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SELECTED WORKS BY Nicole Wermers

Buhuu Suite (Calais 2)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Calais 2)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Nicole Wermers usually finds herself among the ranks of the image appropriators, but for the Buhuu Suite she made the photographs herself.
Buhuu Suite (Claudel Hair)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Claudel Hair)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Buhuu Suite (Eternal Idol)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Eternal Idol)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
The spaces she shows us are first, rooms: those Rococo chambers of the Musée Rodin, where sculptures and plaster casts of Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel are on display to the public.
Buhuu Suite (New Marble)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (New Marble)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Buhuu Suite (Upside Down Cloak)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Upside Down Cloak)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
I say ‘first’ because Wermers is a sculptor and the photographs she takes are only one part of this artwork. The second kind of space is illusionary: it’s the space multiplied (and divided) by mirrors and other reflective surfaces.
Buhuu Suite (Woman And Door)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Woman And Door)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Buhuu Suite (Half Profile)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Half Profile)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Ghosts inhabit these rooms and challenge our presence (a Burgher of Calais makes us feel distinctly unwelcome).
Buhuu Suite (Love Detail)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Love Detail)

2011

C-print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Buhuu Suite (Athena with Pantheon)
Nicole Wermers
Buhuu Suite (Athena With Pantheon)

2011

C- print, stainless steel clips, clip frame

40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
The third space is her own: a sculptural terrain born of the union of the photograph (now with its neat package of conventional spaces) with polished geometrical fittings – round and rectangular steel clips – cold steel dots and dashes which seem to comment on the works below in impenetrable Modernist prose. Wermers enjoys this cultural clash: the grey zone is the space where she is most at home.

Text by William A Ewing

Nicole Wermers's BIOGRAPHY

Nicole Wermers
Born in 1971, Emsdetten, Germany
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Herald St, London

2008
Public Rain Fries, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna
Public Rain, Herald St, London
Anti Baby Pille (with Alexandra Bircken), Aktualisierungsraum, Hamburg

2007
Filialen, Produzentengalerie Hamburg (CAT.)
Masse und Auflösung, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Doors and Bouncers, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2006
Reiche Verwandte, Herald St, London
Earring, Public Sculpture Project, Camden Arts Centre, London
Iduna Nova, (mit Alexander Heim), c/o Anna Catharina Gebbers, Berlin

2005
Residency, Camden Arts Centre, London (cat.)

2004
Chemie, Secession, Vienna (cat.)
Katzensilber, Millers Terrace, London

2003
Galerie Borgmann-Nathusius, Cologne

2002
French Junkies, Produzentengalerie Hamburg

2000
Förderkoje, Art Cologne, Produzentengalerie Hamburg

1998
Laden, Gunther Resky, Berlin


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Fifteen, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
The Shape We’re In, 176 Gallery, London

2010
The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London (Publication)
The New Décor, Garage Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
Library Of Babel / In And Out of Place, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London

2009
Natural Wonders, curated by Nick Hackworth, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow
Jonathan Viner’s Furniture exhibition, Fortescue Avenue, London
Monument For Study, Herald St, London
Collider, Galeria Margini, Massa, Italy

2008
Experimenta Folklore, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt A.M.
M25, Centre Cultural Andratx, curated by Barry Schwabsky, Mallorca
Der Garten der Pfade, die sich verzweigen, curated by Heike Munder, Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac im Kunstraum der Deutschen Bank, Salzburg
Art Sheffield 08, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (cat.)
Cohabitation, Galeria Francesca Kaufmann, Mailand

2007
The Office, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Fit for Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Less is more – more could be less, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
What We Bought, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Weltempfänger, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle (cat.)
Lines, Squares and Cubes, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg
Wonderwall - Constructing the Sublime, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Half Square, Half Crazy, curated by Vincent Pecoil, Villa Arson Centre d’Art, Nice (Cat.)
Abstraction: Extracting from the World, curated by David Thorpe, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (Cat.)

2006
Friedrich, curated by Bruce Haines, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh
Around The World In 80 Days, ICA, London (CAT.)
100 Tage=100 Videos, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
It is hard to touch the real, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (CAT.)
Iduna Nova (with Alexander Heim), c/o Anna Catharina Grebbers, Berlin
Acht plastische Ansätze, Neuer Kunstverein Gießen e.v., Gießen
Finding Neverland, curated by Juliane von Herz, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad
Wrong, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin
Tate Triennale, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Tate Britain, London (cat.)
The Subversive Charm Of The Bourgeoisie, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
The Endless Summer, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini, West London Projects, London
La Maison Gregoire, Brussels
Structure Unit, curated by Pablo Lafuente, Lisboa20, Lisbon

2005
Jaybird, curated by Gyonaya Bonvincini, Galeria Zero, Milan
The Addiction, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin
Contained, Tanka Bonakdar Gallery, New York
The The, Modern art INC., London
Alles. in einer Nacht, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Therefore Beautiful, curated by Vanessa Joan Müller, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany (cat.)
Other Peoples Projects, White Columns, New York

2004
Pin Ups - Contemporary Collage and Drawing, Tate Modern, London
The Future has a Silver Lining, Migros Museum, Zurich (cat.)
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Millers Terrace, London
9. Triennale Kleinplastik fellbach
2 oder 3 Dinge die ich von Dir weiss, ProduzenteNGalerie Hamburg
At The Palace at 4am, curated by Catherine Woods, Alison Jacques, London
Reality Real, Galerie Gebrüder Lehmann, Dresden

2003
Nova Geometria, curated by Adriano Pedrosa Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo
Reisefreiheit, curated by Rita Kersting, Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Kunsthaus Hamburg (cat.)
Help, curated by Gary Webb, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens
Cinepolis, Hamburger Architektursommer, Hamburger Botschaft
Renderings, Delfina Gallery, London
Handlungsräume, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (cat.)

2002
Dorothea-von-Stetten Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn (cat.)
Building Anxiety, Ten in One Gallery, New York
Ich gin im Wald so vor mich hin, Galerie Borgmann- Nathusius, Cologne
The Day After, Galerie Cookie Snoie, Rotterdam

2001
Szenarien, Kunstverein Bonn, Stadthaus Ulm (cat.)
Selection of the Videonale Bonn, Museum Ludwig, Köln
Szenenwechsel, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a.M. (Cat.)
A Sport and A Pastime, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Liminal, Minimal, Nominal, Architectual Traces, John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton (cat.)
F, Produzentengalerie Hamburg
German Leitkultur, Kunsthalle Friedericianum, Kassel (cat.)
Videonale Bonn, Kunstverein Bonn (cat.)
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (cat.)
Hamburg Stipendiaten, Kunsthaus Hamburg (cat.)
Sammlung Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, City of Hagen

2000
Auf Papier, Produzentengalerie Hamburg
Include Me Out, Old Street, London
Pallisades, Centre D´Art, Bretigny-sur-Orge
And If There Were No Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

1999
New Contemporaries ´99, Liverpool Biennale, South London Gallery, London (cat.)
Know What I Mean, Young German Artists in Britain, Goethe Institute, London (cat.)

1998
Osygus, Produzenten galerie Hamburg
Echopark, Biber-Haus, Hamburg