Nanna Debois Buhl is a visual artist who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her practice draws connections across time periods and between micro and macro perspectives. Through studies of animals, plants, objects, and particles she connects scientific, aesthetic, and speculative perspectives. Photographically she works with a conceptual and experimental approach to the medium, and by using historical and new photographic techniques she connects what is depicted in her images to how they are made. Her projects materialize in several forms and scales: as photographs, installations, films, site-specific works in public space, and artist’s books.
Buhl is a PhD fellow in artistic practice at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Copenhagen University, Denmark (2019-22). She participated in The Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, New York (2008-09) and received her MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2006). Her work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Pérez Art Museum, FL; SculptureCenter, NY; Art in General, NY; The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Bucharest Biennial 7, Romania; Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; ARKEN Museum of Modern Art; Kunsthal Charlottenborg; Kunsthallen Brandts; Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde; and Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark. Her work is in the collections of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Photography, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde and Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark. She has created several large-scale public works commissioned by Percent for Art, NY and The Danish Arts Council.
Selected writing on the work of Nanna Debois Buhl:
a conversation between Lucy Gallun and Nanna Debois Buhl, intervals and forms of stones of stars, 2017
Nattevandringer ud i det blå
by Rune Gade, Information, 2014
by Jen Kennedy, Street Haunting, 2012
In Your Words / Nanna Debois Buhl & Brendan Fernandes
by Amanda Parmer, Art in America, 2011
City Grammar / Nanna Debois Buhl & Liz Linden
by Sarah Lookofsky, Artforum.com, 2011
by Johanna Burton, A Journey in Two Directions, 2010
When an Artist Writes: Poetry and Nanna Debois Buhl’s Journey in two Directions
by Jill Magi, jillmagisblog.blogspot.com, 2010
Evidence of Circumstance: Virgin Island Scenario
by Thomas J. Lax, exhibition text, The Studio Museum Harlem, 2009