Join us Saturday, February 16th at 4pm in the Midway Library for a conversation between sculptor Nina Canell and Dieter Roelstraete, Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Nina Canell was born 1979 in Växjö, Sweden, educated in Dublin, Ireland, and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Solo exhibitions include Tendrils at the Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin, Nina Canell & Rolf Julius at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, Nina Canell: Into the Eyes as Ends of Hair at Cubitt Gallery, London, Nought to Sixty at ICA, London, Five Kinds of Water at Der Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany and The New Mineral, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany. Recent group exhibitions include the 18th Biennale of Sydney, and the 2012 Paris Triennale at Palais de Tokyo. Nina Canell received the Baloise Kunst Prize at Art Basel Statements in 2009 and Ars Viva Kunst Prize in 2010.
Before joining the MCA in 2012, Dieter Roelstraete was Curator at MuHKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium. Originally trained as a philosopher at the University of Ghent, Belgian-born Roelstraete has organized numerous group and solo exhibitions, including most recently Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A, currently on view at the MCA in Chicago. His curatorial projects at MuHKA include Emotion Pictures (2005); Intertidal, a survey show of contemporary art from Vancouver (2005); The Order of Things (2008); Auguste Orts: Correspondence (2010); Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner – A Syntax of Dependency (2011); A Rua: The Spirit of Rio de Janeiro (2011); and Chantal Akerman, Too Far, Too Close, the first large-scale retrospective of Akerman’s work. Collaborative projects include Academy: Learning from Art (2006); The Projection Project(2007); and All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (2009).
In 2005, Roelstraete co-curated Honoré d’O: The Quest in the Belgian pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. He has also organized solo exhibitions of Roy Arden (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2007), Steven Shearer (De Appel, Amsterdam, 2007), and Zin Taylor (Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, 2011), as well as small-scale group shows in galleries and institutions in Belgium and Germany. His essay, “Nina Canell Plus Electricity,” was published by Walther Koenig in 2010.
Support for the Midway Contemporary Art Artist and Curatorial lecture series is generously provided by The National Endowment for the Arts