Nina E. Schönefeld

Nina E. Schönefeld work is interdisciplinary and multimedia: it includes installation, concept art, light, video, and sculpture. In her films, she shows future scenarios that are closely linked to the current political and social developments. In her films, the artist creates worlds in which humans are demanded to fight not only for basic democratic rights, but even for bare survival. Playing with stereotypical gender portrayals, she places young female heroins at the center of her narrations. Schönefeld is also interested in exploring the relationship between art and the current digital technocracy. Her peculiar aesthetics, reminiscent of blockbuster series, film classics, computer game tutorials as well as high-end streetwear, has the power to evoke disturbingly familiar scenarios.

Nina Schönefeld (*1974 in Berlin, Germany) studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Royal College of Art in London. She works in Berlin. Her works have been presented internationally in solo and group exhibitions: in solo exhibitions, among others, at the Galerie La Pierre Large, Strasbourg (2019); Galerie Fata Morgana, Berlin (2016); Espace Surplus Gallery, Berlin (2012); in group exhibitions at IFP Made in NY Media Center, New York (2019); Baumhaus, Luxembourg (2019); Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice (2019); Momentum Worldwide, Berlin (2019); Federation Square, Melbourne (2019); Aram Art Museum Goyang, South Korea, (2019); Philipp Haverkampf Gallery, Berlin (2019); Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice (2018); Goethe Institute, Beijing (2018); Museum Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2018); Manifesta, Zurich (2017); ART FAIR, Vienna (2016); Galerie Schaufenster, Zurich (2016), Manifesta/Manifestina, Zurich (2016); Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart (2016); CoGalleries, Berlin (2016); Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice (2015); Kreuzberg-Pavillon, Berlin (2013); Chelsea Town Hall, London (2012).