Mike Nelson

born 1967

Mike Nelson, ‘The Coral Reef’ 2000
The Coral Reef 2000
© Mike Nelson, courtesy Matt’s Gallery, London
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Biography

Michael "Mike" Nelson (born 20 August 1967) is a contemporary British installation artist. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Nelson has twice been nominated for the Turner Prize: first in 2001 (that year the prize was won by Martin Creed), and again in 2007 (when the winner was Mark Wallinger).

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Artworks

Film and audio

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Mike Nelson: The Coral Reef

Hidden behind an unassuming door in a corner of Tate Britain, Mike Nelson's Coral Reef installation invites visitors to ...

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Meet the Artist: Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson, Turner Prize nominee

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Mike Nelson: Turner Prize 2007

Mike Nelson, Turner Prize nominee

Features

Art Term

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a ...

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Tate Debate: Is viewing art a social experience?

This week we're interested in how we best experience artworks, specifically in the gallery setting.

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Mike Nelson in conversation

To coincide with Mike Nelson representing Britain at the 54th Venice Biennale of Art, Tate curator Clarrie Wallis talks to ...

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The scene is set Tate Britain New Displays I

Several displays this summer explore ways in which ideas surrounding performance have come to occupy a defining place in art ...

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