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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. He is the son of legendary French Illustrator and artist Tomi Ungerer. In 2018 Pascal completed a scholarship funded Masters in Fine Art at the prestigious MFA programme at Goldsmiths University London. He works primarily with paint but also creative writing and has a background in lens based media. He has screened and exhibited his work throughout Europe and his paintings and photographs are held in public and private collections in France, The US, Ireland, the UK, Germany and Switzerland. 

 

His art practice is primarily concerned with spatial cultures in relation to peripherality, social history and geo-politics with an emphasis on place and the built and natural world.  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 in the context of contemporary landscape painting. 

 

 

 

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 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, 

2021        The Jeannie Avent Gallery, London

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


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 

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, (Finalist) London Art Fair, Chiara Williams Contemporary


2016        Goldsmiths Masters Scholarship


2016-18   Winner of the 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)

 

 

Residencies

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

2022       Artist talk at 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

2022.      Imagine Arts Festival 

 

2021       The Evening Echo

2021       The Irish Examiner

 

2021       The Paper Cork

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