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Nick Mangan

School: St Joseph's College Geelong

Year: 1982-86

Genre: Musical Theatre

Nicholas Mangan attended the VCA until 2001, and since then has exhibited in numerous institutional shows in Australia and internationally. These include a new body of work concerning eco-politics, as part of the “2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Before & After Science” and “Between a Rock and a Hard place”, shown at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Project Space in 2009. In 2008 he was invited to represent Australia in ‘The Lucky Number Seven’, SITE International Biennial, SITE Sante Fe, USA and following this he undertook a New York Residency, funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. Some of his art work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, thus becoming part of their permanent collection. Recent solo exhibitions include “Nauru, notes from a cretaceous world” shown at Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland, New Zealand. Group exhibitions include “The Shadow Cabinet”, the second phase of “Master Humphrey’s Clock,” de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, “Event Horizon”, Centre for Contemporary Photography, “Super Natural”, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2006, “Balnaves Sculpture Exhibition”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006, “A Molecular History of Everything”, curated by Juliana Engberg, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2004- 2005. In his short exhibiting career his work has received much critical acclaim in the form of publications, grants and scholarships. Nicholas Mangan’s work has featured in “Art and Australia”, “Art Forum International”, “Art in America”, “Eyeline” and “Broadsheet”. In 2009 Mangan’s work was included in “Voids – A retrospective” as part of an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou Paris, France. In 2007 he was awarded the Gordon and Anne Samstag Award: 12 month Post – graduate Scholarship, undertaken in Berlin, Germany.

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