Nina Katchadourian was born in Stanford, California and grew up spending every summer on a small island in the Finnish archipelago. Her work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video and sound. She is represented by Sara Meltzer gallery in New York and Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space and SculptureCenter. In January 2006 the Turku Art Museum in Turku, Finland featured a solo show of works made in Finland, and in June 2006 the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs exhibited a 10-year survey of her work and published an accompanying monograph entitled "All Forms of Attraction."
In 2002, Katchadourian was a grant recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and in 2001 she was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. She has had recent solo exhibitions at ArtPace, Catharine Clark Gallery, and ACC Galerie, Weimar (Germany). Her project Natural Car Alarms with the Sculpture Center was on view throughout 2002 in New York City. She has recently exhibited at the New Langton Center for the Arts, the Arcadia Art Gallery, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Arnolfini (UK), the Akron Art Museum, Sara Meltzer Gallery, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, the Susquehanna Art Museum, the Tang Museum, and the Serpentine Gallery (UK).