Nina Glockner is an artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Vienna. Besides her intensive participation in the art project THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE (TBDWBAJ), which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund’s program for artistic research (PEEK), Glockner also works at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Her artistic work focuses mainly on performances and performative installations, in which she visualises the relationship between people, objects, and space, and explores the narrow dividing line between the exercise of control and being controlled. In her performances, Glockner uses basic — often even banal — actions in conjunction with specific objects to create symbolic and real structures in space. Dissecting things according to their meaning, history, and potential, and the resultant visualisation of collective opinions and systems play an important role in her work. Here existing and self-developing objects function as building blocks, which mark out the social field and its rules. Humans are players on this field of action, both as actors and passive witnesses, whose opinions are occasionally demanded.
Nina Glockner studied art at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (MA), the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen (BA), and Marmara University in Istanbul. She was artist-in-residence in “The Fifth Season” at a psychiatric institution in Den Dolder, and at the European Ceramic Workcenter (EKWC) in Den Bosch, both in The Netherlands.