I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I MEET AND WORK ON THE STOLEN LAND OF THE WURUNDJERI PEOPLE OF THE KULIN NATIONS AND THAT SOVEREIGNTY WAS NEVER CEDED. I PAY RESPECT TO ELDERS PAST, PRESENT AND EMERGING.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I, ALONG WITH MY ANCESTORS AND CULTURE, CONTRIBUTED AND CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF FIRST PEOPLES LAND, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE.
ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY ANCESTORS, I OFFER MY HEARTFELT APOLOGY.
I VOW TO ALWAYS RESPECT THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF ALL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, AND UNDER THEIR GUIDANCE, CREATE A THRIVING FUTURE FOR THEIR CULTURE AND PEOPLES.
Nina (b. 1982) is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist working predominantly with video, performance and photography. With a strong research lead practice, Nina’s current work explores experiences using and sharing language and it’s repercussions on a sense of self, drawing on her experiences of living in Norway and learning Norwegian. The videos speak to a wide audience, relevant to current global issues while giving a voice to the personal in this broader experience. More recently Nina’s practice has expanded to include cofounding the Artists Committee.
In 2013 Nina received a Master of Fine Art (Research) with first class honours from Monash University in Melbourne, supervised by Peta Clancy. Nina’s thesis received the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Master’s Thesis Excellence Award. Previous to this Nina obtained a BA (Fine Art Photography) Honours in 2006 and a BA (Media Arts) in 2004 from RMIT University.
Nina has lectured sessionally in photography, art theory, conceptual development and professional practice at various universities including Photography Studies College and RMIT University (School of Media and Communication) in Melbourne.
Since 2014 Nina has worked with a group of Melbourne based artists in a collective called Art/mums. Together they explore the experiences of artists who are also parents.
Previously Nina worked as a photographer, photography assistant, studio manager, stylist and stylist assistant in studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Bergen (Norway). With experience in fashion, portraiture and interiors, Nina worked extensively in food and lifestyle, including clients such as Vogue living (Australia and Denmark), Murdoch books, Costume magazine (Denmark), Elle Decoration magazine (Denmark), Marie Claire (Australia), Target (Australia), The Bergen Times (Norwegian newspaper), Agent K (Norway) and Vital (Norway).
Please contact Nina if you would like to read a soft copy of her masters thesis.