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PhD projects

materiality, art and ecology, climate catastrophe, systems and networks, economies of climate change

20082019

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Personal profile

Biography

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

Projects

Research Output

  • 34 Commissioned or Visual Artwork
  • 8 Curation
  • 2 Design / Architecture
  • 1 Book

'Termite Economies (Phase One) - SM - NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

Mangan, N., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Termite Economies (Phase One)' - SM - Pica

Mangan, N., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Termite Economies' - SM - 'Material Place: Reconsidering Australian Landscapes'

Mangan, N., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Ancient Lights (Brilliant Errors)' - SM - 'Unthought Environments'

Mangan, N., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Ancient Lights' - SM - '74 million million million tons'

Mangan, N., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

Prizes

The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing 2017 - Finalist

Mangan, Nicholas (Recipient) & Ziga Testen (Recipient), 3 Dec 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 9 Acquisition
  • 4 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Public Lecture: Nicholas Mangan

Nicholas Mangan (Contributor)

26 Mar 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

nicholas mangan Termite economies keynote lecture

Nicholas Mangan (Contributor)

23 Nov 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

An Illustrated Lecture with Nicholas Mangan

Nicholas Mangan (Contributor)

24 Jul 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Acquistion: 'A World Undone' (2012)

Nicholas Mangan (Producer)

2018 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

Acquisition: 'Termite Economies' (2018)

Nicholas Mangan (Contributor)

2018 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

Press / Media

ART MONTHLY AUSTRALASIA: 'Embedded in the land: ‘Material Place’ at UNSW Galleries'

Nicholas Mangan

12/08/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA: 'Insiders'

Nicholas Mangan

2/08/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

THE SATURDAY PAPER: 'Material Place and The Gas Imaginary'

Nicholas Mangan

13/07/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Review