Nathan Coley born 1967, Scotland is a contemporary British installation artist, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007. His work investigates the social aspects of our built environment, working across a diverse range of media including public and gallery-based sculpture, photography, drawing, and video. Interested in public space, the artist explores how architecture comes to be invested - and reinvested - with meaning, and how through the competing practices of place these claims and significations come into conflict.
Coley graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1989 with a BA in Fine Art. He has enjoyed solo exhibitions at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2004), the Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon (2001) and the Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster (2000). His work was included in 'Days Like These', a group exhibition at Tate Britain (2003), and in the 'British Art Show 6' at BALTIC (2005). Coley's work is represented in many European collections.
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