Iván Sikic Peru, b. 1983

Overview

Iván Sikic lives and works in Brooklyn, NY (Lima, 1983). 

He has shown work at The 8th Floor (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima (Peru), Smack Mellon (Brooklyn), Km 0.2 (San Juan, Lima and Mexico City), Luis Adelantado (Bogotá, Madrid, and Valencia), UV Estudios (Buenos Aires), The Border Project Space (Brooklyn), Kunstraum (Brooklyn), MANA Contemporary, Miami (presented by Good To Know), Local Project (LIC, Queens) and Vigil Gonzales (Lima), to name a few. Sikic has also shown work at the Segunda Bienal Tropical (Loiza, 2016) curated by Marina Reyes Franco, Radamés ’Juni’ Figueroa, Stefan Benchoam & Pablo León de la Barra. In 2020 Sikic was commissioned a new performance for The Immigrant Artist Biennial curated by Katya Grokhovsky and Harry Weil which was presented at Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn).

His work has been written about extensively in global arts and broad mainstream media publications including Artnet News, The Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Metro, New York, Art Guide Australia, Fast Company, Art Report, La Vanguardia Spain, TerremotoMX, Relieve Contemporáneo, Artishock and Art Reveal Magazine NY, El Espectador (Colombia), amongst others.

He has attended residencies in the USA, Europe, Latin America and Australia.

Biography

Studies
2011 – Victorian College of the Arts; Postgraduate degree in Performance Creation, with Honors
2003 – 2007 The University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Creative Arts

Solo & two person shows/projects.
2020, Conscious Oblivion, The Immigrant Artist Biennial, Curated by Katya Grokhovsky & Harry Weil, Green-Wood Cemetery, New York.
2020, Amor Humano, Curated by Juliana Steiner, Vigil Gonzales, Lima Perú.
2020, #Pares, Two Person Show with Manuel Coll, Otra Feria, The White Lodge, Córdoba, Argentina.
2019, Portable Beautifiers, Commission & Solo Show, Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Lima, Peru.
2019, Amor Humano, KM 0.2, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Curated by Natalia Viera Salgado.
2018, Performance as Repair, Screening and Artist Talk, The 8th Floor, NY, curated by
Colectivo se Habla Español. Listen Here
2018 Safe Conductperformance in dialogue with HOME by Tribble & Mancenido, Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Amor HumanoLima, Peru
2017 Honoring the TreatiesManhattan, New York. Produced with support from Camila Sol
2017 It's My Party and I Do What I Want To!, Canal St. Market, New York
2016 ARTBO, Art Fair, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
2016 Trashed, New York.
2016 The Gold Series: Madrid Chapter(Performance), ARCO Art Fair, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2015 SAQUEO / LOOT, Solo Project, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Lima, Peru
2015 A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly; with Tamar Ettun and The Moving Company, The Watermill Centre, New York
2014 The Gold Series; Burrinja Chapter, HillScene Live, Melbourne, Australia
2014 From From Dawn to Dawn, Part of White Night, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Now We See You, Naarilla, New South Wales, Australia
2013 Lima Linda 1.0, El Galpón Espacio, Lima, Peru
2013 I Live in The Lucky Country and I Love It!, Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne, Australia
2013 The Selfie Booth, Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne, Australia
2013 La Pocha Nostra Live Art Jam, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
2013 JOMO (Joy of Missing Out), Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
2011 Circa 1884, Art House, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Veiled: An Ode to Melancholy, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Persé, Collingwood Underground Arts Park, Melbourne, Australia

Group shows
2020, LANDMARK, Km 0.2, San Juan, Puerto Rico (FORTHCOMING)
2020, Radical Care, Curated by Abhijan Toto (FORTHCOMING)
2019, We Buy Gold, Curated by Good to Know, FYI, Miami
2019, VERGE, The Border Project Space, Brooklyn.
2018, EMPATHY, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, curated by Gabriel de Guzman
2018 PERFUCH 3, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina, curated by Violeta Mansilla
2018, Art Lima, Km 0.2, Lima, Peru
2018 DOLORES, Km 0.2, Mexico City, Mexico
2017 Et tu, Art Brute?!, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
2017 BOTANICAL, Curated by Joaquin Goldstein, Local Project, Queens, NY
2017 DISORDERUnfollow Colletive, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
2017 TravelerCurated by Shirley Irons. School of Visual Arts, NY
2016 2da Gran Bienal Tropical. Curated by Marina Reyes Franco, Radames "Juni" Figueroa, Stefan Benchoam & Pablo Leon de la Barra, Loiza, Puerto Rico
2016 Kunstraum Summer Group Show, Brooklyn, NY
2016 EMBRACE, Kunstraum LLC, Brooklyn, NY
2016, ARCO, Art Fair, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Madrid
2015 ArtLima, Art Fair, Gonzalez & Gonzalez Gallery, Lima, Peru
2015 Small Works ART PRIZE, From Dawn to Dawn (Objects), Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2015 LithiumIMPAKTO & Gonzalez y Gonzalez Gallery, Lima, Peru
2014 CALL, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2014 DislocaciónGonzalez & Gonzalez Gallery, Lima, Peru

Residencies and collaborations
2020, Selected Artist, AFA Masterclass, led by Terike Haapoja, Ahmet Ogut, Stefanos Tsivopoulos
2015 Spooky Action – Performative Collaboration with Oliver Bulas, Y Gallery, New York
2015 The Watermill Centre, with Tamar Ettun & The Moving Company, New York
2014 Creative Development/Residency with artist & curator Predrag Pajdic, Paris, London, Melbourne
2014 Testing GroundsResidency, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Residency under the guidance of Don Asker, Naarilla, New South Wales, Australia
2013 El Galpón EspacioResidency, Lima, Peru
2013 The DOS Collective, Guest Presenting Artist, Occasion #2, Melbourne, Australia
2013 La Pocha Nostra & the Athens School of Fine Arts, Residency, Athens, Greece
2013 Metro Arts, Residency & Presenting Artist Brisbane, Australia
2011 This Is Not Art Festival Resident Artist, Newcaste, Australia

Distinctions
2019 Shortlisted Artist; Creative Time Open Call, NY
2015 CALL XVII; Selected artist, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2014 JUMP Mentoring Award Grant; Australia Council for the Arts
2011 Orloff Award for Excellence; Victorian College of the Arts
2011 Melbourne University Theatre Board Development Grant
2006 Achievement in Performance; Melbourne University Theatre Board
2006 Performance of the Year; Melbourne University Theatre Board

Selected Press
López, M. ReflexionesColectivas III, Relieve Contemporáneo, 2020
Viera, N. Amor Humano, TerremotoMX, 2019
López M. ArtLima 2018 / Parte I, Relieve Contemporáneo, 2018
Grahm, A. Honoring the Treaties by Iván SikicArt Reveal Magazine, NY, 2017
Whitaker, L. Performance artist highlights cultural conflict by walking BroadwayMetro, New York, 2017
Backhouse, M. Gold Standard: Ivan SikicArt Guide Australia, 2016
Sesé, T. La crisis de los refugiados sacude ARCO, La Vanguardia, Spain, 2016
Campos, P. Siria también llega a ARCO, El Confidencial, Spain, 2016
Held, J. Artist Expresses Global Income Disparity With 99 Balloons And One Gold Brick, Art Report, 2015
Sant’Anna, A. Artista peruano Ivan Sikic promove simbólica corrida ao ouro en ‘Saqueo’, O Globo, 2015
Miller, M. Income Inequality Visualized By One Gold Brick and 99 Balloons, Co.Design, Fast Company, 2015.
Hamada, K. 99 Balloons, 1 Brick of Gold, 7000 Thumbtacks, BOOOOOOOM!, 2015.
Borrás, D. El arte joven llama a la puerta, El Mundo, Valencia, 2015
Mufson, B. Explaining Income Inequality with Balloons, Gold, and Thumbtacks, The Creators Project, 2015
Von Klemperer, L. Artist Buries $2,000 Gold Nugget and Lets Public Loose, Art Report, 2015.
Valentine, C. Artist Buries Gold in Abandoned Mansion to Illuminate Peru’s Troubled History, The Huffington Post, 2015.
Artishock, IVÁN SIKIC: SAQUEO, Artishock, Chile, 2015.
Neuendorf, H. Artist Turns Abandoned House Into a Gold Mine to Make a Point, Artnet News, 2015.
Mufson, B. Artist Hides a $2,000 Gold Nugget Inside a Mansion Filled with Dirt, The Creators Project, 2015
Garavito, A. El oro que se encuentra en la tierra, El Comercio, 2015

Works
  • Iván Sikic, 1st Ave, 2021
    Iván Sikic
    1st Ave, 2021
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    35 x 23 cm
    Ed. 1/3
  • Iván Sikic, Foot Locker, 2021
    Iván Sikic
    Foot Locker, 2021
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    35 x 23 cm
    Ed. 1/3
  • Iván Sikic, Papaya Dog, 2021
    Iván Sikic
    Papaya Dog, 2021
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    35 x 23 cm
    Ed. 1/3
  • Iván Sikic, Soda, 2021
    Iván Sikic
    Soda, 2021
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    35 x 23 cm
    Ed. 1/3
  • Iván Sikic, Toppled, 2021
    Iván Sikic
    Toppled, 2021
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    30.48 x 40.64 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $1,200.00
  • Iván Sikic, Toppled , 2021
    Iván Sikic
    Toppled , 2021
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    30.48 x 40.64 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $1,200.00
  • Iván Sikic, Toppled, 2021
    Iván Sikic
    Toppled, 2021
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    30.48 x 40.64 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $1,200.00
  • Iván Sikic, Union Square, 2021
    Iván Sikic
    Union Square, 2021
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    35 x 23 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $800.00
  • Iván Sikic, At Rest, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    At Rest, 2020
    Chromogenic Print (C-Print)
    30 x 40 inches
    Ed. 1/3
    $2,500.00
  • Iván Sikic, Breached, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    Breached, 2020
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    127 x 171 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $4,000.00
  • Iván Sikic, Conscious Oblivion, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    Conscious Oblivion, 2020
    Chromogenic Print (C-Print)
    60 x 50 inches
    Ed. 1/3
    $3,500.00
  • Iván Sikic, DUNE, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    DUNE, 2020
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    127 x 171 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $4,000.00
  • Iván Sikic, Enclosed, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    Enclosed, 2020
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    127 x 171 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $4,000.00
  • Iván Sikic, Tall White, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    Tall White, 2020
    Chromogenic Print (C-Print)
    24 x 30 inches
    Ed. 1/3
  • Iván Sikic, Tariq, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    Tariq, 2020
    Chromogenic Print (C-Print)
    40 x 30 inches
    Ed. 1/3
    $2,500.00
  • Iván Sikic, Topple, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    Topple, 2020
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    30.48 x 40.64 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $1,200.00
  • Iván Sikic, Topple, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    Topple, 2020
    Chromogenic print (C-Print)
    30.48 x 40.64 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $1,200.00
  • Iván Sikic, White, 2020
    Iván Sikic
    White, 2020
    Chromogenic Print (C-Print)
    30 x 40 inches
    Ed. 1/3
    $2,500.00
  • Iván Sikic, Cholo / Chola, 2019
    Iván Sikic
    Cholo / Chola, 2019
    Performance duracional. Instalación in-situ.
  • Iván Sikic, Tiempo Tropical, 2016
    Iván Sikic
    Tiempo Tropical, 2016
    Instalación de sitio-específico.
  • Iván Sikic, It's my Party and I Do What I Want To, 2015
    Iván Sikic
    It's my Party and I Do What I Want To, 2015
    99 Helium filled balloons, 1 2kg brick, 24K gold leaf, string, barbed wire.
    Specific site installation.
  • Ivan Sikic. LES, 2015. Inkjet on archival print. 11 x 14 in. Ed. 10
    Iván Sikic
    LES (Lower East Side), 2015
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    28 x 35 cm
    Ed. 10
    $180.00
  • Iván Sikic, Growth, 2014
    Iván Sikic
    Growth, 2014
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    61 x 58.5 cm
    Ed. 1/3
  • Iván Sikic, Mound, 2014
    Iván Sikic
    Mound, 2014
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    81 x 52 cm
    Ed. 1/3
  • Iván Sikic, Topography, 2014
    Iván Sikic
    Topography, 2014
    Inkjet print on archival paper
    76 x 58 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    $1,300.00
Exhibitions
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