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Navid Nuur


Wheelie bins, water coolers, emergency blankets, agricultural enclosures, old slide projectors, snippets of motivational speeches, and found footage of Dundonian skateboarders will be used by Navid Nuur in his exhibition RENDERENDER at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Known for his magical mixed media installations, Navid Nuur will transform DCA galleries with an inventive and playful array of new and existing work in his largest UK exhibition to date in a public gallery.

RENDERENDER will include key art works such as When doubt turns into destiny (1993 - 2011), a cat and mouse surveillance video in which the artist attempts to evade the security lights installed in BerlinÂ’s alleyways and courtyards; City Soil (2009 - 2014) a 1,100 litre street bin filled with the ashes of the rubbish resulting from the creation of the exhibition; and a wall painting showing the weather system during the installation made with the ash from the contents of 2,500 boxes of Ship Matches.

Born in Tehran, Navid Nuur lives and works in the Hague. He studied at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Plymouth University. Nuur has shown internationally with exhibitions at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle, St. Gallen; and Parasol Unit, London.