Lot 90 - Nicholas Grafia - Deep in the Journal
Lot 90 - Nicholas Grafia - Deep in the Journal

Lot 90 - Nicholas Grafia - Deep in the Journal

Coloured pencil on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard

ARTIST INFO

About 

Nicholas Grafia (b. 1990, Angeles City, Philippines) stages interventions into the historical archive, weaving research, popular culture, as well as personal and art histories into his bright visual works, addressing themes of racial and sexual vulnerability by examining who is in- and excluded from the narratives that make up the archive. Working across disciplines, Grafia’s practice in performance and painting juxtaposes queer iconography with the historical – developing a visual style of rounded and elongated shapes, a distinctively camp color palette made up of fuchsia and pastels, that is referential to absurdism and which draws from close readings of post-colonial theory. 

 

Education 

2019 

MFA, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany 

2016 

BFA, Kunstakademie Münster, Germany 

BA, British, American and Postcolonial Studies, University of Münster, Germany 

2015 

School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle, UK 

 

Solo Shows 

2022 

Comeback Kid, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines 

Croisements: les rencontres de Montmartre - Art Explora Residency Open Studios, Cité des Arts Montmartre, Paris, France 

2021 

WILL, with Mikołaj Sobczak, GOLD + BETON, Cologne, Germany 

Bob’s Pogo Bar: It’s 10PM. Do You know where your children are?, with Mikołaj Sobczak, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany 

 

Group Shows 

2024 

I am a camera with its shutter open, Hua International, Berlin, Germany 

Word of Mouths, Mare Karina, Venice, Italy 

The 7th Wall, curated by Jeanette Bisschops, Alice Amati, London, UK 

2023 

RIDICULOUSLY YOURS?! Art, Awkwardness and Enthusiasm, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria 

20 Jahre dHCS-Stipendium, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany 

Gallery Weekend Festival, Berlin Art Week, Studio Mondial, Berlin, Germany 

Popty Ping, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark 

One kiss is all it takes, Halle Nord, Geneva, Switzerland 

State of Flux, Silverlens, New York, USA 

2022 

RAW, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China 

 

Gallery Representation 

Peres Projects

 

Gallery Representation 

James Fuentes 

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