Turner Prize 2015 1 Oct 2015 - 17 Jan 2016

Nicole Wermers

Nicole Wermers | Infrastruktur 2015 | Installation view | © Herald St, London
Nicole Wermers | Infrastruktur 2015 | Installation view | © Herald St, London

​Nicole Wermers creates sculptures, collages and installations which explore the modernist constructions underpinning consumer culture and our urban environment. Employing the glossy, reflective materials associated with high modernism, her quasi-functional sculptures resemble the banal design features associated with transient public spaces.

Wermers has been nominated for her exhibition Infrastruktur (‘Infrastructure’) at Herald Street Gallery, London 2014 which adopted the surface aesthetics and materials of luxury goods and designer furniture, alluding to themes of lifestyle, class, consumption and control.

Nicole Wermers was born in Germany in 1971 and lives and works in London. She graduated from Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany in 1997 before completing her MA in Fine Art at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK in 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include Infrastruktur, Herald St, London, UK (2015); The London Shape, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, UK (2014); Manners, site-specific sculpture, Tate Britain, London, UK (2013); Spray, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA (2012); Hôtel Biron, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (2011); Masse und Auflösung, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA; Earring, site-specific sculpture, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2006); Chemie, Secession, Vienna, Austria (2005).
Group exhibitions include Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria (2015); Überschönheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (2015); A Singular Form, Secession, Wien, Austria (2014); Villa Massimo Stipendiaten, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (2013); Perspectives On Collage, Photographers Gallery, London, UK (2013); Re-generation, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Rom, Italy (2012); The New Decor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2010), A wavy line is drawn across the middle of the original plans, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2012); Weltempfänger, Galerie der Gegenwart/ Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (2007); Tate Triennale, Tate Britain, London, UK (2006).