Artist CV

Artist's statement

(b 1981South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town )

Nico Krijno explores photography at the blurry intersection of collage, painting, sculpture and performance. His efforts result in unique abstractions and arrangements. He describes the process of photographing these ephemeral structures as “a private, physical performance, where the camera is the audience”. Often working with discarded materials, Krijno interprets and reorganises them in the hope of discovering alternative meanings. Using his own expressive and physical movements, he creates a direct link between the human body and the natural flow of creating.

Solo exhibitions

2020
The Lockdown Collages, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam
The Salon Show, The  Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam  
2019
Leave Your Body Behind, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York 
2017
The Fluid Right Edge, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam
The Fluid Right Edge, Beetles  and Huxley, London  
2015
New Gestures: Fabricated to be Photographed, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town
Solo Booth,  Rotterdam Art Fair, The Ravestijn Gallery
Under Construction, The Ravestijn Gallery,  Amsterdam  
2014 
Construction - Residency Show, 133 ARTS, Johannesburg  
2013
Fulcrum Study, Blank Gallery, Cape Town 
2011
On How To Fill Those Gaps, Museum Gallery, Cape Town 

Group exhibitions

2020
Untitled Art, Miami, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York  
2019
Contemporary Visions 2019, BEERS GALLERY, London 
2018
OLYMPISM MADE VISIBLE, Buenos Aires 
2017
Unseen Amsterdam, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam
Aipad
The Photography Show,  New York
Throwing Shapes, Smith Gallery, Cape Town
Foam Talent | New York.  24  young  artists  shaping the future of photography
Foam Talent | London. 24  young artist  shaping the future of photography  Hush Hush, SMITH Gallery, Cape  Town
1:54  Contemporary African Art Fair, Aperture Platform Africa booth,  Pioneer Works, New York 
2016
New Flesh, Rubber Factory, New York
Photo London, New Works, Huxley-Parlour,  London
Rituals and Performance, Lagos Photo, Lagos 
2015
Romantik, Produzentengalerie, Cologne 
2014
Uncertain Terms, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town  
2013
Wish you were here, MOPLA
A Painters Eye, Sublime & Devine, MOPLA
LOW SUBJECT, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco
Bazaar ii, Fairweather House,  Woodstock
BLOG RE-BLOG, Signal Gallery, Brooklyn 
2012
Across the Great Divide, White Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles
Glasgow. Eyes Closed,  Eyes  Open. Studio 41
New Research - part of Month of Photography Los Angeles.
Fashionality,  Camera16 Gallery, Milan
Syn/Aesthesia, The Animal Hospital,  Edinburgh
EXHIBITION  N°1, Data Gallery, Montreal
WHEN FORM BECOMES  ATTITUDE, Blank Projects, Cape  Town  
2011
Chain Mail, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles.  

Awards & residencies

2017 
Foam Talent

Press & publications

Press section of my website: https://nicokrijno.com/PRESS  

Collections

Aperture Collection  

Education

With a background in theatre and experimental video, Nico Krijno switched camps to the field of visual arts around 2008. His performance-based photographic practice is realised in a variety of media, from sculpture, participatory installation and video.