Hautgout (oːˈguː, from French haut goût) Culinary term. Describes the strong smell and taste of particularly ripe or overripe meat. Der hohe Geschmack (the high taste) presupposes the connaisseur, whose special knowledge (French connaître, Engl. „to know“) legitimises its pleasure.


Where subversion belongs to good form, criticism becomes a catalyst for social difference. Der hohe Geschmack follows the language games of the literary field into the uneasy post-ironic tunnels of Babel.


Nico Curian is Der hohe Geschmack

Nico Curian lives and works in Berlin

2020 Meisterschüler – Class of professor Tina Bara @ HGB-Leipzig
2017 Diploma with distinction
2013-2017 Class of professor Tina Bara @ HGB-Leipzig
2012 Class of professor Iosif Kiraly @ UNArte Bucharest
2011 Class of professor Joachim Brohm @ HGB-Leipzig
1984 born in East Berlin

prices grants exhibitions



research grant, Senate Department for Culture and Europe

working grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn

shortlist Bundespreis für Kunststudierende



Project grant, Kollektiv 2020, G2-Kunsthalle, Leipzig

M20 Meisterschülerausstellung @ A&O Kunsthalle Leipzig

mit: Paula Ábalos Santibánez, Manuel Cornelius, Julia Debus, Katharína Dubovská, Kirill Gluschenko, Martin Haufe, Jennifer König, Juliane Mahler, Silas Mücke, Larissa Mühlrath, Martin Reich, Stefan Reuter, Barbara Proschak, Mihai Sovaiala und Kai-Hendrik Windeler.



Arbeit ist die wärmste Jacke @ Bistro 21

mit Mathias Sommerer
Preview. Fotografie in Leipzig. Morgen. @ Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig

mit: Katrin Becker, Julia Debus, Philip Kanwischer, Bernadette Keating, Alisa Kossak, Larissa Rosa Lackner, Jana Mila Lippitz, Florian Merdes, Sophie Meuresch, Martin Reich, Alexander Rosenkranz, Ramona Schacht, Johanna Terhechte, Katrin Esser & Sarah Veith


am I not ridiculous f/stop 8. Festival für Fotografie Leipzig @ Kunstraum Ortloff


espylakopA @ projekt-space Zuständige Behörde

mit Francis Nicholson und Andreas Schröder
Angered by Times Way, [they]…

mit Brenda Magdalena Wald und Francis Nicholson
spatial return @ projekt-space Zuständige Behörde

mit Francis Nicholson und Andreas Schröder


Klasse Klassenasustellung @ HGB-Leipzig
Aspik @ Werkschauhalle der Baumwollpinnerei, Leipzig
Kunst am Markt @ Pögehaus, Leipzig



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