Mike Nelson came to prominence in the late 1990s, creating psychological environments by sifting through the debris of modern life. Working with figures and materials on the fringes of society, Nelson asks his viewers to spend time inhabiting worlds that, while could seem strange at the first glance, reveal intrinsic truths and modes of thought that affect even the most basic cultural activities. His work has been widely shown and collected by, amongst others, the Tate London and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Mike Nelson
Loughborough, 1967

Current Exhibitions

18 Mar — 06 Oct
Artist Mike Nelson has created a major new site-specific installation for the spaces of the Duveen Galleries, at Tate Britain, London. “The Asset Strippers” merges disparate objects, mostly...

Past Exhibitions

Mike Nelson: L’Atteso

OGR Torino
01/11/2018 — 03/02/2019

Mike Nelson: Cloak of rags (Tale of a dismembered bank, rendered in blue)

Franco Noero Via Mottalciata
06/02/2017 — 25/03/2017

Can I Step on it?

Franco Noero Via Mottalciata
30/03/2016 — 07/05/2016

Palais De Tokyo: Inside

Palais de Tokyo
20/10/2014 — 11/01/2015

Solo Shows

Lionheart, The New Art Gallery Walsall

A52, Capri, Düsseldorf, Germany
Procession, process. Progress, progression. Regression, recession. Recess, regress, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy

Cloak, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
Sensory Spaces 8, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Imperfect Geometry for a Concrete Quarry, Kalkbrottet, Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden
Tools That See, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

303 Gallery, New York
Artangel, London

Studio apparatus for Kunsthalle Münster, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany
80 Circles through Canada, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Amnesiac Hide, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

Mike Nelson, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
More things (To the memory of Honoré de Balzac), Matt’s Gallery, London, UK M6, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Group Shows

The Everywhere Studio, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, US

Found, The Foundling Museum, London, UK
Wanderlust, The High Line, New York, US

13th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France

Inside, Palais de T okyo, Paris, France

Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York, US

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Loughborough Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1967 Lives in: London, UK