JANA SOPHIA NOLLE’s work lives between research, observation and documentation. Often, the starting point of her projects is based on either autobiographical experiences or social phenomena. Her interests reflect a fascination with social change, fragile identities, as well as individuals embedded in socio-political transformations. Having a research background, she often acts as an investigator as well as an observer, scanning the lives of others and using methods of both scientific research and staged documentary photography. Her approach is multidisciplinary, using photography, video and installations.
In addition to her practice as a visual artist Jana Sophia Nolle works as an international election observer, most recently she lived and worked in Nepal, Myanmar, Belarus, Albania and Ukraine. Working in such diverse and vibrant environments has helped to inform her artistic sensibilities.
Nolle received her MSc from SOAS University London, UK, and a degree in Photography from Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany. Nolle lives and works in Berlin, Germany and San Francisco, CA.
UNSEEN Amsterdam, Catharine Clark Gallery, booth 31. NL
“Don’t touch my circles” (group show). Catharine Clark Gallery. San Francisco, USA
Landskrona Fotofestival 2019 — Living Room. Outside exhibition. Landskrona, SE
Festival des Voies Off ARLES — FOTOHAUS I PARISBERLIN, (group show), Arles, FR
Copenhagen Photo Festival, (solo show), Festival Copenhagen, DK
Finalist – Emerging Photography Award, Miami Photo Fest, (group show), Miami, USA
Finalist — Photobook Exhibition/Award, Living Room, Foto Fest Wien 2019 (group show), Vienna, AU
Photobook Exhibition, Living Room, MOPLA, Month of Photography Los Angeles, (group show), USA
CURRENT / UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS in 2019 / 2020
July — Sep 2019
Public art — Billboard campaign with “Living Room”, a collaboration with Lava Mea and Catharine Clark Gallery (solo show), San Francisco, USA
Sep 20 – 30, 2019
Winner — Reclaim Award. Billboard presentation of Living Room, (group show). Cologne, GER
October 14 – 20, 2019
Public screening of “Living Room” during Les Rencontres de la Photographie Marrakech, MA
“Ineligible”, (group show), Santo Tirso International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture. Collaboration with San Francisco State University, Sano Torso, PT