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short CV

Nina Röder studied Media Art and Design with the focus on photography at Bauhaus University in Weimar/Germany. Next to her artistic activities she holds a Ph.D. in the field of artistic research. Her research focus lies on performative strategies in contemporary photography in the context of contingency. Her photographs have been shown in international festivals and museums, such as the GoaPhoto Festival in India, the European Month of Photography in Berlin or the Format Festival in Derby/UK.

Nina’s artistic focus is on photographic works that negotiate sublime structures of biographical narratives and combine aspects of the performative with the time-based image space of photography. The often absurd or poetic atmosphere of her scenographies conveys the tension of her figures' biographical experiences. Two thematic complexes crystalize in Nina’s work: photographs taken in natural space that connect to discourses on the Anthropocene and post-Romanticism, and series that engage with biographical narratives of her family. The series about her family are explicitly searching for hidden and historical mechanisms of personality development and inherited traumas. A whimsical - often humorous - approach plays a crucial role. Nina’s photographs in the natural space negotiate different aspects of psychological states in connection with the phenomenon of letting go of people.

Since 2017 Nina is a Professor of Photography at University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Hamburg.
Nina is a member of the DFA (German Photographic Academy) and the DGPh (German Photographic Society.)
She lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin. 

jobs and academic career

since 2020

Ph.D. graduate (s.c.l.) in the practice-based Ph.D. programme at Bauhaus University Weimar. Research topic in the context of artistic research: »Forms of letting go: Performative strategies in staged photography.«

since 2017

Professor of photography at University of Europe for Applied Sciences Hamburg. Focus on staged & conceptual photography and exhibition strategies. Our student's blog:

2012 – 2017

Artistic assistant & lecturer for photography, Faculty Art & Design, Bauhaus University Weimar.
My student's blog:

since 2009

Photographic artist.

2006 – 2009

Media Art and Design Studies, Master of Fine Arts (with honors), Bauhaus University Weimar.

2003 – 2006

Theatre and Media Studies, Bachelor of Arts, University Bayreuth.

stipends / residencies / awards


Artist Residency: IBA - Haus Bräutigam, Germany.


Nominee: Stiftungspreis Fotokunst - Collection Klein, Germany
Nominee: TaylorWessing Photographic Portrait Prize - National Portrait Gallery London

Winner: Reclaim Award Cologne, Germany


Nominee: Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Category Conceputal.
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis - Silver for Bath in Brilliant Green

Nominee: International Marianne Brandt Competition.

Finalist: Open Walls Arles by British Journal of Photography.


Winner: LensCulture Exposure Awards, Category Single Image.

Winner: Flash Forward Award, Canada. Category: Female-Identifying Photographers.

Shortlist: Vonovia Award, Germany.

Finalist: Voies Off Award, Arles, France.


Artist Residency: Chateau de la Napoule, France.

Finalist: Voies Off Award, Arles, France.

Finalist: Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Georgia.

Finalist: Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Category Conceptual.


Artist Residency: The Studio at Santa Maria a Rignana, Italy.


Artist Residency: Pinea Art Space, Spain.


Artist Residency: Listhus Artspace, Iceland.

Finalist: LensCulture Portrait Awards.

Finalist: geschossen + gedruckt, 10 Jahre Seltmann Fotopreis.

Artist Residency: Cow House Studios, Ireland.

Finalist: Aesthetica Art Award, UK.


Finalist: New York Photo Awards. Category Single Image – Fine Art.

Finalist: Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Category Conceptual.

Honorable Mention: 10th Aenne Biermann Prize.

Honorable Mention: International Marianne Brandt Competition.


Artist Residency: Emmanuel College, Boston, USA.


One-year-graduatestipend of Thuringia and Bauhaus University Weimar.


Artist Residency: Atelier de Visu, Marseille, France (Workshop with Antoine d’Agata).

Honorable Mention: Preis der Medienkunst, Bauhaus University Weimar.

solo shows

Galerie Burster, Berlin: MARIENBAD AM MEER – EMOP Berlin
Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin: CHAMPAGNER IM KELLER

Neuer Kunstverein Gießen: MUTTERS SCHUHE

Galerie Burster, Karlsruhe: ÜBER DAS VERSCHWINDEN

Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar: BATH IN BRILLIANT GREEN.
S6 München/dreigegeneinen: Doppelsolo Nina Röder & Klaus Geigle.

Galerie Burster, Berlin: BATH IN BRILLIANT GREEN.

Galerie Hammerschmidt + Gladigau, Erfurt – A LITTLE DEEPER

Galerie Hammerschmidt + Gladigau, Erfurt – ON BEING DIVINE

Galerie Loris, Berlin: Zwei zu eins (with Alexander Lembke) – MUTTERS SCHUHE and THERESIA

group shows (selection)


Galerie Eigenheim Weimar: Air between the light


Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt

Galerie Burster: nature morte
Haunt Berlin curated by Galerie Eigenheim: the waters you touched now turned to concrete
Month of Photography Bratislava

Frise, Hamburg: The erotic male body as seen by us
Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin: Matrixial Spaces

Galerie Eigenheim Weimar: Need before greed

Clervaux Cité de l’image, Luxembourg: Sortir du moule. Epouser les formes.

Galerie Eigenheim Berlin: Bitterer Frühling
Galerie Burster: All I want


Galerie Burster: All I want

Galerie Eigenheim Berlin: Auflage/Edition
Positions Berlin

National Portrait Gallery London: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein: Erinnerung/Gegenwart. Stiftungspreis Fotokunst 2020
Galerie Eigenheim Berlin: Edition Bauhaus 100
Public space Cologne: Reclaim Award Show

Industriemuseum Chemnitz, International Marianne Brandt Competition: WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Museumsquartier, Osnabrück, Felix Schoeller Photo Award: WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Athens Photofestival, Greece: WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Galerie Huit, Arles: OPEN WALLS - Home & Away. Curated by British Journal of Photography.
Kunsthalle Erfurt: Bauhaus Frauen - BATH IN BRILLIANT GREEN.
Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin: ECO vs. EGO - 100 Jahre Bauhaus.
Format Festival Derby, UK: Forever/Now - WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, USA: Flash Forward Winners - WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar: Bauhaus Contemporary, 100 Jahre Bauhaus - WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Thüringische Landesvertretung Berlin: Manifest of Practice. 100 Jahre Bauhaus.

Kunsthalle Harry Graf Kessler, Weimar: Studio 100. 100 Jahre Bauhaus - WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Kleister, Berlin: Bodies - ALWAYS BEYOND.
Galerie Burster, Berlin: Formen des Bleibens - European Month of Photography - WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Athens Photo Festival, Greece: Main Show - Embedded in Nature - A LITTLE DEEPER.
Voies Off Festival, Arles, France - WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Aff Gallery, Berlin: Keep your eyes peeled - WENN DU GEHEN MUSST.
Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin: Sonderpräsentation zum Gallery Weekend - ALWAYS BEYOND.

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin: give & take - ALWAYS BEYOND.
Voies Off Festival, Arles, France.
Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Georgia.
Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin: Handlungsanweisungen in der Kunst.
Galerie Burster, Berlin: Black and white and friends.

Kunsthalle Harry Graf Kessler, Weimar: 10 Jahre Galerie Eigenheim - Jubiläumsausstellung.
Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar: Diskrete Mechanismen – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Donau83, Berlin: The end, let's start again.
Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin: Diskrete Mechanismen - European Month of Photography – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Verge Gallery, Sydney: The leftovers – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin: 10 Jahre Galerie Eigenheim.
Galerie Burster, Berlin: Foris – A LITTLE DEEPER.

Guate Photo: International Photography Festival, Guatemala – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde, Erfurt: 6 aus 60 – Junge Kunst aus Thüringen.
Galerie Kunsthaus Erfurt: Focus Bauhaus*** – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Sala del mercado de la merced: Pinea Artist in Residence Group Show. Rota, Spain – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Obscura Festival Malaysia: Slideshow Hidden/Intimate curated by Calin Kruse – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Goa Photo: The Other. Panaji, India – MUTTERS SCHUHE.

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin: focus bauhaus 2.14 – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Gaswerk Weimar: Salon Pink – LAURA.
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin: Criss Cross, curated by Hammerschmidt + Gladigau – ON BEING DIVINE.
Galerie Kunsthaus Erfurt: Focus Female – A LITTLE DEEPER.
Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg: Der Greif Exhibition – a process.
Museen der Stadt Lüdenscheid: Award Exhibition geschossen + gedruckt – A LITTLE DEEPER.
New York Photo Awards Finalists Exhibition: Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn – MUTTERS SCHUHE.
Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin: Die Poesie des Funktionalen – DETERMINISM

Galerie Hammerschmidt + Gladigau, Erfurt: Edition 1 – ON BEING DIVINE.
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Gera: 10th Aenne Biermann Prize for German Contemporary Photography, Award Show – LAURA.
Marke.6 Galerie im Neuen Museum, Weimar: Die marke.6 wird 5!
Museumsquartier Osnabrück: Felix Schoeller Photo Award Show – ON BEING DIVINE.
Industriemuseum Chemnitz: 5th International Marianne Brandt Competition, Award Show – DETERMINISM.
Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013: Photo Award Exhibition, Georgia.
Bibliothèque départementale/France: Marseille vu par 100 photographes du monde – PROPHETE.
Museum Schiefes Haus, Wernigerode: New Kidz from the block (and the circle and the triangle) – ON BEING DIVINE.

Preview-Berlin: Art Fair, Berlin Tempelhof.
Marke.6 Galerie im Neuen Museum, Weimar: Kollisionen – DETERMINISM.
Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie: Unruhige Gegenwarten – LAURA.
Vattenfall AG, Berlin: Kooperation – Einblicke in den Vattenfall Fotopreis 2011 – DETERMINISM.
Month of Photography Los Angeles: Pro’jekt LA series – MUTTERS SCHUHE and THERESIA.
Gallery Kunsthaus Erfurt: Focus 1 – Neue Fotografie und Videokunst – DETERMINISM.

Angermuseum Erfurt: Eine Menge lebender Künstler im Museum – THERESIA.
Chung Ang Art Center, Seoul/Korea: Young international emerging artists – DETERMINISM.
Preview-Berlin: The emerging art fair, Berlin Tempelhof.
Galerie Montgrand, Marseille/Frankreich: Studio Vortex – PROPHETE.
Galerie Kunsthaus Erfurt: das neue bauhaus 2.010 – LAURA.

Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea: The Hidden Sense: International Exhibition for young photographers – THERESIA.
Neues Museum und Marke.6 Galerie Weimar: Your true color – THERESIA.
Atelier de Visu, Marseille/France – THERESIA and MUTTERS SCHUHE.
Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner, Berlin: Somit bleiben 33 Tage: Neue Fotografie aus Weimar – THERESIA.

Wiesbadener Fototage: Inszenierte Fotografie – MUTTERS SCHUHE.
F/Stop – Internationales Fotografiefestival Leipzig: Von hier aus, wo hin?MUTTERS SCHUHE.

publications (selection)

Leica Fotografie International 03/2021

Bath in Brilliant Green. Photobook. Kehrer Verlag
British Journal of Photography. Issue March 2019
Photonews. 10/2018
Best of LensCulture Vol.2. 2018
DU - Das Kulturmagazin, Schweiz. 2017
analog magazin, Schweiz. 2017
dienacht magazin: Ausgabe 19, 2016
Weltkunst: Rubrik 3 Wünsche, 2016
Camera, France 2016
Geo Magazin: Familie, 2015
Jungle Magazine London, Issue 08
Common Ground, Australia
Welt der Frau, Austria
European Photography, Issue 95
PHOTOGRAPHIE Issue 7 – 8, 2014
Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology 2014
Portfolio Catalogue 2009 – 2012 (selfpublished edition)
Aenne Biermann Prize, Exhibition Catalogue
5th Marianne Brandt Competition, Exhibition Catalogue
Der Greif – Fotomagazin, Issue 5, 6 and 7
Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013, Exhibition Catalogue
Photography Art Magazine South Korea, Artist Feature
Einblicke in den Vattenfall Fotopreis 2011
Katalog der Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie 2012
Marke.6 Weimar: Kollisionen, Ausstellungskatalog
Regjo-Magazin 2012, Artist Feature
Katalog des F/Stop Festivals 2009
Katalog der Wiesbadener Fototage 2009
Profifoto Magazine 2010: Theresia, Feature and Cover


Angermuseum Erfurt
Kunstsammlung Jena
Staatszkanzlei Erfurt
Sammlung + Richard Berlin
Privatsammlungen in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München

curatiorial activities

HAMBURG PORTFOLIO REVIEW: Exhibition in public space & hidden gallery Photopia

ALTONALE Hamburg: Exhibition in public space with students from BTK

Galerie Burster, Berlin: Formen des Bleibens – European Month of Photgraphy.
Triennale der Photographie Hamburg: forms of other rooms. Container in front of Deichtorhallen. Group show with photography students from BTK.

Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin: Diskrete Mechanismen – European Month of Photgraphy.
Bauhaus University: family & madness, summaery 2016 – Group show with my photography students.

Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar: Über das Klandestine – Group show with my photography students.
Galerie Kunsthaus Erfurt: focus*** – Group show with scholarship holders of the Bauhaus-University Weimar.
Haus am Horn, Weimar: Group show with scholarship holders of the Bauhaus University. Curated together with Claudia Weinreich.

Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin: focus bauhaus 2.14 – Group Show with graduates and students of the Bauhaus University. Curated together with Hammerschmidt + Gladigau.
MDR Intendanz Leipzig: ausgewählt! – Group show with scholarship holders of the Bauhaus University, curated togehter with Claudia Weinreich.
Bauhaus University Weimar: immer irgendwo anders, summaery 2014 – Group show with my photography students