Nina E. Schönefeld did her Master in Fine Art and her scientific PhD at Berlin University (UdK). During this time she has also lived in New York to do research work for her PhD. She moved to London and received scholarships at Central Saint Martins College and the Royal College of Art. Her strong interest in new artistic developments has resulted in many trips to different continents.
The installations and videos of Nina E. Schönefeld are primarily no works of aesthetics. They are the result of a dispute with avantgarde movements of the early 20th Century and recent political developments to reconstruct an aesthetic that will satisfy artistic reflection and socio-political conflict at the same time. “Art has no more interest to serve the state and religion. It wishes no longer to be an illustration of cultural history.“ (Malevich)
Her work is interdisciplinary: she works with installation, concept art, light, video and sculpture at the same time... She doesn’t care about artistic boundaries… There is an overall system of light sources (lamps, movement detectors etc.), sound systems (mixers etc.), video & computer screens and newly build sculptures and interiors…
Her focus lies on social changes in society... She is very interested in phenomena of abrupt life changes... natural disasters, nuclear accidents, wars, dictatorships, political changes... people who are radically different ... the lives of hackers and preppers, Wikileaks members, NSA employees, revolutionaries, artists, who are are devoted to the NEW, political underdogs, hermits, cult members, extremists ... the Darknet, Julien Assange, Edward Snowden, the blackout in NY, Chernobyl and Fukushima, the control center of the CIA, the Chaos Computer Club, North Korea, the right wing movement, Children of God, Charles Manson, Suprematism, the Bauhaus, Zero, insular colonies, ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘The Wolfpack’, digital inventions and radical social networks ...
|2010||***Jenga, Forgotten Bar Project, curated by Viktoria Volozhynska *** Participation 7. Berliner Kunstsalon *** p.art - Tage der offenen Ateliers, Berlin *** Gemini 6 Rendezvous, Galerie SCHAU FENSTER, Berlin, curated by Johannes Buss, Thomas Gaska & Hannes Gruber|
|*** Gemini 6 Rendezvous, Galerie SCHAU FENSTER on Articok.tv, Prague, Czeck Republic *** Radio Arty on Motor FM with Gemini 6 Rendezvous, Berlin, December 16|
|2011||*** 36 Girls, Bar Babette, curated by Jan Kage and Maik Schierloh *** Leistungsschau, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, organized by Markus Wirthmann and Thaddaeus Hueppi *** Participation 8. Berliner Kunstsalon, curated by Edmund Piper *** p.art - Tage der offenen Ateliers, Berlin|
|2012||*** Politische Poetik, solo show at Espace Surplus Gallery, Berlin, curated by Bettina Springer and Barbara Krijanovsky|
|*** #12 Licht, Kantine Aqua Carre, Berlin, curated by Hannes Gruber and Eli Skatvedt *** #13 RED, Kantine Aqua Carre, Berlin, curated by Hannes Gruber and Eli Skatvedt *** PARALLAX Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London, curated by Chris Barlow|
|*** An article about Nina E. Schoenefeld's new exhibition "Politische Poetik" printed in "taz" on January 11 *** Nina E. Schoenefeld is a guest at Radio Arty on fluxfm. The artist talks about her current exhibition "Politische Poetik" at Espace Surplus in Berlin. She speaks of her work and the different manners in which she creates her color objects. *** KUNSTWELTEN, 100 zeitgenössische Künstler, Boesner GmbH (Hrsg.), Witten, 623 pages|
|2013||*** #14 ONE BY ONE, Kantine Aqua Carre, Berlin, curated by Hannes Gruber and Eli Skatvedt *** PHANTOMLIKE, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, curated by Heiko Pfreundt *** 12 x 12 INCH, R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, curated by Meaghan Coles *** LES PROCHAINES, Between You And Me, curated by Bettina Springer *** Let It Snow, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, curated by Heiko Pfreundt and Alessandro Vitali|
|2014||*** DESTROYED LIGHT, solo show, R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, curated by Nikolas Claussen *** LES PROCHAINES II, Between You And Me, curated by Bettina Springer *** LOST UTOPIA, Hannes Gruber & Nina E. Schönefeld, ACUD Gallery *** AUKTION, Hauff & Auvermann *** WALL EXPO 18x24, Art Space Gió Di Sera|
|*** Nina E. Schoenefeld is a guest at Radio Arty on Flux FM. The artist talks about her current exhibition DESTROYED LIGHT.|
|2015||*** FÄLSCHUNG, group show, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, curated by Andreas Helfer *** YOU ARE THE ARTIST, The Shift, FREUDENREICH Neukölln, curated by Karina Gutman... *** VIDEOS @Kingsize, 1Year Last Night In Berlin, Artist Night by Martin Kwade *** BLACK SUN, Dr. Nina E. Schönefeld, solo show, LARRY'S THURSDAY SHOW, curated by Hannes Gruber *** SELFIE, group show, SCHAU FENSTER, Berlin, curated by Ekaterina Mitichkina *** CONTEMPORARY IN GERMANY, Benetton Collection group show, Venice - Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, curated by Peter Noever (MAK, Vienna) *** LARRY'S THURSDAY SHOW,END OF THE YEAR SHOW, curated by Hannes Gruber|
|2016||*** BLACK ISLAND WHITE STAR, solo show, Fata Morgana Gallery, Berlin, curated by Sandra Ratkovic & Leo Kuelbs *** BLACK ISLAND WHITE STAR II, solo show, LARRY'S SHOW, curated by Hannes Gruber *** BEDSITTER ART FAIR, group show, Vienna, curated by Barbara Sturm *** Catalogue Release Exhibition @Raum Fuer Drastische Massnahmen *** CAR PARK, group show, Galerie SCHAU FENSTER, curated by Hannes Gruber & Nina E. Schönefeld *** 1 YEAR WEDNESDAY SHOW, group show @LARRY *** SOME DEMONSTRATIONS by Charly Stein, group performance/ exhibition, Zurich, Manifestina initiated by Maurizio Cattelan *** The Artist as Curator's Art, vol.VI, group show, Galerie SCHAU FENSTER, curated by Jan Kage *** MANIFESTINA GOES PALERMO, group show, PALERMO Galerie, Stuttgart, curated by Christian Jankowski & Maurizio Cattelan *** CoGalleries OPENING, group show, Fata Morgana, curated by coGalleries-Team *** Catalogue Release Germany Mon Amour, Fondazione Benetton ***