Nina Canell was born in 1979 in Vaxjo in Sweden and today lives and works in Berlin. Her work demonstrates a strong interest in the theme of transformation. By placing natural materials – wood, earth, leather, stone, water, electricity and air – side by side, Cannel creates installations that express a modern alchemy and which sit halfway between scientific experimentation and the visual arts. However, Canell’s works also have a poetic dimension: at the heart of her work is an examination of beauty. She runs electrical resistances or sources of heat through the materials she uses, creating delicate and ephemeral physical reactions, revealing all that which in daily life is hidden from view and beyond our comprehension.
Recent exhibitions of Nina Canell’s work have been held at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2014-2015), Camden Arts Centre in London (2014) and Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin (2012-2013). A work by Nina Canell is being shown at Punta della Dogana in the exhibition “Accrochage”(2016).