Nina Rhode

  • ninarhode lupus straw 2020
    Nina Rhode, untitled, 2020, straw, 95 x 150 x 50 cm, “Kunst am Bau”, Rummelsburger Landstraße, Berlin 2020
  • nina rhode die drei Schwestern chalk & glass on black
    Nina Rhode “Die drei Schwestern” 2015 chalk on wood, paint, glass, 30 x 210 x 26 cm
  • nina rhode typewriter buergel Triumph-adler
    Nina Rhode “Fliege” 2013 typewriter Gabriele Triumph Adler, cable, paper, 34 x 34 x 16 cm
  • cafe rhode galerie buergel 2013 guests
    Nina Rhode “Café Rhode” with guests, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin 2013
  • cafe rhode galerie buergel 2013
    Nina Rhode “Café Rhode” Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin 2013
  • nina rhode Kanzel pulpit copper lifesize
    Nina Rhode “Kanzel” 2009 copper, wood, metal, wine glass, spoon, spots, 260 x 300 x 95 cm
  • nina rhode dreirad primary colors strobe light
    Nina Rhode “Dreirad” 2008 wood, acrylic paint, aluminium, camera lens, motor, strobe light
  • nina rhode dreirad primary colors strobe light
    Nina Rhode “Dreirad” 2008 wood, acrylic paint, aluminium, camera lens, motor, strobe light
  • nina rhode Tafel green board 2015
    Nina Rhode “Viens! Ne va plus” 2015, blackboard paint on wood, metal, chalk, 45 x 90 cm folded/ 45 x 300 cm open
  • ninarhode harmonica
    Nina Rhode “Harmonica” 2009 16 harmonicas on acrylic glass, motor, light bulb, 140 cm dia
  • ninarhode kreis pencil drawing
    Nina Rhode “Kreis” drawing
  • nina rhode harmonika Sprengel made in germany
    Nina Rhode, “Made in Germany”, Sprengel Museum Hannover 2012 (“Säule” / “Harmonika” / “Bin” / “Teich”)

CV

Born in Düsseldorf, 1971

Lives and works in Berlin.

1994- 2001 ‚Freie Kunst’ at UDK Berlin

since 1995 member of the Berlin based artists group Honey-Suckle Company (HSC)

since 2000 collaboration with musician Gonzales (stage shows, musical objects, drawings, photos, videos)

2001 DAAD Grant for research on rainbows in New Zealand

2003-2004 Neue Dokumente, publisher & project space in Berlin (founded with Simone

Gilges)

– collaboration on the magazine „freier“, ed. by Simone Gilges

– organisation of exhibitions, lectures, concerts in the appendent ‘Hurdy-Gurdy Raum’

– publishing of Gonzales Fanzine

2006 lectures & workshop on photography, University for Art & Architecture Yazd, Iran (invited by X-Change, culture-science, Vienna)

2008-2011 owner of Smaragd Bar in Berlin Wedding

2015-2016 Guest professor, time-based media, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg

2017 “draußen ist dazwischen wind”, joint teaching, class Prof. Tina Bara, HGB Leipzig/ Academy of Fine Arts

 

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2015 Die Kachel, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

2013 CAFE RHODE, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

2011 Friendly Fire, DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts), Dundee, UK

4D, Fernsehturm, Berlin (S, exhibition serial curated by Juliane Solmsdorf)

2010 Solo Presentation at LISTE Art Fair, Basel (with Galerie Sandra Bürgel)

2009 Die Kanzel, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

Nina Rhode (a.k.a Ninja Pleasure) & Surprise, Evas Arche und der Feminist upstairs at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, Sept. 24

SAMSA, Kollwitzstr. 10, Berlin (with Christoph Lohmann)

2008 Fantomas, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2020 Kunst am Bau. Freiluftschau ohne Eröffnung, curated by Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Gunter Reski & Marcus Weber, Rummelsburger Landstraße, Berlin

2019 Starship: Die nahe Zukunst, LVX. Glaspavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin (curated by Elodie Evers/ Ariane Müller & Martin Ebner, with Judith Hopf, Christoph Keller, Henrik Olesen, Gunter Reski, Nora Schultz, Till Sperrle, Tobias Spichting, Suse Weber, Annette Wehrmann, Florian Zeyfang)

2017 Es geht voran, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (curated by Domink Eggermann)

2016 Bürde, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (10 Years Galerie Bürgel, Berlin)

Adrift on Plastic Island, Galerie Bernhard, Zurich (with Ariane Müller, G. Rowland, C. Folly, H. Shin, M. von Schlegell, Y. Kimura, D. Reuter, A. Clausen, K. Pieroth, T. Locher, A. von Wulffen, G. Bibby, M. Pfrommer; curated by Nikola Dietrich)

2015 Oblique Strategies, (with Geeske Bijker, Lutz Braun, Matthew Burbidge, Susanne Kohler & Jamie Lemoine, Thomas Schroeren, cur. by Michael Kirkham & Raaf van der Sman), nationalmuseum, Berlin
One Night End, with Gunter Reski, after the butcher, Berlin

2014 Dirk Bell. NOWhere, Kunstverein Braunschweig/ Villa Salve Hospes (with „Raum für Dirk“ by Nina Rhode)

Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin (with Dominik Eggermann, Christa Näher, Valerie Stahl von Stromberg, Anna Steinert, Klaus Winichner)

@ the shrink, Shanaynay, Paris (curated by Simon Dybbroe Moller)

A House Of Passive Noise. Räumliche Inszenierung in drei Akten, curated by Katja Schroeder, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim

2013 Temporary Autonomous Zone, Part 1: Erogenous Zone, organised by the group ƒƒ, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin

Nina Rhode, ein Ereignis innerhalb der Ausstellung von Dirk Bell, capri, Düsseldorf

anderes sagen, Galerie KM, Berlin (with Quirin Bäumler, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Brunhilde Groult, Sven-Ake Johansson, Alexandra Müller, Jan Scharrelmann)
Dirk Bell, Nina Rhode, Markus Wirthmann, BQ im Pavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin

Painting Forever! Keilrahmen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin („Kanzel“)

2012 Made in Germany II. Internationale Kunst in Deutschland, kestner gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

Erkenntnis der eigenen Unfreiheit, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

2011 KW69 #7 by Kalin Lindena, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (with Hanna Brandes, Michaela Eichwald, Agathe Fleury, Hella Gerlach)

You Don’t Love Me Anymore, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Old Mauritz School, Münster
Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes (Whoa Plato), One Night Exhibition by Lisa Holzer & Chiara Minchio, with David Jourdan & Nina Rhode, Croy Nielsen Berlin

Selbstkritik ist eine unerlässliche und ständig wirksame Waffe, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

2010 Expo Valerie, Xinle Lu, Shanghai
(group show set up by Valerie Stahl von Stromberg)
The Smell of Pepper, ALP/ Peter Bergman, Stockholm (G, curated by Jakob Krajcik)

2009 On the Spot #5: freier FALL, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (G, with ‘freier, Magazin für Befindlichkeit’)

Modern Modern, Chelsea Art Museum – Miotte Foundation, New York (curated by Pati

Hertling)

Piggy Banks, SAMSA, Kollwitzstr. 10, Berlin

Wir verbessern Ihre Arbeit, group show organized by Instituto Divorciado, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

2008 Willkommen to reality, Galerie Sandra Bürgel, Berlin

Seinesgleichen geschieht / The like of it now happens, Excess and Sustainability, visual research project by STARSHIP magazine, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco/ Ludlow 38, Goethe Institute, New York/ Silberkuppe, Berlin a.o.p.

2007 O debuxo por diante, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostella

2004 Freier, Galerie Art: Concept, Paris (with ‚freier, Magazin für Befindlichkeit’)

2001 We Berlin, Galerie 5020, Salzburg

2000 Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella followed by the exhibition Proxecto de Arte e 

Peregrinacion, Santiago de Compostella

1997 Rock the city down, Hybrid Work Space, Documenta X, Kassel (performance with Galerie Berlin Tokyo)

Maisalon in Köpenick, Galerie Vostell, Berlin

1996 Schauplatz HDK, Nothelfer, Vostell, Raab & Giefller, Berlin

 

… With Gonzales (selected projects)

2005 „Organism“, a 12 hours life installation of a church organ amplified into a light organ, St Jean de la Montmartre, event for ‚nuit blanche’, Paris, with Gonzales & John Dekron, travelling to Music Festivals in Montreux, Lausanne, Tel Aviv

2002 debut performance of „Pianovision“ (Life-Video-Installation), Volksbühne Berlin, travelling to Hurdy Gurdy Raum, Berlin/ Centre Pompidou, Paris/ Palais du Tokyo, Paris/ music festival in Montreal & Toronto (Libanon was cancelled)

2001 1st Price for Music Video (Gonzales, “Take me to Broadway”), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Backup-Filmfestival, Weimar

… With Honey-Suckle Company (selected exhibitions)

2019/2020 Omnibus, (retrospective survey exhibition), ICA, London

2019 Groups, Kunstverein Braunschweig / Villa Salve Hospes

2016 Das Buch, Galerie für moderne Fotografie, Berlin

2014 Klöntal Triennale – A Place Like This, Kunsthaus Glarus, CH (G)

2008 Experimenta FOLKLORE, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt (G)

2007 Reihe Ordnung sagt Liebe, Kunstverein Hamburg Harburg

2006 Eau d’Ohn End, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

Non Est Hic, Kunsthalle Basel, in cooperation with Konrad Sprenger

2005 OHN END, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart presents HSC & Konrad Sprenger, Cubitt Gallery, London

2004 Herzblut, lecture on HSC, ACC Weimar

2003 Eswerde, part of exhibition serial Reigen, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

2002 Einstellung, Museumsquartier- found for you, Vienna

2000 NeuBand, Re-present Berlin, Sonar Festival, Barcelona

1999 Neon for a better Crack, galerie berlintokyo, Berlin

        Neuwestend, Childrens of Berlin, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

1998 HSC3D, 1st Berlin Biennale, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Text

2016 Honey-Suckle Company, Spiritus, Bierke Verlag, 270 pp.

contribution to Starship Magazine, A Plastic Island of the mind, Berlin, issue # 14, spring

2013 Café Rhode Plakat Editionen

2009 contribution to freier, Magazin für Befindlichkeit, # 5, Neue Dokumente, Berlin

2007 contribution to Starship Magazine, Berlin, issue # 10

Iran, ein Wintermärchen (Ed. X-Change culture-science), Fotohof Salzburg

2006 NON EST HIC, 10inch record, in collaboration with Konrad Sprenger, Kunsthalle Basel

       Manifest freier, freier, Neue Dokumente, Berlin

2005 From Major to Minor (DVD), documentary film on Gonzales

2004 88 Pages, a Gonzales Fanzine, Neue Dokumente, Berlin

2003 Der cosmische Orgasmus (Text) & Heute war Jesustag (Text), freier,

Neue Dokumente, Berlin

2002 Melodika (music piece), Presidential Suite Gonzales, Delabel Edition, Paris

         Das tolle Schaf, Kinderbuch, photographed and produced in New Zealand

2001 Sehprothese, Vergangene Zukunft, Kunsthalle Krems

2016 Honey-Suckle Company, Berlin’s Interview, May

2012 „MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI Internationale Kunst in Deutschland“, kestner gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, exhibition catalogue, text on Nina Rhode by Ellen Blumenstein

2011     Rodney Latourelle, „Nina Rhode at Alex-4D“, www.akimbo.ca/akimblog, October 18

Jonathan Blackwood, “Read Thou Art and read Thou Shalt Remain/ Friendly Fire”, a-n Magazine (reviews), September, p 29
Giles Sutherland, “Moving, impenetrable and well-grounded”, The Times, Tuesday July 26, p 17

Susan Mansfield, “Many Hands Make Great Art”, The Scotsman (Reviews), Tuesday July 5, p 37

Sarah Urwin Jones, “A Twist In The Tale”, The Harald (Glasgow), Saturday June 11, p 6

Neil Cooper, „Nina Rhode: Friendly Fire/ Cara Tolmie: Read Thou Art And Read Thou Shalt Remain“, The List, Issue 682, June 23 2011

Amy Fung, “Nina Rhode, Friendly Fire, Dundee Contemporary Arts”, The Huntly Review (http://huntlyreview.tumblr.com/), May

2007 O debuxo por diante, exhibition catalogue, collection CGAC, Santiago de Compostella