Nathalie Djurberg

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Nathalie Djurberg
Born 1978
Nationality Swedish
Education Hovedskous Art School Göteborg,
Malmö Art Academy
Known for Video art
Awards Carnegie Art Award, 2007,
Silver Lion of Biennale di Venezia, 2009

Nathalie Djurberg (born 1978 in Lysekil) is a Swedish video artist who lives and works in Berlin.

Life and work[edit]

Djurberg is best known for producing claymation short films that are faux-naïve, but graphically violent and erotic.[1] Their main characters, as described by The New York Times, "are girls or young women engaged in various kinds of vileness: from mild deception, friendly torture and oddly benign bestiality to murder and mayhem."[2] The films are accompanied by music by Hans Berg.

Djurberg's works have been shown at Performa 2007, at Tate Britain (2007), at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York (2006) and at the Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art (2006). They were also featured at solo shows at the Kunsthalle Wien (2007) and at Färgfabriken in Stockholm (2006). In 2008, she exhibited both installations and films at the Fondazione Prada in Milan.[3] Djurberg was awarded the Silver Lion for a Promising New Artist at the Venice Biennale in 2009.[4] In 2011, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis organized and exhibited The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg, which traveled to the New Museum in New York (2012) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2012–2013).[5][6]

Nathalie Djurberg is represented by Giò Marconi and Lisson Gallery


From 1994 to 1995 Djurberg received a Basic Art Education from the Folkuniversitetet in Göteborg. She attended the Hovedskous Art School in Göteborg from 1995 to 1997. Djurberg received her Master's degree from Malmö Art Academy in 2002.

Selected exhibitions[edit]

Clay animation and digital videos[edit]

  • Camels Drink Water (2007; 3:47 min.), Edition of 4, music by Hans Berg
  • We are not two, we are one (2008; 5:33 min.), Edition of 4, music by Hans Berg
  • Turn into me (2008; 7:10 min.), Edition of 4, music by Hans Berg



  1. ^ Holland Cotter (November 9, 2007). "Art Review, Performa 07: Art Is Brief. You Just Have to Be There.". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Roberta Smith (May 19, 2006). "Art in Review; Nathalie Djurberg". New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Indepth Arts News: "Nathalie Djurberg: Installation"". Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Nathalie Djurberg - Venice Biennale 2009". La Biennale de Venizia. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  5. ^ Rooney, Kara (June 2012). "The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg". The Brooklyn Rail. 
  6. ^ Crosby, Eric; Otto, Dean (2011). The Parade : Nathalie Djurberg with music by Hans Berg (1st ed.). Minneapolis [Minn.]: Walker Art Center. p. 10. ISBN 9781935963042. 
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  8. ^ "". 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  9. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-10-06. 

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