Nina Sumarac is a Serbian-Cypriot multidisciplinary social visual artist based in Cyprus, with a background in fine art, painting and mechanical engineering.Her work questions the very nature of daily global and bio-political narratives which form the fabric of our consciousness... Read More
Nina Sumarac is a Serbian-Cypriot multidisciplinary social visual artist based in Cyprus, with a background in fine art, painting and mechanical engineering.
Her work questions the very nature of daily global and bio-political narratives which form the fabric of our consciousness and, in a sense, are the revisitation of past experiences. By articulating them through a poetic and often metaphorical lens, Sumarac uses a critical approach and visual vocabulary that pieces together a variety of social and political issues, questioning how we embody socially constructed stereotypes on a personal and collective plane in an endeavour to develop new ways of thinking.
“Combining my passion for engineering, fine art, and philosophy, my current evolution focuses on intermedia art, integrating new media and technologies with varied artistic practices as a means of seeking out ways of healing and empowerment. I am interested in investigating what it means to be human in the present era of new technologies, examining ideologies related to personal, social, and political boundaries, as well as the relation between organic and AI organisms/algorithms, and the power struggles arising from these debates.”
She attended the Polytechnic University for New Technologies in New Belgrade, where she studied mechanical engineering and computer numerical control systems. She earned a BFA from Buckinghamshire New University in the United Kingdom, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Cyprus College of Art in Larnaca.
Sumarac is a multi-awarded artist. Her works are in permanent collections of the State Gallery of Contemporary Cyprus Art, Municipal Gallery Limassol, Byzantium Museum in Nicosia and private collections.
Since 2001 Sumarac has had ten solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous international exhibitions.
For more than fifteen years Sumarac had worked on experimental films and animation production by Toonachunks animation studio with which today she collaborates.
She is one of three founders of the contemporary art group Arboreal Collective.