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Carsten Nicolai Biography

The artist/musician Carsten Nicolai (born 1965) studied landscape architecture in Dresden through 1990. 1994 he founded the Label raster-noton, he performed among others at the Centre Pompidou in 2008.

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Carsten Nicolai uses electronic sound and visual art as a kind of hybrid- tool to create his own microscopic view of creative processes. His world looks more like a laboratory - constantly morphing in space and time, influenced by the impulses of this media world, sound - the message as a code - becomes, the primary theme via visualised sound performance.

Carsten Nicolai participated at the documenta X. in 1997. Installations of the Berlin based artist have been presented in 2005 by numerous institutions, for example at the Yamaguchi Center for visual Arts and Media in Japan, the SMAK in Gent, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. On the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Haus Konstruktiv he received the "Zürich-Prize" of the city of Zurich in 2007. In the same year he was a Scholarship holder at the Villa Massimo in Rome. 2008 the Hamburger Kunsthalle presented Carsten Nicolai at the Galerie der Gegenwart with a solo exhibition.

Text courtesy Galerie Eigen + Art.

Carsten Nicolai Featured Artworks

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formula polar log sin 5 by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaiformula polar log sin 5, 2018Gesso, pigment on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
formula gauss A3 by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaiformula gauss A3, 2016Gesso, pigment on canvas
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
wellenwanne lfo by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaiwellenwanne lfo, 2012Metal, acrylic glass, mirror, audio equiptment, water, sound, light
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
sekundenschlaf by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaisekundenschlaf, 2018Aluminium, rubber
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
formula bessel A1 by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaiformula bessel A1, 2016Gesso, pigment on canvas
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
formula bifoliate 4 by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaiformula bifoliate 4, 2018Gesso, pigment on canvas
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
tension loop extensa I by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaitension loop extensa I, 2012Metal strip, acrylic glass box
295 x 195 x 4.5 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
tired light c3 by Carsten Nicolai contemporary artwork
Carsten Nicolaitired light c3, 2009Pigment print on aluminium dibond, acrylic paint, polyester mounted aluminium frame
70 x 60 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery

Carsten Nicolai Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, reloaded at Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig
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28 May–15 July 2020 Group Exhibition reloaded Galerie Eigen + ArtLeipzig
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Gifts for you at Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
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5–19 December 2019 Group Exhibition Gifts for you Galerie Eigen + ArtBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Carsten Nicolai, formula at Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin
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31 May–7 July 2018 Carsten Nicolai formula Galerie Eigen + ArtBerlin

Carsten Nicolai Represented By

Galerie Eigen + Art contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany Galerie Eigen + Art Berlin, Leipzig
Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Pace Gallery New York, London, Geneva, Palo Alto, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing

Carsten Nicolai In Related Press

Carsten Nicolai Related Press Carsten Nicolai 30 April 2014, Art Review Asia

Artist and electronic musician Carsten Nicolai was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now known as Chemnitz) in East Germany and received his first solo gallery exhibition while studying landscape design in Dresden. Influenced by scientific reference systems and mathematics, Nicolai's work crosses between visual and sonic media, often making manifest the...

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A short history of Galerie EIGEN+ART Related Press A short history of Galerie EIGEN+ART 27 April 2013, Ran Dian

EIGEN+ART emerged in 1983 as an unofficial gallery project in the private loft of Gerd Harry "Judy" Lybke at Körnerplatz in Leipzig. The name is a play on "eigen" (to own") and "einzigartig" (unique). The artists he showed, including Neo Rauch, were active in the non-government (i.e. doctrinally mandated) sphere...

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