Niko Abramidis &NE (*1987 in Europe, lives and works in Munich and Berlin, DE) opens up a diverse spectrum dealing with economic structures and visions of the future. Within his drawings, paintings, sculptures and room installations, Niko Abramidis &NEs develops parallel universes in which he creates fictitious corporate identities and appropriates forms of expression from financial economics. This also includes the play with words through signs, symbols and ciphers, via which he transfers his artistic ideas of myth and literary fiction. The artist develops a semiotics of archaic symbols paired with sketchy drawings, which he puts together using the latest technologies.
Niko Abramidis &NE studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Julian Rosefeldt and Markus Oehlen and at the Berlin University of the Arts with Byung-Chul Han. He is co-founder of the art space easy!upstream, which he artistically directed from 2015-2018. In 2018, he was awarded the prize ars viva for visual arts, which is awarded annually by the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. This was followed by group exhibitions in 2019 at the Kunstmuseum Bern and at KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation in Düsseldorf. He also received an artist-in-residency grant on Fogo Island, Canada.
max goelitz presents a contemporary, international and intergenerational program focusing on abstract and concept-based positions. In doing so, max goelitz operates in a network of partner galleries – such as OMR, Mexico City, and Häusler Contemporary, Zurich. In March 2020, Max Goelitz, formerly the gallery’s director, succeded Häusler Contemporary Munich. The newly formed gallery opened with the multimedia group exhibition take me to. The title affirmatively references both the continuation of a previous conceptual direction and, in its openness, a future to be created and defined.