NICI JOST
NICI JOST (*1984) is a conceptual and multimedia artist and photographer, born in Banff, Canada and moved at a young age to Switzerland, where she now lives and works with her family. After doing an apprenticeship as a photo technician in Switzerland and studying photography at the Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax, Canada, in 2004, she worked as an intern for Pipilotti Rist. She studied at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2016. In 2011 Jost was awarded the Cultural Prize from the Alexander Clavel Foundation in Riehen. In 2015, she received a grant from the Aargauer Kuratorium. From February until August 2018, she held the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency in Shanghai. Her first comprehensive publication "Instinctive Desire" was published by edition fink in 2019. It appears as Volume 8 of the series Primeur issued by the Aargauer Kuratorium. Her work has been shown widely in Switzerland and abroad. Her photographs and installations are incorporated in private and public collections in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, the United States, Mexico and China.
Education
2016 Master of Arts in Fine Arts, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FHNW), Basel
2010 Bachelor of Arts in Media-Art, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FHNW), Aarau / Basel
2008 Internship, Pipilotti Rist, Zürich
2003 Dipl. Photography / Digital Imaging II, NSCC, Halifax

Solo exhibitions
2021
«桃花源 Land of Peach Blossom» Kunstraum, Baden

2019
«To be continued ...» Gallery balzer projects, Basel

2018
«Silent Pink» invited by the Swiss Embassy in China during the Swiss Incubator, Tianjin, China
«open studio» Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China

2017
«instinctive desire vol.III» Gallery balzer projects, Basel
«instinctive desire vol.II» Zimmermannhaus, Brugg

2016
«instinctive desire vol.I» Galerie3000, Bern

2013
«ROSAROT» Gallery balzer projects, Basel

2011
«Frisch» Kabinett visarte Zurich
«Earth to Sky» Gallery balzer projects, Basel
«just a piece of meadow» Kunstraum Aarau
Group exhibitions
2021
«Auswahl 21» Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
«WELCOME! 10 years of Swatch Art Peace Hotel» MAXXI Museum, Rome, IT
«液 态 fluidity» Lingang Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
«第六感 The Sixth Sense» Art cn gallery, Shanghai, CN
«KUNST IM SETZKASTEN» E-Werk Galerie, Freiburg, DE

2020
«WEIRD» Pavel Kovalenko Apartment, Basel
«KUNST IM SETZKASTEN» Forum Kunst, Rottweil, DE

2019
«Splendid Isolation - Not in our Name» Regionale 20. Kunstraum Riehen
«I AND THE MACHINE, EXPERIMENTIEREN MIT DIGITALITÄT» Regionale 20. E-Werk Galerie, Freiburg, DE
«Rauschen am Bildrand» Kantonsspital Aarau «Here are Dragons 1/3: Because We‘re Worth It» Centre d‘art de la Maison Populaire, France

2018
«Auswahl 18» Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
«Guck mal Günther, Kunst» Tommasini, Lenzburg

2017
«PEINTURE EN PROMO - IAN ANÜLL» Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf
«Regionale 18 - In The Safe Hands Of The Artist» Projektraum M54, Basel
«Regionale 18 - Wenn ich die Rosen wachsen sehe» FABRIK culture Hegenheim, FR

2016
«Auswahl 16» Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
«UNTITLED» Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, USA
«Every Contact Leaves a Trace» Kunsthalle, Basel
«quelle langue alors?» Villa Moyard, Morges «Serendipity» Campus der Künste, Basel
«FORMATION OF PATTERNS» Kunstraum Florenz, Basel
«raum I space» Gallery balzer projects, Basel

2015
«Auswahl 15» Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
«Regionale 16 - visual politics» Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
«Schwarz-Weiss in Farbe» Kunsthaus Zofingen «IRMA LA DOUCE – REVISITED» Penthouse Gallery, Zurich

2014
«History under your feet - 3000 years of shoes» Spielzeug Welten Museum, Basel
«VOLTA10» Contemporary Art Fair, Basel
«SHOEting Stars ‹Shoes in Art and Design›»Kunsthaus Wien Museum Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

2013
«wandeln» Museum Rosenegg, Kreuzlingen
«Auf Schritt und Tritt | At Every Turn» Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, DE
«VOLTA9» Contemporary Art Fair, Basel «Landscape: A Story of Rehabilitation» Gallery balzer projects, Basel
«What a Wonderful World» Balzer projects @ Gallery Erika Deak, Budapest, H
«HCP ́s 2013 Print Auction» Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA
«Raumwelten» Museum Bärengasse, Zürich

2012
«ZELENA GREEN» Gallery Deset - Waldesovo muzeum, Prag, CZ
«Enigma della Modernita» Spazio, Chiasso Chelsea Galerie, Laufen
«Rock-Paper-Scissors» Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

2011
«Auswahl 11» Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
«PULSE» Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, Florida, USA
«SH Contemporary» Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
«5X5 Castello 11» Espai d’art contemporani de Castello, Spain
«VIDEO VIDEMUS» Fishpiece Galerie, Zürich «BLOW-UP» Villa Wenkenhof, Riehen

2010
«Regionale 11» FABRIK culture Hegenheim, FR
«Fashionable ART – Die Mode in der Kunst» Kunstraum Riehen
«Diplom 10» Messehalle 5, Basel
Residences
2020
Projektbeitrag, Sinokultur Projektbeitrag, die Mobiliar

2018
6 month residency, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China

2017
«Primeur», publication grant, Aargauer Kuratorium

2016
One week residency at the Institutes of Polymer Engineering (IKT) and Polymer Nanotechnology
(INKA), FHNW Brugg / Windisch

2015
Aargauer Kuratorium Werkbeitrag

2011
Kulturförderpreis Alexander Clavel Stiftung, Riehen
Nominated for the «5X5CASTELLÓ 11, International Contemporary Art Prize Diputació de Castelló»