Nathaniel Mellors (born 1974 in Doncaster, United Kingdom) studied at the University of Oxford's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, and the Royal College of Art in London. In 2007-2008 he was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Cobra Museum Amstelveen's Cobra Art Prize. In 2014 Mellors was awarded the UK Contemporary Art Society Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include: “Prequel Dump,” The Box, Los Angeles (2016); “HAMMER” Museum, Los Angeles (2014); “Ourhouse E.3 feat. BAD COPY,” Matt's Gallery, London & Salle de Bains, Lyon 2012; “Ourhouse,” ICA, London (2011); “The Nest,” Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (2011); and “Ourhouse,” De Hallen Haarlem (2010).
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This manual accompanies the installation The Aalto Natives realised for the Finnish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale by artists Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen. It reveals the full story of Geb and Atum, two terraforming mythical creatures who are floating through space in a vessel shaped not unlike the structure of the Aalto Pavilion.