"PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER" - NINA LASSILA

  • 1.5.2014 - 31.5.2014, Listasafn Íslands
"Pull yourself together" is by Nina Lassila, a visual artist born 1974 in Helsinki Finland. Since 2000 Nina lives and works in Berlin & Gothenburg. 

Nina Lassila has mainly 3 larger bodies of work that she continues developing. They are site & issue specific video works, performances for video and a series of telepathic live events.The field of her interest spans from existential & gender issues to paranormal science. She criticizes, scrutinizes and dwells into different topics. 

As an artist Nina sees herself having a sort of an artistic license with which she moves freely around in different areas of phenomena and themes. In her performance based works she deals with questions of identity – specifically identity affected by social barriers, conventions based on gender and upbringing and cultural differences.  She has taken part in several group shows and video festivals internationally i.e The Istanbul Biennial, Rencontres Internationals Paris / Berlin / Madrid, Kassel Documentary & Video art festival, LOOP Barcelona, Une Chambre á soi in Paris. Education: Swedish Polytechnics Photograpy FIN 1994-1997, School of Photography & film Gothenburg SE 2000-2002, Valand School of Fine Arts Gothenburg SE (MFA) 2004-2006, Guest at ENSAD Paris 2009. 

A collaboration between 700IS Reindeerland and The National Gallery of Iceland.