INTRODUCTION

Many of Nina Ansari‘s works are based on her own bio­graph­i­cal back­ground. Born in 1981 in Tehran, as a four-year-old she expe­ri­enced the war between Iran and Iraq, and final­ly the migra­tion to Ger­many. She stud­ied with hon­or at the Acad­e­my of Art and Design in Offen­bach am Main, Ger­many. In 2007 she received the Eras­mus Grant for Fac­ul­ty of Fine Arts Barcelona.Nina Ansari’s artis­tic activ­i­ties are char­ac­ter­ized by a thema­ti­za­tion of topoi like iden­ti­ty or remem­brance – there­by cor­re­spond­ing to very dif­fer­ent kinds of artis­tic expres­sion and media. In her draw­ings, pho­tographs, paint­ings and instal­la­tions, she explores the fragili­ty of iden­ti­ty and mem­o­ry as well as the con­struc­tions of real­i­ty alle­ga­tions and closed real­i­ties. Her exper­i­men­tal prac­tice can be seen as both a mate­r­i­al test­ing ground and con­cep­tu­al lab­o­ra­to­ry that inves­ti­gates diverse per­son­al, social and polit­i­cal themes. Nina Ansari opens up an asso­cia­tive space to the view­er, that allows every­one to see some­thing dif­fer­ent in the respec­tive scenes, and with a lit­tle patience, the view­er can immerse in the depth of the images. Nina Ansari received sev­er­al shol­ar­ships like DAAD Fac­ul­ty of Fine Arts Barcelona 2007/08, A Word of Art Africa 2011, Art, sci­ence and tech­nolo­gie cen­ter CAMAC (work­ing schol­ar­ship pro­vid­ed by the French gov­ern­ment) 2016 and has pre­sent­ed her works in solo shows and group exhi­bi­tions, like as the Muse­um Arse­nals of Con­tem­po­rary Art of Riga, Kun­stvere­in Fam­i­lie Mon­tez, 21er Haus Muse­um für zeit­genös­sis­che Kun­st, Nation­al Gallery of Mace­do­nia, UGM Mari­bor Art Muse­um and Haus der Kul­turen der Welt.

 

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