Nina Canell’s installations bring together objects that interact with each other through modest arrangements.
Electrical debris, wires and neon gas establish sculptural and nearly performative links with natural materials such as water, wood or stones. Her search for sculpture exists somewhere between the material and the immaterial, forming and questioning the conductive relations between the solid objects and mental events.
For this show at Galeria Luisa Strina, Canell has prepared five new objects that use different materials such as glass, neon, bronze and wood.
Nina Canell. 1979, Sweden. Lives and works in Berlin. Next shows include: Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2014); Camden Art Centre, London, 2014 (2014). Selected solo shows include: Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, (2013); Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, (2012); Matter of the Heart, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, (2011); To Let Stay Projecting…, Museum Moderner Künst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, (2010); Five Kinds of Water, Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg, (2009). Selected group shows include: Sydney Biennale, Sydney (2012); Made in Germany Zwei (2012), Hannover; Second Strike, Herzliya Biennial, Tel Aviv (2011); On Line, MoMA, New York (2010); Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool (2010); The Actuality of the Idea, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London (2009); Manifesta 7 – European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino Südtirol Alto Adige (2008).
Awards: Edstrandska Stiftelsen, Malmö, 2011 Ars Viva – Preis 2010/2011, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft, Germany, 2010; Baloîse Prize, Statements Art 40 Basel, 2009; Location One, Arts Council Ireland residency stipend, New York, 2008/2009; Culture Ireland, Project stipend, 2008; Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, residency and stipend, 2008; Arts Council Ireland, Artist Bursary Award, 2007; Model Arts & Niland Gallery Fellowship, 2007; Firestation Artists’ Studios Residency, 2005-2008
Collections: Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Royal Library Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (MUMOK), Austria; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland; Le Fonds national d’art contemporain (FNAC), France.