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Ninna Berger

Born: 1980
Nationality: Swedish
Based in: Sweden
Media: Cross Discipline, Sculpture / Installation
Content: Abstract, Conceptual

Website: http://ninnaberger.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ninna.berger.5

I work with sculpture and textile installation, or textile sculpture and activity based by-products and stories. Often I work with materials/artefacts/leftovers that I find in my surrounding (wherever I might be), and transform material with the help of chemical solutions, actions and/or distortion. Failure (honesty), time (mathematics) and topology (stories) function as narrative tools that I intertwine as underlying concepts in my work. My sculptural work is focusing on stories, both personal and fictional, both narrated by material and by text. My aim is to connect to the reader/viewer by recognition, appealing to poetical values, aesthetical and narrated stories. // Ninna Berger, BFA & MFA, Konstfack, University Collage of Arts.

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From the left: ”Just A Bit On The Side Please” 2016, Satin bed sheet bought in the early 2000’s. Never used properly. Synthetic fabric, plastic tubes, string, 60x43x25 cm. ”For Your Pleasure” 2016, One of many photos taken as part of an investigation of a homemade garment found in a thrift store in 2007. The flash was accidentally turned on. Poster printed in poor quality, 50x70 cm. ”Coming” 2016, Porcelain horse acquired in the late 1980’s, broken when moving from place to place, late 2000’s. Hand-woven carpet in linen. Porcelain, linen, 10x12x12 cm. ”The Way You Move” 2016, From an experiment with pigmented paper in 2012. I got the idea from having my hands stained by pigmented paper in Berlin 2009. The last pigment left. Cotton fabric, pigment, 150x100 cm. ”No Wonder” 2016 Fabric bought in London in 2014 to be used as cover for breaking glass bottles. As I was breaking bottles the splinter of glass ripped the fabric. Synthetic fabric, holes, 140x45 cm. Work from the exhibition “From the Same Mother (Fiction, Reality and Dreams)”, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

”The Way You Move” 2016, From an experiment with pigmented paper in 2012. I got the idea from having my hands stained by pigmented paper in Berlin 2009. The last pigment left. Cotton fabric, pigment, 150x100 cm. Work from the exhibition “From the Same Mother (Fiction, Reality and Dreams)”, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

From the left: ”Just Do It Again” 2016, By-product from a performance with Quiltland in Stockholm, 2013. The circle was placed on the floor as protection as I poured color on her. (Qulitland is an electronic music project by Frida-Li Lövgren) Cotton fabric, pigment, eyelets, rope, 200x200 cm. ”Well…” 2016, By-product from a performance with Quiltland in Helsinki, 2013. The fabric was part of the clothes she was wearing as I pored color on her. (Qulitland is an electronic music project by Frida-Li Lövgren) nylon fabric, pigment, metal, stones, dimensions variable. Work from the exhibition “From the Same Mother (Fiction, Reality and Dreams)”, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

From the left: “Fiction, Reality and Dreams” 2016, Text, 5 frames 21x29.7 cm. ”Take It And Run” 2016, My grandmother (fathers side) evidently bought them in Paris. Or so I was told. They were given to me after she had passed away. Never used. Feather decoration, paper, 29.7x42 cm. ”Just Do It Again” 2016, By-product from a performance with Quiltland in Stockholm, 2013. The circle was placed on the floor as protection as I poured color on her. (Qulitland is an electronic music project by Frida-Li Lövgren) Cotton fabric, pigment, eyelets, rope, 200x200 cm. Work from the exhibition “From the Same Mother (Fiction, Reality and Dreams)”, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. The text can be found here: http://ninnaberger.com/fromThesameMother.html

Stones found in a nearby park to the gallery A.M.180, covered in almost fluorescent moss. Used as anchors for the work “Well…”. 2016. Work from the exhibition “From the Same Mother (Fiction, Reality and Dreams)”, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.

“Take Eyes Out of the Shadows” 2015, Textiles and garments found in the streets of Hackney, sash cord, string, wood dye, interior paint, wood, metal hooks, 247 x 160 x 19 cm. The image on the right show a detail of the work. Work from the exhibition “Love Every Mouthful”, The White Building, London, 2015.

“Couple of the Month” 2015, Fabric, glass, vinyl singles, varnish, black pigments, blackboard paint, vinyl paint, glue, wood dye, wood 123 x 50 x 19 cm. The image on the right show a detail of the work. Work from the exhibition “Love Every Mouthful”, The White Building, London, 2015.