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'Like all great art, Pascal’s work affords us the privilege of seeing into the deeper nature of our lives here on Earth, and the life of the Earth, which in many ways are both now on the edge. While they are not apocalyptic or dystopian paintings, they do challenge us to enter their territories of transition and uncertainty.'


John Fitzgerald, Director of Information Services & University Librarian, UCC.




Pascal Ungerer is a visual artist from Cork, Ireland. In 2018 he completed a scholarship funded Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University London.


Pascal’s art practice is primarily focused on contemporary landscape painting. His thematic interests are concerned with spatial cultures in the context of peripherality and place. He describes his work as being ‘grounded in an archaeology of the contemporary past and with an interest in speculative future landscapes’. He says he likes to ‘challenge normative perceptions of the built and natural world through the prism of unusual structures and topographies’.


He has received funding bursaries from several public bodies and and his work is held in various collections in France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. He has won and been shortlisted for many awards such as The Solo Award, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Alpine Fellowship, The Sunny Art Prize, Alliance Française de Cork Exhibition Award, The ACS Studio Prize and the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize.





Education & Qualifications 

2018        Goldsmiths University London, MFA Fine Art

2016        Crawford College of Art & Design, BA Honours Fine Art

2004        City & Islington College, London, HND Photography



Solo Exhibitions

2023        The Uillinn West Cork Art Centre (Forthcoming)

2022        'Earthbound' GOMA - Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford

2022        Gallerie Burgerstockersenger Zurich, Switzerland,

2022        Custom House Studios & Gallery, Mayo,

2021        Ghosts of Babylon, The LHQ Gallery in association with Cork County Library and Arts Service,

2021        Shifting Planes, The Prism Contemporary, Curated by Alex Zawadzi, Blackburn, UK, 

2016        Edge of Place, Solo Show, Alliance Francaise de Cork


Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2022.        Group Show Curated by Catherine Hammond, Bantry, Cork.

2021        'Monochrome' Group show curated by Kate McElroy at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre

2021         Group Show, 'On the bare branches, Outside my window are buds, And this is Enough'.

                 Curated by Alice Clifford & Ann Davoren, Skibbereen Arts Festival  


2020         Cork Artists Winter Showcase, Uillinn West Cork Art Centre

2020         'Narrating The New Normal', Birr Vintage and Arts Festival

2020         'Vanishing Point', screening at the ‘Lost’ Festival of Fuerteventura

2019         'Sunny Art Prize', Finalists Exhibition, Sunny Art Centre London

2019         'Vanishing Point', SUBURBINALE Film Festival 2019, Austria

2019        'Vanishing Point', London Experimental/Islington Screening, The Islington Metal Works, London

2019        'Industrialised' - Art in Manufacturing in the Gallery, Festival of Making at Blackburn Museum, Blackburn, UK

2019        'Vanishing Point', Experimental Film and Video 2019, CICA Museum, South Korea

2019        'Vanishing Point', Soloris Film Festival, Nice, France

2018        'Of Memory', Presented by Damer House Gallery at CAGE Gallery, LOOP Festival 2018, Barcelona

2018        'Binary/Non-Binary', GESTE 2018 Paris

2018        'Homeland 2018 ‘Of Memory’ Damer House Gallery

2018        Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Degree Show . 

2018        'Apophenia' with Marianna Maurico & Anna Kitai, Curator Alix Janta-Polczynski, Roman Road Gallery, London

2018        'Beyond the Standard Model', Group show, Almanac Projects London


2017        Deptford X - Art Festival, Deptford, London

2017        'Other Fiction' - Group Show at Lewisham Art House, London

2017        The Solo Award'- Finalists Exhibition at the Cello Factory/Chiara Williams Contemporary


2017        The Creekside Open 2017, Selected by Jordan Baseman, the A.P.T Gallery, London

2017        'Edge of Place', USB Shuffle 5, Abteilung fur Alles Andere, Berlin

2016        'Edge of Place', screening at Obejvak Art Studios, Prague


2016        'Thames the ARTery of London', Devon House, London

2015        'The Lives of Others', Curated by Jason Esterhazy, FotoIstanbul, Turkey


2015        'Personal Mythologies', Curated by Helio Leon, TACTIC, Cork Photo 

2014        'Eigse', VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland

2014        'Pretty Vacant', Group Show in Association with Seize International, Budapest, Hungary



Awards & Bursaries 

2023        Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award

2023        Jackson's Painting Prize, Long-listed - ongoing


2022        Culture Ireland Funding Award


2021        Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award

2021        The Alpine Fellowship (Shortlisted)

2020        Cork City Council Arts Office Individual Artist Bursary Award

2020        Cork County Council Artist in Residence Award at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre 

2019        The Sunny Art Prize (Finalist)

2018        Cork City Council Arts Office Individual Artist Bursary Award

2018        Bloomberg New Contemporaries, (Shortlisted)

2017        Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award

2017        The SOLO Award, London Art Fair, Chiara Williams Contemporary, (Finalist)

2016        Goldsmiths Masters Scholarship (Winner)

2016-18   Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Fee Waiver Award, (Winner)

2016-18   Goldsmiths Excellence Award, (Winner)

2016        Alliance Francaise de Cork Solo Exhibition Award, (Winner)

2016        Visual Arts Category at the Undergraduate Awards, (Finalist)

2015        Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize (Finalist)




2023        Artist in Residence at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre


2021        Artist in Residence at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre

2020-21   Backwater Project Residency - Backwater Artist Studios, Cork

2020        Cork County Council Artist in Residence at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre

2019        Artist in Residence, JOYA, Spain

2019        Artist in Residence at the Auxiliary Project Space, Stockton, England


Artist Talks & Presentations

2023       Artist talk at The Uillinn West Cork Art Centre

2022       Artist talk at the Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford


2021       Artists talk for D.I.T MA Art and the Environment Students at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre.

2021       Artist talk for students at The Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork.


2020       Presentation of work - Marginal Habitats - at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre

2018       Presentation of Work to the Patrons of the Whitechapel Gallery London for Curator Habda Rashid, Goldsmiths University London

2018       Presentation of Work: Homeward Bound at Foto Istanbul




The Irish Arts Review - Autumn Edition 2023


The Evening Echo


VAI News Sheet     

Quiet Lunch  04.12.18

The Irish Examiner

Waterford News & Star


Imagine Arts Festival 

The Paper Cork 

Murze Magazine, Issue 4


Wotisart Magazine # Portfolio 11


Tainted Glory Blog


The Irish Times


The Irish Arts Review 


UCC Radio Interview 



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