Alert to both history and science, Nicholas Mangan is a multi-disciplinary artist known for interrogating narratives embedded in a diverse range of objects. With a keen interest in the processes of forming meaning from objects, culture and natural phenomena, Mangan creates unnerving drawings, montages, sculptures and installations. His work addresses a wide range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity’s fraught relationship with the natural environment, contemporary consumptive cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy.

Mangan has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. He completed a two year studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, in 2002. He has been awarded numerous international residencies, including Recollets Artist Residency, Paris, 2011 and Australia Council’s New York Green Street Residency, 2006. In 2007 he was a recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, resulting in post graduate studies at Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany.

Nicholas Mangan
Nicholas Mangan
Geelong, 1979

Past Exhibitions

Nicholas Mangan: Ancient Lights

Labor, Mexico City
22/04/2016 — 11/06/2016

Solo Shows

Nicholas Mangan, Ancient Lights, Labor, Mexico City
Nicholas Mangan, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Nicholas Mangan, Other Currents, Artspace Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Nicholas Mangan, Ancient Lights, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Nicholas Mangan, Progress in action, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

A World Undone, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland
Some Kinds of Duration, CCP – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC

Group Shows

Riddle Of The Burial Grounds, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp
Beyond 2°, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Santa Barbara, CA
The Green Ray, Wilkinson Gallery, London

The Biography of Things, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, VIC
In The Land Of The Blind The One Eyed Man Loses Sight, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin
Rocks, Stones, and Dust, Justina M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Riddle Of The Burial Grounds, Project Dublin, Dublin
Creative Suite, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland
New Museum Triennial 2015: Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York City, NY
Art In The Age Of…Energy and Raw Material, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

Thinking About Building, Old Central Post Office Building, Christchurch
Anthropocène Monument, les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse
Octopus 14: Nothing Beside Remains, Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne, VIC
Concrete, MUMA – Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC
Creative Suite, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington

Art & Australia Collection, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, NSW
13th Istanbul Biennial, International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
9th Mercosul Biennial 2013 Porto Alegre Brazil, Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
Regimes of Value – VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Sinking Islands, Labor, Mexico City
Was that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding?, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
Group Show, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland
Art & Australia Collection 2004-2012, MOP, Sydney, NSW

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Geelong Country of birth: Australia Date of birth: 1979 Lives in: Melbourne
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