nicolas party

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Born in Switzerland (1980). Lives and works in Brussels and New York.

 

Upcoming solo exhibitions

2020 MASILugano, Switzerland

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2019 Grotto, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
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, RI

2018 M WOODS MUSEUM, Běijīng, China
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, DC
Three Seasons, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

2016 Nicolas Party in the Garden Room, Palazzo Antinori, Florence
Hammer Projects: Nicolas Party, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, curated by Ali Subotnick
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, Norway
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 Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, Milan

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, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, 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, curated by Jim Lambie

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

 

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.

 

Nicolas Party: education

Party graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 2009 and a BFA from Lausanne School of Art, Switzerland in 2004.

 

Nicolas Party: museum exhibitions selection

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 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.

 

Nicolas Party:  prizes

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

 

Nicolas Party: international art events

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

 

Nicolas Party: exhibitions at the gallery

Disrupting and Resisting, 2018, solo show at kaufmann repetto, Milan

Self-Determination, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto, Milan

 

Nicolas Party: public collections

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

 

Nicolas Party: upcoming exhibitions

Nicolas Party’s work is currently on view at Nicolas Party: Pastel, Curated by Nicolas Party, The Flag Art Foundation, New York. In 2020, Party will hold a solo exhibition at Masilugano, Switzerland.