Nina Lola Bachhuber

Nina Lola Bachhuber

New York, NY, United States

About Nina Lola Bachhuber

Nina Lola Bachhuber's ssculptures can be read as three- dimensional 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.



2010 “Nachtschatten”, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Die Königin verneigt sich und tötet”, Kunstverein Glückstadt, G
2008 “Locust Plague”, Gallery Heinz-Martin Weigand, Ettlingen, Germany
2007 “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Glasgow Sculpture Studios (with Stuart Gurden)
2005 “Not yet a widow”, Gallery Antje Wachs, Berlin
2005 “Yesterday I ate a lizard”, Space Other, Boston
2005 Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
2003 "The social life of mussels", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
2003 Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
2002 "Greyscale (Wall for two rockers)" Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Germany
2001 "Bist lieb", Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany
2000 Goethe Haus, New York City
1999 "Coexistence", DG Kunstverein, Munich (Cat.), Germany
1999 Schloss Elmau, Germany
1998 Kunsthaus Essen (Cat.), Germany
1998 "Badewonnen", Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden, G
1996 Kunstverein Furth


2011 "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt", Curated by Regine Baisha, MASS MoCA, North Adams
2011 “The Last Book”, curated by Luis Camnitzer, NY Public Library, NYC
2010 “What is left”, curated by Rachel Gugelberger, CRLab at Winkleman Gallery, NY
2010 “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
2010 “Silent Position”, curated by Rolf Bergmeier, Shikaoi, Hokaido, Japan
2010 “Hair Tactics”, curated by Rocio Aranda, Jersey City Museum, NJ
2010 “The Arbitrariness of Signs, curated by Sara Reisman, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Velada Santa Lucia, curated by Rolf Bergmeier, Santa Lucia, Venezuela
2010 “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
2009 “Impossible Exchange”, curated by Filipa Oliveira and Miguel Amado, Frieze Art Fair, London
2009 “Exquisite Corpse”, curated by Anonda Bell, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ
2009 “Bildschön: Schönheitskult in der aktuellen Kunst”, curated by Dr. Brigitte Baumstark und
Melanie Ardjah, Städtische Galerie im ZKM, Karlsruhe (Cat.)
2009 “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.)
2009 “Multi Media”, curated by Rebecca Hackemann, W. Schmidt Gallery, Wartburg College,
Waverly, Iowa (Cat.)
2008 “The Last Book”, curated by Luis Camnitzer, Museum of the National Library of Madrid, Spain
2008 Gallery Min Min, Tokyo
2008 “Pieces of Art with the Minimum of Steel”, curated by Edgar Orlaineta, Galleria de Arte
Mexicana, Mexico City
2008 “Intransit”, Moti Hassan Gallery, New York; curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
2008 “Urban Jealousy”, 1st Tehran Biennial, curated by Amirali Ghasemi and Serhat Koksal
2006 Wunderbare Begebenheiten und andere Märchen”, curated by Kerstin Nieman, General Public,
2006 “In practice”, curated by Sarina Basta, Sculpture Center, L.I.C., New York
2006 “New New York Drawings”, curated by Don Desmett, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Michigan
2006 “ This Mango is now an iPod”, curated by Ben Heywood, Soap Factory, Minneapolis
2006 “MASH”, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, The Helena, NYC
2006 “Red badge of Courage”, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, The National Newark Building, Newark
2006 NJSC Fellowship recipients, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Paterson, NJ (Cat.)
2006 “Transgression/Excess”, Space Other, Boston
2006 Swab, Barcelona (with Space Other, Boston)
2006 “Drawings”, Yoshiko Matsumoto Gallery, Amsterdam
2006 “Remember who you are”, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC
2006 “WoMA”, André Schlechtriem Temporary, Inc., NYC
2005 “Greater New York 2005”, P.S.1/MoMA Queens (Cat.)
2005 “Hanging by a thread”,curated by Nina Arias and José Diaz, The Moore Space, Miami (Cat.)
2004 Zavaleta Lab, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Cat.)