Professor Röder has been with UE since 2017 and as of 2019 is the Program Director for the Bachelor Photography Program. Professor Röder has an interdisciplinary approach to photography as she has studied Media Arts and Design and has earned a Ph.D. in the field of Artistic Research. Next to her artistic activities she holds a Ph.D. in the field of artistic research. Her research focus lies on performative strategies in contemporary photography in the context of contingency. Her photographs has been shown in international festivals and museums, such as the GoaPhoto Festival in India, the European Month of Photography in Berlin or the Format Festival in Derby. Nina’s articstic focus lies within exposing hidden and unconscious structures or mechanisms of biographical narratives. In her work she combines aspects of the theatre, stage and performance with the time based image space of photography.Portfolio
With its melancholic visual language, Nina Röder’s series bath in brilliant green presents a poetic perspective on different forms of helplessness and loss. In associative arrangements of portraits, landscapes, and still life motifs – often created in darkness – she approaches states of loss and rediscovery, as well as the metaphor of letting go. Staged images of marble-like bodies, often in a performative correlation with the surrounding nature, question the meaning of human existence. Her works frequently depict natural structures and vegetal artifacts, such as bits of algae or thistles in an absurd form.
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Published by Kehrer Verlag
2018, German/ English
21×28,5 cm, 144 pages, Hardcover