Exhibitions

Biography

Navid Nuur

(b. 1976, Teheran) lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Education

1999-2001
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU), Utrecht

2002-2003
Pietzwart Institute, Rotterdam

2002-2004
MA Plymouth University, England.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Navid Nuur: FUNNELFLUX, Be-Part, Platform voor Actuele Kunst, Waregem, BE
Sandman's Sand, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
A&N&D, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, DE

2016
Context is the New Content, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL

2015
Marbled Meanings, Villa Toronto (with Plan B), CA
Mining Memory, Galeria Plan B and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, DE
About a Work #3, Galleria Zero, Milan, IT

2014
RENDERENDER, Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK
THE MAIN REMAIN, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, FR
Color Me Closely, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, HU

2013
Lube Love, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL
TA-DA, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
PHANTOM FUEL, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK
Treasured Tensions, Club Electroputere, Craiova, RO
UNIFIED NOT UNIFORMED, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2012
SMOKEBOMBSMOKE, OUI Center of Contemporary Art, Grenoble, FR
the Blank - Bergamo Contemporary Art, Bergamo, IT
HOCUS FOCUS, Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Center, Madrid, ES

2011
CONDUCTORCONDUCTOR, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
IT'S NO CRIME TO TICKLE TIME, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
POST PARALLELISM, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, CH

2010
Glow (Re-)discovering Eindhoven, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL
PHANTOM FUEL, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO
THE VALUE OF VOID, De Hallen Museum, Haarlem, NL

2009
THE VALUE OF VOID, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, DE
THE VALUE OF VOID, (S.M.A.K) Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, BE
THE VALUE OF VOID, De Hallen Museum, Haarlem, NL
(No) Norms Forgotten, 10m2 project space, Sarajevo, BA
Aass Wwee bbeccoommee Oonnee, Klerkx, Milan, IT
Within Your Worlds, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
In Your World, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2008
Where It's At, Fries Museum/ Bureau Leeuwarden, NL
Lost Licks, 1646, The Hague, NL

2007
THE RISE OF RE, Project Space Stroom, The Hague, NL

2004
Galerie De5er, Rotterdam, NL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
RESISTANCE, CENTRALE, Brussels, BE (upcoming)
True Luxury... Art acquisitions 2012-2018, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (upcoming)
CHARIVARI, Church of Our Lady of Pamele, Oudenaarde, BE
Various Others – featuring guests Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin/Paris/London) & Lateral ArtSpace (Cluj), Jahn und Jahn, Munich, DE
Painting the Night, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, FR

2018
On longing and consolidation. Art festival Watou 2018, Watouplein, Watou, BE

2018
PLAY Kortrijk - City circuit for contemporary art, Various venues, Kortrijk, BE

2018
Uns gehört die Stadt! Kids, Kunst und Krawall in Aachen, Centre Charlemagne - Neues Stadtmuseum, Aachen, DE

2018
Møenlight Sonata – A homage to the starry sky of Møn, Kunsthal 44 Møen, Møn, DK

2018
Eruption from the Surface, Marta Herford, Herford, DE

2017
Het Zalig Nietsdoen (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing), Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NH
Matière Grise, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, FR
Three Positions. Six Directions. Chapter I: The Brutalist Ideal, König Galerie, Berlin, DE
Where do we go from here?, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
37 - 1270 °C. Eugenia Pop and Navid Nuur: Ceramics, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
Radicale Sociale Animale Talen, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL
Het Zalig Nietsdoen (The Divineness of doing Nothing), Kranenburgh Museum, Bergen, NL

2016
Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux Donateurs des Collections Contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Hacking Habitat. Art of Control, Utrecht, NL
Illegibility. The contexts of script, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, PL
La mia ceramica, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, FR
Back in 5 Minutes, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2015
Lekker Licht, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
Addition: Schenking Pieter en Marieke Sanders, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Mountains With a Broken Edge, Bienal de la Habana 2015, Havana, CU
When I Give, I Give Myself, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Eppur si muove, (MUDAM) MUSÉE D'ART MODERNE GRAND-DUC JEAN, Luxembourg, LU
Let Us Meet Inside You, Trendbeheer, De Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
The Dutch Connection - A4 Multiple (5), (S.M.A.K) Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, BE
Too early, too late. Middle East and Modernity, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, IT
Playing Future, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, DE
Obsession, Maison Particuliėre, Brussels, BE
Fa Fa Fa, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Signs & Symbols, Jessica Bradley, Toronto, CA

2014
Allegory of the Cave Painting, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE
Picture This, SALTS, Birsfelden, CH
Beating around the bush Episode #1, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
RE: Painted, (S.M.A.K) Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, BE
Branched. Trees in Contemporary Art, Altana Kulturstiftung, Bad Homburg, DE
Animal Mineral Vegetable, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, US
Alchemy, NEST, The Hague, NL
Halftone: Through the Grid, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, DE

2013
Image into Sculpture, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (curated by Christine Macel and Navid Nuur)
Behind Images, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
Traces – sporen van werkelijkheid, Stedelijk Museum, s-Hertogenbosch, NL
Agora, 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, GR
On The Road to...Tarascon, Adrian Ghenie and Navid Nuur, Plan B, Berlin, DE
Flex-Sil Reloaded, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, CH
Mind is Outer Space, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
It Wasn't There Yesterday, Galeria Raster, Warsaw, PL
Time, Trade and Travel, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, NL
Small Gestures, MU / Strijp S, Eindhoven, NL

2012
Castle in the Air. Séance of Imagination, Zamek Cultural Centre, Poznan, PL (curated by Adam Budak)
Time, Trade and Travel, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, NL
A Battle for Narrative, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL (curated by Stijn Huijts and Zsa-Zsa Eyck)
Utopraxia, TAF/ the Art Foundation, Athens (curated by Evagelia Ledaki), GR
Sint-Jan, Sint-Baafskathedraal, Ghent, BE (curated by Jan Hoet and Hans Marten)
On Geometry and Speculation, official parallel project during the Marrakech Biennale, ESAV, Marrakech, MA (curated by Hicham Khalidi)
Un paisaje holandés / A Dutch Landscape, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
Rollercoaster. The image in the 21st Century, MOTI, Breda, NL
Ashes and Gold, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, DE

2011
ILLUMInations, 54. Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venice, IT
Recently unpacked. How art ages, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, DE
Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully, Kunstfort Asperen, Langedijk, NL
IMAGE TO BE PROJECTED UNTIL IT VANISHES, Museion - Museum of modern and contemporary
art, Bolzano, IT (curated by Mihnea Mircan)
Radical Autonomy, Netwerk / centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Aalst, BE
Inside Installations | Collectietentoonstelling, (S.M.A.K) Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, BE

2010
Taking Place, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (curated by Ann Goldstein)
Invisible Shadows – Images of Uncertainty, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, DE
Benefit Exhibition, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, CH
Starter, Arter, Istanbul, TR (curated by Rene Block)
History of Art, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Performative Attitudes, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, CH
Up to You, Stroom, The Hague, NL
BERLIN SHOW #2, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2009
The Knight's Tour, De Hallen Museum, Haarlem, NL
Sculptural - Collection, S.M.A.K (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, BE
Broken English, Selier + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, CH

2008
Modern Museum of Arnhem, NL
BERLIN SHOW #1, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
OPEN SKY. Räume jenseits ihrer Praxis, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, AT
Group show, schil/ders, DCR, The Hague, NL
Geoair, residency in Georgia, Tbilisi, GE

2007
Billy town, Rijswijk, NL
INSIDEOUT, Moira Gallery, Utrecht, NL
Voorstel voor, DCR Project Space, The Hague, NL
Drawing the line somewhere, Ned. Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL
Lumiere, Galerie Blaak 10, Rotterdam, NL

2006
Villa Nuts, The Hague, NL
For a(n) relation(s), ADA Gallery, Virginia, US
Countersale, Utrecht, NL

2005
Rebound, HKU Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
Jack of Hearts, Stroom, The Hague, NL

2004
The Art of Management, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Paris, FR
Billboart, European Billboard Exposition, Bratislava, Warsaw, PL

Selected public and private collections

Kunsthaus Zürich; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The S.M.A.K Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent; FNAC Paris; Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt am Main; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul; Aishti Foundation, Beirut; Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London; Aaron and Barbara Levine Art Collection, Washington; The Sander Collection, Darmstadt.

Bibliography

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books, Monographs
  • 2017
    Lauwaert, Maaike; van Westrenen, Francien (eds.). Facing Value: Radical Perspectives from the Arts. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017.

    2016
    Gevers, Ine; van der Tuin, Iris; Kockelkoren, Petran; Kerckhoffs, Denis; Wiersum, Friso (eds.). Hacking Habitat. Art of Control. Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers, 2016.
    Thirion-Berg, Eline (ed.). La mia ceramica. Berlin, Paris: Holzwarth Publications, Galerie Max Hetzler, 2016.

    2015
    Nuur, Navid. Mining Memory. Berlin: Galeria Plan B, Cluj, Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris, 2015. [artist book]
    Delgado, Medina; Gretel, Lazo, Direlia (eds.). Mountains with a Broken Edge. PUBLICA. Bristol: Intellect Ltd., 2015.
    Mircan, Mihnea; van Gerven Oei, Vincent W.J. (eds.). Allegory of the Cave Painting. Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2015.
    Corcy, Marie-Sophie; Crapon, Vincent; Arnaud, Dejeammes; Falguières, Patricia; Farcy, Marie Noëlle; Gallois, Christophe; Lunghi, Enrico; Minighetti, Clément; Winkin,Yves (eds.). Eppur si muove. Luxembourg: MUDAM Luxembourg, 2015.
    Scotini, Marco; Redissi, Hamandl (eds.). Too Early, Too Late. Middle East and Modernity. Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2015.
    Schwartz, Johannes; Bierens, Cornel; Barnas, Maria (eds.). Object Under / Object Below: Sanders Collection: Pieter & Marieke Sanders. Köln: Walther König, 2015.

    2014
    Bounakoff, Pierre-Nicholas (ed.). Halftone. Berlin, Paris: Galerie Max Hetzler, 2014.

    2013
    Ardalan, Ziba (ed.). Navid Nuur: Phantom Fuel. London: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, Cornerhouse Publications, 2013. [artist book]
    Nuur, Navid. Je Suis UN Artiste. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2013. [children workbook]
    Nuur, Navid. SMACKED AND SMOKED. Grenoble: UOI Projectspace, 2013. [artist book]
    Nuur, Navid. WHEN TEXT BECOMES MY EX. Maastricht: Bonnefantenmuseum, 2013. [artist book]
    Marinos, Christopher (ed.). Agora 4th Athens Biennale Guidebook. Athens: Athens Biennale, 2013.

    2012
    Carl, Mikkel. This Title is an Artwork of Mine – a group exhibition in a book. Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2012.
    Kröger, Michael; Anne Schloen; Dietmar, Rübel; Roland, Nachtigäller; Alexander, Grönert; Peter, Bamm (eds.). Ashes and Gold. A World’s Journey. Cologne: Wienand, 2012.
    Hontoria, Javier. A Dutch Landscape. Amsterdam: Roma Publications 2012. [catalogue]

    2011
    Nuur, Navid. At this museum I damaged Navid Nuur's art. I failed as a visitor. Paris: onestarpress, 2011. [artist book]
    Nuur, Navid. BORED AT THE MUSEUM. Milan, Sankt Gallen: Mousse Publishing, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 2011. [artist book]
    Curiger, Bice (ed.). ILLUMInations: 54th Biennale di Venezia. Venice: Marsilio, 2011.

    2010
    Nuur, Navid. The Afterglow. Eindhoven: Van Abbe Museum, 2010. [artist book]
    Karshkens, Xander; Linnenkohl, Andrea; Verhoeven, Thibaut (eds.). Navid Nuur: THE VALUE OF VOID. Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2010. [artist book]
    Fast, Friederike; Kröger, Michael; Nachtigäller, Roland; Niemeyer, Thomas; Phanhans-Bühler, Ursula (eds.). Invisible Shadows – Images of Uncertainty. Herford: Marta Herford Museum, 2010.
    Vakfi, Vehbi Koç. Starter: Works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection. Istanbul: Arter Galeri, 2010.
    Herford, Marta. Unsichtbare Schatten. Bilder der Verunsicherung. Germany: VG Bild-Kunst, 2010.

    2009
    Cornell, Lauren; Gioni, Massimiliano; Hoptman, Laura (eds.). Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory. New York: Phaidon, 2009.

    2008
    Nuur, Navid. EXTEXTS. Berlin, Amsterdam: Galeria Plan B, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, 2008. [artist book]

    2007
    Nuur, Navid. ETIOLATION 1. Rotterdam: Veenman Publishers, 2007. [artist book]
    Nuur, Navid. SLIDING THE SLOW SPLIT. Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2007. [artist book]
    Nuur, Navid; Schoutsen, Renate; van Kreji, Marijin (eds.). Where I End And You Begin. Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2007. [artist book]

    2006
    Nuur, Navid. Afterouge. Berlin: Revolver Publising, 2006. [artist book]

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Articles and reviews
  • 2017
    Van der Booderg, Dominic. ”Navid Nuur: Sandman’s Sand,” ArtReview, Summer Issue, 2017.
    Kherbeck, William. ”Navid Nuur 'A&N&D',” Spike Art Quaterly, No. 51, Spring 2017, p. 186-187.

    2015
    Gopnik, Blake. ”Navid Nuur Shows that Art is Hard-Wired,” Artnet.com, January, 2015.

    2014
    Pigeat, Anael. ”Navid Nuur,” Artpress 416, October, 2014.
    Herbert, Martin. ”Previewed,” ArtReview, May, 2014, p. 25, 26, 27.

    2013
    Herbert, Martin. “Navid Nuur at Dundee Contemporary Arts,” ArtRewiew, May, 2014, p. 25-27.
    Khazam, Rahma. “L’image dans la sculpture,” ArtForum, Rewiew of the Centre Pompidou exhibition, July, 2013.
    Haye van der Werf, Huib. “Navid Nuur,” Artforum, November, 2013.

    2012
    Byrd, Cathy. “Navid Nuur at Matadero Madrid,” Art in America, May, 2012.

    2011
    Khazam, Rahma. “500 WORDS,” Artforum, February, 2011.
    Macel, Christine. “Best of 2011,” Artforum, December, 2011, p. 198.
    Boucher, Brian. “Ciprian Mureșan,” Art in America, no.10, November, 2011, p. 168.
    Vrancken, Judith. “Navid Nuur,” frieze, Winter, 2011, p. 128.

    2010
    Bem, Merel. ”Hij geeft je zin om mee te doenï,” Volkskrant, March, 2010.
    Smolik, Noemi. “Navid Nuur,” Artforum, April 2010, p. 210.
    van Saaze, Vivian. “Een nieuw onderzoeksterrein,” Origine04, 2010, p. 28.
    Westcott, James. “Flink of an Eye,” Modern Painters, winter edition, 2010, p. 30.
    Braat, Manon. “Het juiste werk, de juiste tijd, de juiste plaatsï,” Kunsbeeld, nr. 2, 2010, p. 22.
    de Coninck, Frits. “Ontroerende alledaagsheid,” Financial Dagblad, May, 2010, p. 28.
    de Vries, Marina. “Bergkristal van piepschuimï,” Volkskrant, March, 2010.
    Eichler, Dominic. “Navid Nuur,” frieze, June-August, 2010, p. 158-159.

    2009
    Braat, Manon. “Navid Nuur,” Flash Art, March – April, 2009, p. 89.
    den Hartog Jager, Hans. “Krachtige beelden gunnen publiek geen rust,” NRC, 1 October, 2009, p.11.

    2008
    Leij, Machteld. “BIJ NACHT EN ONTIJ NAAST JE BED,” Kunstbeeld, nr. 11, 2008, p. 22.