Karina Nimmerfall
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Karina Nimmerfall is a visual artist whose projects address our multi-layered contemporary environment: architecture and its physical form, systems of representation found within mediated imagery and the archive, as well as the imaginary space of cultural, ideological and political ideas. Departing from theories that assume these spaces overlap and create one’s experience, her work investigates different constructions of reality, temporality and history, by interweaving both sculptural installation and language with various forms of photographic, computer-generated or moving imagery.

Karina Nimmerfall studied Visual Arts at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg and Art History at the University of Vienna. She was Artist-in-Residence at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg (2012) and Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Graduate Studies Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (2010-11). She is a recipient of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach-Foundation Contemporary German Photography Grant (2018), and was awarded several fellowships, such as at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2007) and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles (2002). She has exhibited internationally including at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2019); Camera Austria, Graz (2018); MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2016); Kunsthaus Graz (2012); Kunsthalle Mainz; Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles (2011); BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna; Kasseler Kunstverein (2009); Göteborgs Konsthall; AR/GE Kunst, Bolzano (2008) and Landesgalerie (now Francisco Carolinum), Linz (2007). Her work was also included in the Bucharest Biennale 3 (2008) and the 8th Havana Bienale (2003) as well as two editions of Curated by_Vienna (2009 and 2010).

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