Nika Fontaine. Born 1985 in Montreal (CAN). Lives and works in Berlin. Studied at Concordia University and Meisterschülerin Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Honorable mention Royal Bank of Canada Painting competition 2016 & First Prize Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle 2014. her work has been show inCofounder of Aurigin

Nika Fontaine at her studio wildpalms
Nika Fontaine at her Studio. All rights Reserverd wildpalms and the artist


Born 14.01.1985 in Montreal, Canada


2013 Meisterschüler bei Werner Liebmann, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Berlin.
2008-2012 Diplom Malerei, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Berlin.
2006-2008 Painting and drawing, Concordia University, Montreal.
2003 Hair styling, Gandini Academie, Montreal
2001 Fashion design, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montreal


Royal Bank of Canada
Deutsche Bank
Sammlung Ulrich Koestlin
Multiple private collections in Germany and North America

Grants and Prizes

2019 EKCW Sunday morning grant and residency, EKCW European Ceramic Workcenter, Oisterwijk, NL                                                                                          2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2014 Elsa Neumann Stipendium
2013 Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle
2008 DAAD, undergraduate bursary
2007 Millenium bursary Canadian government
2007 Member of Golden Key International Honor society

Selected Solo exhibitions

2021 Calcination, wildpalms. Dusseldorf
2021 (upcoming) The seven Wheels, Toronto
2021 (upcoming) Correspondence, Galerie D’este, Montreal
2020 (upcoming) False Evidence Appearing Real, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin
2019 Quantum Garden of the Supernal Unity, wildpalms, Düsseldorf
2017 Incognito, wildpalms, Düsseldorf
2016 Heimat, Joyce Yahouda gallery, Montreal
2016 Transcendental state of grace, wildpalms, Düsseldorf
2015 Nika Fontaine, Kohi Kultur Raum, Karlsruhe
2014 Götter Glamor, Somos Art house, Berlin
2014 Fragile, After:six gallery, Moscow
2014 Fragile Preview, T-10, Berlin
2014 Pimp my ride to heaven, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin
2014 Comme un Flash, Le Livart, Montreal
2012 Mein Gott es glitzert, Expo, Berlin
2011 Le groupe des 12, succession de Jean-Paul Jérôme, Montreal
2010 Kosmikorganismus, Galerie 0, Berlin
2008 Nicolas Fontaine, Bureau de Post, Montreal
2007 MDM, Fund raising exhibition for Médecins du monde, Montreal
2004 Nicolas Fontaine, Georges Laoun, Montreal
2004 Nicolas Fontaine, Atom Heart, Montreal

Selected group exhibitions

2020 Reshuffle the Cards, ACCCE, Berlin
2019 winter group show, Galerie D’Este, Montreal, CAN
2018 31 women painter, curated by Harold Klunder, McClure Gallery, Montreal
2018 Grâce au dessin,curated by Jason Mckechnie, Woodbury University gallery, Los Angeles
2018 Grâce au dessin, curated by Jason Mckechnie, Art mûr, Montreal
2017 Untitled Art Fair Miami
2017 La Hot collection du prof Tremblay, curated by Serge Murphy, Musée d’art contemporain de Baie Saint-Paul, CAN
2017 Canadian art Gala, Toronto
2017 Corridor III: Valdemar Daa, curated by insitu Berlin, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg
2017 Cmagazine anual auction, Toronto
2017 Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Friedrichstrasse, Berlin
2017 Can’t touch this, Katharine Mulherin Gallery, New York
2016 Kitschypedia, Berlin
2016 RBC painting competition, Power Plant, Toronto
2016 Trans Time, confluences, Paris

2016 Wildpalms goes Miami, wildpalms, Düsseldorf
2016 Trans Pashion, Valencia Festival, Valencia
2016 Marmaly Project, Berlin
2015 Ahoy!, wildpalms, Berlin
2015 Presenting Wildpalms, wildpalms, Düsseldorf
2015 Berlin Bozen Connection, Studio Chrome 35, Bozen
2015 Private fair, Somos Art house, Praha
2014 FATAL, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2014 Nicht da/da, Moë, Vienna
2013 Sezzession, SEZ, Berlin (catalogue)
2013 Familienaufstellung, Uferhallen, Berlin
2013 Über der geistige in der Kunst, Posseidon Projekt, Berlin
2013 Comes in 6 Colors, Secondhome Projects , Berlin
2013 MachtKunst Teil 2, AlteMünze, Berlin
2013 Urbanfuse, Getrud-Kolmar-Strasse 14, Berlin (catalogue)
2013 (duo) Aquanet, Rotes Rathaus, Berlin
2012 Ballungsraum, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin
2012 Freitag der 13, Oranienplatz 17, Berlin (catalogue)
2012 Show of the week, Freie Museum, Berlin, DE
2012 La collection branchée de Mr. Tremblay, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal
2011 Tarot, Blissland, Berlin (catalogue)
2010 Everybody learns from disaster, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin
2010 (duo) Xi Xie Nung Phönix Kälte, 56 Judith Auerstrasse, Berlin (catalogue)
2010 Enchanté, Econo museum, Montreal (catalogue)
2010 Accrochage, Kunstraum Richard Sorge, Berlin
2009 Residenz Berlin, Galerie Bongoût, Berlin
2009 Let’s go est, Galerie E-105, Bonn (catalogue)
2009 Sublime Démesure, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, CA
2008 Sublime Démesure, Centre national d’exposition, Jonquière, CA
2007 (duo), Municipal Galerie Brossard, Brossard, CA

Other activities:
2020 Discussion ‘Variety in artistic and performative practices. Borders and overcoming them’, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, RU


2020 Artmaze Mag Ed. 18 Summer Issue
2019 Der Garten der Wünsche aus Glitzerteinen. Helga Meister, 2 März. WZ
2017 What about Taste. Thorsten Schneider. Widewalls Magazine
2014 „Die Farben waren mir nie stark genug“ Art Mag. Deutsche Bank
2013 Sezzession, SEZ, Berlin (catalogue)

2013 Urbanfuse, getrud-Kolmar-Strasse 14, Berlin (catalogue)
2012 Freitag der 13, Oranienplatz 17, Berlin (catalogue)
2011 Tarot, Blissland, Berlin (catalogue)
2010 (duo) Xi Xie Nung Phönix Kälte, 56 Judith Auerstrasse, Berlin (catalogue)
2010 Enchanté, Econo museum, Montreal (catalogue)
2009 Let’s go est, Galerie E-105, Bonn (catalogue)

selection of works 

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detail of glitter surface

Varkizza Nika Fontaine by wildpalms
Varkiza. 170x170cm. Glitter on burlap. 2015
Vitriol Nika Fontaine by wildpalms
Vitriol. Glitter on canvas. 195x195cm. 2014
New work Nika Fontaine by wildpalms
Reflection of the Adversary. 100x80cm. Pigment, rabbit skin glue and oil on canvas. 2020
exhibition views (selection)
Exhibition view Nika Fontaine wilpalms
Incognito, wildpalms, 2017
Exhibition view Nika Fontaine wilpalms
Incognito, wildpalms, 2017
Exhibition view Nika Fontaine wilpalms
Transcendental State of Grace, wildpalms, 2016
Exhibition view Nika Fontaine wilpalms
Heimat. Joyce Jabuda Gallery. Montreal 2015