'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
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
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