Nina Lola Bachhuber


Nina Lola Bachhuber's sculptures can be read as threedimensional representations of psychological states in which varying levels of abstraction and figuration are oscillating. By combining materials associated with the body such as hairs, fur, bones and horns with elements of the furnished interior, the work reveals an ambivalence of rationality and mystery. The inclusion of mirrors attributes an aspect of narcissism to these fetish-like objects. The work centers in a rather absurd, non-linear narrative: Mood, gender and behavior associations permeate the arrangement of the object (s) in space. A certain eeriness and uncanny humor undermine issues of color, material and scale, creating what could be called a kind of "surreal minimalism". The artist is working equally in drawing and sculpture. The drawings are never studies for sculptures, but instead are independent works on their own. What connects them to the three- dimensional work is their premise: the body at large, human and animal, and their fluctuation between figuration and abstraction.


lebt in New York

1971geboren in München

1998Studium an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg


2014"Bankett", Heinz-Martin Weigand Gallery, Berlin
"Ready or not," Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, curated by Shlomit Dror

2013"Dieu Donné" Papermill, NY

2012"Lolop's Logik", Heinz-Martin Weigand Gallery, Berlin

2011"An Exchange with Sol LeWitt", Curated by Regine Baisha, MASS MoCA, North Adams
“The Last Book”, curated by Luis Camnitzer, NY Public Library, NYC

2010“Nachtschatten”, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
“Die Königin verneigt sich und tötet”, Kunstverein Glückstadt, G
“What is left”, curated by Rachel Gugelberger, CRLab at Winkleman Gallery, NY
“Lush Life: Let it Die”, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Franklin Evans,
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, and
“Lush Life:The Devil you know”, Colette Blanchard Gallery, New York
“Silent Position”, curated by Rolf Bergmeier, Shikaoi, Hokaido, Japan
“Hair Tactics”, curated by Rocio Aranda, Jersey City Museum, NJ
“The Arbitrariness of Signs, curated by Sara Reisman, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Velada Santa Lucia, curated by Rolf Bergmeier, Santa Lucia, Venezuela
“The Last Book”, curated by Luis Camnitzer, Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Switzerland

2009 “Grito e Escuta”, 7th Mercosul Biennial, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn and Camilo Yáñez,
Porto Alegre, Brazil- represented in “Densenho das Idéas, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn,
and “Absurdo”, curated by Laura Lima
“Impossible Exchange”, curated by Filipa Oliveira and Miguel Amado, Frieze Art Fair, London
“Exquisite Corpse”, curated by Anonda Bell, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ
“Bildschön: Schönheitskult in der aktuellen Kunst”, curated by Dr. Brigitte Baumstark und
Melanie Ardjah, Städtische Galerie im ZKM, Karlsruhe (Cat.)
“Back of the Head: Alternative Approaches to Portraiture”, curated by Jenny Brownrigg and
Laura Simpson, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University
Of Dundee, Scotland (Cat.)
“Multi Media”, curated by Rebecca Hackemann, W. Schmidt Gallery, Wartburg College,
Waverly, Iowa (Cat.)

2008“Locust Plague”, Gallery Heinz-Martin Weigand, Ettlingen, Germany
“The Last Book”, curated by Luis Camnitzer, Museum of the National Library of Madrid, Spain
Gallery Min Min, Tokyo
“Pieces of Art with the Minimum of Steel”, curated by Edgar Orlaineta, Galleria de Arte
Mexicana, Mexico City
“Intransit”, Moti Hassan Gallery, New York; curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
“Urban Jealousy”, 1st Tehran Biennial, curated by Amirali Ghasemi and Serhat Koksal

2007“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
Glasgow Sculpture Studios (with Stuart Gurden)

2006Wunderbare Begebenheiten und andere Märchen”, curated by Kerstin Nieman, General Public, Berlin
“In practice”, curated by Sarina Basta, Sculpture Center, L.I.C., New York
“New New York Drawings”, curated by Don Desmett, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Michigan
“This Mango is now an iPod”, curated by Ben Heywood, Soap Factory, Minneapolis
“MASH”, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, The Helena, NYC
“Red badge of Courage”, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, The National Newark Building, Newark
NJSC Fellowship recipients, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Paterson, NJ (Cat.)
“Transgression/Excess”, Space Other, Boston
Swab, Barcelona (with Space Other, Boston)
“Drawings”, Yoshiko Matsumoto Gallery, Amsterdam
“Remember who you are”, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC
“WoMA”, André Schlechtriem Temporary, Inc., NYC

2005Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
“Greater New York 2005”, P.S.1/MoMA Queens (Cat.)
“Hanging by a thread”,curated by Nina Arias and José Diaz, The Moore Space, Miami (Cat.)

2004Zavaleta Lab, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Cat.)

2003"The social life of mussels", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

2002"Greyscale (Wall for two rockers)" Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Germany

2001"Bist lieb", Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany

2000Goethe Haus, New York City

1999"Coexistence", DG Kunstverein, Munich (Cat.), Germany
Schloss Elmau, Germany

1998Kunsthaus Essen (Cat.), Germany
"Badewonnen", Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden, G

1996Kunstverein Fürth


2012NJSCA Fellowship for Sculpture

2011Dieu Donné Papermill, New York City

2006Printing Fellowship Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper
Sculpture Space Utica, NY with Geraldine Dodge Award

2005NJSCA fellowship for sculpture
Omi International Arts Center
Millay Colony for the Arts

2004Yaddo Residency Program, Saratoga Springs, New York

2003Millay Colony for the Arts

2002Künstlerhaus Hamburg
Yaddo Residency Program, Saratoga Springs, New York
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2000DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for New York City
International Studio Program, New York City


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