Spike Island

Exhibition: Nina Beier


21 July to 16 September 2018


Free entry

Event type


Preview: Friday 20 July 2018, 6-9pm

Danish artist Nina Beier excavates the strong signifying potential of objects. She combines readymade objects that have particular functions or social histories – such as wigs, hand-woven Wagireh rugs or mechanical bulls – to question the ways in which value is defined, mutated and reinforced. For her solo exhibition, Beier convenes a series of sculptures and gestures that trouble the relationships between our hybrid physical and digital reality.

Nina Beier

Danish-born and Berlin-based artist Nina Beier has held solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein in Hamburg; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Artists Institute, New York; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Swiss Institute, New York; and the Power Station, Shanghai.

She has been awarded the Prize of the Böttcherstraße, Arkens Rejse pris and recently her work was included in 13th Biennale de Lyon and the 20th Biennale of Sydney. She is represented by Metro Pictures, NY, Standard (Oslo), Croy Nielsen, Vienna.