Brought Up To Code

Audio piece Brought Up To Code (19' 38'') played in a hybrid car; working jacket from 3M Reflective fabric made by Alondra Castellanos Arreola

Photo documentation from solo exhibition Avenida Progreso at Plan B, Amsterdam in 2017.

Video documentation produced by PAOS on the occasion of presenting the piece in Gudalajara, Mexico in February 2018.

The Weathers They Live In

Duo exhibition with Ivo Rick at Artoxin, Munich

Documentation shows:

Avenida Progreso (y Union) - Neon tubes on styrofoam-casted concrete, transformer

Avenida Progreso (y Sindicalismo) - Neon tubes on styrofoam-casted concrete, transformer

DYN - Re-programmed electric blow heaters with each 3000 W from perforated and powder coated steel, including control box.

Cups - 3D-printed bioFila silk

The Weathers They Live In

Group exhibition at puntWG initiated by Nicola Arthen with Alondra Castellanos Arreola, Paul Bernhard, Dan Walwin, Baha Görkem Yalim, Isabel Mager and François Girard-Meunier. Full documentation.

Own works included:

JET – Axialventilator with 650 W engine; laser-cut, powder coated steel; 90 x 100 x 35 cm; connected to control box;

DYN – Rack of electric blowheaters with each 3000 W (re-programmed); laser-cut, powder coated steel; 260 x 39 x 43 cm;

DOF Liners – Installation from perforated steel plates, welded tubular steel frames, 1/4" screws; 500 x 700 x 300 cm;

Cups_

In collaboration w/ Ivo Rick

3D printed bioFila silk
3 different cups each as an edition of 33

Where Does The Energy Come From

Scooter part and unopened, mirror polished cans of Red Bull

Saints

Installation from rolled and riveted offset printing plates, coloured resin, acrylic glass, paint marker

Documentation: Amelie Tegtmeyer

High Jump

HD Video, 6' 06''

Labour

Stills from HD Video, 1h 42' 27''

Local Optima

Coloured Resin, Sand, M10 Bolts

Fragments of Fascination

Riveted offset printing plates, tubelight housings (all aluminium)

Ein Flugzeug Über dem Haus

A fly from polyurethan resin on aluminium, acrylic glass, rubber, steel, wood, laquer, river stones, fake plant, tiles and MDF plates of the same size

Nicola Arthen

mail [at] nicolaarthen.com

Curriculum Vitae

born 1990 in Germany
lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin

Education

2016

Autocenter Summer Academy w/ DIS collective, HMKV Dortmund

2011-2015

Fine Arts Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

2013-2014

Class of Prof. Martin Gostner, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Awards

2017

Started, Residency, Prague, CZ

Prix De Rome, longlist, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands (nominated by Clare Butcher)

Projectsubsidy, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Amsterdam

Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands

2015

StartPoint Prize, honorary mention of the jury, Prague

Fine Arts Prize (w/ Lieven Lahaye & Bastien Gachet), Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

2013

AABER Award prize for young artists, 1st prize (w/ Adrian Sölch), Munich

Solo exhibitions

2018

La Etica de los Algoritmos (artist talk & performance), PAOS, Guadalajara, Mexico

2017

Avenida Progreso, Plan B, Amsterdam

2016

Brought Up To Code, Galerija Simulaker, Novo Mesto, Slovenia

Selected group exhibitions

2018

I Book You, The Ballery, Berlin
Klaus von Gaffron gegen den Rest der Welt, Kunstblock Balve, Munich (w/ Ivo Rick)
Salon ACME No. 6

, Mexico City

2017

Jahresausstellung, Galerie Artoxin, Munich
Bad Flash, Berlinskej model, Prague (w/ Alondra Castellanos Arreola)
modul aero, Galerie Artoxin, Munich (Duo-exhibition w/ Ivo Rick)
In Support: Support Structures, De Kijkdoos, Amsterdam
The Weathers They Live In, puntWG, Amsterdam (incl. organisation and curation)
GELD, Semperdepot, Wien (w/ Ivo Rick)

2016

Project.Labour, GT22, Maribor, Slovenia
Exhausted lines and dead pipes, V240, Amsterdam
Do It Yourself Design, Bröhan Museum, Berlin
Machinery, easy!upstream, Munich (w/ Ivo Rick)
StartPoint - Prize for European Art Graduates, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
La Vie En Rose, Lockwood Project, Amsterdam

2015

Chambre de Schie, Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam
StartPoint, National Gallery, Prague
Best of Graduates, Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
Hesitant Autonomy, Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Nothing works but that works just fine, Labor, Köln

2014

Moments in a Think Tank, puntWG, Amsterdam
low |lō|, lower white space, Amsterdam
Constant Companion, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
Annual exhibition of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

2013

AABER Award, Leonrodplatz, Munich
FLAM Performance Festival, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Beyond Babylon, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

2012

Rietveld UnCut: The Making Of, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Demokratie, Das kleine Schwarze, Hamburg

2011

Rundgang, University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin

Selected performances

2015

Becoming Wall, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

2013

Wood Chuck, Leonrodplatz, Munich (w/ Adrian Sölch)
walk with me, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (w/ Pedro Matias, Angelo Custudio, Ivana Filip)
Becoming A Painting, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (w/ Bastien Gachet)

2012

Spray Paint Art, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Supported by the Mondriaan Fund.