Swedish artist Nina Canell (*1979 in Växjö, Sweden) explores in her artistic work the mostly hidden processes that define our life today. Her practice does not revolve around the finished artwork but rather the transitional, surprising and inexhaustible processes of the matter it contains.
Nina Canell has employed a whole range of different materials – from the synthetic to the organic – in order to produce a distinctive sculptural language. Objects and energy correlate in a syntax of relations which breaks down visual hierarchies and densifies our world with process and agency. For Canell, there is no mediation that is lossless – an output is never the pure transmission of a source – but always as much the distance it has travelled and the things it has come in contact with.
Curated by Hendrik Bündge
Nina Canell (*1979 in Växjö, Sweden) studied in Dublin, Ireland. She lives and works in Berlin and often collaborates with Robin Watkins (*1980 in Stockholm, Sweden). She participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, ia. in the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2017), at the Museo Tamayao, Mexico City (2017), at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2014), in the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017). Most recently, her works have been exhibited in an international exhibition survey at the Center d’art contemporain d’Ivry – Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France, S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) Ghent, Belgium and the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland.