ABOUT

Nina Kurtela (born 1981 in Zagreb, Croatia) is a visual artist and dance maker who works with choreographic and site specific practices. She studied “Dance, Context, Choreography” at the HZT, Universität der Künste Berlin. And has an diploma in visual arts (BFA & MFA) from The Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She creates works across wide range of forms; namely video, installation, performance, choreography and dance. Her work is presented internationally in a variety of contexts – in museums and galleries, theater and dance festivals, and in public space. To name a few: Tanz Im August, Berlin / Transmediale, Berlin / Survival Kit, Riga / X-border Art Biennial / MSU Zagreb / HKW Berlin / HDLU Zagreb / MUMOK Vienna / MUU Helsinki / 104 Paris / MMOMA Moscow / Essl Museum Vienna / Ars Aevi Sarajevo / Glyptotheque HAZU Zagreb / National Museum of Kosovo Prishtina Kosovo / Museum of Contemporary Art Sofia / Gallery of Contemporary Art Pančevo, Serbia. She took part in Artist in Residency programs: Cite internationale des arts, Paris / THAV, Taipei / HIAP, Helsinki / GeoAIR, Tbilisi / CEC ArtsLink, Portland, Oregon / KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna / DanceWEB Europe, ImpulsTanz festival, Vienna. And received following awards for her work: Japanese Media Arts New Face Award, Tokyo / X-border Art Biennial Award, Sweden / Henkel Art Award CEE, Vienna / Essl Art Award CEE, Vienna. Kurtela worked as a dancer with Isabel Schad, Jasna Layes Vinovrški, Boris Charmatz, Yves Noel Genod, Isabel Lewis, Marjana Krajač. After 10 years in Berlin, she currently lives in Zagreb.

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