The work of Natacha Nisic explores the relations between the invisible, images, words, interpretation, ritual and memory. She interweaves links between stories, past and the present, to reveal the complexities of the relationship of what is shown and what is hidden, the spoken and the unspoken. Her work questions the nature of the image through various media: Super 8, 16MM, video, photography and drawing. She exhibits extensively around the world – recent shows include Macro, Rome, the Yebisu Film Festival in Tokyo, Biennale de l’Image Movimenta, Nice, (2018), Media City Biennale in Seoul (2016), Bienal de la Imagen en movement in Buenos Aires, Munfret in Buenos Aires (2016), Hermès Foundation in Seoul (2012).In 2014, her highly acclaimed solo exhibition, Echo at the Jeu de Paume in Paris presented several installations created since 1995 and new works produced specifically for this show. “Her work offers a mediation on cultural differences, on the necessary struggle to shore up memory against forgetting,” Art Press.
Nisic has been awarded numerous grants and residencies including the Villa Kujoyama, Tokyo in 2001 and 2016, Gyeonngi Creation Center, South Korea (2010) and the Villa Medici, Rome in 2007. Education: École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie, Berlin; La Femis, Paris. Born in Grenoble, France, 1967.
Rather Die than Die, 2017, has been commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture and recieved the Label of the Commemoration of the century of the First World War. Produced by Seconde Vague productions in cooperation with Arte – La Lucarne.
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2019
– Renovation of the Memorial of the Children, Memorial of the Shoah, Paris.
– “Regards d’artistes“, contemporary art and the Shoah, Memorial of the Shoah, Paris. From 12th December to 10th February 2019.
– “Sans tambour ni trompette“, art and First World war, Faux-Mouvement, Metz. Curated by Julie Crenn
– “Rather Die than Die“. Artist documentary film, 67′. Published by apreseditions.
Natacha Nisic is a filmmaker and visual artist