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NINA BACKMAN - Curriculum Vitae

30.9.2008 - 19.10.2008

Nina Backman
B.A. Honours, Performing Arts
Born 8.9.1971 Helsinki

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Pirkko-Liisa Topelius Gallery , Helsinki, 30.9 – 19.10
Gambier Terrace Project Room , Liverpool, UK 2003, Cult in Gambier Terrace, Photographic Exhibition.
Studio Theatre Liverpool , Liverpool, UK 1998, Women Major and Minor, Video Installation.
Bombed out Church , Liverpool / UK 1997, Past. Present, Future, Installation.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Lights, Camera, Relation together with Sharon Adler, Robin Kircher, Iwona Wanda, janinebeangallery, Berlin, Germany, November 2007.
Unfiltered Stories together with Paula Bogati, janinebeangallery, Berlin, Germany, May 2007.
Kassel , Raum 4 Aino Photographs and Films, Kassel, Germany, June 2006.
Trotz Allem – Zusammen, together with Ulrika Ferm, Ola Kolehmainen, Jukka Korkeila, Mirka Raito, Curator Professor Mika Hannula, Finnish Embassy, Berlin, Germany, November 2006.   
Fem – Fer – De – Lance Video Installation based on the book “Restless Women” by Anna Kortelainen, Helsinki, Finland 2005.
The Expedition in Tea Factory
together with Bettina Scheibe, Jolyon Greenaway, Moriz Pankok, Photography and Installation, Liverpool, UK 1999.
Life is a Circle
Video Installation, Studio Theatre Atrium and Club Barcelona, Liverpool, UK 1998.

FAIRS
Art Helsinki 2008 Galleria Pirkko-Liisa Topelius 18.-19.10

STAGE Production design
Pure , Dir. Kathryn Bigler, Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, UK 2001.
Desert Lullaby , Dir. Ann Bates, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, UK 2000.
Women Major and Minor , Dir. Simone Hueber, Studio Theatre, Liverpool, UK 1999.
Drive or Die , member of Riitta Vaaras creative team, Helsinki, Finland 1995.
Decades of Fashion , Fashion meets performance for Remu Aaltonen, Kaivohune, Finland 1993.

FEATURE FILMS Costume and design department
Die another Day-James Bond , Dir. Lee Tamahori, Eon Production London, UK 2002.
Millions , Dir. Danny Boyle, Mission Pictures, Liverpool, UK 2003.
Revenge is Tragedy , Dir. Alex Cox, Exterminating Angels, Liverpool, UK 2001.
The Grean fix , Dir. Merja Talvela, Renaissance Production, Helsinki, Finland 1997.
Körmy . Dir. Ere Kokkonen, Helsinki, Finland 1996.
Tulennielijä t, Dir. Pirjo Honkasalo, Helsinki, Finland 1995.
Ensi Tiistaina Bramsia , a short film by Aku Louhimies, Helsinki, Finland 1995.

VIDEOS Director and assistant director
Camilla Davila - Kidmankids, Music Video, Berlin, Germany 2004.
Nordic lights , Dance Film, Liverpool, UK 1999.
Managers , Music Video, Liverpool, UK 1998.
Clubs Woodoorooms, Barcelona & Magnet , Visuals and Installations for Music Events, Liverpool UK 1998 – 2002.

PHOTOGRAPHY Published works amongst others
Anterior Insight, UK.
I Shot Berlin.
Space Magazine, UK.
LSD Magazine, Berlin.
Marimekko, UK.
Barbara Daley

OTHER PROJECTS
Creating Children Parks , a comparative survey and a related publication about playground vision and the relationship between art and play in Berlin, Helsinki, Liverpool. 2006, UK.
Pink Palace , a film installation of dreams, going into production 2009.

EARLIER WORK EXPERIENCE
Finland 1992 -1997 work for commercial companies such as Vistakuva, Elohopeafilmi, Diart Oy,
Loreal Finland, MTV Europe.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BBC New Media, Tales from the Cyber City workshop for scriptwriters , May 2002.
Train2000, Business training, September 2002.
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Liverpool, UK,
BA (Hons) Performing Arts, Performance Design, June 2000.
Professional Make-up Centre, Helsinki, Finland, June 1994.
Rudolf Steiner School, High School, Helsinki, Finland June 1990.
GRANDS
Art Council of England.
Princess Trust, UK.
Scarman Trust, UK.
PH Holt Trust, UK.
North West Vision, UK.

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