Antoinette Nausikaä (NL, 1973) creates investigative projects at places where nature and culture coincide. It is the balance between the two that fascinate her. Through her work she explores the interconnectedness in our everyday environment. Asking questions such as; How does the human abstract relate to the natural organic? The mundane to the transcendent? Permanence to impermanence?
At Ballroom Projects Nausikaä assembled an installation with works from different projects. The white “Blanc de Chines figurines” were created on location in the traditional porcelain town Dehua in China. The golden “Equinox figurines” are produced during the spring equinox on 20th March 2021. The equinox is a moment in the year when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are perfectly balanced in equal length. Marking the beginning of Spring. The photograph: “Isle, Paris 2020” is taken from her latest project “A River Runs Through Me” in Paris.
Nausikaä exhibited in the Netherlands and abroad at art institutions and museums such as; The Rijksakademie Amsterdam, LUMC Leiden, AMC Amsterdam, Museum for photography Huis Marseille Amsterdam, Chinese European Art Center Xiamen, Nederlands Fotomuseu Rotterdam. Her book Breathing Mountains was nominated “Best photo book of the year” at Photo Espana in 2019. In 2020 her project A River Runs Through Me was nominated for “The Somfy Photography Award” of the Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam.
Represented by Galerie Caroline O’Breen