. Johnson, Simphiwe Ndzube, Katherina Olschbaur, Galen Pehrson, Sissòn, and Phumelele Tshabalala.

The zine (edition of 50) will be available for sale at the Nicodim booth along with the original drawings for the volume. Concept and design by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler.

S.M.A.K. presents a solo exhibition by Ciprian Mureşan for Europalia Romania

S.M.A.K. presents a solo exhibition by Ciprian Mureşan for Europalia Romania

S.M.A.K., Belgium | October 26, 2019 – January 19, 2020

Mureşan’s versatile visual language is embodied in a method of reproduction and reference. For this exhibition, the artist has made a scale model of S.M.A.K. for the presentation of a series of so-called ‘palimpsest drawings’, which he has based on images from the museum’s new collection catalogue. In a layered way, he reduces all the artworks in the collection to a post-figurative state: a destructive and at the same time creative act that underscores the absurdity of also depicting this history as a linear story. The exhibition takes this new installation as a starting point for further exploration of Mureşan’s subjective approach to time, memory and the processes of historicization.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Empathy: Beneath the Surface' at the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Empathy: Beneath the Surface' at the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

CMATO | October 18, 2019 – February 16, 2020

Empathy: Beneath the Surface features works by Hung Liu, John Nava, Simphie Ndzube, Ami Vitale, Marisa Caichiolo, and Marjorie Salvaterra in a group exhibition centered around the common threads that connect us all – loss, resilience, and hope. Motivated to recall Thousand Oaks community’s strength, compassion and connection during the Twin Tragedies of November 2018, six highly diverse and distinguished contemporary artists have come to support the museum’s mission ‘to elevate the human spirit through the palette of Art. Through six distinct gallery spaces covering 5,000 sq feet, visitors will view paintings, sculpture, virtual reality, mix-media installation, photography and tapestries.

Daniel Pitin's 'Waiting' joins the collection of the Knoxville Museum of Art

Daniel Pitin's 'Waiting' joins the collection of the Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville Museum of Art | October 2019

Daniel Pitin's Waiting (2010) has been added to the collection of the Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, a gift from the collection of Stephen Hanson. The work is currently on view in the museum's public gallery showcasing the institution's collection of contemporary artwork.

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Thread.' at the Long Beach Museum of Art

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Thread.' at the Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Museum of Art | October 4, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Textile art has long been used for practical, ornate and expressive means – a cultural vessel for storytelling in the absence of written word. Fiber artists working with the medium continue to push boundaries, redefining the dialogue between traditional and contemporary methods of woven narration. The selection of works ranging in modern and contemporary style, exhibit a complex, undulating display of thread’s ability to tell stories and evoke woven symbolism. Thread. showcases a culmination of work by some of today’s leading fiber artists: Terri Friedman, Miyoshi Barosh, Hannah Epstein, Diedrick Brackens, Tanya Aguiniga, Ardeshir Tabrizi, Channing Hansen, Moffat Takadiwa, Jeffrey Gibson, Luis Flores, Christina Forrer, Tschabalala Self, Ebony G. Patterson, and Chiachio & Giannone, alongside a selection from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Katherina Olschbaur and Simphiwe Ndzube in the ADL ArtWorks Benefit. Tickets available now!

Katherina Olschbaur and Simphiwe Ndzube in the ADL ArtWorks Benefit. Tickets available now!

Private Beverly Hills Residence | September 26, 2019

Nicodim Gallery is proud to be a sponsoring gallery of the 2019 ADL ArtWorks Benefit Auction, with works by Katherina Olschbaur and Simphiwe Ndzube becoming biddable on the Paddle8 auction website on September 12, 2019. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, ADL is a leading anti-hate organization whose mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. ADL is a global leader in exposing extremism and delivering anti-bias education, and is a leading organization in training law enforcement. All proceeds from the event and auction will benefit ADL programs and initiatives.

Buy your ticket and RSVP by September 19, 2019.

Daniel Pitín: 'A Paper Tower' at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

Daniel Pitín: 'A Paper Tower' at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague | September 26 – December 29, 2019

Curated by Petr Nedoma, Daniel Pitín's solo exhibition at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague A Paper Tower showcases the vague melancholy of the tangle of theatrical scenes, suspense-building film techniques, labyrinths of laminated reality of parallel worlds, hints of destroyed lost-in-space architecture, strangely-acting characters in the void of the wreckage which all make up the artist’s many-layered and disturbing world of images. The exhibition will include a cross-section of his paintings with an emphasis on newer works, as well as several films that accentuate some aspects of his painting style and, at the same time, reveal to the viewer an insight into the sources of his inspiration.

Devin B. Johnson: The Atmosphere of Certain Uncertainty at Residency Art Gallery

Devin B. Johnson: The Atmosphere of Certain Uncertainty at Residency Art Gallery

Residency Art Gallery, Inglewood, California | September 21 – November 16, 2019

The Atmosphere of Certain Uncertainty is Johnson’s first solo showing after completing his Masters Degree of Fine Art at Pratt Institute in May 2019. The work presented in the exhibition was created in response to Franz Fannon’s 1958 novel Black Skin White Masks, in which Fannon attempts to break down and conceptualize the contemporary black male psyche.  Johnson metaphorically reinterprets the “white mask” as white socks that serves as a reminder of that assimilation we walk into everyday just as much as the mask, as implied by Fannon. 'In the series “White Nike Socks on Black Skin”, I simply wanted to attach these concepts and ideas to a classic LA convention such as slides and socks. The bodies present in the work are always a non-violent body, a body that just wants to simply be,' said Johnson.

Nicodim Gallery + Tin Flats present Unique Film Posters at Women Under the Influence Goes Idyllwild

Nicodim Gallery + Tin Flats present Unique Film Posters at Women Under the Influence Goes Idyllwild

Women Under the Influence Goes Idyllwild | September 20 – 22, 2019

Nicodim Gallery and Tin Flats are proud to present an exhibition of unique, 30 x 22 inch film posters by our artists and friends this weekend at Women Under the Influence Goes Idyllwild, a festival celebrating groundbreaking cinema, directed by women, for everyone. Each poster is $100 (plus shipping), and all proceeds go to the Los Angeles Community Action Network. Unique posters by Isabelle Albuquerque, Shagha Ariannia, Paige Emery, Dominique Fung, Shelley Holcomb, Katherina Olschbaur, Lydia Maria Pfeffer, Akiko Stehrenberger, and Sarah E Wilson.

Serban Savu, Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, and Geta Bratescu at La Fondazione

Serban Savu, Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, and Geta Bratescu at La Fondazione

La Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, Rome | September 19 – January 11, 2020

La Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio opens this week in Rome, in Via Francesco Crispi just below Gagosian. The inaugural exhibition, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, features Serban Savu, Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, and Geta Bratescu. The Foundation's future program, despite its heterogeneity, intends to pay tribute to the memory and work of Cy Twombly. 

Simphiwe Ndzube selected for the 15th Edition of the Lyon Biennale: 'Where Water Comes Together With Other Water'

Simphiwe Ndzube selected for the 15th Edition of the Lyon Biennale: 'Where Water Comes Together With Other Water'

Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale | September 18, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Simphiwe Ndzube’s hybrid sculptures and pictures interrogate post-colonialism and the history of apartheid. Stretching out in space, their dreamlike political landscapes investigate the origins of a cosmos located between unexplored lands and unnavigable seas, with magic realism a constant influence. For the Biennale, the artist stages a procession with two groups of contrasting sculptures: spiritual people and gravediggers, caught between the fight against exploitation and the urge for change; their clothes are given special attention. The artist continues to tap the themes that haunt his work, while also making connections with the 1786 silk-worker uprising and a much larger one, “la révolte des canuts”, in 1831, which are both landmarks in Lyon’s political and social history.

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Hugo Wilson

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Hugo Wilson

September 17, 2019

Hugo Wilson (b. 1982, London, United Kingdom) lives and works in London. His artworks have been exhibited in group shows at the MODEM Centre for Mod­ern and Con­tem­po­rary Arts in Debre­cen, Busan Metropoli­tan Art Museum, the National Por­trait Gallery, and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and are also included in key interna­tional col­lec­tions, such as that of the New York Pub­lic Library, the Deutsche Bank Col­lec­tion in the United Kingdom, and the Janet de Bot­ton Col­lec­tion in London. Wilson's first solo show in the United States, Ideal Hauntology (2011) at Mihai Nicodim Gallery recieved an ArtForum Critic's Pick. Recent exhibitions also include Hugo Wilson (2018, solo), Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles; Frieze Sculpture Park (2018), London, United Kingdom; Bioperversity, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); and The Hierophant (2017), Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest. His work is included in Skin Stealers, the forthcoming exhibition at Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles.

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Devin B. Johnson

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Devin B. Johnson

September 17, 2019

Devin B. Johnson (b. 1992, Los Angeles, California) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He obtained his BA in Fine Arts from the California State University of Channel Islands (2015) and received a Masters of Fine Arts at Pratt institute (2019). Johnson is one of sixteen artists from around the world selected for the inaugural year of the Black Rock Senegal residency program in March 2020, and he is featured in the Northeast and MFA issue of New American Paintings (2019). His work was included in the Trans World exhibitions at Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, and Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, and will be exhibited in the forthcoming group exhibition Skin Stealers at Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles in addition to a solo exhibition in the spring of 2020.

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Jorge Peris

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Jorge Peris

September 17, 2019

Jorge Peris (b. 1969, Alzira, Valencia) lives and works in El Palmar, Valencia, Spain. Peris’ most recent solo exhibitions include: Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, France (2012); the Centro de Arte Contamporaneo, Spain (2011); and Macro, Rome (2010). The artist has also participated in exhibitions at CA2M, Madrid (2011); the Fondazione Giuliani per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2010); the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2008) and the Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain (2007), as well as Our Lady of the Flowers (2018) and The Hierophant (2017) at Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest. Peris' first solo exhibition with the gallery will open summer of 2020 in Los Angeles.

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Dominique Fung

Nicodim Gallery Announces Representation of Dominique Fung

September 17, 2019

Dominique Fung (b. 1987, Ottawa, Canada) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BAA from Sheridan College Institute of Technology in Toronto, Canada. Fung’s paintings have been exhibited in Virginia Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Nicodim Gallery, Patel Gallery, and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery. Fung was featured in the Trans World exhibitions at Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, and Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work will included in the forthcoming group exhibition Skin Stealers at Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, with a solo exhibition in May 2020.

Nicodim Gallery is pleased to announce its new location in downtown Los Angeles

Nicodim Gallery is pleased to announce its new location in downtown Los Angeles

August 2, 2019

The new 10,000 square-foot gallery is on the ground floor of the industrial building at 1700 S. Santa Fe Avenue in Unit #160, alongside Susanne Vielmetter’s newest space. 

Please join us in celebrating our move with the opening of Moffat Takadiwa’s first stateside solo exhibition on Saturday, September 7th, on view through October 19th. It will be followed by solo and group exhibitions that include new works by Dominique Fung, Devin B. Johnson, Philipp Kremer, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Jorge Peris.

TRANS WORLD, Nicodim's final exhibition at the current space on South Anderson Street, is on view through Saturday, August 10th.

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Stormy Weather' at Museum Arnhem

Moffat Takadiwa in 'Stormy Weather' at Museum Arnhem

Museum Arnhem, Netherlands | July 27 – October 13, 2019

Stormy Weather: Climate Change & Social Justice, a group exhibition at the Museum Arnhem, Netherlands, features works from international artists who are reflecting on current climate issues in relation to power inequality in the world, now and in the past. The artworks shown deal with many urgent issues such as rising sea levels, plastic pollution, depletion of raw materials and the rapidly increasing number and seriousness of natural disasters. The thirteen artists in the exhibition, including Moffat Takadiwa, Brook Andrew, Ursula Biemann, Serge Attukwei Clottey, and Maarten Vanden Eynde, link these phenomena and developments to global political and socio-economic systems, from the colonial era to the current capitalist world economy, which maintains global systems of inequality in power and prosperity. 

PAJAMA PARTY! With Tarot Readings by Lisa Anne Auerbach PLUS a screening of Marie Loseir's 'The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye'

PAJAMA PARTY! With Tarot Readings by Lisa Anne Auerbach PLUS a screening of Marie Loseir's 'The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye'

Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles | July 23, 2019, 7–10pm

Wear your best pajamas and bring something comfortable on which to sit for tarot readings by Lisa Anne Auerbach and a screening of Marie Losier’s iconic 2011 documentary "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye," an account of the Pandrogeny Project, in which artists Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye united as a "pandrogyne," or single entity, through the transmutation of the cosmos and surgical body modification.

This event is held in conjunction with TRANS WORLD, a multiversal exhibition curated by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler with nomadic interiors for the universally ambiguous by Jorge Luis Cruzata.

Moffat Takadiwa featured in 'Second Hand' - An Exhibition of Works from the Jameel Arts Centre Collection

Moffat Takadiwa featured in 'Second Hand' - An Exhibition of Works from the Jameel Arts Centre Collection

Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, Galleries 1–3 | July 3 – November 23, 2019

‘Second Hand’ brings together works from the Art Jameel Collection that explore materiality in contemporary art practice. Focusing on different modes of expression through sculpture, installation, assemblage, drawing, photography, painting and performance, the artworks challenge the way we perceive material and our understanding of what the material represents. The presentation is the first exhibition drawn from the Art Jameel Collection, Dubai, featuring works by 18 artists and collectives: Adel Abdessemed, Haig Aivazian, Abbas Akhavan, Diana Al-Hadid, Doa Aly, Fayçal Baghriche, Walead Beshty, Vikram Divecha, Jason Dodge, Zahrah Al-Ghamdi, Bita Ghezelayagh, Mohammed Kazem, Azade Köker, Cinthia Marcelle, Keita Miyazaki, Slavs and Tatars, Moffat Takadiwa and Mario García Torres.

Moffat Takadiwa in 'KUBATANA' at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo

Moffat Takadiwa in 'KUBATANA' at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo | May 4 – September 21, 2019

Curated by London-based Norwegian gallerist Kristin Hjellegjerde, KUBATANA: An Exhibition with Contemporary African Artists is the result of nearly two years of research, and brings together the works of 33 artists from 18 of Africa’s 54 countries across all four floors of the museum – one of the most expansive exhibitions of African art in Scandinavia to date.

Simphiwe Ndzube for Project Angel Art's ART=LOVE 2019 Benefit

Simphiwe Ndzube for Project Angel Art's ART=LOVE 2019 Benefit

Hosted by Project Angel Food at UTA Artist Space | May 9, 2019

Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day. Their 2019 benefit auction features artwork donated by Simphiwe Ndzube, Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Ai Weiwei, and John Baldessari. All proceeds from this benefit auction go to Project Angel Food.

 

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Simphiwe Ndzube for the JOAN Benefit Auction

Simphiwe Ndzube for the JOAN Benefit Auction

JOAN | April 16 – 30, 2019

JOAN is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit space for exhibitions, performances, and screenings with a focus on emerging and under-recognized artists. Proceeds from this auction will directly fund programming at JOAN.

Benefit Party 
Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 8-11pm
1206 Maple Avenue, Suite 715, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Performance by Kinlaw, Drinks by Happy Hour Agency, and Music by DJ Muñeka
Ticket Editions available by Seth Bogart & Tanya Brodsky

Purchase tickets to the Benefit here
Paddle8 auction here

'Adrian Ghenie: The Battle Between Carnival and Feast' at Palazzo Cini, Venice

'Adrian Ghenie: The Battle Between Carnival and Feast' at Palazzo Cini, Venice

Palazzo Cini, Venice | April 19 – November 18, 2019

To coincide with the opening of the 2019 Venice Biennale, Palazzo Cini will present The Battle Between Carnival and Feast, an exhibition of new works by Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie. Organized in collaboration with Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, the exhibition will be installed throughout the historic house museum's second floor galleries.

Serban Savu's 'En Dérive' at Centre d’art le LAIT

Serban Savu's 'En Dérive' at Centre d’art le LAIT

Centre d’art le LAIT, Albi, France | April 13 – June 23, 2019

Şerban Savu’s figu­ra­tive pain­tings usually depict vast post-indus­trial land­sca­pes in which figu­res walk about, swim and under­take eve­ry­day acti­vi­ties. For the most part, they por­tray soli­tary people, caught in the middle dis­tance, iso­la­ted, and invol­ved in a spe­ci­fic act. Savu's solo show at Le LAIT, titled En dérive/Adrift, brings toge­ther works pro­du­ced over the past twelve years, some of which echo the local context and in par­ti­cu­lar the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautre.

Miklos Onucsan to be featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale

Miklos Onucsan to be featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale

Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 | May 11, 2019 – Nov 24, 2019

Miklos Onucsan to be featured alongside Belu Simion Fainaru and Dan Mihaltianu in the next edition of the Venice Biennale! Curated by the art historian and theorist Cristian Nae, the group's exhibition 'Unfinished Conversations on the Weight of Absence' will present new versions of individual installations by the three veteran artists.

The presentation of the installations in the Romanian pavilion, located in the Giardini, will be complimented by further work shown at the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research, in Venice’s Cannaregio district.

Moffat Takadiwa featured in 'Ex Africa – storie e identità di un’arte universale' at the Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna

Moffat Takadiwa featured in 'Ex Africa – storie e identità di un’arte universale' at the Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna

Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna | March 29 – 8 September 8, 2019

Ex Africa – storie e identità di un’arte universale at the Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna is curated by Ezio Bassani and Gigi Pezzoli, with contributions from Italian and foreign scholars, and is a memorial to Bassani, who passed away suddenly while working on the project and to whom Italy is indebted for the dissemination and knowledge of African art. It is not an ethnographic exhibition, but a grand exposition that goes beyond the general/specialist dichotomy, aiming to tell stories of art, identity, power, sacredness, encounters and communication.

Serban Savu & Ciprian Muresan: L'Atelier Sans Fin at the Brancusi Studio, Centre Pompidou

Serban Savu & Ciprian Muresan: L'Atelier Sans Fin at the Brancusi Studio, Centre Pompidou

Atelier Brancusi, Centre Pompidou, Paris | April 2 – July 1, 2019

Ciprian Muresan (born in 1977) and Serban Savu (born 1978) graduated in 2001 from the University of Art and Design in Cluj. They are bound by a strong friendship and still share in this city the same workshop. Moreover, despite appearances, their research has a lot in common. The first tends to compile the history of art into an indecipherable palimpsest. The second surprises with its intertwined sources: from Socialist Realism to religious painting. And both are scanning their ordinary environment with the accuracy of an astronomer. 

Katherina Olschbaur's Solo Exhibition 'The Divine Hermaphrodite' opens in Berlin at GNYP Gallery

Katherina Olschbaur's Solo Exhibition 'The Divine Hermaphrodite' opens in Berlin at GNYP Gallery

Gnyp Gallery, Hardenbergstraße 9, Berlin | March 16 – April 20, 2019

The Divine Hermaphrodite, Katherina Olschbaur's new solo exhibition in Berlin features new paintings from the artist's studio in Los Angeles. The opening will take place on March 16, between 6 and 9 pm at Gnyp Gallery's Hardenbergstraße location. The Divine Hermaphrodite looks at sacred oneness across different cultures through contemporary art works. It addresses different notions of transgender as spiritual states of divinity found through the merging with the perfect other. It embraces occult, alchemy and non-western approaches of the third sex towards imagining self-realization through this notion of mystical oneness.

Simphiwe Ndzube Lecture at the Denver Art Museum

Simphiwe Ndzube Lecture at the Denver Art Museum

Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum | Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6 – 7 PM

Simphiwe Ndzube speaks on his childhood in South Africa and the recent development of his work. The Logan Lecture Series is sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan in affiliation with Contemporary Alliance, a Denver Art Museum support group.

TICKETS
Free for Contemporary Alliance members and students with valid student ID
$20 Non-members, $15 DAM members, $10 DAM volunteers

A reception will follow at the ART, a hotel.

Hugo Wilson's Solo Exhibition 'Crucible' opens in Mumbai at Galerie Isa

Hugo Wilson's Solo Exhibition 'Crucible' opens in Mumbai at Galerie Isa

Galerie Isa, Mumbai | March 14 – April 27

Crucible is the first solo exhibition in India of works by the British artist, Hugo Wilson. Wilson uses the almost bottomless well of the internet from which to draw inspiration and to source and explore a vast array of different imagery, objects and occurrences of historic importance. By using the ancient and highly plastic medium of painting as a ground upon which to bring together elements that might initially seem entirely unconnected, Wilson has the advantage of harnessing an established, global language that can mix and meld things together in coherent form.

Nicodim Gallery Presents Moffat Takadiwa at the 2019 Armory Show!

Nicodim Gallery Presents Moffat Takadiwa at the 2019 Armory Show!

The Armory Show | March 7–10, 2019

Nicodim Gallery is proud to present a solo installation by the Zimbabwean artist Moffat Takadiwa (b. 1983, Karoi, Zimbabwe) at the 2019 edition of The Armory Show.

With the junkyard as his muse, Takadiwa weaves discarded computer keys, aerosol cans, spray bottles, used toothbrushes, and other small, found everyday objects into impressive organic forms evocative of jewel-encrusted excess or a ritualistic kind of minimalism. His choice of medium communicates his concern with issues of consumerism, inequality, post-colonialism, and the environment.

Location

PIER 94 - BOOTH 824
71 12th Ave
New York, NY

Fair Hours

Thursday, March 7, 12–8pm
Friday, March 8, 12–8pm
Saturday, March 9, 12–7pm
Sunday, March 10, 12–6pm

 

Przemek Pyszczek's FADOM at Leto Gallery

Przemek Pyszczek's FADOM at Leto Gallery

Leto Gallery, Warsaw | February 23 – March 30, 2019

FADOM, a communist-era building company, created a building system of prefabricates for the basic structures of inhabitation. In Przemek Pyszczek’s practice, FADOM becomes a metaphor for the aesthetics permeating post-communist Poland, its hidden rationale that manages to reconcile the shadow of the past with a consumerist spirit of the new era. Through hyperbolization of socialist aesthetics, Pyszczek achieves a sense of shared memory which belongs to no one: a para-sentiment for what might not have been experienced, but remains alluring thanks to its construction – either social or aesthetic, or maybe, as Pyszczek seems to suggest, both.

Daniel Pitin featured in 'Where is the Madness You Promised Me: Dystopian Paintings from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection'

Daniel Pitin featured in 'Where is the Madness You Promised Me: Dystopian Paintings from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection'

Hudson Valley MoCA | February 16, 2019 – April 21, 2019

Where is the Madness You Promised Me: Dystopian Paintings from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection features works by contemporary artists from around the globe, examining recent dystopian painting as a symptom of society's increasing anxiety over our future.   

Katherina Olschbaur & Zhou Yilun featured in the 2019 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction in Los Angeles

Katherina Olschbaur & Zhou Yilun featured in the 2019 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction in Los Angeles

Paddle 8 | Bid through Feb. 16, 2019

Find works by Katherina Olschbaur and Zhou Yilun alongside a plethora of wonderful artists at the 2019 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Auction in Los Angeles. The Rema Hort Mann Foundation provides support for cancer patients and emerging artists through its bi-coastal grant programs. Proceeds from this auction benefit the Quality of Life Cancer Grant, Emerging Artist Grant, and Artist Community Engagement Grant. 

Nicodim at the inaugural Felix Art Fair: Michiel Ceulers, Aaron Gilbert, Simphiwe Ndzube, Katherina Olschbaur, and Cristian Răduță in Cabana 117!

Nicodim at the inaugural Felix Art Fair: Michiel Ceulers, Aaron Gilbert, Simphiwe Ndzube, Katherina Olschbaur, and Cristian Răduță in Cabana 117!

Felix LA at the Hollywood Roosevelt | February 14 – 17, 2019

Nicodim is thrilled to present new works by Michiel Ceulers, Aaron Gilbert, Simphiwe Ndzube, Katherina Olschbaur, and Cristian Răduță in addition to a few surprises at the inaugural Felix Los Angeles Art Fair at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Come meet us in Room 117, right next to the Hockney Pool, rain or shine!

Robert Yarber featured in 'Nowhere Under the Rainbow'

Robert Yarber featured in 'Nowhere Under the Rainbow'

Desert Center LA at Spring Break Art Fair | February 15 – 17, 2019

“Nowhere Over The Rainbow”, a multimedia survey of works exploring the tropes and chromatics of gold, rainbows, hybrid identities and failed ideologies—via drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, performance, and video—aims to offer a glimpse into the possibilities and realities of finding a new way in an upset world. From a “gold room” filled with blue- chip excavations to warped Kodachrome fantasies to a surrealist drawing of an alternate Oz, this is no place like home. “What do you do out here? You chase rainbows.” — Ed Ruscha

On view at the Spring Break Art Fair, located at The Stalls at Skylight ROW DLTA: 1925 East 8th Street, Los Angeles.

Simphiwe Ndzube's 'The Rain Prayers' installation opens at Museo Kaluz

Simphiwe Ndzube's 'The Rain Prayers' installation opens at Museo Kaluz

Museo Kaluz, Mexico City | February 9, 2019

The central courtyard of the private Mexican art museum, Museo Kaluz, exhibiting international contemporary artists, will host a new work by Simphiwe Ndzube entitled The Rain Prayers. This ambitious installation conjures up attenuated figures in procession from a tangle of logs and invokes the carnival spirit of Cape Town. Reflect on the severe drought in South Africa, an event that reveals ample reserves of faith, ritual and community commitment within the population of Cape Town. Designed especially for this unique space, the installation links the experiences of Cape Town and Mexico City about water, the lack of it and the resilience that these circumstances generate in societies.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'People' at Jeffrey Deitch Projects, Los Angeles

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'People' at Jeffrey Deitch Projects, Los Angeles

Jeffrey Deitch Projects, Los Angeles | February 9 – April 6, 2019

Simphiwe Ndzube featured alongside Urs Fischer, Jeff Koons, Nick Cave, Alex Israel, and Liz Craft in People, a group exhibition at Jeffrey Deitch Project's new space in Los Angeles. The works explore the uncanny confrontation of the artificial and the real while simultaneously responding to the multiple approaches to human identity in the contemporary world. All of the works in the exhibition reflect a contemporary approach to sculpture inspired by the innovations of Dada, Surrealism, Assemblage and by the influence of non- or meta- art sources like department store mannequins.

Nicodim Gallery Presents: Adrian Ghenie & Robert Yarber at ZONAMACO

Nicodim Gallery Presents: Adrian Ghenie & Robert Yarber at ZONAMACO

ZONAMACO, Mexico City | February 6 – 10, 2019

Nicodim Gallery is proud to announce its return to Zona Maco, featuring a booth of paintings by Romanian Adrian Ghenie and American painter Robert Yarber. This selection of paintings includes historic paintings from Yarber and new work from Ghenie, who has long been an appreciator of Yarber's unique approach to painting.

Find Nicodim Gallery in Booth E213!

Răzvan Boar opens a solo show at Passerelle – Centre d’art contemporain

Răzvan Boar opens a solo show at Passerelle – Centre d’art contemporain

Centre d’art contemporain, Brest | February 2 – April 28, 2019

Among the works presented are emblematic paintings, paper drawings, collages and carved, colorful sculptures that generate a dialogue between matter, lines and sensations. The drawing, the source of pictorial image, constantly transforms into figurative characters, phantasms where acrylic colors highlight personal traits.

Simphiwe Ndzube' ‘Uncharted Lands and Trackless Seas’ opens Thursday, 24 January from 6-8pm at Stevenson, Cape Town

Simphiwe Ndzube' ‘Uncharted Lands and Trackless Seas’ opens Thursday, 24 January from 6-8pm at Stevenson, Cape Town

Stevenson, Capetown | 24 January - 2 March 2019

The artist will give a walkabout in support of the Friends of Iziko South African National Gallery on Friday 25 January at 11am.⁣

Michiel Ceulers featured in 'Salon de Peinture' at the M HKA

Michiel Ceulers featured in 'Salon de Peinture' at the M HKA

M HKA, Antwerp | January 17 – March 31, 2019

Michiel Ceulers is featured in the group exhibition 'Salon de Peinture', where visitors can quietly linger amidst the works of over fifty Belgian (or Belgium-based) painters, curated in the style of the French salon. The exhibition is accessible free of charge and located on the sixth floor of the museum. In the exhibition, the work of Ceulers is featured alongside other artists including Fred Bervoets, Luc Tuymans, Walter Swennen, and Vedran Kopljar.

Simphwe Ndzube in 'New Acquisitions' at the Rubell Family Collection

Simphwe Ndzube in 'New Acquisitions' at the Rubell Family Collection

Rubell Family Collection, Miami | December 3, 2018 – June 29, 2019

Simphiwe Ndzube is featured in New Acquisitions, a presentation of paintings, sculptures, and installations by 20 artists; all acquired in the last two years by the Rubell Family. The exhibition is on view for Art Basel, Miami and will be exhibited until June of 2019. Other artists include Janiva Ellis, Alake Shilling, Trulee Hall, Diamond Stingily, and Martha Jungwirth

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurate the Romania-France Cultural Season at the Centre Pompidou

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurate the Romania-France Cultural Season at the Centre Pompidou

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron at the inauguration of the Romania-France Cultural Season at the Centre Pompidou, which marks ten years since the signing of a strategic partnership statement, and the celebration of the Centennial of Romania's Greater Union of 1918.

The two presidents visited the exhibitions of the artists Ciprian Muresan, Serban Savu and Adrian Ghenie which are currently on view at the Centre Pompidou.

Ciprian Muresan, Adrian Ghenie, and Serban Savu in exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, on the occasion of the French-Romanian cultural season

Ciprian Muresan, Adrian Ghenie, and Serban Savu in exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, on the occasion of the French-Romanian cultural season

Centre Pompidou, Paris | Opening November 28, 2018

Romanian Season at the Pompidou Center highlights an extraordinary laboratory of artistic creativity, intimately, and fully linked to the writing of the history of modern and contemporary art. The 2019 France-Romania season is thus the occasion to return to an essential moment in the history of the international cultural dynamics of the 20th century, for which Paris has long remained the hub of hatching and affirmation and where the actors of the artistic scenes from Central and Eastern Europe played a leading role. Through a few founding figures of artistic modernity and avant-gardes, the Center Pompidou aims to highlight and review the extreme richness of its heritage through exhibitions, installations, skirmishes and thematic itineraries.

 

Ciprian Muresan and Serban Savu, L'entretien infini
[Museum, Level 4, Galerie 0]

 

Adrian Ghenie, The Darwin Room, 2013-2014
[Museum, Level 4, Galerie 0]

 

• Ponctuations. Parcours dans les Collections - An exhibition of works from the collection of the Centre Pompidou featuring Adrian Ghenie and Ciprian Muresan, among others 
[Museum, Levels 4 and 5]

 

Opening November 28, 2018 in Paris, France

'Serban Savu: Heroes, Saints and Other Figures' at Plan B Gallery, Berlin

'Serban Savu: Heroes, Saints and Other Figures' at Plan B Gallery, Berlin

Plan B Gallery, Berlin | November 23, 2018 – January 19, 2019

Galeria Plan B in Berlin presents a solo exhibition of Serban Savu, to open on Friday, the 23th of November 2018.

Nicodim Gallery Presents: INFLUENCES. Featuring Hugo Wilson and Ciprian Muresan with Sanchez-Kane and Mezcal El Silencio. RSVP required.

Nicodim Gallery Presents: INFLUENCES. Featuring Hugo Wilson and Ciprian Muresan with Sanchez-Kane and Mezcal El Silencio. RSVP required.

Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles | November 17, 2018 at 5pm

Nicodim Gallery is proud to continue INFLUENCES, an occasional series of events exploring the relationships between art and psychoactive substances.
For the second installment, our friends at Mezcal El Silencio have created unique mezcal cocktails to pair with our Ciprian Muresan and Hugo Wilson exhibitions and the fashion of Sánchez-Kane, which is featured in a two-day pop-up in our rear gallery. Each cocktail is tailored to channel the energy and vitality of the respective installations. Psychonauts from Nicodim, El Silencio, and Sánchez-Kane will be your spirit guides in a tour through each of the three environments.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a private event. Interested patrons must RSVP to info@nicodimgallery.com with “INFLUENCES” in the subject line. The event will be capped at 100 people. All attendees must be over the age of 21 with valid identification to attend—those without valid identification will be turned away. Please travel via designated driver, Lyft, Uber, or public transportation, as driving under the influence is dangerous and illegal.

Sanchez-Kane Pop-Up at Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles

Sanchez-Kane Pop-Up at Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles

Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles | Friday, Nov. 16 & Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 12–8pm

Sanchez-Kane brings the inspiration behind its avant-garde menswear collection to Los Angeles with a Tianguis-inspired shopping experience at NICODIM Gallery. In collaboration with Mezcal El Silencio, a fellow rebel brand with deep Mexican roots, Sanchez-Kane will create a ceremonial experience through an interactive art installation and debut a new unisex ring design.

The entire NICODIM Gallery will be redesigned as the iconic district of La Lagunilla Market, where bootleg DVDs dress the streets, clothes hangs off high racks and dress suits are mounted on walls. It is beautiful chaos in the eyes of Sanchez-Kane, a visionary brand founded by contemporary artist and provocateur Barbara Sanchez-Kane.

Pop-Up Hours
Friday, November 16, 12–8pm
Saturday, November 17, 12–5pm

Ciprian Muresan in 'REMEMBERING LANDSCAPE' at Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, Bucharest

Ciprian Muresan in 'REMEMBERING LANDSCAPE' at Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, Bucharest

MNAC, Bucharest | 15 November, 2018 – 17 March, 2019

Many times, the landscape is understood in escapist terms, self-forgetting, by seemingly anachronistic notions about the homeland, or by their cosmopolitan pendant—the tourist cliché. How can it, therefore, compose a contemporary landscape image that recognizes change, tempts destruction, while being able to question the conditions of a position? REMEMBERING LANDSCAPE focuses on landscape imaging and aesthetic strategies, linking them to commemoration / remembrance processes. Ciprian Muresan's work is featured in this group show curated by Eva Schmidt (MGK Siegen) and Kai Vöckler (HfG Offenbach) in cooperation with Center for Cultural Decontamination (Branislav Dimitrijević, Lola Joksimović) and the MNAC București.

Ciprian Muresan 'Tradiții active I' at the Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca

Ciprian Muresan 'Tradiții active I' at the Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca

Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca | 14 November 14, 2018 – 13 January, 2019

Curated by Dan Breaz, Tradiții active I (Active Traditions I ) presents a selections sculpture, painting, and video works by Ciprian Muresan. Opening exactly five years after Muresan's first exhibition at the Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca, Muresan continues his approach to the works of the Great Masters through his language of repitition. Muresan renegotiates the limits of art, questioning his role in art history and his rights to use basal techniques. The high stakes of these seemingly humble 'works' reveal unpredictable ways of creating the new. In Muresan's world, the new is not distincly seperate from the old.

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Crossing Night,' a Group Show to See in Oaxaca

Simphiwe Ndzube in 'Crossing Night,' a Group Show to See in Oaxaca

Hacer Noche, Oxaca, Mexico | November 10, 2018 – February 4, 2019

Crossing Night (Hacer Noche) is a major exhibition initiative that presents the work of contemporary artists from Southern Africa across Oaxaca’s City’s museums and cultural centres. Comprising five exhibitions, an artists’ residency programme, a community-based educational programme, and a conference, Crossing Night undertakes to explore the historical links between southern Africa and Mexico through shared histories of conolialism and slavery. Find Simphiwe Ndzube's sculptural installation at the Centro Cultural Santo Domingo.

Katherina Olschbaur Wins the IBK-Förderpreise for Painting!

Katherina Olschbaur Wins the IBK-Förderpreise for Painting!

Austria | 9 November, 2018

Congradulations to Katherina Olschbaur for being named a winner of the 2018 IBK-Förderpreise for Painting!

A total of 27 artists were nominated and the jury of international experts could award a maximum of seven prizes. Since 1991, the IBK Sponsorship Awards have been awarded annually in changing categories. Judges found of interest the consequence of Olschbaur's work in terms of deeply painterly interests and questions, but which also leaves room to repeatedly strike back and form outliers.

H&MOSCHINO Release at Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest

H&MOSCHINO Release at Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest

Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest | 6 November, 2018

Inspired by both the '90s and the spirit of Jeremy Scott, the creative director of the MOSCHINO House, the H & MOSCHINO party took place at the Nicodim Gallery in Bucharest, which was transformed into a vibrant, colorful space. Guests listened to the best Romanian hits of the 90s, mixed by DJ Vali Barbulescu. Just a few seconds after the countdown, they were invited to a pop up shop to discover all the pieces of the H & MOSCHINO collection.

The collection will be available in selected and online stores worldwide starting November 8, 2018. 

Daniel Pitín: 'Grotto' opening at Charim Galerie in Austria

Daniel Pitín: 'Grotto' opening at Charim Galerie in Austria

Charim Galerie, Wien | October 18 – November 30, 2018

"The whole process of the transcription of non-material media into painting, video or sculpture has become an important topic itself... The passive position of a viewer (like James Stewart in Hitchcock's Rear Window) has changed and this rises the question of losing our safe observing position..." – Daniel Pitín

Katherina Olschbaur and Simphiwe Ndzube featured in the Sexy Beast Benefit Auction

Katherina Olschbaur and Simphiwe Ndzube featured in the Sexy Beast Benefit Auction

Sexy Beast, Planned Parenthood | Auction Live Through October 20, 2018

Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles believes everyone should have access to safe, caring, and affordable healthcare services. Since their founding in 2014, the Sexy Beast art auction and gala has raised nearly one million dollars for this crucial organization across two milestone events. This year, their sights are set even higher for their third biennial fundraising extravaganza on Saturday, October 20 at the Marciano Art Foundation. Join them in support of the critical services PPLA provides to their community by bidding on works by Brian Calvin, Katherine Bradford, Simphiwe Ndzube, Rashid Johnson, Rebecca Morris, Katherina Olschbaur and many more…

Nicodim Gallery Presents: INFLUENCES. Featuring Robert Yarber's Return of the Repressed with cannabis. RSVP required.

Nicodim Gallery Presents: INFLUENCES. Featuring Robert Yarber's Return of the Repressed with cannabis. RSVP required.

Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles | October 13, 2018 3–5pm

Nicodim Gallery is excited to announce INFLUENCES, an occasional series of events exploring the relationships between art and psychoactive substances.

For the first installment, the artist Robert Yarber has partnered with two of the hottest cannabis brands in Los Angeles to pair the paintings in his exhibition Robert Yarber: Return of the Repressed with strains of cannabis that the artist feels will enhance the viewing experience, and reflect his mental state during the creative process.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a private event. Interested patrons must RSVP to info@nicodimgallery.com with “INFLUENCES” in the subject line. The event will be capped at 100 people. All attendees must be over the age of 21 with valid identification to attend—those without valid identification will be turned away. Please travel via designated driver, Lyft, Uber, or public transportation, as driving under the influence is dangerous and illegal.

'The Summoning of Groovin’ Gary,' curated by Aaron Moulton in Berlin

'The Summoning of Groovin’ Gary,' curated by Aaron Moulton in Berlin

Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin | September 28 – October 18

On the morning of September 28th, 1978, a young filmmaker named Trent Harris stood outside the Channel 2 studios in Salt Lake City fixing the jam in his new video camera. He raised it up to his eye and hit record. Across the parking lot in that same moment was a guy from Beaver, Utah by the name of “Groovin’ Gary”. Driving since dawn Gary made the pilgrimage to the big city because it was his destiny to be on television. He felt it. He wandered around the property of Channel 2 taking the odd photo while waiting for the door of TV Land to open. When Trent hit record Gary knew this was fate knocking. 
This is the story of the Phoenix.

Opening September 28 from 8 until late.
TRAUMABARUNDKINO
Heidestraße 50, Berlin

Nicodim Gallery Presents: Moffat Takadiwa & Cristian Răduță at Art Berlin, Booth 2.B.4

Nicodim Gallery Presents: Moffat Takadiwa & Cristian Răduță at Art Berlin, Booth 2.B.4

Art Berlin | September 27 – 30

Fair Hours
Thursday 27 September: Opening 4 – 8 pm
Friday 28 September: 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 29 September: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 30 September: 11 am – 6 pm

For inquiries, contact info@nicodimgallery.com.

Moffat Takadiwa and Simphiwe Ndzube featured in a Group Show of Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa

Moffat Takadiwa and Simphiwe Ndzube featured in a Group Show of Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa

Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco | September 8 – October 27, 2018

Defying the Narrative: Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa features works by 14 African artists, including Simphiwe Ndzube and Moffat Takadiwa. Intending to present the varied directions of contemporary African art to the Bay Area, the works in the show highlight the narrative properties of materials and the idea of figuration as a symbolic device. While all of the artists in Defying the Narrative are African, the artists represent a broad spectrum of perspectives, ideologies, and geographic origins, and the lack of a unifying narrative among them is both the premise and the conceit of this exhibition.

Aaron Moulton curates 'Seeing Eye Awareness' at the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana

Aaron Moulton curates 'Seeing Eye Awareness' at the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana

Match Gallery, Ljubljana | September 5 – October 21, 2018

The exhibition Seeing Eye Awareness celebrates the artist as cultural clairvoyant, a shaman, as someone having a third eye opened unto the secrets of society, as someone we invite to reveal mystical truths. The artist's truest function has been to uncover mutations and anomalies. These are things that come from a place where language is insufficient or that crosses the border of consciousness, showing us culture’s bleeding edge. The exhibition is included in the programme of the Indigo Festival

Walkthrough of 'Horses' with Katherina Olschbaur

Walkthrough of 'Horses' with Katherina Olschbaur

Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles | August 18, 2018

August 15, 2018

Get out of bed, put on your shades, and join Katherina Olschbaur for hangover drinks and a walkthrough of her show Horses!
On the show's final day: Saturday, August 18, 12:30pm at Nicodim Gallery in LA!

Simphiwe Ndzube 'Dancing Into Form' at Harper's Books

Simphiwe Ndzube 'Dancing Into Form' at Harper's Books

Harper's Books, East Hampton | July 21 – August 15, 2018

Simphiwe Ndzube has a new solo exhibition of drawings as well as a painting on linen at Harper's Books, East Hampton. The exhibition will be on view alongside a concurrent exhibition by Los Angeles-based painter Cassi Namoda, We Killed Mangy Dog. While Ndzube is well known for his large-scale assemblages, Dancing into Form will represent the first time in which his powerful drawings are brought together for collective consideration. Many of the works on paper featured in this exhibition served as preliminary studies for paintings and resulted from, as Ndzube puts it, a process of “working forward and backward to allow chance to open up avenues for possible compositions for newer work." As the artist notes, “they are dancing, celebrating, paddling, flying, drunk, and falling, but always in a constant journey to becoming.”

Welcome Aaron Moulton as Nicodim Gallery's New Creative Director

Welcome Aaron Moulton as Nicodim Gallery's New Creative Director

Nicodim Gallery is thrilled to announce Aaron Moulton as the newest addition to our full-time family. He has already made history with the gallery: he organized Omul Negru (2016), The Basilisk (2017), and The Hierophant (2017)—a three-part exhibition series that spanned Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles and Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest. Moulton has worked both undercover and in-uniform as a Cultural Operative for over a decade across Europe and North America. His exhibitions and projects employ the art world to perform thought experiments that unclothe the cultural constructs on which society is built, stripping its underpinnings nude for all to see, warts and all. Mediating the visual traditions of New Age communities, the Occult, and Pseudoscience, his work manifests a tactical use of context that has offered new insights into and erects diegeses around avant-gardes, energy systems, and the power of the placebo effect. His current research explores the holistic power of revelation found in disinformation campaigns, folklore, and magical thinking. You will come to his openings and buy things.

Galeria Nicodim featured in Elephant Magazine's 'Bucharest: A Creative City Full of Contradictions'

Galeria Nicodim featured in Elephant Magazine's 'Bucharest: A Creative City Full of Contradictions'

Elephant Magazine | July 9, 2018

If Bucharest’s contemporary art scene has a nexus, it is in the elegant roads to the Piața Revoluției’s north-east, which boasts a smattering of small venues. But many of the city’s finest galleries stand away from this core. Galeria Nicodim, in the almost rural-seeming northern suburbs past Herăstrău Park, takes this to extremes. Its eponymous owner, Mihai Nicodim, emigrated to the US in the 1980s and opened his first gallery in LA in 2006....

Simphiwe Ndzube featured in 'Both, and' at Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town

Simphiwe Ndzube featured in 'Both, and' at Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town

Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town | July 5 – August 22, 2018

Simphiwe Ndzube is featured alongside Olafur Eliasson, Viviane Sassen, Olafur Eliasson, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, among others in the Cape Town iteration of Stevenson Gallery's anniversary exhibition 'Both, and.' A group exhibition reflecting on 15 years of the gallery’s existence, 'Both, and' is curated by Stevenson's newest partners, Sisipho Ngodwana and Alexander Richards.

Simphiwe Ndzube for Project Angel Art's ART=LOVE

Simphiwe Ndzube for Project Angel Art's ART=LOVE

Hosted by Project Angel Food at NeueHouse Hollywood | June 23, 2018

Bid on 'Untitled (Study for The Purging Diptych), 2018here.

All proceeds from this benefit auction go to Project Angel Food.

Ciprian Muresan 'Incorrigible Believers' at Plan B Gallery, opening June 22 in Berlin

Ciprian Muresan 'Incorrigible Believers' at Plan B Gallery, opening June 22 in Berlin

Plan B Gallery, Berlin | June 22 – August 4, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6 – 9 pm

On view Tuesday-Saturday, 12 – 6 pm 

Plan B Gallery, Berlin
Potsdamer Strasse 77 – 87, 10785 Berlin

How Simphiwe Ndzube employs the surreal in ‘Waiting for Mulungu’ at the CC Foundation, Shanghai

How Simphiwe Ndzube employs the surreal in ‘Waiting for Mulungu’ at the CC Foundation, Shanghai

Andrew Stooke in Art Africa | June 21, 2018

In likeness to the surrealists, who turned to absurd and fantastical symbolic imagery as a purgative answer to the gruesome folly of industrialized warfare, Ndzube employs bizarre scenarios, and the juxtaposition of incongruous elements extracted from everyday life, to respond to more recent chapters of violence and injustice. The results are both optimistic and cathartic: an eclipse is a moment of change and a lamp a sign of enlightenment. Even a traffic cone gently directs a new route.

Robert Yarber featured in 'Greater than L.A.,' at Desert Center Los Angeles, curated by Michael Slenske

Robert Yarber featured in 'Greater than L.A.,' at Desert Center Los Angeles, curated by Michael Slenske

Desert Center | June 21 – July 21, 2018

Robert Yarber's work will be featured in the inaugural exhibition at Desert Center, Los Angeles, Michael Slenske's new project space.

Opening Reception: Thursday June 21, 6 – 9 pm

7466 Beverly Blvd., Suite 207
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Katherina Olschbaur featured in 'SEED' at Paul Kasmin Gallery, curated by Yvonne Force

Katherina Olschbaur featured in 'SEED' at Paul Kasmin Gallery, curated by Yvonne Force

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York | June 21 – August 10, 2018

Check out Katherina Olschbaur's painting in Yvonne Force's much anticipated exhibition SEED. Other artists include Cecily Brown, Rachel Feinstein, Yoko Ono, Claire Tabouret, Ambera Wellmann, Robin F. Williams, and Lisa Yuskavage.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 6 – 9pm

Ciprian Muresan featured in 'A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings' at the Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford

Ciprian Muresan featured in 'A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings' at the Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford

Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford | June – September, 2018

A Slice through the World is a collaboration between the Drawing Room, London and Modern Art Oxford. The featured artists across the two-venue group exhibition are ruby onyinyechi amanze, Nidhal Chamekh, Milano Chow, Kate Davis, Karl Haendel, David Haines, Ian Kiaer, Ciprian Muresan, David Musgrave, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Kathy Prendergast, Massinissa Selmani, Lucy Skaer and Barbara Walker.

Exhibition dates at Modern Art Oxford: June 16 – September 9, 2018  
Exhibition dates at Drawing Room, London: June 13 – August 5, 2018

Congrats to Simphiwe Ndzube for his inclusion on Forbes Africa's list of 30 Creatives Under 30!

Congrats to Simphiwe Ndzube for his inclusion on Forbes Africa's list of 30 Creatives Under 30!

Forbes Africa | June 4, 2018

Ndzube has always had a love for art. In the early stages of his career, he told stories inspired by the struggles faced by township residents, specifically in Masiphumelele where he grew up. “I’ve always been involved as a creative growing up, taking formal and informal art classes, dancing, and then later going to art school. Art School gave me the confidence and a bigger perspective of the art world and that’s how I went in, often times blindly,” he says....

Ecaterina Vrana's 'Between Two Worlds' at GYNP Gallery opens June 7 in Berlin

Ecaterina Vrana's 'Between Two Worlds' at GYNP Gallery opens June 7 in Berlin

GYNP Gallery, Berlin | June 7 – August 3, 2018

The work of the Romanian artist Ecaterina Vrana (born 1969 in Constanta, Romania) is based on „la petite histoire” of her own existence. At the same time, it appears like a library of the past, in which individual fragmentary, kaleidoscopic details can be found out of memory. This revitalization takes place in the context of a subjective spontaneity, without an intentional dramaturgy. Ecaterina’s large-format paintings are the subject of subtle observations; claiming a reinterpretation of a past marked by illness they become a plea for the joy of life. Inspiration comes out of your own life instead out of theory.

Ciprian Muresan in 'Acquisitions récentes du cabinet d'art graphique' at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Ciprian Muresan in 'Acquisitions récentes du cabinet d'art graphique' at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Centre Pompidou, Paris | May 30 – September 3, 2018

'Presentations of recent acquisitions by the Department of Prints and Drawings' are an important, regular feature on the programme of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, and the current exhibition offers an opportunity to view a selection of some 150 modern and contemporary works on paper by more than 50 artists, acquired by the Centre Pompidou since 2011. Ciprian Muresan work is featured alongside such heavy-hitters as Mamma Anderson, John Cage, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Per Kirkeby, Mirtha Dermisache, and Tomma Abts.

Simphiwe Ndzube's first solo show in China: 'Waiting for Mulungu' at the CC Foundation, Shanghai

Simphiwe Ndzube's first solo show in China: 'Waiting for Mulungu' at the CC Foundation, Shanghai

Hosted by the CC Foundation, Shanghai | June 2–August 12, 2018

The Swahili word “Mulungu” means God. It originally described white people who assumed a god-like position of power in the country. By adapting the title from Samuel Becket's Waiting For Godot, Ndzube examines the notion of theater, the tragic, and the epic, while investigating the collective psyche of black people, proposing a different set of vocabulary outside the Eurocentric legacy, and participating in activism of the global black community whose defiant spirit has given birth to an enormous range of paradigms of resistance, solidarity, and celebration.

Robert Yarber in 'An Homage to Hollis Benton,' curated by Aaron Moulton

Robert Yarber in 'An Homage to Hollis Benton,' curated by Aaron Moulton

Over the Influence, Los Angeles | May 25 – June 24, 2018

Robert Yarber has been included in this group show at Over the Influence, Los Angeles, curated by Aaron Moulton. Yarber's work will be showng alongside artists including Patrick Nagel, Mark Mothersbaugh, Alex Israel, Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, and Peter Shire, among others.

Katherina Olschbaur and Moffat Takadiwa now represented by Nicodim Gallery

Katherina Olschbaur and Moffat Takadiwa now represented by Nicodim Gallery

Nicodim Gallery is thrilled to announce its representation of the Austrian painter Katherina Olschbaur and the Zimbabwean sculptor Moffat Takadiwa! 

Congratulations to the HOW Art Museum in Shanghai for their recent acquisition of a major Simphiwe Ndzube diptych

Congratulations to the HOW Art Museum in Shanghai for their recent acquisition of a major Simphiwe Ndzube diptych

Simphiwe Ndzube now has artwork in the following important collections: Rupert Museum, Cape Town, South Africa; University of Cape Town, South Africa; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa; A4 Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida; The CC Foundation, Shanghai, China; HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China; Christen Sveeas Collection, Norway; and The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.

Catch Katherina Olschbaur's Wilde Reiter at OOF Books

Catch Katherina Olschbaur's Wilde Reiter at OOF Books

Hosted by OOF Books | April 12–May 20, 2018

Wilde Reiter is, ultimately, an evolution of work centralized around personal narrative, cultural narrative, and the subjective marriage of the two as seen through a lens that pushes the viewer to evaluate their stance on the subject matter in a Brechtian manner—making the familiar strange.

Nicodim Gallery & Astral Oracles at the Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market

Nicodim Gallery & Astral Oracles at the Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market

Hosted by Blum & Poe | May 4–6, 2018

05/01/2018

Nicodim Gallery is proud to announce our participation in the Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market where the long-awaited exhibition catalogs for Omul Negru, Basilisk, and The Hierophant will be presented for the first time alongside a series of new energy-harnessing works by Lazaros. 

Ciprian Muresan, Cristian Rusu and Serban Savu in the exhibition Art on Stage / Art Safari

Ciprian Muresan, Cristian Rusu and Serban Savu in the exhibition Art on Stage / Art Safari

Bucharest | May 11–20, 2018

4/30/2018

Hervé Mikaeloff, the curator of the exhibition, strives to create a couple of multidisciplinary scenes, where the art pieces and artists behave as actors. Artists will share their vision on architectures, utopias, savoir-faire, memory and their willingness to receive or free themselves of public heritage.

Adrien Ghenie's Solo Show 'Jungles in Paris' opens at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Adrien Ghenie's Solo Show 'Jungles in Paris' opens at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Paris Marais | April 28–June 16, 2018

The title of this exhibition “Jungles in Paris” has been borrowed from the Henri Rousseau exhibition at Tate Modern in 2005-06 (later show at Grand Palais, Paris and National Gallery, Washington). The visual tension created by the juxtaposition of two seemingly disparate environments (the sophisticated urban Paris versus the exotic wild untethered jungle) is the foundation for Ghenie’s new body of work.

Simphiwe Ndzube: Limbo Colony at The Armory Show, NY

Simphiwe Ndzube: Limbo Colony at The Armory Show, NY

Booth 824 | March 8–11, 2018

03/01/2018

Nicodim Gallery is thrilled to announce its participation in the 2018 incarnation of The Armory Show with Limbo Colony, a solo booth by the South African artist Simphiwe Ndzube.

Nicodim Gallery Presents Teodor Graur: 'Commie Pop' at ZONAMACO

Nicodim Gallery Presents Teodor Graur: 'Commie Pop' at ZONAMACO

ZONAMACO, Mexico City | February 7 – 11, 2018

Nicodim Gallery is proud to announce its inaugural participation in Zona Maco, a solo booth with the Romanian artist Teodor Graur. Graur’s Commie Pop will be an immersive booth installation of curated artworks from throughout his career (with a focus on recent work) presenting the East’s utopian ideals from a side of the looking glass unfamiliar to most in the West. Find Nicodim Gallery in Booth G204!

Nicodim Gallery presents Robert Yarber, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Daniel Pitin at Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Nicodim Gallery presents Robert Yarber, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Daniel Pitin at Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica | January 25 – 28, 2018

Booth B4
at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary
The Barker Hanger, Santa Monica

Nicodim Gallery now represents Robert Yarber

Nicodim Gallery now represents Robert Yarber

December 2017

Nicodim Gallery is thrilled to announce its representation of the painter Robert Yarber. Yarber was born in Dallas, Texas in 1948, and has exhibited nationally and internationally since the early eighties. His work was featured at the Venice Biennale in 1984 and the Whitney Biennial in 1985.

Nicodim Gallery presents Simphiwe Ndzube's 'Bharbarosi' at the NY Art Book Fair

Nicodim Gallery presents Simphiwe Ndzube's 'Bharbarosi' at the NY Art Book Fair

MoMA PS1 | September 21 – 24, 2017

Following the success of Simphiwe Ndzube’s Bhabharosi, on display at Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles, the gallery has released an artists’ book of the same title (edition 30) available exclusively at Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair. Each book offers a unique glimpse at Ndzube’s creative process, featuring drawings, diagrams, and collages that the artist composed in preparation for the exhibition. Find Nicodim Gallery in Booth G03!

Welcome Ben Lee Ritchie Handler as Nicodim Gallery's New Global Director

Welcome Ben Lee Ritchie Handler as Nicodim Gallery's New Global Director

July 27, 2017

Nicodim Gallery is pleased to introduce its new Global Director, Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler. Touched by a sculptor at a very young age, Ritchie Handler knew he wanted to be involved with the arts as soon as she exposed herself to him. While earning a Masters degree in Library and Information Science at UCLA, Ritchie Handler toured internationally with a rock band and worked at a number of Los Angeles-based art institutions including The Hammer, LACMA, and MOCA. In 2011, he landed at Gagosian in Beverly Hills as an Archivist and Librarian. Ritchie Handler’s first project with Nicodim Gallery will be a group show titled Homeward Bound, which opens in Los Angeles October 2017.

Razvan Boar: Works

Razvan Boar: Works

June 2017

"The lure of abstraction is a thread that gets pulled taut inside me. I hold my subjectivity out to it like a rose that wilts in the face of indifference. Standing in front of a Razvan Boar painting loops that thread into a cat’s cradle of multidimensional looking. My heart, she pinches the X, whorls around, and opens up—straight lines twisted into new patterns of thinking.”
(excerpt from Twisting the Narrative Thread by Christina Catherine Martinez)

Published by Nicodim Gallery. Please contact the gallery directly to purchase.

LU Song featured in a solo exhibition at OCAT Museum, Xi'An: 'FLOW'

LU Song featured in a solo exhibition at OCAT Museum, Xi'An: 'FLOW'

OCAT Museum, Xi'an | March 4 – May 28, 2017

In his painting, Beijing-based Lu Song also wanders through the shifting landscapes that are evolving on the edge of urban environments. Similar to the visual beauty that Li Xiaofei finds in assembly lines, Lu Song’s brooding vision, at times magical, at other darkened by a haunting disquiet, lulls viewers into a duplicitous mood of serenity before awaking us to its deeper message.

Ciprian Muresan selected for the 2017 Venice Biennale

Ciprian Muresan selected for the 2017 Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale | May 13 – November 26, 2017

Ciprian Muresan has been selected for the 2017 Venice Biennale's central show, titled “Viva Arte Viva” and organized by Christine Macel.

Newly published: Zhou Yilun

Newly published: Zhou Yilun

March 2017

The monograph, published by Nicodim Gallery, is a summarization of Zhou's 2 exhibitions in Los Angeles (2015) and Bucharest (2016).

Tong Kunniao included in Shanghai's Yuz Museum's exhibition 'OverPop'

Tong Kunniao included in Shanghai's Yuz Museum's exhibition 'OverPop'

September 2, 2016 – January 15, 2017

“OVERPOP”, an exhibition based on the Yuz Collection and a curatorial dialogue derived from it, features works from Kerry Tribe, Samara Golden, Helen Marten, Ian Cheng and more.

Omul Negru – Edition 666

Omul Negru – Edition 666

August 2016

Do you like ghost stories? Want some new nightmares?

The invocation of Omul Negru at Galeria Nicodim in Bucharest, and then again with its resurrection at Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles was an alignment of anthropology, ritual magic and sacrilegious geometry set inside curatorial red rooms. The corresponding codex is at once a grimoire and a folklore as much as it is an exhibition catalogue and an anthology of evil. It will define a new kind of pornography and should not be treated lightly as it possesses the most evil representations of humankind's darkest nadir.

The book contains texts from Aaron Moulton, Alissa Bennett, Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Reverend Jim Jones, Albert Fish, et al. 

Please contact the gallery for purchase.

Ecaterina Vrana's Book 'As I Lay Living' Now Available

Ecaterina Vrana's Book 'As I Lay Living' Now Available

June 2016

In conjunction with her current eponymous exhibition at the gallery, Ecaterina Vrana's new book As I Lay Living has been released. 

Please contact the gallery for more info or copies of the catalog.

Nicodim Gallery at OFFICIELLE 2015

Nicodim Gallery at OFFICIELLE 2015

OFFICIELLE, Paris | October 21 – 25, 2015

BOOTH B14

 

MICHIEL CEULERS
PRZEMEK PYSZCZEK
ECATERINA VRANA