Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai
Photo Credit: Photo by Summer Yen, Taiwan

Carsten Nicolai (b. 1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), Germany) is one of the only contemporary artists working simultaneously in visual and sonic media. Nicolai studied landscape design from 1985 to 1990 in Dresden and in 1992 he cofounded the Voxxx.Culture and Communication Center in Chemnitz (Voxxx.Kultur und Kommunikationszentrum). Nicolai has been the subject of more than fifty international solo exhibitions since 1987. Nicolai’s work is held in major international collections including the Rubell Family Art Collection, Miami; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano-Castagnola, Spain; Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany; Klingspor Museum Offenback, Germany; the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine; Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz; and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent, Belgium. Nicolai joined the Gallery in 2007.

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, 2011. parachute, wind machine, sound proof paneling, installation dimensions variable, site specific.
pionier I, 2011. parachute, wind machine, sound proof paneling, installation dimensions variable, site specific.
, 2011. parachute, wind machine, sound proof paneling, installation dimensions variable, site specific.
pionier I, 2011. parachute, wind machine, sound proof paneling, installation dimensions variable, site specific.
, 2007. coated steel, stainless steel, and sound, 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 2-1/4" (300 cm x 300 cm x 280 cm).
static balance, 2007. coated steel, stainless steel, and sound, 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 2-1/4" (300 cm x 300 cm x 280 cm).
, 2007. coated steel, stainless steel, and sound, 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 2-1/4" (300 cm x 300 cm x 280 cm).
static balance, 2007. coated steel, stainless steel, and sound, 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 2-1/4" (300 cm x 300 cm x 280 cm).
, 2007. perspex tubes, gas, igniting mechanism, installation dimensions variable, site specific.
334 m/s, 2007. perspex tubes, gas, igniting mechanism, installation dimensions variable, site specific.
ballpen on paper, 19-1/2" x 27-5/8" (49.5 cm x 70.2 cm).
moiré W2ballpen on paper, 19-1/2" x 27-5/8" (49.5 cm x 70.2 cm).
ballpen on paper, 19-1/2" x 27-11/16" (49.5 cm x 70.3 cm).
moiré S2ballpen on paper, 19-1/2" x 27-11/16" (49.5 cm x 70.3 cm).
textile tape and aluminum brackets, 9' 9-1/4"x 23' x 7" (297.8 cm x 701 cm x 17.8 cm).
moiré tapetextile tape and aluminum brackets, 9' 9-1/4"x 23' x 7" (297.8 cm x 701 cm x 17.8 cm).
two steel posts, LED lights and motor, 84-3/4" x 78" x 78" (215.3 cm x 198.1 cm x 198.1 cm) each.
moiré rotatwo steel posts, LED lights and motor, 84-3/4" x 78" x 78" (215.3 cm x 198.1 cm x 198.1 cm) each.
six printed glass plates and steel, 81-5/8" x 11' 2-5/8" x 9' 8-5/8"(207.3 cm x 341.9 cm x 296.2 cm).
moiré glasssix printed glass plates and steel, 81-5/8" x 11' 2-5/8" x 9' 8-5/8"(207.3 cm x 341.9 cm x 296.2 cm).
, 2007. coated steel, stainless steel, and sound, 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 2-1/4" (300 cm x 300 cm x 280 cm).
static balance, 2007. coated steel, stainless steel, and sound, 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 10-1/8" x 9' 2-1/4" (300 cm x 300 cm x 280 cm).
, 2004. acrylic, magnetic tape mounted on polystyrene coated aluminum frame, 39-3/8" x 27-1/2" (100 cm x 70 cm).
single loop, 2004. acrylic, magnetic tape mounted on polystyrene coated aluminum frame, 39-3/8" x 27-1/2" (100 cm x 70 cm).
, 2004. acrylic, magnetic tape mounted on polystyrene coated aluminum frame, 39-3/8" x 27-1/2" (100 cm x 70 cm).
single tape, 2004. acrylic, magnetic tape mounted on polystyrene coated aluminum frame, 39-3/8" x 27-1/2" (100 cm x 70 cm).

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pionier I , 2011. parachute, wind machine, sound proof paneling, installation dimensions variable, site specific.