Nina Marie Kleivan

Nina Kleivan works in various artistic media such as photography, painting, video, sculpture and installation. She examines and challenges existential themes such as identity and belonging often using family members as models. Elements from very different contexts and spheres of meaning – realities – appear side by side, objects are scaled up and down in size and unexpected displacements of time and space challenge our accustomed idea of reality. One moment Kleivan zooms in on the smallest detail and the next moment she gives us a bird’s-eye view of the world. Part and whole are intertwined and Kleivan gives the impression that the story can be told and understood in innumerable ways, because meaning, history and identity are constantly changing and can be seen from an infinite number of perspectives.