Nicole TaubingerWhat Remains New8th of July - 1st August 2015 | Stanley Street Gallery

Nicole Taubinger
What Remains New

8th of July – 1st August 2015

Nicole Taubinger, Bye, bye Lady G, plastic bottle tops, curlers, pearls, 2013

To create my jewelry, I use objects of every day use, those which surround us everywhere, and are so close to us that we no longer see them. I find these and set them into a new context, so they become visible again. Objects consisting of polymers exist in beautiful colors and forms. If one observes them on a pile, tops of plastic bottles as well as many other items appear like gems, and are full of emotional tension. I try to design my jewelry in such a way that the material connects within itself, using classical jewelry working methods which I apply to the material. This material is still in an almost new state, yet has either been thrown out, or found in scrap yards, containers or recycling plants. Why not use items that already exist in a large amount, and follow their logic, instead of putting new ones into the world? Through my work, I want to primarily make something visible, and secondly, refer to how multi-facetted our society and its paradoxes are, which has become our second nature. Indigenous people historically used seeds and pits to create their jewelry; similarly, my jewels made out of polymers are the seeds and pits of our second nature.

 

 

 

Education:


1996    Englisches Institut Heidelberg, Germany, Department of Spanish

2001    University of Oregon, USA, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, B.A.

1999    Oaxaca, Mexico – Independent studies

 

Work experience:


2004    Ivan Chevillotte GmbH, Munich, Germany – Goldsmithing and Sales

2005    Serapis GmbH, Munich, Germany – Goldsmithing and Sales

2008 - 2014    Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia – Organization of exhibitions

 

Workshops:


2012    Museum of Romani Culture, Brno, Czech Republic – Nicole Taubinger for NICOLE         TAUBINGER

2014    Start Art Brno, Czech Republic – Streets “R“ Us

2014    FOX Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic – Streets “R” Us

 

Projects:


2013/2014
”NETWORK” – an interactive project where visitors of the exhibition fill     covers of mobile phones with plastic rubbish (with Iwan Seiko) – Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia; FOX Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Residencies:


2002    KVAK, Koněšin, Czech Republic

2009    International Art Symposium, "Art Kolonija Paradiso", Rab, Croatia

 

Performance:


2012    “The Lost Sheep, Germany – a winter performance” (with Iwan Seiko). A 30-day             walk through Munich in December disguised as sheep, holding a speech bubble with the        inscription “Where is the slaughterhouse?”

2013    “Supper for the Artist“ – a commentary on the entry of Croatia into the European Union (with Iwan Seiko). An evening performance in a restaurant where one of us is wearing a strait jacket made out of a Croatian flag, and is being fed by the other who is wearing a poncho upon which 13 sharks of different sizes persecuting one another replace the 13 stars   of the EU flag. Pavillon, Brno, Czech Republic; Galerie Umakart, Brno, Czech Republic

2014    “Heaven and Earth” (with Iwan Seiko). I am wearing a golden bra, and my partner a golden crown. Both are made of barbed wire. Galerie ZÁŘÍ, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Actions:


2013/2014 “With Diploma” (with Iwan Seiko). City walks dedicated to the search of diverse plastic rubbish on streets, in containers, and scrap-yards wearing blue workers clothing upon which are pictured 13 sharks of different sizes persecuting one another instead of the 13 stars of the EU flag. Written in the middle is “With Diploma”. Brno, Czech Republic; Pula, Croatia

 

Solo exhibitions:

 

2000    That´s me – Eric Washburn Gallery, University of Oregon, USA

2006    Nicole Taubinger – unreachable - Wein und Sein, Seeshaupt, Germany

2007    Nicole Taubinger – unreachable - Isarbote.ART, Munich, Germany

2008   Development and extension of the internal human borders -                       HypoVereinsbank, Munich, Germany

2008    The family of colors - European Commission, Trim, Ireland

2009    Pandora´s corner I - Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia

Pandora´s corner I - Kunst an der Münchner Freiheit, Munich, Germany

Lust and Game - Galerie Drächslhaus, Munich, Germany

2010    Broken crockery brings you luck - Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia

Broken crockery brings you luck - Galerie Platinium, Brno, Czech Republic

Broken crockery brings you luck - Kunst an der Münchner Freiheit, Munich, Germany

2011    Plant and pit - Dům pánu z Lipe, Brno, Czech Republic

2012    Jezgra stvari - Prostor „Multiracionalnakompanija“, Zagreb, Croatia

2012    Go Jesus - barbed wire body jewelry - Galerie Platinium, Brno, Czech Republic

2013    Supper for the Artist (with Iwan Seiko) - Galerie Umakart, Brno, Czech Republic

2014    Spare parts – FOX Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Go Nicole – barbed wire body jewelry – Galerie ZÁŘÍ, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Group exhibitions:


2001    A discovery channel - La Verne Krause Gallery, University of Oregon, USA

2009    Art Kolonija Paradiso - Galerija Makek, Rab, Croatia

2010    Five of us - Tro3jka, Brno, Czech Republic

2011    Poetry across borders - Slévarna Vaňkovka - Salon, Brno, Czech Republic

            How do we get rid of all this - Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia

Art and Craft - Galerie Drächslhaus, Munich, Germany

2012    Catacombization - Galerie Katakomby, Brno, Czech Republic

Well, but it´s about us - Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia

Review 2012 - Galerie ARS, Brno, Czech Republic

2013    Fake Reality - Galerie Plaminek RWE, Brno, Czech Republic

European Integration - Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia

Heaven and Earth & Jesus Christ Future Star - Photo Festival Moravská Třebová,    Moravská Třebová, Czech Republic

BlueSvít - Galerie Milana Zezuly, Brno, Czech Republic

            Annual exhibition - Galerie Isabella Muschalik, Munich, Germany

The 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial - Millenium Monument, Beijing, China

Gift-ed - MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object, Taipei City, Taiwan

Jewellery of the 21st Century - Galerie ZÁŘÍ, Prague, Czech Republic

2014    Material Matters: Making Connections (ECU Metals Symposium) - Leo Jenkins Fine Arts Centre, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Love - Galerie ZÁŘÍ, Prague, Czech Republic

Erotic in Art - FOX Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Earrings Galore – Heidi Lowe Pop-Up Gallery, SNAG Minneapolis Conference „From Grains to Gold“, MI, USA

Earrings Galore - Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

Performance festival 2014 - Galerie Umakart, Brno, Czech Republic

Only for Dreams – Atelier Iwan Seiko, Premantura, Croatia

 

Galleries:
Galerie ZÁŘÍ, Prague, Czech Republic

We exhibit:contemporary jewelry and objects, Prague, Czech Republic

FOX Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Galerie Artefakt, Munich, Germany

Galerie Isabella Muschalik, Munich, Germany

Hillmanns Schmuck, Munich, Germany

Galerie Tragwerk, Bayreuth, Germany

Schmuckfritz, Berlin, Germany

 

Design stores:


DOX, Prague, Czech Republic

GASK, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Leporelo+, The Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic

Prostor„Multiracionalnakompanija“, Zagreb, Croatia

Prostor at LONE, Rovinj, Croatia

The Second Store, Verudela, Croatia

Iva Stojkovic Jewellery, Pula, Croatia

 

Public Collections:
2012    Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

2013    Museum of Romani Culture, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Private Collections:


2013    Jiří Valoch Collection, Brno, Czech Republic