Avenida Progreso

Audio piece Brought Up To Code (19' 38'') played in a hybrid car during the opening


In collaboration w/ Ivo Rick

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


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


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''


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

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Curriculum Vitae

born 1990 in Germany
lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin



Autocenter Summer Academy w/ DIS collective, HMKV Dortmund


Fine Arts Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam


Class of Prof. Martin Gostner, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf



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


StartPoint Prize, honorary mention of the jury, Prague

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


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

Solo exhibitions


Avenida Progreso, Plan B, Amsterdam


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

Selected group exhibitions


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)


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


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


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


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


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


Rundgang, University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin

Selected performances


Becoming Wall, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam


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)


Spray Paint Art, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Supported by the Mondriaan Fund.