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Pascal Ungerer is a visual artist from Cork. In 2019 he relocated to Ireland after three years in London where he completed a fully funded Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University.

He works primarily with paint but has a background in lens based media and has screened his video work extensively throughout Europe. 

His paintings are primarily concerned with spatial cultures in relation to peripherality, social history and geo-politics with an emphasis on place and the built environment. He has a particular interest in obsolete structures on the margins of urban development and in rural hinterlands, as well as areas of post-industrialisation, ecological degradation and rural de-population. 


Throughout his practice he examines in-between spaces that lie at the intersection of the urban and rural. This liminal and interstitial terrain has become a focal point for much of his recent painting. Central to this is an interest in dystopic topographies and places that are devoid of people that often exist in a temporal and finite state of impermanence.


In his painting work he uses different structures, social-histories or topographies as a starting point and amalgamates them into a fictional landscape as a way to reflect upon wider socio-geographic issues. Though his paintings primarily depict imagined landscapes they are also intrinsically linked to the places and stories that inspire them.






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)

2023         GOMA - Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford, (Forthcoming)

2022/23   Custom House Studios & Gallery, Mayo, (Forthcoming) 

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

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

2021        The Jeannie Avent Gallery, London

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



Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

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

2018        'Absences', Group Show, Millepiani, Rome 


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        'EBC 10', Group Show, East Bristol Contemporary

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 

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, (Finalist) London Art Fair, Chiara Williams Contemporary

2016        Goldsmiths Masters Scholarship

2016-18   Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Fee Waiver Award

2016-18   Goldsmiths Excellence Award

2016        Winner of the Alliance Francaise de Cork Solo Exhibition Award

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

2015        Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize (Finalist)




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

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



2021        VAI News Sheet       


2018        Quiet Lunch 


2018       Murze Magazine, Issue 4


2018       Wotisart Magazine # Portfolio 11


2017       Tainted Glory Blog


2016       The Irish Times


2016       The Irish Arts Review 


2016       UCC Radio Interview 



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