Lives and works in London, United Kingdom
The foundation of my practice lies in photography. In my work, it is a material that lives through the energy of colours, textures and the feel of the surfaces, often in display of images and collages of photographic paper exposed to light in the colour dark room. Influenced by memories, poetry and traditional craft making, I weave together elements and by stretching and twisting associations, I explore a dialogue between the recognisable and the unseen, figuration and abstraction, and the in-between spaces where things are neither fully hidden nor revealed.
Ida Nissen, b. 1986 lives and works in London. She studied at Valand Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden and The Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been shown widely in Europe including: Galleri Image, DK, Somerset House, Photo London; European Parallel Platform: Lisbon, Lodz, Zagreb; Entrée, Bergen, Skape Gallery, Seoul, KOR; Sirin, Copenhagen, DK. She was recently nominated for CO Talent Award 2021 and currently working on her forthcoming book with the publisher Lodret Vandret, DK.