Mike Nelson

born 1967

Mike Nelson, ‘The Coral Reef’ 2000
The Coral Reef 2000
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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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Venice Biennale 2011: Mike Nelson at the British Pavilion

Art critic Ben Lewis met Mike Nelson and asked him about his installation in Venice


Mike Nelson: The Coral Reef

An installation that invites visitors to explore a parallel world


Mike Nelson: Turner prize 2007

Labyrinthine installations, made of interconnecting corridors and chambers, are intentionally disorientating


Meet the Artist: Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson, Turner Prize nominee


Mike Nelson: Turner Prize 2007

Mike Nelson, Turner Prize nominee


Art Term

Installation art

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