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Zhivago Duncan

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International Waters

Birth year

Lives in
Berlin/Washington DC

Works in
Berlin/Washington DC


Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2007, BFA
Verdala international High-school Malta, 1999, IBFA

Representing galleries
Teapot Cologne / Berlin Kollektive

ogaviz, nacnud, Juxtapoz, California, Kinetic, architectural, mixed-media, realism, installation, surrealism, digital, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture


Drawing as much from the forefront of contemporary Pop culture as the bowels of forgotten history, my work provides a close examination of our society’s excessive infatuation with glamour, fortune, and fame. Building upon the dialogue begun by the Pop artists, I seek to underscore the superficiality of celebrity status in the face of current trends of cultural, economic, and environmental decay. Utilizing the accessibility and ease of execution offered by contemporary strategies of appropriation, my latest works appear muddy and garbled, mimicking the messy culture which they represent. Whether silk-screened portraits of celebrities long forgotten or sculptural remnants of abandoned muscle cars, my aesthetic of damage and tarnish serves to pay homage to the countless icons that have been lost in the depths of time.


Zhivago Duncan


Artist Biography

Born 1980, Terre Haute, Indiana. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

2007 BFA Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK


Solo Exhibitions


The Beautiful and the Damned, Cruise & Callas, Berlin, Germany


For the Overeyes of the Underviewed, Private Loft of Shelley von Strunckel, London, UK

Accidental Crash, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions


Ein fest fur boris act 2, Vittorio Manalese, Berlin

Ein Fest fur Boris act 1, Vittorio Manalese, Berlin, Germany

Opening show, Joanna Seikaly Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

In fifteen minutes everyone will be famous, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany


Out of Wedding, Uferhellen, Berlin, Germany

No more sugar for the monkey, Stadtbad, Berlin, Germany

Lynch Mob, HBC & Kollektive, Belrin, Germany


Galerie Mittwoch, Kolektiv, Berlin, Germany

Tape Modern Number 02, Berlin, Germany



Requiem for a Gallerist, Kunst Salon Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

Untitled Crash, AA Galleries, London, UK

Contraceptually Kinetic, Tease Art Fair, Cologne, Germany



Swag, Corsica Studios, London, UK



MMDAW, Chelsea College of Art Triangle Gallery, London, UK



Till the End of Time, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK



Recent Exhibits

Zhivago Duncan participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 KIK TWO - art exhibition & party
Kino International
Nov, 2013 5x5 REAL UN REAL
One Art Space
Jan, 2013 One Fine Day (Auction)
Contemporary Fine Arts
Apr, 2012 BERLIN.STATUS (1)
Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Mar, 2012 Futile
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Nov, 2011 Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany
Saatchi Gallery
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