Nathalie Djurberg (b. 1978)
Denn es ist Schön zu Leben [Because It Is Wonderful To Live] (2006)
Djurberg is best known for producing claymation short films that are faux-naïve, but graphically violent and erotic. Their main characters, as described by The New York Times, "are girls or young women engaged in various kinds of vileness: from mild deception, friendly torture and oddly benign bestiality to murder and mayhem." The films are accompanied by music by Hans Berg.
Djurberg's works have been shown at Performa 2007, at Tate Britain (2007), at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York (2006) and at the Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art (2006). They were also featured at solo shows at the Kunsthalle Wien (2007) and at Färgfabriken in Stockholm (2006). In 2008, she exhibited both installations and films at the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Djurberg's 2012 installation The Project was conceived through her solo exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the New Museum, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.