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    Studio Portrait, Cork City, 2023

 

 

 

'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

 

 

 

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 oil 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 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 won and been shortlisted for many awards such as Robert Walters UK New Artist of The Year at The Saatchi Gallery, The Solo Award, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Alpine Fellowship, The Sunny Art Prize, Alliance Française de Cork Exhibition Award, and the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

https://www.instagram.com/pascal.ungerer/ 

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 Arts Centre 

2022        GOMA - Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford

2022        Gallerie Burgerstockersenger Zurich, Switzerland,

2022        Custom House Studios & Gallery, Mayo,

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

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

2016        Alliance Francaise de Cork

 

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2023        The Robert Walters UK New Artist of The Year Awards Ceremony, The Saatchi Gallery, London

 

2023        FUTUROPIA, The Peoples Museum, Culture Night, Limerick

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

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

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

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 for LOOP Festival 2018, Barcelona


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


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, Berli

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       The Aesthetica Art Prize 2024 (Long-listed ) 

 

2023       The Robert Walters UK New Artist of The Year Award at The Saatchi Gallery, London, (Finalist)

2023        Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award

2023        Jackson's Painting Prize, (Long-listed)

 

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 Arts Centre 


2019        The Sunny Art Prize (Finalist)


2018        The ACS Studio Prize (Shortlisted)        

 

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)

 

 

Residencies

2024        Artist in Residence, JOYA, Spain (Forthcoming)

 

2023        Artist in Residence at the Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre

 

2021        Artist in Residence at the Uillinn West Cork Arts 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 Arts 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

 

 

Press

The Sunday Independent

The Southern Star

 

The Irish Arts Review - Autumn Edition 2023

Gentlemag

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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