Education

2008 – 09 Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, New York, USA
2001 – 06 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, MFA
Department of New Media and Department of Walls & Space
2000 – 01 Funen Academy of Fine Arts, Odense, Denmark
1997 – 99 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Free Media Department

Residencies

 2015 Museum of Contemporary Art MSU, Zagreb, Croatia
 2012 International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP,) New York, USA
 2010 The National Workshops for Art and Crafts, Copenhagen, Denmark
 2008 Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
 2007 – 08 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Residency Program, New York, USA

Solo and duo exhibitions

2016 I imagined that things were speaking, MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia 
2014 In Your Words, (w. Brendan Fernandes), MacLaren Art Centre, Canada 
Street Haunting, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Night Map, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, USA
2012 The Sound of P’, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA
2011 Street Haunting, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA
City Grammar, (w. Liz Linden), Bureau, New York, USA 
In Your Words (w. Brendan Fernandes), Karen Blixen Museet, Denmark
2010 Looking for Donkeys, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
2009 Picture History, Kunsthallen Brandts, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2007 Measuring the Distance Between Exotism and Exorcism, (w. Ylva Westerlund), Galleri Box, Göteborg, Sweden
2006 Thinking Aloud, (w. Tamar Guimaraes), Overgaden – Institue of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 4 Constructed visits, Oslo Kunsthall, OCA studio, Oslo, Norway

Selected group exhibitions

2017 Kunst i sollys, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark (upcoming)
Blinde vinkler – billeder af Dansk Vestindien, The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark (upcoming)
Unravelings, Udstillingsstedet Meter, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 Artists’ Books, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Opslag Nedslag – Danish Artists’ Books, The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
Crisis of Presence, Pori Art Museum, Finland
Dispel the Lack of Context, Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden
Bucharest Biennial, BB7, Bucharest, Romania
Art & Nature: Walking With Senses, Merano, Italy
2015 In Practice: Under Foundtations, SculptureCenter, NewYork, USA
TRUST, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Survival K(n)it, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
Rewriting Histories, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
 2014 Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA
Secret Garden III, Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark
The Beginning Is Always Today,Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden
 2013 The Beginning Is Always Today, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Imaginary Friends, Interstate Project, New York, USA
Paths to Pier 42, Pier 42, New York, USA
Secret Garden II, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark
There is No Place Like Home, Westfälischen Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Welcome to the Real, TEMP, New York, USA
Let’s Talk About Love Baby, Printed Matter, New York, USA
 2012 Force Fields, T.S.A., Philadelphia, USA
Salvajes – Digesting Europe Piece by Piece, Traneudstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bag facaden, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
Never Odd or Even, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Video Storefront, Possible Projects, Philadelphia, USA
 2011 Work in Progress, Toves Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic Art Today, Etagi, St. Petersburg, Russia
Never Odd or Even, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Kroppen i fokus, Tjörnedala Konsthall, Sweden
Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku, Finland
INGE, Geologisk Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
What is Contemporary Art?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
 2010 Lunds Konsthall Presentation, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden
Paradise Lost, Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Becoming a Copenhagener, Museum of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lush Life – Whistle, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, USA
Lush Life – She’ll Be Apples, Eleven Rivington, New York, USA
Shallow Graves, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, USA
The Listening Act, Walden affairs, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Let’s Talk about Nationalism!, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
 2009 Black Atlantic, Ar/Ge Kunst, Bozen, Italy
The 6th Busan International Video Festival, Busan, Korea
Kurs: The Square, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition, Art in General, New York, USA
Theoretical Practice, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA
Facing Locality, Caribbean Museum Center, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, USA
VideoStudio, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, USA
 2008 Possibility of Change, Åland Art Museum, Åland, Finland
Between the Images, Rumänska Kulturinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Enter, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Overdragelse, Overgaden – Institue of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Socle du Monde Biennial, Herning Art Museum, Herning, Denmark
 2007 Tourist’s Tale, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark
The Biennial of Young Artists, Tallinn, Estonia
Subtle Whispering, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Cabaret – Tribunale, Judson Memorial Church, New York, USA / Plex, Copenhagen, Denmark
Speak Up!, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
BAC 41st International Film & Video Festival, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
HELLo, Flux Factory, Long Island City, New York, USA
 2006 House Warming, screening program, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
700% plus, KBH KUNSTHAL_Centenniale, KBH Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Regarding Others, Momentum 2006, Moss, Norway
 2003 Venice Biennial, Utopian Station (w. Oleanna-group & Martha Rosler). Venice, Italy

Public collections

Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark
The National Museum of Photography, Denmark
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Permanent public commisions

2016 The Planets, public art commission (in collaboration w. New York School Construction Authority and Percent for Arts), PS163 Queens, USA
2013 Atlas of Anatomy, public art commission (in collaboration w. Henning Larsen Architects and the Danish Arts Council), Campus Roskilde, Denmark
2010 Journey to the End of the Night, public art commission (in collaboration w. Henning Larsen Architects and the Danish Building & Property Agency), Ringsted High School, Denmark

Selected press

2015 Vaiana, Vic: Stray Dogs, Argentine Zines, and Subterreanean Art at Sculpture Center, hyperallergic.com, 2015-03-27
2014 Weirup, Torben: Møder i parken, Berlinske Tidende, 2014-06-13
Bonde, Lisbeth: Når ord bliver til billeder, kunsten.nu, 2014-05-14
Bordorff, Maria: På kanten af fiktion og virkelighed, kopenhagen.dk, 2014-05-05
Gade, Rune: Nattevandringer ud i det blå, Information, 2014-05-02
2012 Arrhenius, Sara: Life After the Miracle – Art in the Nordic Countries, Flash Art, No. 283, 2012-03/04
Danbolt, Mathias: Archival Activism: Living Anachronisms and Other Unfinished Histories, Manifesta Journal, No. 14, 2012-03
2011 Parmer, Amanda: Nanna Debois Buhl and Brendan Fernandes, Art in America, 2011-11
Lookofsky, Sarah: Nanna Debois Buhl and Liz Linden, Artforum.com / critics’ picks, 2011-07-15
Ross, Trine: Karen Blixens papegøjer betager tilskueren, Politiken, 2011-06-21
Sandbye, Mette: Den der Samtidskunst, Weekendavisen, 2011-04-08
2010 Harris, Jane: The Lush History of the Lower East Side, Art in America, 2010-08-03
Esplund, Lance: Beyond Laissez-Faire Summer Fare, Wall Street Journal, 2010-07-24
Cotter, Holland: Galleries Interpret Richard Price’s ‘Lush Life’, New York Times, 2010-07-08

Artists’ books

2016 Palm Tree Studies in South Tyrol and Beyond, Nanna Debois Buhl. Humboldt Books.
ISBN 978-88-99385-07-1
2015 Botanizing on the Asphalt, artist’s book, Nanna Debois Buhl. Officin. ISBN 978-87-993595-2-3
2013 Atlas of Anatomy, artist’s book, Nanna Debois Buhl. Revolver Publishing. ISBN 978-3-86895-262-9
2010 City Grammar, artist’s book, Nanna Debois Buhl & Liz Linden. Revolver Publishing. ISBN 978-3-86895-115-8
A Journey in Two Directions, artist’s book, Nanna Debois Buhl. Revolver Publishing. ISBN 978-3-86895-066-3

Selected artist talks

2016 The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark (w. Jytte Rex)
2015 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark
2013 Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA (w. Brendan Fernandes)
2012 ICP-Bard, International Center for Photography, New York, USA
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA (w. Jen Kennedy)
The Armory Show, Open Forum, New York, USA
2010 Artbook@MoMA/PS1, Queens, USA (w. Thomas Lax)
Overgaden – Institue of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (w. Louise Wolthers)
2008 The Whim Museum, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
2007 Copenhagen University, Department of Art History, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Nørrebro Kunstsalon, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (w. Women Down the Pub)
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (w. Anu Pennanen)
2003 Oslo Kunsthall, OCA studio, Oslo, Norway