Nicholas Mangan

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materiality, art and ecology, climate emergency , systems and networks, economies of climate change, extractivist capitalism,


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Nicholas Mangan (born 1979) lives and works in Melbourne, where he is senior lecturer at Monash University. Recent solo exhibitions include: Limits to Growth, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, Kunst-Werke Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington (2016); Ancient Lights, Chisenhale Gallery, London, (2015); Some Kinds of Duration, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, (2012). His work has been included in major international exhibitions including: Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2018); Let’s Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in A Time of Crisis, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou (2018); 74 million million million tons, Sculpture Center, New York (2018); The National 2017: new Australian art, AGNSW, Sydney (2017); 4.543 BILLION. The Matter of matter, CAPC, Bordeaux, (2017); New Museum Triennial: Surround Audience, New York (2015); 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2013); and the 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013).

Mangan has been awarded numerous international residencies, including Recollets Artist Residency, Paris, in 2011 and the Australia Council's New York Green Street Residency in 2006. In 2007 he was a recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, resulting in post graduate studies at Universitat der Kunste in Berlin, Germany. Nicholas Mangan: Notes from a Cretaceous World was published by The Narrows in association with Sutton Gallery in 2010. The publication documents and discusses four major works: The Colony 2005, The Mutant Message 2006,A1 Southwest Stone 2008 and Nauru, Notes from a Cretaceous World 2010.

Mangan is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Mossman, wellington, New Zealand and the labor gallery, Mexico City.

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Research area keywords

  • Ecology
  • climate extremes
  • Material Culture
  • Ecoterrorism
  • Mining
  • Extraction
  • Economic history
  • materiality
  • agency
  • Energy Materials
  • Energy Economics
  • extractivist capitalism