Nina Beier

1975 · Denmark

Artist biography

Nina Beier is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Denmark. Nina Beier was born in 1975. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nina Beier's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Norway, Mexico, and the United States. Galleries include Croy Nielsen in Austria, joségarcía, mx in Mexico, as well as Standard (Oslo) in Norway. Nina Beier most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Croy Nielsen in Vienna (14 November 2019 until 19 December 2019) with the exhibition European Interiors II. Nina Beier's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Denmark (19 January 2018 - 10 March 2018) with the name Nordic Views and Standard (Oslo) in Norway (08 March 2018 - 11 March 2018) with the name Independent New York.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern limits. This responsiveness is often combined with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a major country in the CoBrA movement of Expressionist painting, where the naming convention was derived from the cities of the founding members - the Co standing for Copenhagen on behalf of Danish artist Asger Jorn. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and lively childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other prominent modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Further Biographical Context for Nina Beier

Born in 1975, Nina Beier was largely influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Nina Beier

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