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Anton Unai (1974) ist die Personifizierung einer kreativen Philosophie, die im Erbe eines Joseph Beuys verwurzelt sein könnte: ein tiefer Glaube an die Heiligkeit der Spontaneität, die Poetik des Chaos und die Ablehnung des traditionellen akademischen Ansatzes. In Anton Unais autodidaktischer Kunst sind die Installationen oft Ergebnis wochenlanger „Aktionen”, improvisiert und vor Ort kreiert. Dabei benutzt er zumeist Fundstücke oder „goldenen Müll”, aufgesammelt in den Straßen von Berlin.
Anton Unai wurde in Spanien geboren und lebte in zahlreichen europäischen Ländern, bevor er nach Berlin kam. Seine Arbeiten werden international ausgestellt. 

Anton Unai
personifies the creative philosophy represented by Joseph Beuys’ legacy: a profound belief in the sanctity of spontaneity, the poetry of chaos, and the rejection of traditional academia. A self-taught artist, Unai’s installations are often the result of weeklong “actions,” improvised and created on-site using mostly found objects, or “golden garbage,” salvaged from the streets of Berlin.
Using materials that reflect the urban landscape, ordinary detritus like rusty sheet metal or yesterday’s newspaper, Unai’s work resurrects and reinvents the discarded relics of the modern masses. His art is at once rough and delicate, exposing sentimental and vulnerable humanity through violent gestures, provocative irony and messy compositions that defy traditional aesthetic boundaries. Meta-narratives, pop and subculture artifacts, religious iconography and a wide breadth of literary references are all present in his multifaceted installations, as well as allusions to art historical antecedents ranging from Basquiat’s urban poetry to Sir Howard Hodgkin’s abstract paintings as sculptural objects to Jonathan Meese’s theatrical symbolism.

Anton Unai was born in 1974 in Spain and lived in several European countries before moving to Berlin. His work has been exhibited internationally.




Moniker, International Art Fair,


Escape, International Exhibition of Urban Art,


LIA - Leipzig International Art Programme,


Volta6, Art Fair Basel, Circleculture Gallery, Basel



Fighting Gravity, Solo Show,
Circleculture Gallery, Berlin


Urban Affairs extended, Street Art Festival, Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin


Self-Portraits, Group Show, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin


Todas las obras de arte deben empezar por el final, Solo Show, Rojo Art Space, Barcelona



Berliner Straße, Group Show curated by Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer, CHB, Berlin


Urban Affairs, Street Art Festival, Berlin


Ultimatum, Solo Show, Off Space, Berlin


The disenchantment of the Bourgeoisie, Solo Show, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin


The Alternative Philosophy, Group Show, The Leonard Street Gallery, London



Berliner Straße, Group Show, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin


Me, Myself and Unai, Solo Show, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin


Unai vs Monk: Boxing Action Paint, Guillotine, Berlin


Homeless Housing, Street Aid, New York


Domaine Space, Installation, New York


Lies the Untold Truth, Catfood Gallery, Berlin



Mural for Design Mai, Kunst Fabrik, Berlin


Fabrik Paliko, Ibiza



Carambolas Sónar, Festival, Barcelona