*1982 Dinslaken, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin


2014  Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent

2011  Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

2006  University of the Arts, Berlin

Selected Solo Exhibitions / Duo Exhibitions

2023  Fingers and Concaves, Fiebach-Minninger, Cologne

2021  Nervous Pickers, ung5, Cologne

2021  Softbody, Fiebach-Minninger, Cologne

2020  Eyes larger Foreheads longer Fingers crossed, with Aniara Omann, Catboxcontemporary, curated by ung5, New York

2019  Never Wash Without Soap, Fiebach-Minninger, Cologne

2018  Late Dawn, with Aline Bouvy, Mélange, Cologne

2017  Tomorrow Is Obsolete, with Joachim Coucke, SOYUZ, Pescara

2017  Collider Body, Future Gallery, Berlin

2017  Hand Und Fuss, with Tilman Hornig, Fiebach-Minninger, Cologne

2016  Dormant Cave, with Sungseok Ahn, space-nowhere, Seoul

2015  Evolving Masters, O'newWall, Seoul

2014  Custom Utility, Future Gallery, Berlin

2014  Art Rotterdam, with Future Gallery, Rotterdam

2013  In Real World, Lounge Project, Artsonje Center, Seoul

2013  Waiting With The Fruits, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl

2012  Parametric Pleasure, Future Gallery, Berlin

2011  Situation Room, Moltkerei Werkstatt e.V., Cologne

2010  Schaufenster, with Alfons Knogl, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

2010  Alles Lava, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen

2009  Nicolas Pelzer, glasmoog, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023  Wannseewandeln, Wannsee Contemporary, Berlin

2022  Grid Island, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2022  stricte intimité, The Shophouse 1527, Bangkok

2022  NAK Benefiz Auktion, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

2022  Life-Size, Oneroom, Seoul

2021  High End, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden

2021  A year of exhaustion, curated by Tristan Deschamps, Borkheide

2021  Kleinanzeigen, VERY, Berlin

2021  NAK Benefiz Auktion, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

2020  əráivəl, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Goyang

2020  Journey of Eternity, Seoul Museum of Art, Bunker, Seoul

2020  possibilities on paper, fiebach, minninger, Cologne

2019  Jahresgaben, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

2019  Psychedelic Nature, Art Space BOAN, Seoul

2019  Finity Mirror, Seoul Museum of Art, Nanji, Seoul

2019  Made in Marl, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

2019  Bad Romance, Gussglashalle, Berlin

2018  Even If It’s Jazz Or The Quiet Storm, Nest, The Hague

2018  Shotspotter 2, Bar Babette, Berlin

2018  Pane Project, Werkschauhalle Spinnerei, Leipzig

2018  The Scrap, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul

2018  Draped Extensión, Future Gallery, Mexico City

2017  Collaborations, Base-Alpha Gallery, Antwerp

2017  Draped, Future Gallery, Berlin

2017  The Hot Wire, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl

2017  Hope, New Scenario, Altana Galerie, Dresden

2017  L.A. Should Die Vor Glück, Just Married, Los Angeles

2016  Reflector, Plus One Gallery, Antwerp

2016  Micro Celebrities, commissioned by Marcel Hiller, Fiebach-Minninger, Cologne

2016  On-screen And Off, curated by Domenico de Chirico, Bid Project Gallery, Milan

2016  Paradise Lost, Base-Alpha Gallery, Antwerp

2016  The Image Generator II, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

2015  Index 15, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg

2015  How My Mom Got Hacked, DASH, Kortrijk

2015  Business As Usual, Turf Projects, London

2015  Rock Steady, Future Gallery, Berlin

2015  Little Hisk, LLS 387, Antwerp

2014  Red Dawn, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent

2014  Stipendium Vordemberge-gildewart, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf

2013  Guts And Cooperation, Euljiro, Seoul

2013  100 Ideas on Tomorrow’s Island, Art Base Momoshima, Momoshima

2013  More Or Less, WCW Gallery, Hamburg

2012  Playtime, curated by Sungwon Kim, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul

2012  Real DMZ Project, curated by SAMUSO, Cheorwon

2012  New Talents, Landesvertretung NRW, Berlin

2012  New Talents - Biennale Cologne, Cologne

2012  Montagen, SSZ Sued, Cologne

2012  Sechs Minus, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

2012  Einige Parallelen, Temporary Gallery, Cologne

2011  Sammlung Im Prozess, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl

2011  Temporary Re-visionists, Space O’New Wall, Seoul

2011  Public, Private, Corporate, Generali Deutschland, Cologne

2011  Un Problème Insoluble, Triangle France, Marseille

2011  Metrospective 1.0, Program e.V., Berlin

2010  Ideenbilder, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

2010  Junge Kunst Im Ruhrgebiet, Alte Spedition, Gladbeck

2009  Vogelsang Intervention, Internationaler Platz, Vogelsang

2009  Plan 09, glasmoog, Cologne

2008  .hbc-berlin, Berlin

2008  Plan 08, public space, Cologne

2008  Grosse Kunstausstellung Nrw, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

2007  Rettung Ohne Untergang, Deutzer Brücke, Cologne

2007  Atelier, Pact-Zollverein, Essen

2006  Typo06, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


2019  Seoul Museum of Art NANJI, Seoul

2013  Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul

2012  Seoul Art Space Hongeun, Seoul

2011  Triangle France, Marseille, France


2017  HOPE, New Scenario, onlineproject

2015  Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, A plus A Gallery, Venice

2014  SPECTRAL RITE, multi-arts project in collaboration with Sylbee Kim,
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

2011  BYOB BONN, Bonn University, Art History Department, Bonn

2011  39 ART DAY, performance, Asian Art Archive

Talks, Workshops, Teaching

2019  Guest Tutor, Ewha Womans University, Seoul

2019  Artist Talk, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

2019  Artist Talk, RAT school of ART, Seoul

2017  Book Launch: Authenticity?, with Barbara Cueto and Bas Hendrikx, Anagram Books, Berlin

2015  Artist Talk at Civic Epistemologies Conference, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

2015  Workshop, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen

2012  THE BLACK SHEEP, lecture at Artsonje Center, Seoul

2012  Workshop, Seoul Art Space Hongeun, Seoul

2011  Artist Talk, The Book Society, Seoul

2010  Artist Talk, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

2009  Artist Talk, glasmoog, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

Selected Publications

2022  Interview with Cristina Ramos, Berlin Art Link

2020  əráivəl, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Goyang, exhibition catalogue

2020  Journey of Eternity, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, exhibition catalogue

2020  Interview, Harper's Bazaar Korea

2020  Six Questions: Nicolas Pelzer, Tique.art

2020  Made in Marl, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, exhibition catalogue

2019  Imagining a Past and a Future, Both 50 Millennia Away, by Hong Leeji

2019  Never Wash Without Soap, by Luisa Schlotterbeck

2017  Nicolas Pelzer at Future Gallery, Interview on SPIKE by Chloe Stead

2017  Hand Und Fuss, by Matteo Mottin

2015  Evolving Masters, O’newWall, exhibition catalogue

2015  INDEX 15, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg

2014  Nicolas Pelzer @ Future Gallery reviewed, AQNB

2012  Samuso Words Vol.2, Samuso, magazine

2012  NEW TALENTS, Biennale Cologne, exhibition catalogue, text by Julia Höner

2011  Dislocated North Korea, Nicolas Pelzer, artist publication

2011  The Glass Line, Nicolas Pelzer, artist publication

2010  Nicolas Pelzer, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, artist publication, exhibition catalogue