Nina Beier

Based in: Berlin, Germany

Of all the works presented at the 2012 edition of Art Unlimited, Art Basel's arena for non-traditional, often larger-than-life, artworks, Nina Beier's Tragedy, in which a dog plays dead on a Persian rug, was one of the more eyebrow-raising. The piece, which also formed part of her exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen in 2011, was performed again over the summer as part of canine-themed group show Dogma at Metro Pictures in Chelsea. It will become a permanent installation at Austria's Grazer Kunstverein from February 1. In addition to solos at Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp (on view through 2016!) and Laura Bartlett Gallery in London, Beier also participated in many group shows in 2012, at Tate Modern, Jonathan Viner Gallery and The David Roberts Art Foundation in London, Frutta in Rome, Francesca Minini in Milan, Galerii Noorus in Tartu, Estonia, Clifton Benevento in New York, Thomas Duncan Gallery in Los Angeles, Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger, GAK in Bremen, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, Museion in Bolzano, Frac Lorraine, MARCO in Vigo and CCA Wattis in San Francisco, amongst others. 2013 includes January and March solos at STANDARD (OSLO) and Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City, a group exhibition at Paris' Centre Pompidou in May and the MOCAD leg of When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, while a 2014 solo at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel is already on the calendar.


Above: Nina Beier, Bleeding Clothes, Drowning Coins, Installation View, 2011, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo