Nika Fontaine

Nika Fontaine was born in 1985 in Montreal, Canada. She lives and works in Berlin, Montreal andToronto. Below is her full resume:

Education

2013 Meisterschüler bei Werner Liebmann, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Berlin 2008-2012 Diplom Malerei, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Berlin 2006-2008 Painting and drawing, Concordia University, Montreal 2001 Fashion design, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montreal

Grants and Prizes

2019 EKCW Sunday Morning Grant & Residency, EKCW European Ceramic Workcenter, Oisterwijk, NL

2016 Honorable mention RBC painting competition 2014 Elsa Neumann Stipendium 2013 Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle 2008 DAAD, undergraduate bursary

2007 Millennium bursary Canadian government Member of Golden Key International Honor society

Solo Exhibitions

2019 EKCW, Oisterwijk, NL Quantum Gardens oft the Supernal Unity, wildpalms, Düsseldorf

2018 Micro-Particules, Assurart, Montreal 2017 Supermenschenaufladestation 3000 TO GO, Sox Berlin, Berlin

Akash, Purple Contemporary, Berlin

Incognito, wildpalms, Düsseldorf 2016 Heimat, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal

Transcendental state of grace, Wild Palms, Düsseldorf 2015 Kohi, Karlsruhe

2014 Goetter Glamor, Somos, Berlin Fragile, After:six, Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow Fragile Preview, T-10, Berlin Pimp my ride to heaven, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin Comme un Flash, Le Livart, Montreal

2012 Mein Gott es glitzert, Expo, Berlin 2011 Le groupe des 12, succession de Jean-Paul Jérôme, Montreal 2010 Kosmikorganismus, Galerie 0, Berlin 2008 Nicolas Fontaine, Bureau de Post, Montreal 2007 MDM, Fund raising exhibition for Médecins du monde, Montreal 2004 Nicolas Fontaine, Georges Laoun, Montreal

Nicolas Fontaine, Atom Heart, Montreal

 

Group Exhibitions

2020 Art Wynwood 2020, ModArt Gallery booth, Miami

2019 Art Basel, curated by Norka Martinez at ModArt Gallery, Miami

2019 Aurigin present Mentalism, curated by Nika Fontaine, Garten 114, Berlin 2018 31 Women Painter, curated by Harold Klunger, McClure Gallery, Montreal

Grace au Dessin, curated by Jason McKechnie, Art Mur, Montreal & Woodbury

University Gallery, Los Angeles 2017 La Hot Collection du Prof Tremblay, curated by Serge Murphy, Musée D‘Art

Contemporain de Baie Saint-Paul, Canada Canadian Art Gala, Toronto Corridor III: Valdemar Daa, curated by Insitu Berlin, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank, Berlin Can‘t Touch This, Katherine Mulherin Gallery, New York Là où les sentiers naissent, L‘Artelier, Tarbes

2016 Untitled art fair, wildpalms Booth, Miami Toronto art fair, Joyce Yahouda Booth, Toronto RBC painting competition, Power Plant, Toronto Trans Time, confluences, Paris wildpalms goes Miami, wildpalms, Düsseldorf Trans Pashion, Valencia sex Festival, Valencia Gallery weekend Berlin, Marmaly Project, Berlin

2015 Ahoy, wildpalms, Berlin Presenting wildpalms, wildpalms, Düsseldorf Berlin Bozen Connection, Studio Chrome 35, Bozen Private fair, Somos Art house, Praha

2014 FATAL, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Nicht da/da, Moë, Vienna

2013 Sezzession, SEZ, Berlin Familienaufstellung, Uferhallen, Berlin Über der geistige in der Kunst, Posseidon Projekt, Berlin Comes in 6 Colors, Secondhome Projects , Berlin MachtKunst Teil 2, AlteMünze, Berlin
Urbanfuse, getrud-Kolmar-Strasse 14, Berlin (duo) Aquanet, Rotes Rathaus, Berlin

2012 Ballungsraum, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin Freitag der 13, Oranienplatz 17, Berlin Show of the week, Freie Museum, Berlin La collection branchée de Mr. Tremblay, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal

2011 Tarot, Blissland, Berlin 2010 Everybody learns from disaster, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin

(duo) Xi Xie Nung Phönix Kälte, 56 Judith Auerstrasse, Berlin Enchanté, Econo museum, Montreal Accrochage, Kunstraum Richard Sorge, Berlin

2009 Residenz Berlin, Galerie Bongoût, Berlin Let‘s go est, Galerie E-105, Bonn Sublime Démesure, Musée d‘art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, CA

2008 Sublime Démesure, Centre national d‘exposition, Jonquière, CA 2007 (duo), Municipal Galerie Brossard, Brossard, CA

Performances

2018 Garden, Acting, movie by Annette Stenzel Prototype II, Acting, movie by Doireann O‘Malley Cleansing Ritual, performance, Year of the women, Schwules Museum, Berlin

2016 Trans Pashion Catwalk, Valencia sex festival, Valencia 2015 Die Leere des Himmels, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 2014 Concept and Exhibition by Ron Tran, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2012 I walked in the forest last night, Expo, Berlin

Knock Knock, Helmuth Kohl, Berlin 2010 Funeral super party, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin

Idol, directed by Carlos Arroyo Galaxia, RA13, Antwerp 2006 Le manifeste de l’illusion cérébrale, Fashion Plaza, Montreal

Im memoriam, Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus Cathedral, Montreal 2005 Transgression visuelle, Fashion Plaza, Montreal

LA eye works, Georges Laoun, Montreal 2004 Just go with the pros, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York

 

Collections

Deutsche Bank Royal Bank of Canada Assurart, Montreal Multiple private collections in Europe and America