Nika Ham

Ljubljana / Slovenia

Nika Ham (1991) is a graduated painter with an MA in painting that she completed at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She studied in Great Britain, was involved in various projects supported by the city of Ljubljana and was part of many group and solo exhibitions. […]

Biography / Nika Ham

“Nika Ham (1991) is a graduated painter with an MA in painting that she completed at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She studied in Great Britain, was involved in various projects supported by the city of Ljubljana and was part of many group and solo exhibitions. From the year 2016 she has been working as Head of graphic design for the LET’S CEE Film Festival in Vienna. Meanwhile, she has also been working at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana and in the Laibach Kunst department. In recent years she has shifted from painting to video, digital art and performance. She occupies the space of cultural institutions and gets herself into unconventional situations using surveillance footage. She also works with theatre performances and the club scene in Ljubljana, using graphic design and video.

Project discription:

“SQUAT” – Treature music video

For the project at Urban Nation residency I connected with Berlin based musician and urban explorer junk-E-cat in order to make a music video for his track called TREATURE.
We used the Urban Nation museum as performance space using just the existing surveillance cameras to capture the action – the same technique I am using in my long-term project “SQUAT”. From the raw we footage we will create a selection of moving images and stop-motion sequences. All the actions are funny, weird, whimsical featuring four characters in an unconventional setting.”

Text by Nika Ham

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