Nina Canell was born in Växjö in 1979 and is currently living and working in Berlin. Canell once made a sculpture for ten people that caused the electricity in their homes to go out simultaneously and unannounced once every month for a year. Energy in its many forms has been an integral preoccupation of Canell’s work since the beginning, especially as a connector between bodies in space.
Canell has had recent solo exhibitions at The Artist’s Institute, New York; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Arko Art Center, Seoul; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; and Camden Arts Centre, London. Her group exhibitions include the Venice, Sydney, Lyon, and Liverpool biennales; her works were also featured in, among others, exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Nina Canell in Minneapolis, photographed by Robin Watkins