Nadine Gandy was born in France. Educated in Art History, she completed her master's dissertation on The Aesthetics in Thomas Mann's work.
In 1992, her interest in "New Europe" and its rebirth after the fall of the Berlin wall inspired her to open in Prague the first private space after communism. She regularly organized exhibitions and publications with artists including Nan Goldin, Lawrence Wiener, Joseph Grigely, Douglas Gordon, Matali Crasset, Jochen Gerz, Jonas Mekas and Wim Delvoye and others, who exhibited for the first time in this territory. Among many others, the Czech Vaclav Stratil and Jiri David joined her gallery.
In 2005, Gandy moved to Bratislava, Slovakia, in order to further develop her relationship with artists working in the countries of the former Soviet Union, including Danica Dakic, Zbynek Baladran, Roza El-Hassan, Orshi Drozdik, Jana Želibská, Pavlina Fichta Cierna, Babi Badalov, and others.
Through her gallery and the artists that she exhibits, Nadine Gandy interrogates several themes including the body, identity, insecurity, self determination, migration and transformation. Additionally, she alludes to problems arising from intercultural and intercommunity. By choosing to open her gallery in Bratislava she has opened the door to new experiences. Gandy gallery is a zone where definitions continue to evolve, and a dynamic zone is fostered where intellectualism and spirituality ensure the plurality of the gallery. The gallery fosters ongoing research, discoveries, experimentations and carefully constructed relationships in a tireless and passionate manner.
Today the Gandy gallery has 25 years of presence and experience in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to its gallery activities, Gandy gallery is presently developing several projects in conjunction with governmental organizations and private companies, to organize and produce exhibitions and events that promote the artists of the region, as well institutional and private collections.
In 2012, the French government bestowed Nadine with the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.