Available Works

Biography

Nina Saunders’ (b.1958, Denmark) work utilises a range of materials with a variety of processes. Using found objects, she subverts their function and form, establishing something universal. Her creations can at first seem familiar and domestic, even humorous, but that feeling of familiarity is only temporary; on closer inspection, the unsettling nature of the work creeps into the foreground. The world is turned inside out, upside-down, questioning our ways of thinking about everyday objects and revealing a complexity that only art can possess. Her art is frequently provocative and playful, continuing in the surrealist tradition from the last century. Nina lives and works in London, UK.

Education

BA, Central Saint Martins, 1986-1991

Private Collections

Coleccion Solo, Madrid, Spain
Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
David Robert Foundation, London UK
Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Paisly Museum and Art Galleries, Paisly, UK
Private Collection, Lord Renfrew, Cambridge, UK
Roland Company, London, UK
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive, Denmark
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK 
Walsall Museum & Art Gallery, West Midlands, UK

Press

2019, Modes of Performance A Really Cosy Little Home, FAD Magazine

2019, Project Chair, Skive Folkeblad

2018, Secondhand Armchairs and Loveseats Reconstructed into Dripping Multi-media Sculptures, Colossal Magazine

2018, Fall Down the Rabbit Hole with Multimedia Artist Nina Saunders, Love East Magazine

2017, Nina Saunders: A Cultural Warrior, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

2014, Mit London - Med Nina Saunders, Danish Broadcasting Corporation

1998, Date with an Artist, BBC2

Exhibitions

2020, Touch and Identity, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire, UK (Group)
2019, Sculpture in the City, London, UK (Solo)
2019, Nocturnal Creatures; Site-Specific Performance, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2019, Tea with Andy, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2019, Tea With Andy, Hang Up Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, Grasslands ‘Projekt Stol’, Symposium in Fursund, Museum Salling, Spøttrups Borg’s Visitor Centre, Denmark (Group)
2018, Patterns of Desire Performance and Artist Talk, Trapholt 30 års jubilæumsfest, Kolding, Denmark (Group)
2018, Cure3, Bonhams, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, UK (Group)
2018, An Evening with Nina Saunders, Hang Up Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, I Heard a Voice in the Midst of the Four Beasts, KUNSTEN -
Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark (Solo)
2017, Hermès Flagship Store, Mall of The Emirates, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates (Solo)
2017, ReSee, Galerie Møller Witt, Aarhus, Denmark (Group)
2016, Hermès Flagship Store, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Solo)
2016, Overtryk, Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark (Group)
2015, Hermès Flagship Store & Men’s Store, Madison Avenue, New York, USA (Solo)
2015, Sweet 18, Kasteel Dursel, Antwerp, Belgium (Group)
2014, The Soft House, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy (Group)
2014, Zimmerfrei, Koldinghus, Denmark (Group)
2014, Promise of Paradise, National Trust 2014, Tyntesfield, Bristol, UK (Group)
2013, What Am I Doing Here, Art and Existence, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (Solo)
2013, Et rum med udsigt, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark (Group)
2013, Lys Over Lolland, Metamorfoser, Lolland, Denmark (Group)
2013, Double Illum’s Bolighus, Illum’s Bolighus, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2013, Beastly Hall- a Place Where Artists and Creatures Meet, Hall Place, Bexley, UK (Group)
2012, Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl Nielsens Fond, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2012, Fox with Issues, Galleri Specta Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2012, Pandamonium, The LookOut, Hyde Park, London, UK (Group)
2012, A Journey Through a Nordic Fairytale, Martin Asbæk Gallery, NYC, USA (Group)
2012, Nordic Day: Nordic Design in Everyday life, Korea Foundation, Seoul, Korea (Group)
2012, Showtime, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark (Group)
2012, Plads til Leg, KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge,
Denmark (Group)
2012, Humour-Seriously, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum of Art, Esbjerg,
Denmark (Group)
2011, Delicate Landscape, Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2011, Habitat, Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2011, House of Beasts, Attingham Park, Schopshire, UK (Group)
2011, Screaming From the Mountain, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway (Group)
2011, I Love Malmo, Med naturen i blickfånget, Malmö, Sweden (Group)
2011, Konstmuseums Samling, Vasteaas Konstmuseum, Sweden (Group)
2010, Fuori Salone, Salon del Mobile, Milan, Italy (Solo)
2010, Contemporary Eye: Crossovers, Pallant House Gallery
Chichester, UK (Group)
2010, Connexions, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum of Art, Esbjerg, Denmark (Group)
2010, Foreign Studies, Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (Group)
2010, Most Curious, Sanderson Textiles 150th Anniversary, London, UK (Group)
2010, Things That Matter a Lot, Christoffer Egelund Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2010, Very Sanderson, 150 Years of English Decoration, Fashion and Textile Museum, London, UK (Group)
2010, Undefined Borders for Unlimited Perceptions, Blindarte
Contemporanea, Napoli, Italy (Group)
2010, Quilts 1700-2010 Hidden Histories, Untold Stories, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (Group)
2009, Katy's Convoy, Arts playground, Østre Anlæg, The National
Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2009, Katy's Convoy, New Art Centre, Roche Court, New Art Centre, Wiltshire, UK (Solo)
2009, Katy's Convoy, Statens Kunstråd, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2009, Katy's Convoy, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark (Solo)
2009, The Collectors, Danish and Nordic Pavilions, 53rd Venice
Biennale, Venice, Italy (Group)
2008, Autumn Flowers, Site Specific Installation, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK (Solo)
2007, Sincerely Yours, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2008, Drømmerier, The National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2008, Liquid Imagination, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Group)
2008, Inside/Outside, Roche Court, New Art Centre, Wiltshire, UK (Group)
2008, Mad Love - Ung kunst i Danske Private samlinger, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark (Group)
2008, Highlights, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden (Group)
2007, Danskjävlar - en svensk kærlighedserklæring, Kunsthal
Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2007, Comfort Zones, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, UK (Group)
2007, I Love Malmö, Turku Art Museum, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland (Group)
2006, It’s About Your Request To Be Let Out Of The Forest, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (Solo)
2006, Still Life, New Art Centre, Roche Court, New Art Centre, Wiltshire, UK (Group)
2006, Sensory Material, Bonhams, London, UK (Group)
2005, Autumn Leaves, New Art Centre, East Winterslow Salisbury, UK (Solo)
2005, Lead Artist on Public Artwork, Robert Street Homezone, Inverclyde, Scotland, UK (Solo)
2005, Liberty’s Window, Regent Street, London, UK (Solo)
2005, Post Modellismus, Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria (Group)
2004, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö Stad, Sweden (Group)
2004, Forskudte Hverdagsobjekter, Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding, Denmark (Group)
2004, Milk and Honey, Private Commission, Manor Place Gallery,
Sussex, UK (Group)
2004, Art 35 Basel, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Basel, Switzerland (Group)
2004, Art Athina, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Athens, Greece (Group)
2004, Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK (Group)
2004, Domestic (F)utility, New Art Centre, Roche Court, New Art Centre, Wiltshire, UK (Group)
2003, Nature or Nurture, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2003, 1 Here for Now, The Apartment, Athens, Greece (Solo)
2003, The Kiosk Project, London, UK (Solo)
2003, The Articulated Dream, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (Group)
2003, Of Innocence & Experience, The Apartment, Athens, Greece (Group)
2003, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2003, Artfutures, Contemporary Art Society, City of London School, London, UK (Group)
2003, Home Sweet Home, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus,
Denmark (Group)
2002, Hygiene, The Art of Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK (Group)
2002, Sitting Tenants, Lotta Hammer Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2002, Nina Saunders Forever, The Kiosk Project, London, UK (Group)
2001, Note Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo, Italy (Solo)
2001, The (Ideal) Home Show, Gimpel Fils, London, UK (Group)
2001, Nu blommar det!, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping,
Sweden (Group)
2001, Humid, Spike Island (touring exhibition), Bristol, UK, Australia and New Zealand (Group)
2000, Efter Stormen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2000, Efter Stormen, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (Solo)
2000, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (Solo)
2000, Hardback, The Economist, London, UK (Solo)
2000, Priority Zone, British Arts Council, Brussels, Belgium (Solo)
2000, Umedalen Skulptur, Umeå, Sweden (Group)

1999, Welcome, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Group)
1999, In the Midst Of Things, Bournville, Birmingham, UK (Group)
1999, Furniture, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, UK (Group)
1999, John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton, UK (Group)
1999, Saatchi in Sheffield, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK (Group)
1999, Claustrophobia, Middlesborough Art Gallery, Dundee, Scotland, UK (Group)
1999, Contemporary Arts Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK (Group)
1999, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, UK (Group)
1999, Culbutes dans le Millenaire, Musée d´Art Contemporain de
Montréal QC, Canada (Group)
1998, Fetish Show, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON, Canada (Group)
1998, Me and You, Walsall Museum & Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (Group)
1998, Claustrofobia, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, UK (Group)
1998, Middlesbrough, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (Group)
1998, Personal Effects: Sculpture and Belongings, Spaceex, Exeter, UK (Group)
1998, ARTfutures, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (Group)
1998, Bittersweet, Withworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (Group)
1998, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (Group)
1997, Hidden Agenda, Bluecoat Gallery, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (Solo)
1997, Oil of Ulay Color Collection Virtual Gallery, Rowland Company, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising (Group)
1996, Quincentenary, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK (Group)
1996, Young British Artists, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (Group)
1996, Dansk Skulptur i 125 år, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark (Group)
1995, Familiar Territories, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK (Solo)
1995, The London Group Biennale, The Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, UK (Group)
1994, Proms II, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark (Group)
1993, Confrontations, Walsall Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester, UK (Group)
1993, The Untitled Gallery, Sheffield, UK (Group)
1993, Visionfest 93 - Money, Value & Exchange, Liverpool & Annual Visual Arts Festival, Liverpool, UK (Group)
1993, The London Group Open, The Concourse Gallery, Barbican
Centre, London, UK (Group)
1992, Priority Zone, 1992 Festival, Hull, UK (Solo)
1992, Third Biennale Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Jesus College,
Cambridge, UK (Group)
1992, Icon, South Bank Photo Show, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (Group)
1991, Causes for Concern, The Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (Group)
1991, Das Projekt einer Europäischen Kultur und Bildungsstätte,
Weimar, Germany (Group)
1991, The Post-Morality Show, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK (Group)