Nina Haab

Residency Aug 2015 – Jan 2016
Pro Helvetia

Artist in residence
Nina Haab is interested in storytelling and has worked on many different themes including recording her grandma’s decline with alzheimers. She uses instalations and enlarged photographs and fragments of stories to lead the viewers imagination.
Collective memory is at the center of the artist research. Her practices explores the memories of others through their life stories, personal archives and meaningful places. These elements constitute the main inspiration and source material for her work, and her installations and films reimagine and represent her collaborators’ stories. Nina Haab is now particularly interested in the archetypal dimensions of autobiographies and how they relate to different locations and their respective local cultures. In that sense, memories construct personal and collective identities, and whether they true or false becomes less important than how they may provide new narrative material.