Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani focus on transitory spaces and vacuum situations in urban environments, collective memory and vision in various media such as film, video, installation and photography. They reflect the rise and fall of modernity, the intense relationship between our contemporary society and utopian projects that have driven the evolution of our history, from the past to the future. Their work is a permanent pursuit of and negotiation with the transition of time.
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani are visual artists and filmmakers, based in Berlin. They have been working together since 1995. From 2007 until 2010 they have been Associate Professors for Film and Media Art at Sapporo City University, Japan. Since 2015 Nina Fischer has been the Professor for Experimental Film and Media Art at Uninversity of the Arts, Berlin. They have been recipients of the Karl-Hofer-Prize of the University of the Arts, Berlin and were awarded several artist in residence stipends e.g. at German Academy Villa Massimo, Rome, DAAD in Tokyo, Cité des Arts in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Villa Kamogawa, Kyoto. International exhibitions they have participated in include Gwangju Biennale 1995, 2002, 2008, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, 1999, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt 2002, Sydney Biennale 2002, 10th Istanbul Biennial 2007, Media City Seoul Biennale 2012 and 2014, Aichi Triennale, Curitiba Biennale 2013 and solo exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 1998, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, 2005, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 2007, Kunsthaus Glarus, 2009, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Museum of Contemporary Art Hiroshima, 2010, Austin Museum of Art - Arthouse, Austin, 2012, Mamam Recive 2013, MART, Dublin, 2014, Aargauer Kunsthaus, 2015, K21 -Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2016, Maxxi Museum, Rome, 2017