Nina Liebenberg

Research Affiliate, University of the Arts, Helsinki

Nina Liebenberg served as a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Curating the Archive and the Archive and Public Culture initiative. Her research involves creating multiple digital archival curations for the APC’s re-source and the CCA’s digital Bleek and Lloyd projects. Liebenberg completed her PhD (2022) and her Masters (2011) at the University of Cape Town, and her BAFA at the University of Stellenbosch (2003). Before embarking on her current research, she taught various courses on the Honours in Curatorship programme from 2013 - 2021 (‘Local Issues in Curatorship’, ‘Virtual Display’ and 'Working with Museum Collections') and facilitated annual interdisciplinary workshops for the programme, using curation as methodology to explore various overlaps and connections between diverse university departments. As a practising artist-curator, she draws on the expertise of individuals from disciplines ranging from chemistry, medical imaging, physics, engineering and botany, to create artworks and curate shows portraying the intersection between the quantifiable and the poetic.

Exhibitions include Diagnosing Loss, Michaelis Upper Gallery (2022), Monochrome, The Barnard Gallery (2019); Chest: a botanical ecology, Iziko South African Museum (2018 - 2019); The Landis Museum, Glasgow International and CCA, Derry-Londonderry (2018), Age of Innocence, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (2018); Air: Inspiration-Expiration, Standard Bank Gallery (2017); About empty spaces, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (2016); Bona fides, Jan Royce Gallery (2016); Death speaks, Spin Street Gallery (2015); Scintilla: an alchemy show, Commune 1 (2014); Do It, Michaelis Gallery (2014); Language Games, Cape Town Art Fair (2014); Post-Colonial Africa, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, (2014); Suspicious Mind: Artists’ Exploration of Mind and Matter, Iziko National Gallery Annexe (2014) and Entre-vues, Marnay-sur-seine (2013).


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