Nadja Bournonville

When what we trust fails

Lot Closed

December 14, 09:45 PM GMT


1,500 - 3,500 USD

Lot Details


Nadja Bournonville


When what we trust fails

Executed in 2007; edition 4/5

analogue C-print

Framed; 17 ⅜ by 17 ⅜ by 1 ½ in. (44.1 by 44.1 by 3.8 cm.)

Collection of Sandra and Jack Guthman, Chicago

Nadja Bournonville examines how accidental choices and decisive moments change the way life is experienced and understood, both as they are witnessed and as lingering traces throughout generations. Drawing on both her own background as well as literature, Bournonville examines and confronts the stories—real or imagined—that are closest to her life. Through photography, she produces residual images from this source material as a means of relating to and internalizing the world and resolving these incomplete narratives.

Recent solo exhibitions of Bournonville’s work include those at Galleri Flach, Stockholm; Jochen Hempel, Berlin; and Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Pierogi, New York; the Josephinum Museum, Vienna; and the Goethe Institute, Washington, D.C.

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