Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani

“Hashima has been an important location for Japanese coal-mining until 1974.
Several places that were once hallmarks, centers of political culture, avant-garde art, and social developments, have become more or less temporally blind spots in contemporary society. With our work we want to bring them back to today`s consciousness in their altered, mystified phases: not utopian anymore, not obsolete, but rather not yet redefined.”

Fischer / el Sani, 2009 

Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, The Rise – De Quincey Cut Outs, 2007
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, The Rise – De Quincey Cut Outs, 2007
print, cut out on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani, Spelling Dystopia , 2009
Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani, Spelling Dystopia , 2009
inkjet print on tracing paper,edition 25/25, 42 x 60 cm.

Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani

Nina Fischer born 1965 in Emden, Germany          Maroan el Sani born 1966 in Duisburg, Germany

Collaboration since 1993. Currently live and work in Berlin

Selected solo exhibitions

2014 “Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani”, MART, Dublin

2014 “Spirits closing their eyes”,Galerie Eigen+Art, Leipzig

2013 “Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani”, Museu de Arte Moderna, Recife

2013 “Spirits closing their eyes”,Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome

2012 “Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani“ – 12 x 12 IBB Videolounge”,Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin

2012  “Toute la mémoire du monde”,Austin Museum of Art – Arthouse, Austin

2011 “Impero dei segni”,Galerie Eigen+Art, Berlin

2011  “Impero dei segni”,Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome

2010 “Spelling Dystopia”, Cobra Museum – Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen

2010 “Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani – A window to the world”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

2009 “The Communist Party Headquarters (West)”, Galerie Eigen+Art, Berlin

2009  “Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani – The beauty of the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete”, Kunsthaus Glarus

2009 “Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani – -273,15 °C = 0 Kelvin”, Neues Museum, Weimar

2008 “Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani”, Galerie Eigen+Art, Leipzig

2007 “The Rise”, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam

2006 “Toute la mémoire du monde – The world’s knowledge”, Galerie Eigen+Art, Berlin

Selected group exhibitions (since 2011)

2014 Media City Seoul Biennale, Seoul

2014 Tempus Ritualis Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki

2014 Japan Syndrome – Festival zur Kunst und Politik nach Fukushima HAU – Hebbel Theater am Ufer, Berlin

2014 A Thousand Doors – A Neon Foundation Whitechapel Gallery collaboration Gennadius

2013 20. Curitiba Biennale, Curitiba

2013 Awakening – 2. Aichi Triennale, Nagoya

2013 63. Berlinale, Forum Expanded – Int. Filmfestival, Berlin

2013 Four houses, Some buildings and Other Spaces, 80wse Galleries, New York University, NYC

2012 Sky over my head, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kumamoto

2012 Quest for Vision Vol. 5 – Spelling Dystopia, Metropolitan Museum of Photography

2012 Media City Seoul 2012, Seoul

2012 Sammen / Together, Kunstmuseum, Trondheim

2012 Durchblicken und Abprallen, K3, Zürich

2012 La Zona, NGBK, Berlin

2012 TokyoFilm Festival 2012 – Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo

2011 RE-cycle. Strategies for architecture, city and planet, MAXXI, Rome

2011 Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan

2011 Architektonika, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Selected Films/Videos

2014 “I Live in Fear After March 11”, HD, colour, stereo, 29 Min.

2013 “I Live in Fear – Record of a Living Being After March 11”, 2 channel video Installation, HD, colour, stereo, 33 Min.

2013 “Spirits closing their eyes”, HD, colour, stereo, 72 min.

2012 “Spirits closing their eyes”, HD, 3 channel video installation, keyword generated, colour, stereo, length variable

2011 “Impero dei segni”, HD, short film, colour, stereo, 2 min.