Nana Wolke’s series of works usually derives from the study of specific spaces – from hotel rooms and inhabited apartments to architectural complexes and public places –, where the artist records the unfolding of staged situations. The borrowed spaces, or unauthorized sets, appearing in her work are often spaces of transition, historically pushed to the edges of cities or fully operational when most are asleep, which Wolke addresses in relation to the specific temporalities of oil painting, film and sound. Remixing elements of observed reality with fiction, the artist focuses her attention on the fleeting, transitory moments occurring between actions, implementing successive procedures of assembling, editing and cropping to conjure the fragmentary nature of perception and desire.
Nana Wolke was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1994 and lives and works in London. She holds an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London and received BFA with honors from the Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana.
Her solo exhibitions include Wanda’s, NıCOLETTı, London (2022); High Seat, Castor Gallery, London, UK (2021); 4:28 – 5:28 am, VIN VIN, Vienna, AU (2021); Some Girls Wander by Mistake, Fondazione Coppola, Vicenza, IT (2021); and The Naughty Corner, Stekleni Atrij Gallery, Ljubljana, Sl (2019). Group exhibitions include Green Family Art Foundation (2022), Dallas, TX; Marlborough, London, UK (2022); Bangkok Biennial, London, UK (2021); Guts Gallery, London, UK (2021); Des Bains, London, UK (2021); Kiribati National Museum and Cultural Centre, Tarawa, KI (2019); G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, DE (2018); and 31. Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SI (2016), among others.