Manuel Graf / Shaan Syed

Opening, Wednesday 24 August 2016, 18–20 h

Shaan Syed (CAN)
Manuel Graf (D)
left: Shaan Syed, From the Series: A Phonetic Understanding of Words and Images, 2016, oil, acrylic and industrial filler on canvas, 45 x 60 cm
right: Manuel Graf, Girl a with Battleship, 2016, wood and ceramics (raku), 50 x 40 x 10 cm
Manuel Graf born 1978 in Bühl DE, lives and works in Düsseldorf DE. He graduated at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from the class of Magdalena Jetelová & Rita McBride. He won numerous awards like the Nam June Paik Award 2014, Audi Art Award 2010 and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 2009.
Selected exhibitions: 2016 Nam Jun Paik Award, Folkwang Museum DE (upcoming); People‘s cinema, Salzburger Kunstverein AT; 2015 Modell Kunstverein, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein DE; @theshrink, Shanaynay, Paris FR; 2014 Doppelganger, Sammlung Ludwig, Bamberg DE; Your Doppelganger, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf DE; 2013 Commercials, Mosques & Ceramics, Kunsthaus Baselland CH; Shelly Silver, South London Gallery UK; Diplomats and martyrs, German House, London UK, with Rita McBride; Transfer, MMCA, Seoul KOR; 2012 Ils sont fous ces romains, Kunstverein Hamburg DE; Deux questions posée à Mme Dogdo, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris FR; 2011 Kosmos Steiner, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart DE; Kosmos Steiner, DOX, Center for Contemporary Art, Prague CZ; Exhibition of Travels, Atelier Galata, Istanbul TUR; 2010 La Méditerranée, Etablissement d‘en face, Brussel BE; Buchtipp2, Johann König, Berlin DE; Buchtipp2, Performance Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf DE;
Shaan Syed born 1975 in Toronto CAN, lives and works in London UK. He studied Fine Arts at Concordia University, Montreal CAN and holds a Diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, CAN as well as a MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Selected exhibitions: 2016 John Moores Painting Prize, UK; Shaan Syed and Sam Windett, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke BE; 2015 I & I, Kunsthalle Winterthur CH; Licking Forward Tangerine, noshowspace, London UK; The Violet Crab, cur. by Than Hussein Clarke and Vincent Honoré, David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London UK; New Century Abstracts, cur. by Carla Garnet, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough and Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent CAN; 2014 CAPITAL!, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin DE; One Minus One, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York USA; On White, Geukens & DeVil, Antwerp and Knokke BE; Emergency 6 Biennial, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth UK; 2013; Shaan Tariq Hassan-Syed, Birch Libralato, Toronto CAN; Synesthesium, with Benjamin Brett and Stuart Cumberland, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York USA; 2011 Fade Away, Transition Gallery and Gallery North, University of Northumbria UK; In-between, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto CAN; 2010 Fifteen, cur. by Louise Hutchinson and George Henry Longly, S1 Artspace, Sheffield UK; Addendum, La Salle de Bains, Lyon FR; Jerwood Contemporary Painters 2010, Jerwood Space, London UK; 2008 ArtFutures 2008, Bloomberg Space, London UK; Foreground Background, cur. by Swapna Tamhane, Elementa Gallery, Dubai; 2007 wearetheartists, cur. by Oliver Kielmayer, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague CZ.