Katherina Olschbaur

Born b.1983, Bregenz, Lake Constance, Austria.

Katherina Olschbaur Biography

Katherina Olschbaur (b.1983, Bregenz, Lake Constance, Austria) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Olschbaur graduated from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Recent exhibitions include Dakar Biennale (Dak'Art), Dakar, (2022), Live Flesh, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2021, solo); Dominique Fung and Katherina Olschbaur: My Kingdom and a Horse, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2021, two-artist); Night Blessings, Union Pacific, London (2021, solo), Tortured Ecstasies, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020, solo); Dirty Elements, Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA (2020, solo); Hollywood Babylon, Jeffrey Deitch, Nicodim, AUTRE Magazine, Los Angeles, CA (2020); The Divine Hermaphrodite, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2019, solo); and Horses, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2018, solo). In 2021, she was selected for Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock residency in Dakar, Senegal.

Mihai Nicodim opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in 2006. Having since expanded to Bucharest in 2016, then New York last year, the gallery and the artists on its roster share a common interest in reassessing art history from an outsider's perspective and challenging its established framework.

Nicodim has a proven eye for emerging talent. The gallery was the first to show Isabelle Albuquerque (US), Dominique Fung (Canada), Adrian Ghenie (Romania), Devin B. Johnson (US), Larry Madrigal (US), Ciprian Muresan (Romania), Simphiwe Ndzube (South Africa), Katherina Olschbaur (Austria), Mosie Romney (US), Moffat Takadiwa (Zimbabwe), and Hugo Wilson (UK) in major solo exhibitions in at least one of its locations, and to place their works in important private and public collections, helping their careers blossom into global prominence.

The gallery has consistently placed works by its artists in prominent African, American, Asian and European collections including the Hammer Museum, ICA Miami, LACMA, Longlati Foundation, MOCA Los Angeles, Pérez Art Museum, Centre Pompidou, Pond Society, Rubell Museum, SFMOMA, Tate, Studio Museum in Harlem, Yuz Museum, and the East West Bank Collection.

In 2021, the gallery helped facilitate the first solo museum exhibitions of Simphiwe Ndzube and Moffat Takadiwa at the Denver Art Museum and Craft Contemporary Los Angeles, respectively, and is currently coordinating the solo institutional debuts of Dominique Fung and Devin B. Johnson later this year.

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