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

  • 2021 Frame Contemporary Art Finland
  • 2021 The Nordic Culture Fund, Denmark
  • 2021 Arts Promotion Centre Taike, Finland
  • 2019 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finland
  • 2018 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finland
  • 2018 The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation, Finland
  • 2018 Norwegian Embassy, Finland
  • 2018 The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute, Norway
  • 2018 The Nordic Culture Fund, Denmark
  • 2017 Nordic Culture Point, Finland
  • 2015 The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
  • 2015 The Nordic Culture Fund, Denmark
  • 2014 The Nordic Culture Fund, Denmark
  • 2013 HIAP, Helsinki International Residency Programme, Finland
  • 2013 Nordic Culture Point, Denmark
  • 2011 Art Fair21 Köln, Berlin Art Project, Germany
  • 2008 Art Helsinki, Pirkko-Liisa Topelius Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 Frame Contemporary Art Finland
  • 2008 AVEK, Finland
  • 2003 Art Council of UK
  • 2002 North West Vision,UK
  • 2000 PH Holt Trust, UK

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 Aino, Malmö Museer, Malmö, 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

  • 2021 Aino Portrait, Nouvelle Vague Artspaces, Marbella, Spain
  • 2019 Aino, Gallery Pirkko - Liisa Topelius, Helsinki Finland
  • 2019 An Esoteric Voyage Through Ecstasy, Redd Gallery, Chania, Crete
  • 2017 Silent Space, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 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, 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, Time is Love 6, Kulter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013 Aino, Metronatural, Time is Love 6, Mori Stein Gallery, London, UK
  • 2013 Ein klein bisschen böse? Daniel Tanner Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 Time is Love 5, Gallery Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK
  • 2012 Aino, Daniel Tanner Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 Aino, Box Space, Milan, Italy
  • 2012 Aino, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 Aino, Garage 4141 Gallery, San Diego, USA
  • 2012 Aino, Time is Love 5, The Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • 2012 Aino, Time is Love 5, Galerie Octobre, Paris, France
  • 2012 Aino, Zet Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012 Aino, City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • 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

SELECTION OF COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

  • 2021 The City of Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland
  • 2021 Porvoo Art Factory, Finland
  • 2019 The Market Court, Finland.
  • 2017 Kalevalaisten Naisten Säätiö, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2015 Ingrid Roosen-Trinks Collection, Germany

PERFORMANES & PUBLIC EVENTS

  • 2021 Silence Meal, Villa Benni in collaboration with Public Space Museum, Bologna, Italy.
  • 2020 Silence Meal, In a Forest of Letters in collaboration with Holger Schulze & CLB - Berlin.
  • 2019 Silence Meal, TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland
  • 2019 Silence Meal, Soho House, Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 Silence Meal, Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway
  • 2018 Silence Meal, Berliner Festspiele & Jazzfest, Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 Silence Meal, Flagey, Brussel, Belgium
  • 2017 Silence Meal, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2016 Silence Meal, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 Silence Meal, Finnish Embassy, 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, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland

CURATORIAL & PROJECT WORK

  • 2021 Minifores & Minimetsä, Porvoo Art Factory, Porvoo, Finland
  • 2021 A Million Trees to Finland, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland
  • 2020 A Million Trees to Finland, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2020 A Million Trees to Finland, Art and Museum Centre Sinkka, Finland
  • 2020 A Million Trees to Finland, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
  • 2020 A Million Trees to Finland, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland
  • 2019 A Million Trees to Finland, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland
  • 2017 Silent Space, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2016 Silent Space-Intensified Integrities, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 Silent Space-Intensified Integrities, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Finland
  • 2014 Silent Space-Intensified Integrities, Punkt Ø Gallery F15, Moss, Norway,
  • 2014 Silent Space-Intensified Integrities, Meinblau, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 Silence Project, Gallery Augusta, Hiap-Helsinki International Artist Programme, Helsinki, Finland

LECTURES & TALKS

  • 2021 Silence Project, Museo Spazio Publico-Public Space Museum, Italy
  • 2021 Stille als Jedersmanns, Emergenz-Konferenz, Berlin, Germany
  • 2019 Silence as Everyman's Right? Design Plus, Szczecin, Poland
  • 2018 Silence as Everyman´s Right? Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway
  • 2016 Silence as Everyman´s Right? Goethe-Institut, Finland
  • 2014 Silence as Everyman´s Right? Architekturforum Aedes | ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Germany
  • 2014 Silence Project, ARTwert, Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 Livingroom, Artist Talk, Berlin Art Project, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS, RADIO, TV

  • 2021 Silence Project, Artribune, Italy
  • 2021 Nina Backman in Resizenza al Museo Spazio Pubblico, Gagarin-Magazine
  • 2019 Listening to the music of the winds and rolling billows, The Silent Issue, Youthies, Milan, Italy, by Gianfranco Petriglieri
  • 2019 Elokuussa maailman metsät syttyivät palamaan, ja silloin miljoonan puun nainen Nina Backman päätti toimia, Moremedia, by Aniina Nikander
  • 2019 Nina Backmanin taide­projekti alkoi yhtäkkiä paisua, Helsingin Sanomat, by Saga Sinisalo
  • 2019 Puiden Istuttaminen on taidetta, Kauppalehti, by Laura Lähdevuori
  • 2018 Silence Meal, Downbeat, New York, USA, by Michelle Mercer
  • 2018 Outer Silence-Human Arenas, Inner Dialogue by Günter Mey, Germany
  • 2018 Eat your words, Oryz-Magazine, Qatar
  • 2017 Den tysta måltiden, Nutida Musik, Sweden, by Susanne Skog
  • 2017 Silence Meal, Mbl, Icelan, by Ásdís Ásgeirsdóttir
  • 2017 Silence Meal, Pögul máltíð | Spennandi matarviðburður,Iceland, by Ólafur Sveinn Guðmundsson
  • 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, by Silja Kudel
  • 2016 Syö mykkänä, Image, Finland, by Valtteri Väkevä
  • 2016 Gallen-Kallelan ateljeessa pääsin taideteokseen syömään suu kiinni, Helsingin Sanomat, by Suvi Ahola
  • 2016 Silence Meal sopii suomalaisille tuppisuille, MTV3, Finland
  • 2016 Hiljainen ateria, teos peilaa suhdettamme hiljaisuuteen, Radio Helsinki, Finland
  • 2015 Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Stille, Die Presse, Germany
  • 2014 Åtråvärd och svårbemästrad tystnad, Hbl, Finland, by Synnöve Rabb
  • 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, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Sound & The Society, Deutschlandradio Kultur, by Holger Schülze
  • 2014 Wie klingt Stille? WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Germany
  • 2014 Don’t break the silence! GB - Times, 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, London, UK
  • 2012 New Link Magazine, Time is Love, 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 gentle revolt, Journal of Contemporary Art, Kassell, Germany, by Matt Price

COLLABORATIONS / COMMISSIONS (selection)

  • 2007 Future Laboratory, 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
  • 2000 Millions / Danny Boyle, Costume department
  • 2000 Revenge is tragedy / Alex Cox, Costume department
  • 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