Hear the artist discuss his work and our current Hayward Gallery exhibition, Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons, with the gallery’s Director, Ralph Rugoff.
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall
Mike Nelson creates psychologically charged and atmospheric installations that take viewers on enthralling journeys into fictional worlds that eerily echo our own.
‘My intent has always been to make immersive works that operate on multiple levels,’ says Nelson. ‘They should have a narrative, a spatial aspect, but also a psychological effect on the senses: you’re seeing and feeling one thing whilst your brain is trying to override this and tell you something else.’
Nelson was born in 1967 and lives and works in London. He represented Great Britain at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and has shown in leading galleries around the world. He has also been featured in numerous international exhibitions, including the 13th Biennale of Sydney, the 8th Istanbul Biennial and the 13th Lyon Biennale.