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Nicolas party: biography, selected museum exhibitions, public collections and shows at kaufmann repetto

 

biography

Nicolas Party was born in Switzerland in 1980. He lives and works in Brussels and New York.

Nicolas Party revises art history by communicating through his own language of recurring motifs of still lifes, landscapes, and portraiture in his paintings, drawings, and installations. Utilizing canonical forms and classical mediums in contemporary and sometimes ephemeral ways, as in his drawings and paintings directly on the walls, his practice challenges hierarchies and suggests a universal art which defies the aura of time.

 

selected museum exhibitions

Party’s recent solo exhibitions include Nicolas Party: Pastel, Curated by Nicolas Party, The Flag Art Foundation, New York (2019); Arches, M WOODS, Beijing, China (2018-2019); Magritte Parti, Magritte Museum, Brussels (2018); Nicolas Party: Speakers, Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom (2017); Sunrise, Sunset, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2016); Three Elephant’s Day, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2014); Landscape, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2014); Still Life, Stones and Elephants, Swiss Institute, New York (2012); among others. his work will be the subject of a survey solo exhibition at masi, lugano, switzerland (2020).

Nicolas Party’s work was part of The Biennial of Painting, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2018).

His work has been featured in numerous international group exhibitions at venues including FRAC Lorraine, Metz; Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles; S.M.A.K., Ghent; Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Himalayas Museum, Shanghai; Museum Folkwang, Essen; among many others.

 

public collections

Nicolas Party’s work is included in the collections of David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; Kunsthall Stavanger; Kunsthaus Zurich; MASI Lugano; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; MWOODS, Beijing; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster; hammer museum, los angeles; Fiorucci art trust, London; fondazione fiera milan; fondazione sandretto re rebaudengo, turin; Julius baer art collection; Jupiter artland, edinburgh; marciano foundation, Los Angeles; roche art collections; rubell family collection, miami, Swiss re art collection; ubs art collection and zurich insurance art collection.

 

shows at kaufmann repetto

Pietra Dura, 2018, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Snails’ Chapel, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
two naked women, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

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Upcoming solo exhibitions

2022
poldi pezzoli museum, milan

2021
MASI, Lugano
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover

 

Upcoming group exhibitions

2021
Almanach, Le Consortium, Dijon
hans emmenegger retrospective, fondation de l’hermitage, lusanne

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2020
Nicolas Party: Sottobosco, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

2019
Grotto, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Nicolas Party: Pastel, curated by Nicolas Party, The Flag Art Foundation, New York
Nicolas Party: Marble Ghosts, curated by Dodie Kazanjian, Marble House, Newport Mansions

2018
M WOODS MUSEUM, Běijīng
Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich Musée Magritte, Brussels
Pietra Dura, kaufmann repetto, Milan

2017
Nicolas Party: Speakers, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Dinner for 24 Sheep, The Metropolitan Opera, New York
Pastel, Karma Gallery, New York
Sunrise, Sunset, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
Three Seasons, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

2016
Nicolas Party in the Garden Room, Palazzo Antinori, Florence
Hammer Projects: Nicolas Party, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Three Cats, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird’s Lane, Glasgow
Nicolas Party: Pathway, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas
Cimaise, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel – CAN, Neuchâtel
Sorcières et escargots, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, CAN: Centre d’art Neuchâtel (with Jesse Wine) The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Mezzotint, Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

2015
Snails’ Chapel, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Snails in Notting Hill, RISE Projects, London (with Jesse Wine)
Panorama, SALT, Basel
Decorative Shelter, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Boys and Pastel, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
Two Naked Women, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Pastel et nu, Centre Culturel Suisse de Paris, Paris

2014
Trunks and Faces, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster
Three Elephant’s Day, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Landscape, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
Pastel, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Carrot Stairs, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (Permanent Commission)

2013
Still Life oil paintings and Landscape watercolours, The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow
Nicolas Party “Cully Jazz”, Davel 14, Cully

2012
Dinner for 24 Dogs, Salon 94 Freemans, New York
Still Lifes and Big Naked Women, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Still Life, Stones and Elephants, Swiss Institute, New York

2011
Charlotte with Stephane Devidal, Doll Espace D’Art Contemporain, Lausanne
Still Life, Gold and Peeling Paint, Remap 3, Athens
Dinner for 24 Elephants, Upstairs at The Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow
Elephants at the Woodmill, The Woodmill, London

2010
Elephants, spoons and sausage rolls, Le Rez de Chaussee, Glasgow
New Work Scotland, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Teapots and Sausages, Intermedia, Glasgow
Teapots, Bread and Sausages, La Placette, Lausanne

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020
(nothing but) flowers, karma, new york
Schall und Rauch
, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei
Collective Care: A House With Many Guests, M WOODS, Beijing
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, Milan
al filo de la navaja, museo jumex, mexico city
Figures and Faces, McCabe Exhibitions, New York

2018
Splendeurs du Pastel de la Renaissance à nos Jours, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne
You Remind Me of Someone, 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz

2017
La Vie simple – Simplement la vie / Songs of Alienation, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles

2016
Surreal, König Galerie, Berlin
These Strangers…Painting and People, S.M.A.K, Ghent
I still believe in miracles, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

2015
Full House, Shanaynay, Paris
Tiger Tiger, Salon 94, New York
STILL LIFE Remix, Antinori del Chianti Classico, Cantina del Bergino, Florence
Current Contemporary Art from Scotland, Himalayas Museum, Shaghai

2014
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
I’m So Green, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne

2013
/prospekt/ Funktion / Disfunktion – Kunstzentrum Glasgow, Neues Museum, Nürnberg
Uri Aran, JWDB, Nicolas Party, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
40/40, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
Just What Is Not Is Possible, Museum Folkwang, Essen
IHRE GESCHICHTE(N), Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
157 Days of Sunshine, The Bothy Project at the Walled Garden, Glasgow

2012
CARPETS OF DISTINCTION, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
The Best of Times, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Allez-y, R4, Ile Seguin, Paris
Arrives In Starting with Stephane Devidal, The Duchy Gallery, Glasgow Independent, New York

2011
Painting Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, curated by Sophie von Hellerman & Gavin Wade
Poster Club, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Poster Chaud, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
Blueprint for a Bogey, GOMA, Glasgow
Draw in, Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh
Elephants at The Royal Standard, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2010
Air de jeux, Le Quartier Centre d’Art Contemporain, Quimper
Interference with twigs, Mary Mary, Glasgow
Kiss of death, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
The Show in the Shoe, Temporary Space, Glasgow

2009
Gazing Ball
, Project Room, Glasgow
MFA Show, Tramway, Glasgow
Set up and go, APS Artnews project + Twinspace, Berlin
The Complete World History of Terrorism as it is Known Today + Solution, with Shelly Nadashi and Kate V Robertson, Plateaux Festival Mousonturm, Frankfurt
The Complete World History of Terrorism as it is Known Today + Solution, with Shelly Nadashi and Kate V Robertson Arsenic, Lausanne, festival Les Urbain, Arsenic, Lausanne

2008
Fertiles differences, Galerie Analix, Geneva
Royal Scottish Academy exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
Swiss Art Award, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Messe, Basel
Unter < 30, Kunstalle, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal,Ligenthalle, Switzerland

2007
Blakadama, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Ford, Geneva
Les Urbaines, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Docks, Lausanne
OB zine, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Ford, Geneva Swiss art award, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Messe, Basel
Unter < 30, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Centre Pasquart, Bienne
Wunder stanza, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Ford, Geneva

2006
Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne
Blakam madame 2, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne
Mini golf, with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal, Circuit, Lausanne
Viper Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

2005
Elle procure des plaisirs qui n’ont rien à voir avec le plai sir de se gratter, La Rusille, Vallorbe
Swiss Videolandscape Today | lopped sensations, Park Tower Hall, Tokyo
Swiss Videolandscape Today | lopped sensations, Goethe-Institute, Kyoto

2004
Cinquième partie, Arsenic, Lausanne

2003
Désire Design, Mudac, Lausanne
MediaSpace Suiza, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
Viper Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

2002
Viper 22 replay 2, Plug.in, Basel

 

Education

2007 – 2009 MA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2001 – 2004 BA Fine Art, Lausanne School of Art, Lausanne

 

prizes

Party was awarded the Rx Inspiration Award in 2019, and the Swiss Art Award, Messe, Basel, Switzerland in 2008.

bomb, 2020

Hyperallergic, 2019

la weekly, 2019

vogue Italia, 2019

parkett, 2017

Mousse, 2016

frieze, 2015

la repubblica, 2015

Spike44, 2015

Art Agenda, 2015