Nana Wolke

Biography

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. She completed her last year of parallel study at Academy for Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana through a study exchange at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig (class of Prof. Michael Riedel).

 

Wolke’s solo exhibitions include Management, New York, USA (Forthcoming); Wanda’s, NıCOLETTı, London, UK (2022–23); High Seat, Castor Gallery, London, UK (2022); 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).

 

Selected group exhibitions include U3 Triennial of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, SL (Forthcoming – 2024); Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, SL (Forthcoming); NıCOLETTı, London, UK (Forthcoming); Brigitte Mulholland, Paris, FR (Forthcoming); No Angels, curated by Claire Koron Elat and Shelly Reich, Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin, DE (2023); Stilled Images, Tube Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, ES (2023); Painters Painting Painters: A Study of Muses, Friends and Companions, Green Art Familly Foundation, Dallas, TX (2022); Love is the Devil, Marlborough Gallery, London, UK (2022); And this skin of mine, to live again a second time, GUTS Gallery, London, UK (2022); All That and a Bag of Chips, Des Bains, London, UK (2021); CONTRAPPUNTO, VIN VIN, Vienna, AU (2021); Bangkok Biennial, London, UK (2021); Kiribati National Museum and Cultural Centre, Tarawa, KI (2019); G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, DE (2018); 31. Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SI (2016).

 

In 2021, she has been selected as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries with exhibitions in Firstsite Museum and South London Gallery, both in UK.


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