Navid Nuur

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In his works, Navid Nuur reveals unexpected truths, transformations and shifts, often by repositioning given functions and meanings. ”Many of my pieces begin with an object or an idea that irritates me”, says Nuur, who always creates experiences and situations of playful and poetic strength. To describe his works, he created the term “interimodules”, which emphasizes their temporary and correlated nature and avoids a classical categorization in installation, sculpture, painting or photography.

“Navid Nuur doesn't like to see his 'Interimodules' as completed objects, whose task consists exclusively in being presented in an exhibition room, but as components of a larger whole, as modules surrounded by mystery and which arise from a collaboration between different artistic processes on the one hand and an interaction with themselves, with time, with the place, and with the room on the other: may be also a little like 'installation' in the traditional art sense, but in Nuur's implementation multiply ambiguous, more communicative and more alive. In the choice and use of his materials, Dadaist in its sometimes ironic, dauntless realization, owing much to the Fluxus tradition in the playfully easy way the principles of reality are visualised, and of course via the various manifestations of performance art, Navid Nuur demonstrates an artistic position that redefines genuineness and liveliness in art.”

Andrea Linnenkohl, How to be real in Navid Nuur: The Value of Void, Onomatopee, 2010

Image: Recaptured from the collective, 2013, one thought, time, ink, post-its, traced styrofoam plates, glue, sculpture: 186 x 68 x 68 cm, framed post-its: 80 x 60 cm

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected Institutional Exhibitions



la mia ceramica - Galerie Max Hetzler

la mia ceramica

Lynda Benglis, Ida Ekblad, Lucio Fontana, Günther Förg, Liz Larner, Fausto Melotti, Navid Nuur, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, David Salle, Josh Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, Edmund de Waal, Rebecca Warren

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2016
With an introduction by Edmund de Waal

€ 35,-

MINING MEMORY - Galerie Max Hetzler


Navid Nuur

Booklet with a fictional interview between Navid Nuur and a rock

€ 3,-

MINING MEMORY - Galerie Max Hetzler


Navid Nuur

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris
Galeria Plan B, Berlin, Cluj
Text by Navid Nuur

€ 40,-

HALFTONE - Galerie Max Hetzler


Darren Almond, Tauba Auerbach, Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke, Jeff Elrod, John Houck, Navid Nuur, Albert Oehlen, Michael Raedecker, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris 2014
Text by Pierre-Nicolas Bounakoff

€ 15,-

Selected Press