Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2015, Nicole Wermers is fascinated by consumer culture and the psychology of public
spaces. Executed in 2011, the Buhuu Suite is a series of photographs depicting sculptures on display in the Rococo chambers of the Musée Rodin in Paris. By capturing these objects from the perspective of a gallery visitor, Wermers invites the viewer to reconsider the rituals of display that are so deeply ingrained in museum culture. Each work is framed by a handmade stainless steel clip, initiating a dialogue between the historical busts and her own sculptural work. Born in Germany in 1971, Wermers has exhibited at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, and the Secession in Vienna. In 2013, she conceived a site-specific commission work for the redesigned cafe and members’ room at Tate Britain, London.