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Jana Nowack studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig and communication design and photography at the University of Arts in Bremen, Germany. Her work encompasses photography and video installations and was part of exhibitions at KN-Space for Art in Context in Berlin, the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, at Halle 14, Spinnerei in Leipzig, Spring Break Art Show in Los Angeles, at Kunstraum C.G.Boerner in New York and at Das Weisse Haus, in Vienna.


She is the founder of the exhibition space KN and a co-founder of the artist collective KN - Space for Art in Context. From 2014-2015 she was one of KN’s directors. She curated and co-curated exhibitions, concerts and magazine parties at KN’s art spaces in Schöneberg and in Kreuzberg, Berlin until its closure in 2018


Her photographs, videos and sculptures are experiments using the content and aesthetic potential of material. She aims to investigate our experience through images, questioning their meaning, elevating the magic and mystery of often overlooked details.These are journeys of realisation. Nowack invites us to look through the windows of her perception, where time is like poetry, standing infinitely still, or passing by.All illuminated by a strange light. In her work, dreamy imagery calls out to us from a place slightly outside of our shared “reality,” a place of unconsciousness.


“Jana Nowack’s photographs shine with artistry and intelligence. How she captures atmospheric light diffuses her images with tension or foreboding.They are the beginning, middle or end of a short story left to viewer to narrate. Her abstractions, transforming the photographed world, are experiments in color and light that create new visual worlds for the viewer to contemplate.“ 

Gerald Oppenheimer, City University of New York


EDUCATION

                            

2009-2013

FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

2006-2009

COMMUNICATION DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY, University of Arts Bremen, Germany


EXHIBITIONS


2022

WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, Group Exhibition at Foto Festival Solar, Fortaleza, Brazil

MISTAKE OR MIRACLE, Book Release and Exhibition at Studio Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria

2021

MISTAKE OR MIRACLE, Book Release and Exhibition at MOTTO DISTRIBUTION, Berlin, Germany

SECREt SPACE, Exhibition at STUDIO68, Berlin, Germany

2020

COVID-19 DIARIES, Group Exhibition at Lovaas Projects, Munich, Germany

ZWANG, Group Exhibition at C.G.Boerner Gallery, New York City, USA

SPRING BREAK ART SHOW LA, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, USA

2017

DIE STREICHELWURST, Magazine Release Party #10 and Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

THIS IS A FREE ZONE, Group Exhibition at NBGK, Berlin, Germany

NICHTSALSSCHOENHEIT Nr 4, Magazine Release Party, Berlin, Germany

REMEMBER IT, Group Exhibition at KN-Space for Art in Context, Berlin, Germany

2016

KNOW THE WAYS, Group Exhibition at KN-Space for Art in Context, Berlin, Germany

TOO DRUNK TO WATCH, 5th PUNKFILMFEST at Moviemento Kino, Berlin, Germany

DIAMONDS ARE FOR EVER, Group Exhibition at GfZK, Leipzig, Germany

2015

CLOUDBUSTING, Group Exhibition at KN-Space for Art in Context, Berlin, Germany

2014

NEVER GET TO KNOW, Solo Exhibition at KN-Space for Art in Context, Berlin, Germany

2013

JUNE, Group Exhibition at Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

JUNE, Solo Exhibition at White Cube, Halle 14, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

2012

ITALIENISCHE REISE, Group Exhibition at Werkschauhalle, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

NO ANIMALS WHERE HARMED DURING THIS PRODUCTION, Group Exhibition at HFK, Leipzig

2011

LOOK AT ME, Leon d’Oro, Art Book Presentation at La Biennale, Venice, Italy

2010

ÜBERWINTERN, Group Exhibition at Abfertigung, Bremen, Germany

THE BIRDS YOU KILLED, Group Exhibition at Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

2009

TABOO, Group Exhibition at Deloitte, Luxembourg

WICKED GAME, Group Exhibition at University of Arts, Bremen, Germany


CURATED EXHIBITIONS


2017

REMEMBER IT, Group Exhibition at KN-Space for Art in Context, Berlin, Germany

NICHTSALSSCHOENHEIT Nr 4, Magazine Release Party, Berlin, Germany

2015 

CLOUDBUSTING, Group Exhibition, KN, Berlin, Germany

SHOW ME HOW, Group Exhibition, KN, Berlin, Germany

JUST FOR ONE DAY, Magazine Release Party, KN, Berlin, Germany

2014 

THE NIGHT BELL WITH LIGHTNING, KN, Berlin, Germany

FLIEGT SCHNELL LAUT SUMMEND, KN, Berlin, Germany


PUBLICATIONS


2021

MIRACLE OR MISTAKE, Art and Poetry book in collaboration with Dayna Grosz, Berlin, Germany    

2017

NICHTSALSSCHOENHEIT Nr 4, Magazine Release Party, Berlin, Germany

2015                         

NICHTSALSSCHOENHEIT, Magazine, Berlin, Germany 

2014

DIARY OF A DOG, Artist Book, Hybriden Verlag, Berlin, Germany

2013

JUNE, Artist Book, Leipzig, Germany

2011

LEON D’ORO, Look at me, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, S.156-163, Nürnberg, Germany

2009

FASHIONABLY DEPRESSED, Emo, Portrait einer Szene, Ventil Verlag, S. 104-120, Mainz, Germany

2008

TENERIFFA, Bremen Book, Verbrecher Verlag, S. 143-151, Berlin, Germany