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Nils Bech
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Nils Bech

Nils Bech (b. 1981, Norway) lives and works in Oslo. Bech is a singer and a performance artist who explores the tensions between art, contemporary music and pop music by working with voice, music, movement, and text. He has had concerts and performances in galleries all over the world since his debut album Look Back appeared in 2010. His second album Look Inside was released in 2012 in Norway and in 2013 in the rest of Europe and the United States. Bech has performed at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2013); Sculpture Center (2013) and The New Museum (2011), New York City; The Institute of Contemporary Art (2013) and Frieze Foundation (2010), London; Performa 09 and 11, New York City (2009 and 2011); and Kunstverein Munich (2010); amongst others. In Norway he has performed at the Øya Festival (2009 and 2013), Kunstnernes Hus (2012), The Norwegian Opera House (2012), Kunsthall Oslo (2011 and 2012), Office for Contemporary Art Norway (2010), and Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (2008), Oslo; and at the Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden (2012). In the autumn of 2013 he is presenting a commissioned piece for the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and a performance for the exhibition Riotous Baroque at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.