Devin B. Johnson
Mihai Nicodim opened his first gallery in 2006 with a focus on exposing emerging and overlooked American, African, Asian, and European artists to an international audience. The artists on the gallery's roster share a common interest in reassessing art history from an outsider's perspective and challenging its established framework. The gallery was the first to show Adrian Ghenie (Romania), Ciprian Muresan (Romania), and Simphiwe Ndzube (South Africa) in solo exhibitions stateside, placing their works in important private and public collections, and helping their careers blossom into global prominence. Other notable artists who have shown with the gallery early in their careers include Michiel Ceulers, Ed Fornieles, Kris Lemsalu, Katherina Olschbaur, Oscar Murillo, PascALEjandro Jodorowsky, Eddie Peake, Max Hooper Schneider, Moffat Takadiwa, Anna Uddenberg, and Ambera Wellmann. Nicodim places a strong emphasis on aggressive curated group shows that interrogate the cultural, sociopolitical, and spiritual undercurrents that shape society. These exhibitions mix established, emerging, and esoteric artists together to explore new narratives and spotlight talent. The Basilisk (2017), Homeward Bound (2017), and The Eye Sees Not Itself (2018) achieved important critical acclaim for their creative vision and dramaturgical exhibition design. In the upcoming year, Nicodim will present solo exhibitions by Ciprian Muresan, Michiel Ceulers, Mi Kafchin, Simphiwe Ndzube and Moffat Takadiwa, as well as new group endeavors curated by the gallery’s Creative Director, Aaron Moulton.