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Basic Data

Carsten Nicolai was born in Chemnitz, previously known as Karl-Marx-Stadt, in 1965. Besides his artistic occupation, he is also a musician. Carsten Nicolai’s artworks, paintings and editions can be associated with music, art, and science, as he tries to dissolve the boundaries of perception.

  • Born: 1965
  • Place of birth: Chemnitz, Saxony
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: Landscape architecture in Dresden
  • Similar artists: Olaf Nicolai
  • Era: Contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: Multimedia art, abtract art / figurative art

 

Collections

Denmark

 

Germany

 

England

 

France

 

Japan

 

Exhibitions

  • 28.09.2019 - 19.01.2020 Carsten Nicolai - Parallax Symmetry - K20/K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Dusseldorf
  • 11.05.2019 - 24.11.2019 58. Venice Biennale 2019 - Venice Biennale, Venice.
  • 23.03.2018 - 03.09.2018 CARSTEN NICOLAI. TELE - Berlinische Galerie, Berlin.
  • 08.04.2017 - 11.06.2017 EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS - Centre Pasquart, Biel/Bienne.
  • 01.07.2016 - 03.10.2016 Carsten Nicolai. unidisplay - Copenhagen Contemporary (CC), Copenhagen.
  • 06.09.2015 - 08.11.2015 Carsten Nicolai. unitape - Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz.

 

Awards

  • 2014: 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, Grand Prize.
  • 2012: Giga-Hertz-Prize, Karlsruhe.
  • 2007: Fellowship Villa Massimo, Rome.
  • 2007: Zurich Prize, Zurich.
  • 2003: Fellowship Villa Aurora, Los Angeles.
  • 2001: Prix Ars Electronica, Golden Nica, Linz.
  • 2000: f6-Philip Morris, graphic prize, Dresden.
  • 2000: Prix Ars Electronica, Golden Nica, Linz.
  • 1990: Jürgen Ponto Prize, Frankfurt/Main.

 

Literature

  • Carsten Nicolai - tele, exhibition catalog, Berlinische Galerie (Publ.), Berlin 2018.
  • Carsten Nicolai, Polyfoto, exhibition catalog, Institut für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg (Publ.), Leipzig, Frankfurt/Main 2018.
  • Ur-Geräusch: Rainer Maria Rilke vs. Carsten Nicolai, exhibition catalog, Jule Hillgärtner (Publ.), Leipzig 2016.
  • Carsten Nicolai: parallel lines cross at infinity, exhibition catalog, Gerd Harry Lybke (Publ.), Berlin 2015.
  • Erzählen und Wissen: narrative Strategien in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Melanie Franke (Publ.), Nuremberg 2013.

 

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