The Tate Britain Commission has invited Mike Nelson to make work in response to the architecture and history of the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.
Mike Nelson has been nominated twice for the Turner Prize and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2011. He constructs large-scale, site-specific sculptural environments that often arise from a period of living and working in a particular location. He combines literary, filmic, sociopolitical and cultural references to create complex mis-en-scènes.
Previous Tate Britain Commission artists include Anthea Hamilton (2018), Cerith Wyn Evans (2017) and Pablo Bronstein (2016).
The commission this year is curated by Clarrie Wallis, Senior Curator of Contemporary British Art, Tate, and Elsa Coustou, Assistant Curator of Contemporary British Art, Tate.
- Portrait of Mike Nelson by Alexander Coggin, 2018