Berlin based artist 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/US and C.G.Boerner in New York/US.

 

Jana Nowack 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 KN’s director. Until 2017 she curated and co-curated exhibitions, concerts and magazine parties at KN’s art space in Berlin.

 

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

 

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

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   

 

2017

NICHTSALSSCHOENHEIT Nr 4, Magazine Release Party, Berlin, Germany 

 

2015                         

NICHTSALSSCHOENHEIT, Magazine, Berlin, Germany

DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR, Portrait of Erika Mayer, www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de 

 

2014

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

DAZ Berlin, In Extenso Y-Table Talks, www.jeunescommissaires.de

POSTIMEES KULTUR, Portrait Juri Reinere, www.kultuur.postimees.ee 

 

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

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