Nina Barnett

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Nina Barnett
Born 1983
Nationality South African
Awards Gerard Sekoto prize at the ABSA L'Atleier 2007

Nina Barnett (born 1983) is a South African artist currently living and working in New York City.[1] Her work is concerned with investigating urban spaces and narratives in the form of stop motion animations, video installations, sound installations and interventions made in urban landscapes.[2] Barnett's practice addresses transition, distance, and exploration, both horizontal and vertical. Her past investigations also concern aspects of holes, mining, and depth through drawing, video, and sculpture.[3] She has lived and worked in Johannesburg, Paris, and New York, and these experiences have a continual influence on her artwork.[2] She often collaborates with Robyn Nesbitt.



Barnett has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, with distinction.[4]


  • 2009, Direct Paris - A Solo Exhibition by Nina Barnett, Alliance Francaise South Africa
  • 2009, Double Body, Fada Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2008, Near Sighted, Far Out at Harvestworks, New York
  • 2008, The New Spell at David Krut Fine Arts, New York
  • 2007, Spier Contemporary 2007, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 2007, Armed Response Exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg
  • 2007, Absa Le'Atelier exhibition at the Absa gallery in Johannesburg
  • 2006, Kazoo - Play, Action, Intervention in Public and Private Space - Premises Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2006, Sasol New Signatures exhibition - Pretoria Art Museum
  • 2006, HIV: I Love You Positive Or Negative group show - Alliance Francaise Johannesburg
  • 2006, Real Presence06 - Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2006, Semblant group exhibition - Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg


  1. ^ Pather, Jay (2007). Spier Contemporary 2007 Catalogue. Cape Town: Africa Centre. p. 257. 
  2. ^ a b "Artist Statement". Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "CV". Retrieved 19 April 2012.