Nina Canell was born in 1979 in Växjö in Sweden and today lives and works in Berlin. Her work demonstrates a strong interest in the theme of transformation and employs a range of different materials – from the synthetic to the organic. Objects and energy correlate in a syntax of relations, which break down visual hierarchies and densify our world with process and agency.
However, Canell’s works also have a strong poetic dimension, mediated through her distinctive sculptural language. Heat, electricity, viscosity and forces of resistance are incorporated in delicate physical reactions, revealing that which in daily life is hidden from our view.
.Recent solo 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). Her works have been shown at Punta della Dogana in the exhibitions 'Accrochage' (2016) and 'Luogo e Segni' (2019).