All posts by “Nina Venus


DEN ORT VERLASSEN – a series of works by graduate students of Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, class of Prof. Piotr Nathan The exhibition series “den Ort verlassen” (“leaving a place”) was curated by Nina Venus and presented five consecutive solo shows from June – September 2016 at renown […]


“you me when i think really think about it are the same” (Ikkyū Sōyun) The illustrious Japanese Master, Zen monk, poet and calligrapher, Ikkyū Sōyun (1394–1481) dedicated his life and art radically to investigating raw truth – leaving no part of himself unrevealed, attempting moral, spiritual […]


Volker Hinz: “AREA REVISITED” / Triennial of Photography Hamburg For a short period of time (1983–1987) an old warehouse in Lower Manhattan was transformed into a legendary New York Nightclub, called AREA. It was a place that challenged the boundaries between art, installation, music, fashion, […]

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Interior design and lifestyle brand Barefoot Living commissioned Nina Venus to design a wine label for their very first edition of reds by Mallorca based winery Son Prim in collaboration with German actor Til Schweiger. It was named “Emma”, after Schweiger’s youngest daughter. The design […]


Artistic encounter at Herbert-Gerisch-Foundation, Neumünster The Herbert-Gerisch-Foundation dedicated this comprehensive solo show entitled DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, “Träume und Albträume” to the Berlin based painter, sculptor, draughtsman and printer Piotr Nathan. He expanded this invitation to several female artists and collaborators who have influenced his own oeuvre […]

Sharks & Dolphins

The architecture and interior design company UK by Ulrike Krages and the renown Hamburg Stilwerk Design Gallery invited Nina Venus to redesign a piece of the furniture line, UK3 . Nina Venus decided to use 9 stools, which were custom upholstered in different shades of […]

ISH Sportshall

In January of 2010 the International School of Hamburg moved into their newly built edifices in Hamburg-Groß Flottbek and assigned Nina Venus with the design of their Sports Hall. This long term project began with the painting oft the walls on the visitors terrace, each […]


This body of work evolved from the GRADATION paintings, taking the color field paintings to a narrative realm. The elusive quality and fleeting, transitory nature of clouds has ever since made the sky a projection field for all sorts of phenomena of the incomprehensible. Tapping […]


Nina Venus: the part outside the edge Nan Freemann about Nina Venus 3-D Her premise is deceptively simple. Nina Venus takes familiar cheap picture post cards, glues them in the middle of canvas panels, and paints the surfaces left exposed. The postcards’ pictures show subject […]