Nicola Arthen’s practice is an investigation into the mutual relations between the object’s and the human’s capacities, a negotiation between site and experience. By isolating things from their peripheral state and turning them into protagonists, he sets out to discover their abilities to enhance human experience. His installations, sculptures and videos often contribute to a regulated environment, such as bespoke temperature devices or the scripted voice used in car navigation systems.

On the characteristic abilities of art spaces he states that art space serve as a sort of gatekeeper, filtering what of the outside world is allowed to enter and what not. As opposed to our daily living environments, where this type of filtering seems clearly harder to manage. ‘This is something if find hard to take for granted, especially in this time.’

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Browse works by Nicola Arthen

I, I 8 U, The Neighbour Built a Twelve-Storey House
Unfair - Nicola arthen, i, i 8 u, the neighbour built a twelve-storey house
Unfair - Nicola arthen, i, i 8 u, the neighbour built a twelve-storey house
Unfair - Nicola arthen, i, i 8 u, the neighbour built a twelve-storey house
Unfair - Nicola arthen, i, i 8 u, the neighbour built a twelve-storey house

Nicola Arthen
I, I 8 U, The Neighbour Built a Twelve-Storey House
DYN
Unfair - Nicola arthen, dyn, 2017

Nicola Arthen
DYN (2017)

Photo by Ivo Rick

Eagle and Hesitant Vehicles
Unfair - Nicola arthen, eagle and hesitant vehicles, 2019

Nicola Arthen
Eagle and Hesitant Vehicles (2019)

Photo by LNDW

Haze Omnis
Unfair - Nicola arthen, haze omnis, 2018

Nicola Arthen
Haze Omnis (2018)

Photo by Coco Duivenvoorde

The Weathers They Live In
Unfair - Nicola arthen, the weathers they live in, 2017

Nicola Arthen
The Weathers They Live In (2017)

Photo by Franziska Schulz

Nicola Arthen (1990) was born in Germany and is now based in Amsterdam. In 2015 he graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and was granted residency at Taller Los Guayabos Guadalajara, Mexico in 2018. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world at art spaces such as Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, The Ballery Berlin, NEST The Hague and Kunstfort Vijfhuizen.


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