Nel, Kobie

Installation, sculpture and photography

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lør 21.sept 2024, kl 12-17 --

My artistry mutated from photography, in which my installations always express the same interest in the components of light and colour. I use light as a building material, I create objects and installations working with materials considering their potential to refract and contain volumes of light. Through choice of material, at times I evoke mythology or folkloric literature. Channeling the spirit of creation and the dynamics of experience.

USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12, 409
5011 Bergen



Kobie Nel (b. 1984, Bloemfontein, South Africa) is an installation artist based in Bergen. She holds an MA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2016) and a BA in photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia (2011). Recent exhibitions Galleri Hvelvet, Parabol– Kunsthall 3,14 (2024), Høstutstillingen, NADA Miami (2023), Norsk Billedhoggerforening, VOLT, Vestlandsutstillingen (2022), Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, Gyldenpris Kunsthall (2021), Parabol – Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen (2020), Gyldenpris Kunsthall, Bergen (2020), Bergen Kjøtt (2018), Tag Team Studio, Bergen (2017), Galleri FELT, Bergen (2017) and Bergen Kunsthall (2016). Internationally, she has participated in exhibitions at places such as I: Project Space, Beijing (2017), Hong Kun Museum for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017), Colour Factory, Australia (2013) and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2011). In 2017 her artist book Black Lake Monologue was published by CODA Press, Bergen.