Nicolas Party

Born 1980, Switzerland; Lives in Brussels.

Education

2009 MA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
2004 BA Fine Art, Lausanne School of Art

Current & Forthcoming

2017 ‘Cafe Party’, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
  ‘Three Seasons’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
  ‘sunrise, sunset’, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Solo Exhibitions

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
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  ‘Cimaise’, CAN: Centre d'art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
  ‘Mezzotint’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
2015 ‘Snails in Notting Hill’, RISE Projects, London (With Jesse Wine)
  ‘Snail's Chapel’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
  ‘Panorama’, SALTS, Basel
  ‘Boys and Pastel’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘Two Naked Women’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
  ‘Pastel et nu’, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2014 ‘Trunks and Faces’, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
  ‘Landscape’, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
  ‘Pastel’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
  ‘Carrot Stairs’, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (Permanent Commission)
2013 ‘Still Life oil paintings and Landscape watercolours’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘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 ‘New Work Scotland’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Teapots and Sausages’, Intermedia, Glasgow
  ‘Teapots, Bread and Sausages’, La Placette, Lausanne
  ‘Elephants, spoons and sausage rolls’, Le Rez de Chaussee, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2016 ‘These Strangers... Painting and People’, SMAK, Ghent
  ‘Sorcières et escargot’, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (with Jesse Wine)
  ‘VITAMINBOMBE Früchtebilder von Picasso bis Warhol’, Kunsthalle Emden
2015 ‘Full House’, Shanaynay, Paris
  ‘Tiger Tiger’, Salon 94, New York
  ‘STILL-LIFE Remix, Antinori Art Project’, Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Cantina del Bargino
  ‘Prix Mobilière’, artgenève Art Fair, Geneva
2014 ‘Three Elephant's Day’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (Performance with Serge Vuille)
  ‘I’m a Painting’, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
  ‘I'm So Green’, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne
2013 ‘/prospekt/ Funktion / Disfunktion – Kunstzentrum Glasgow’, Neues Museum, Nuremberg
  ‘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 (Produced by Panel)
  ‘The Best of Times’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
  ‘Allez-y’, R4, Ile Seguin, Paris
  ‘'Arrives In Starting' with Stephane Devidal’, The Duchy Gallery (offsite), Glasgow (Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012)
  Independent, New York (Art fair)
2011 ‘Painting Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (Curated by Sophie von Hellerman & Gavin Wade)
  ‘Poster Club’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (with the Poster Club)
  ‘Poster Chaud’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow (with the Poster Club)
  ‘Blueprint for a Bogey’, GOMA, Glasgow (With Corin Sworn and Ciara Philips)
  ‘Elephants at The Royal Standard’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
  ‘Draw in’, Travelling Gallery, Scotland (Edinburgh)
2010 ‘Air de jeux’, Le Quartier Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper (with Corin Sworn and Ciara Philips)
  ‘Interference with twigs’, Mary Mary, Glasgow
  ‘The Show in the Shoe’, Temporary Space, Glasgow (curated with Jim Lambie)
  ‘Kiss of death’, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
2009 ‘Set up and go’, APS Artnews project + Twinspace, Berlin
  ‘The Complete World History of Terrorism as it is Known Today + Solution’, Arsenic, Lausanne (Festival Les Urbaines, with Shelly Nadashi and Kate V Robertson. Touring to Plateaux Festival Mousonturm, Frankfurt)
  ‘Gazing Ball’, Project Room, Glasgow
  ‘MFA Show’, Tramway, Glasgow
2008 ‘Fertiles differences’, Galerie Analix, Geneva
  ‘Unter < 30’, Kunstalle, Ligenthalle Switzerland (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Swiss Art Award’, Messe, Basel (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Royal Scottish Academy exhibition’, RSA, Edinburgh
2007 ‘Unter < 30’, Centre Pasquart, Bienne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal)
  ‘Les Urbaines’, Docks, Lausanne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Blakadama’, Ford, Geneva (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘OB zine’, Ford, Geneva (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Wunder stanza’, Ford, Geneva (with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal)
  ‘Swiss art award’, Messe, Basel (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
2006 ‘Mini golf’, Circuit, Lausanne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal)
  Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne
  ‘Blakam madame 2’, Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Viper Basel’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
2005 ‘Elle procure des plaisirs qui n’ont rien à voir avec le plaisir de se gratter’, La Rusille, Vallorbe
  ‘Swiss Videolandscape Today | lopped sensations’, Goethe-Institute, Kyoto; Park Tower Hall, Tokyo
2004 ‘Cinquième partie’, Arsenic, Lausanne
2003 ‘MediaSpace Suiza’, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
  ‘Viper Basel’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
  ‘Désire Design’, Mudac, Lausanne
2002 ‘Viper 22 replay 2’, Plug.in, Basel

Commissions

2017 ‘Cafe Party’, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

Bibliography

Press

2015 McCrory, Sarah: ‘Best of 2015’, Artforum, 12/2015
  Wine, Jesse & Party, Nicolas: ‘Apples and Pairs’, Frieze, no.175 11/2015
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Six Pack’, W Magazine, 11/2015
  Vitorelli, Rita: ‘Portrait: Nicolas Party‘, Spike Art Quarterly, 44 06/2015
  Akel, Joseph: ‘At the Independent Fair, Art Not Quite on the Margin‘, T Magazine, 06/03/2015
  Chu, Christie: ‘Youthful, Edgy Independent Art Fair Looms Large in the Art World‘, artnet, 06/03/2015
  Cotter, Holland: ‘Independent Art Fair Combines Less Is More and Growth‘, New York Times, 05/03/2015
2013 Lack, Jessica: ‘Party Coloured’, The World of Interiors, 12/2013
  Chris Sharratt: ‘Strange Fruits’, Frieze d/e, No. 12 12/2013
  Halpern, Clara: Daily Servings: The Art World‘s Food Pyramid, Modern Painters, 10/2013
  Herbert, Martin: ‘Now See This’, Art Review, 04/2013
  Schneider, Karen B.: ‘Art of the Advisor’, Artful Living, 2013
2012 ‘24 Artists to Watch’, Modern Painters, 12/2012
  Hoberman, Mara: ‘Five Questions for Nicolas Party’, Swiss Institute, Issue 1 04/2012
  Halperin, Julia: ‘From a Watermelon Rock to a Resin Bong, the Trippiest Works at the 2012 Independent Fair’, Artinfo, 08/03/2012
2011 Calcutt, John: ‘Emerging: Nicolas Party’, Map, Issue 25 06/2011
2010 Edbrook, Laura '...: ‘A Space on Stage, The Dinner Party’, New Work Scotland Programme, 2010
  Elise Lammer: ‘Sweetgeranium’, Novembre, Issue 2 2010

Exhibition Reviews

2016 Florian, Federico: ‘Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute’, Cura Magazine Blog, 09/2016
  Hatfull, Nicholas: ‘Nicolas Party “Three Cats” at The Modern Institute, Glasgow’, Mousse Magazine, Issue 55, October - November 2016
2015 Clark, Robert: ‘Nicolas Party‘, Guardian Guide, 09/05/2015
  ‘Nicolas Party: Boys And Pastel, Inverleith Gallery, Edinburgh’, The Herald, 09/05/2015
2013 Sharratt, Chris: ‘Reviews’, Frieze, 06/2013
  ‘Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute’, Contemporary Art Daily, 15/05/2013
  ‘Exhibitions’, Mousse, 08/05/2013
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art Reviews’, The Scotsman, 25/04/2013
  Eldbrook, Laura: ‘Exhibitions’, We Find Wildness, 22/04/2013
  ‘"HERstories" at Bonner Kunstverein‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 21/04/2013
  Benmakhlouf, Adam: ‘Art Review’, The Skinny, 19/04/2013
  Patience, Jan: ‘Gallery round-up‘, The Herald, 13/04/2013
  Patience, Jan: ‘An arty Party’, The Daily Record, 12/04/2013
2012 Taylor, Rhona: ‘Reviews’, The List, 13/12/2012
  Katsof, Alhena: ‘MEET Nicolas Party’, Kaleidoscope, 05/12/2012
  ‘Exhitions‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 17/04/2012
  M.A.: ‘assoloshow’, Exibart, 04/2012
  ‘Exhibitions‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 24/03/2012
  ‘Exhibitions‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 02/02/2012
  Morgan, Elinor: ‘Painting Show‘, this is tomorrow, 19/01/2012
2011 Bradley, Kimberly: ‘Athenian Rhapsody‘, artnet, 10/2011
  ‘Nicolas Party ‘Dinner for 24 Elephants’ at The Modern Institute, Glasgow‘, Mousse, 26/09/2011
  Cloughton, Rachael: ‘New Work Scotland Programme: Nicolas Party & Catherine Payton‘, The List, 01/2011
  C. V.: ‘Still Wasser‘, Art Collector, 2011
2010 Cattanach, Andrew: ‘NWS 2010: Nicolas Party and Catherine Payton‘, The Skinny, 28/10/2010
  Sworn, Corin: ‘Teapots and Sausages‘, Exhibition Text, 2010

Publications

2016 Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon Press, London/ New York
2015 Feelings: Soft Art, Rizzoli International Publications, New York
2014 Pastel, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
2013 /prospekt/ Funktion / Dysfunktion. Kunstzentrum Glasgow, Neues Museum, Nuremberg
2011 Nicolas Party, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow