Luisa Strina

Nina Canell

13 Aug - 14 Sep 2013

© Nina Canell
Weightless Wood, 2013
21 x 9 x 3 cm
13 August - 14 September 2013

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.


- 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 ofthe Idea, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London (2009); Manifesta 7 - European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino Südtirol Alto Adige (2008).

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

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

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