Nina Pettinato was born to a German mother and an Italian father and raised together with two sisters in a small town near Augsburg (Germany). After her studies of natural sciences at University Heidelberg she attended Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (www.hfg-offenbach.de), Academy of Art and Design, where she received her Diploma (Fine Art) in 2008.
A recipient of the Johannes Mosbach Foundation Grant, the Kurt and Felicitas Viermetz Grant and the „Kunstpreis des Bezirks Schwaben 2009“, she has participated in residencies such as the „International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP New York“ (www.iscp-nyc.org) and „Point B“ in Brooklyn / Williamsburg. The Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst supported her artistic development by a multiannual studio grant.
Nina Pettinato has exhibited her work in solo and group shows throughout Germany and Europe including exhibitions at Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus Augsburg and galerie5020 Salzburg (www.galerie5020.at). Her work is held in private and public collections including the H2 - Center for Contemporary Art / Städtische Kunstsammlungen Augsburg. Her artistic projects have been featured in Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, PHOTONEWS and Frankfurter Rundschau.
Since 2015 Nina Pettinato runs BNKR (www.bnkr.space), a non-commercial artspace founded by Munich entrepreneur Stefan F. Höglmaier (www.euroboden.de). Under her guidance a curator is annually selected to realize exhibitions and an accompanying program promoting the dialogue between art, architecture and other disciplines.
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Photo: An Laphan (2017)