Walkthrough of 'Horses' with Katherina Olschbaur

Walkthrough of 'Horses' with Katherina Olschbaur

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: This Saturday, August 18, 12:30pm at Nicodim Gallery!

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).

Please contact the gallery for purchase.

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