Nina Saunders

Nina Saunders is a Danish artist who currently lives and works in London. Born in 1958, Saunders graduated from Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design in 1991. Her sculptures are created from a range of media, including textiles and taxidermy, and have a dual quality of being humourous and contemplative at the same time. Saunders is best known for her sculptural transformations of furniture and textiles with an anthropomorphic quality. A self-taught upholsterer, she unleashes her creativity and quirky ideas in her labour intensive sculptures. As well as having received several public commissions, her works have been widely exhibited in the UK and her home country of Denmark as well as other parts of Europe and can be found in the public collections of many international institutions including the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden; Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark; and Coleccion Berge, Madrid.  Saunders was chosen to represent Denmark and the Nordic region in the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.