Nina Ekman

Nina Ekman

Copenhagen, Zealand, Denmark

About Nina Ekman

Norwegian artist, currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I work in large-scale paintings, collages, copper-etchings and drawings. I work on several themes in parallel, and my recent series are still exploratory and run in three axes:

When the Illusion fades. Portraying children when they appear lost and confused. Investigating the contact with loss and mourning. Inspired by old fashioned photo colouring.

Catching moments. I work with old photographies, that never made the albums. I blow them up to make largescale painting, inspired by old fashioned photo colouring.
A personal journey dealing with the loss of my father and colleague, by looking even further back into my forefathers. An impossible attempt to immortalize them – freezing moments in time.

10% . 10% is an everyday practice, a performance and a collection of portraits. For a year, I am only wearing 10% of my garments. The portrait collection is portraying my 10%'s remaining wardrobe. All the portraits are largescale textile collages using recycled clothing and linnens. The entire series, its use of recycled textiles, as well as its design and execution, challenge my own, as well as our relationship with the clothing, the clothing industry, chemicals, third world production, fast fashion, clothes dumping and more.


Foundation year Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris, France
Product design, The Design Academy, Eindhoven, the Netherlands,
Clinical masters in psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Trained in etching and printing, Atelier Velasco et Meller, Paris, France


Solo Exhibitions
2019 When illusions fade, Gallery Lowlands, Copenhagen
2019 Courage- invitations to mindfully explore life, Gallery Lowlands, Copenhagen
2017 Wake up and smell the music, La Vache Bleue, Paris

Select Group Exhibitions / Fairs

2019 (forthcomming december) Auction for Chile
Konsta(u)ktion på hangmenProjects, Stockholm, Sweden
2019 Juleutstillingen, Heggedal Fabrikker, Norway
2019 Afer Blue, Gallery Lowlands,
2019 FUGL 2019, Johannes Larsens Museum, Kerteminde
2019 Kunst for alle, Lokomotivhallerne, Copenhagen