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Nina Sverdvik

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Nina Sverdvik (born Oslo 1975) is an artist and Senior Lecturer in Photography at Southampton Solent University. She studied MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in London, Photography and Film at Napier University in Edinburgh, and Literature and Film Adaptation at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her research interests encompass contemporary portraiture and narrative theory in photography, the perception of subjective time; and memory and space in film art particularly in Northern European cinema.

Her work has been exhibited widely, notably in the National Portrait Gallery London in the John Kobal and Schweppes Portrait Prize; the London Underground, commissioned through Art on the Underground and subsequently published in Platform for Art: Art on the Underground (edited by Alex Coles and Tamsin Dillon, Black Dog Publishing, London 2007), and Galerie Kirkwood Andresen in Oslo, Norway.

She has been the recipient of commissions from Land Securities Trillium, The Grosvenor Estate, and Southampton City Council with Sea City Museum.

Her portraits Serendipity was selected as part of the British Art Show 8 Southampton Fringe in 2016.

Her most recent work My Father’s Car was commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and funded by The Royal Norwegian Embassy and Film and Video Umbrella London. It was included in the exhibition Somewhere Becoming Sea curated by Steven Bode, Film and Video Umbrella London at Humber Street Gallery as part of Hull City of Culture 2017.

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Research Output 2012 2017

I Must Down to the Seas Again: My Father's Car Part II

Sverdvik, N., 29 Jul 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Somewhere Becoming Sea: My Father's Car Part II

Sverdvik, N., 5 Apr 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


The British Art Show 8 Fringe Southampton: Serendipity

Sverdvik, N., 8 Oct 2016

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

British Art Show
Cultural Development

Sea City Museum: Titanic Portraits

Sverdvik, N., 12 Apr 2012

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition