Nils works across the disciplines of public art, architecture and urban planning. His projects challenge notions of the function of public art and the efficacy of mainstream urban planning and large-scale regeneration. Informed by local politics and ideas on alternative economic, ecological systems and play, Nils' work merges utopian alternatives with current urban design to create a humorous critique of the discrete histories and functions of public art and urban planning. He exhibits and generates projects and collaborations in museums and galleries internationally.
He has worked on major public art projects, including pedestrian bridges, playgrounds, urban farms and a new art library for the Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Art. He has participated in various international biennials and developed commissions for SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY; London Underground, UK; Tate Modern, UK; Loughborough University, UK; Creative Time, NYC and the Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
Nils has written and contributed to a number of publications and is a Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.