Nina Beier

Born in 1975 at Aarhus, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nina Beier probes the material world, exposing the underlying narratives contained in the everyday objects we produce, acquire, use, and discard in order to examine global power dynamics, value, and representation.

Engaging with a variety of commodities travelling between different geopolitical contexts, Beier challenges, negotiates and subverts the volatile tropes they carry. Within her sculptural practice, objects oscillate between their material presence and their image, defying a singular perspective.

Nina Beier has shown internationally for the past two decades and her work has been included in exhibitions at major institutions including Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2024); Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2023); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California (2022); Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin, Italy (2022); the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia (2019); YUZ Museum, Shanghai, China (2018); Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (2018); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2016); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2015); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2014 and 2013); Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2011); Tate Modern, London, England (2012) and 2007); Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2009); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2008); Hayward Gallery, London (2008).

Her work has been featured in major international exhibitions including the Lyon Biennale, France (2022); the Busan Biennale, Korea (2022); the São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2021-2022); the 3rd Geneva Biennale—Sculpture Garden (2022); Glasgow International, Scotland (2021); the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Latvia (2020); 20th Sydney Biennale, Australia (2016); 13th Biennale de Lyon, France (2015); Performa, New York (2015). She has presented her work on The High Line, New York (2022); and had solo exhibitions at Rønnebæksholm, Denmark (2021); Spike Island, Bristol, England (2018); Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany (2015); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Lithuania (2015); Kunsthaus Glarus, Swit- zerland, (2014); DRAF, London (2014); Kunsthall Charlotten- borg, Denmark (2011); the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (2011); Mudam, Luxembourg (2010); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, (2010).