Nathalie Djurberg was born in 1978 and is a Swedish artist who studied at Hovedskous School of Painting in Gothenburg, and at Malmö Art Academy. She makes video art with clay animation featuring plasticine puppets. The style of the videos is reminiscent of the films presented on children’s television shows in the 1970s and 80s, but the content is often dark and laced with black humor. The figures are often exposed to violence and sexual abuse, but recover quickly and strike back at their perpetrators. Djurberg uses physical violence to reflect psychological violence.
This month will see the fourth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.