NINA BACKMAN

Curriculum vitae

NINA BACKMAN

  • 1971 born in Helsinki, Finland / Lives and works in Berlin

FORMATION

  • 2000 The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts BA ( hons) Performance design 2000, Liverpool, UK
  • 1990 Rudolf Steiner School, Helsinki, Finland

GRANTS / RESIDENCES

  • 2017 Kulturkontakt Nord, Travel grant, Helsinki Finland
  • 2015 Ministry of Education and Culture, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2015 Nordic Culture Fund, Silence Project, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Nordic Culture Fund, Silence Project, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 Hiap - Helsinki International Residency Programme
  • 2013 Kulturkontakt Nord, for Silence Project, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 Frame, Residency in Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 Avek, Grand for script development, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2003 Art Council of UK, grand for project development, London, UK
  • 2002 North West Vision, grand for project development Liverpool, UK
  • 2000 PH Holt Trust, grand for project development, Liverpool, UK

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 Aino, Malmö Museer, Sweden
  • 2011 Living Room, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 Artificial Paradise, Hasan & Partners, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2010 Help me, I’m God, Pirkko – Liisa Topelius Gallery, Helsinki Finland
  • 2008 Geneticdrift, Pirkko – Liisa Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 Malmö Photo Biennal, Sweden
  • 2016 Silent Space - Intensified Integrities, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 Silent Space - Intensified Integrities, Gallen - Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland
  • 2014 Silent Space – Intensified Integrities, Gallery F 15, Punkt Ø, Moss, Norway
  • 2014 Silent Space - Intensified Integrities, together with : Meinblau Projekt Raum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 Silence Project, Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013 Aino, Silence Protest , Time is Love 6, Foundation, 3,14, Bergen, Norway
  • 2013 Aino, Metronatural, Time is Love 6, Kulter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013 Ain, Metronatural, Time is Love 6, International Video Programme , Mori Stein gallery, London UK
  • 2013 Ein klein bisschen böse? Daniel Tanner Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 Time is Love 5”, International Video Programme ,Gallery Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK
  • 2012 Groupshow , Daniel Tanner Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 Aino Metronatural, Time is Love 5, International Video Programme, Box Space, Milan, Italy
  • 2012 Aino Metronatural, Time is Love 5, International Video Programme, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 Aino Metronatural, Time is Love 5, International Video Programme Garage 4141 Gallery,San Diego, USA
  • 2012 Aino Metronatural, Time is Love 5, International Video Programme The Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cypros
  • 2012 Aino Metronatural, Time is Love 5, International Video Programme Galerie Octobre, Paris, France
  • 2012 Aino Metronatural, Zet Foundation, Time is Love 5, International Video Programme Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012 City Art Gallery, Time is Love 5, International Video Programme Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • 2011 Art Fair21 Köln, with Berlin Art Project, Germany
  • 2008 Art Helsinki, with Pirkko – Liisa Topelius Gallery Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 Light, Camera, Relation , Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 Unfiltered Stories, Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 Bürgerstolz und Weltfrieden, Gallery Loyal, Kassel, Germany
  • 2006 Troz Allem – Zusammen, Finnish Embassy in Berlin, Germany

PERFROMANES & PUBLIC EVENTS

  • 2016 Silence Meal, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 Silence Meal, Finnish Embassy in Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 Silence Meal, Gallen - Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland
  • 2015 Silence Meal , Zagreus Projekt, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Silence Meal , Gallery F 15, Moss, Norway
  • 2014 Silence Meal, The Gallery, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2014 Silence Meal , Aedes& ANBC – The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Silence Meal , Meinblau Projecktraum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 Silence Meal, Gallery Augusta, Suomeninna, Helsinki, Finland

CURATORIAL WORK

  • 2016 Silent Space - Intensified Integrities, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 Silent Space - Intensified Integrities, Gallen - Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland
  • 2014 Silent Space – Intensified Integrities”, Punkt Ø Gallery F15, Moss, Norway, opening 27.9.2014
  • 2014 Silent Space - Intensified Integrities”, Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 Silence Project, Gallery Augusta, Hiap - Helsinki International Artist Programme, Helsinki, Finland

LECTURES & TALKS

  • 2016 Silence as Everyman´s Right?, Introduction for the Silence Project, Goethe Institut & Gallen - Kallelan Museo
  • 2014 Silence as Everyman´s Right?, Introduction for the Silence Project, Aedes & ANBC Metropolitan laboratory, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Silence Project, ARTwert, Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 Livingroom, Artist Talk, Berlin Art Project, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED ARTICLES , PUBLICATIONS, RADIO, TV

  • 2016 Cenarías en completo silencio con extraños?, El Mundo, Spain
  • 2016 Silence Meal, un restaurante Silencioso, A Republica, Spain
  • 2016 Quiet at the table, Blue Wings, text by Silja Kudel
  • 2016 Syö mykkänä, Image, text by Valtteri Väkevä
  • 2016 Gallen-Kallelan ateljeessa pääsin taideteokseen syömään suu kiinni, Helsingin Sanomat, text by Suvi Ahola
  • 2016 Silence Meal sopii suomalaisille tuppisuille, MTV3, Finland
  • 2016 Hiljainen ateria -teos peilaa suhdettamme hiljaisuuteen, Radio Helsinki
  • 2015 Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Stille, Die Presse
  • 2014 Åtråvärd och svårbemästrad tystnad, Synnöve Rabb, Hbl, Finland
  • 2014 Lyden av Stillhet, Mona Pahle Bjerke, nrk - radio, Norway
  • 2014 Die Entdeckungen der Woche by Kultur 2.1, DW – Deutsche Welle
  • 2014 Nina Backman sucht nach der Stille, Berliner Morgenpost
  • 2014 Sound & The Society, Deutschlandradio Kultur, by Holger Schülze
  • 2014 Wie klingt Stille?, WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  • 2014 Don’t break the silence!” , GB - Times, written by Zhanna Koiviola
  • 2014 Die unerhörte Beredsamkeit der Stille , Art in Berlin, by Verena Straub
  • 2014 Diese Stille im nördlichen Raum , Berliner Zeitung, by Ingeborg Ruthe
  • 2014 Enjoy the Silence, Monopol – Magazine für Kunst und Leben, by Daniel Völzke
  • 2013 Stille Macht, Monopol – Magazine für Kunst und Leben, by Elke Buhr
  • 2012 Chance Encounter 10, by Annabello Boko, Operatoranna blogspot
  • 2012 New Link Magazine, Time is Love, written by Giuseppe Carrubba
  • 2011 Chasing identities - by Professor Mika Hannula
  • 2010 An Epiphany on Berlin side street - by Hannu Castren
  • 2007 Kassel´s artist led community in gentel revolt"Journal of Contemporary Art, Kassel´s artist led community , written by Matt Price

COLLABORATIONS / COMMISSIONS (selection)

  • 2010 Passing It On, art teacher, Lectures and workshops on art and history of art,
    Nelson Mandela International School, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 Sommerfest for the German President, concept design, Creation of an art pathway at
    the Bellevue Palace, in collaboration with Christopher Schaper, CB.e. Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 Berliner Volksbank, concept and production, Slide installation at Admiralspalast,
    CB.e. Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 Anterior Insight, freelance correspondent, Collector of art and design - trends from Berlin,
    Advisory board member for global freelancers network
  • 2004 Creating Playgrounds, director, Comparative survey and related publication about playground
    visions and the relationship between art and play in Berlin, Helsinki, Liverpool. Sponsored by
    the Scarman trust. The project won a Millennium award 2004.
  • 2003 James Bond / Die another day, art department, Directed by Lee Tamahori,
    Pinewood studios, London, UK
  • 2003 Pure, production design, Multimedia dance performance, directed by Cathrin Bigler,
    Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, UK
  • 2002 Dessert Lullaby, production design, Theatre play, directed by Ann Bates, Unity Theatre,
    Liverpool, UK
  • 2000 Kidman Kids - Camilla Davila, co - design, Animated music video, Berlin, Germany