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Nick Mauss’s diverse artistic practice encompasses drawing, sculpture and performance along with some curatorial projects that he initiated in the last years. Mauss’s oeuvre is characterized by a perpetual state of indeterminacy, in a need of thinking about drawing and painting in an expansive sense. His work is a premeditated confusion where definitive shapes and forms are overlooked in favor of ambiguous semblances.


His writing has been published in Artforum, Mousse, MAP, Peep-Hole, and in books on Jochen Klein, Isa Genzken, and Nadira Husain/ Ella Kruglyanskaya/ Birgit Megerle/ Amelie von Wulffen. He was a guest-professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, from 2011-2012, and teaches in the MFA program at Bard College. Mauss (born 1980, BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art) lives and works in New York. 





2018        Transmissions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2017        Intricate Others, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

2016        Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Leon Bakst, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, Monaco

                Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2015        S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

2014        Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

2014        Nouveau Musee National Monaco, France

2014        Fiorucci Art Trust, London

2013         Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2013         Kunsthaus Bregenz, Switzerland

2012         Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2011         Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

2011         Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2010         Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, NY

2009         Contemporary Drawings Collection, MoMA, New York, NY





Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico

Fiorucci Art Trust, London

Kadist Collection, San Francisco, CA

Long Museum, Shanghai, China

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Massachusetts

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Museum of Monaco, Princesse-Grace, Monaco

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

M+ Museum, Hong Kong