Avenida Progreso

Audio piece (19' 38'') played in a hybrid car during Opening

Cups_

In collaboration w/ Ivo Rick

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

Catch'a

Resin cast of various, combined car model lettering (work in progress)

Skins

Offset printing plates, car paint, monitor stands, thermoplastic

Brought Up To Code, Galerija Simulaker (Solo show)

Works included: Saints, Skins, High Jump, Labour and Brought Up To Code

Where Does The Energy Come From

Scooter part and unopened, mirror polished cans of Red Bull

Labour, Chambres de Schie
Startpoint Prize, National Gallery Prague

Works: Saints, High Jump, Labour (incl. 'Terms & Conditions' on BluRay cover)

Saints

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

Documentation: Amelie Tegtmeyer

High Jump

Stills from HD Video, 6' 06''

Labour

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

Local Optima

Coloured Resin, Sand, M10 Bolts

Untitled

Drawings isolated from their corresponding text in a page of my notebook

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

Von Hier Aus

Wooden chair, clay, screw clamp, painted and non-painted MDF plates

Nicola Arthen

mail [at] nicolaarthen.com

Curriculum Vitae

born 1990 in Germany
lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin

Education

2011-2015

Fine Arts Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

2013-2014

Class of Prof. Martin Gostner, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Awards

2017

Prix De Rome, longlist, Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands

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

2017

Avenida Progreso, Plan B, Amsterdam

2016

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

Group exhibitions

2016

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