Dr Nina Danino is an artist and filmmaker. She has made experimental narrative films which centre on self-inscription, the feminine and the subjective voice. She has written on the women and experimental film and is co-editor of the Undercut Reader - Critical Writings on Artists’ Film and Video ( Wallflower Press 2002).
Her filmography starts in 1981, she established her film career in the ambit of the London Filmmakers’ Co-op in the 1980s and as a member of the Undercut Editorial collective. She has produced worked across a wide range of media and formats including 16mm, 35mm and feature length film. Her recent work includes film and sound installation and stand alone audio. Her interests are in film and cinema as forms of transporting experiences. She has worked with the performativity of the voice in film using her own spoken voice and has worked with vocalists and singers.
Her recent feature documentary Jennifer (2015) is part of a series of works she made between 2013-2016 with monastic communities of women, the other works being Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara; a single chanel video of interviews and a 6-chanel audio installation (2015) and 16mm film (2016).
Location Still: I Die of Sadness Crying for You (2019)
- 1973-74 St. Martin's School of Art, London , Foundation
- 1974-77 St. Martin's School of Art, London Painting. BA (Hons) Fine Art
- 1979-81 Royal College of Art, Environmental Media, MA RCA
Prior to lecturing at Goldsmiths in 2000, she taught at Camberwell School of Art (1993-2000), The Architectural Association School of Architecture (1996-1999) and Sheffield Hallam University (1990-1993)
She served as an external examiner for International Film School Wales, University of Wales’ BA Film and Media and MA Film programmes (2002-2005)
She teaches on the BA Fine Art and also contributes to the Department through PhD supervision in moving image, artists’ film, women’s cinema.
Dr Nina Danino has shown her films at major international festivals including; Edinburgh, London, Rotterdam, Ann Arbor, Alchemy, Chicago, Feminale Cologne, Cambridge, Huelva. They have been broadcast on Ch 4, Kunst Kanaal TV Amsterdam, SBS-TV Australia. They have been exhibited worldwide in cinemas including; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Arsenal, Berlin, Lux, London, STUC, Leuven, Entrepot, Paris, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Pacific Film Archives, San Francisco, Tate Britain, Cinema Off off, Ghent, Tate Modern and in art spaces and museums including; National Gallery of Iceland, Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoa, Photo España Madrid, Mount Stuart, Ambika P3, Malta Contemporary Art Foundation, CAC Malaga.
In 2015-2016 she has shown at Glasgow Film Theatre, ExeterPhoenix, ICA Cinema, London, Estepona TV, Spain, Anthology Film Archives, New York, Cambridge Film Festival, From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the London Film-makers’ Co-operative, Tate Modern, GBC TV, Venice Film Week, That Which Remains, Mount Stuart Contemporary Visual Arts, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Gibraltar Leisure Cinemas, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Visions in the Nunnery.
Her work has received major awards from the Arts Council, National Lottery, Channel 4, British Film Institute. Her recent feature film Jennifer (2015) has been broadcast and received theatrical release. In 2016 she had a retrospective of her films at Closeup Filmcentre, London.
Monographs on her work are: Visionary Landscapes ed. Catherine Grant, Black Dog Publishing 2005
“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”, Mousse Publishing 2013
Publications and research outputs
Danino, Nina and Maziere, M.. 2002. The Undercut Reader - Critical Writings on Artists' Film and Video, 2002. London: Wallflower Press. ISBN 1903364477
Danino, Nina. 2016. First Memory (1981) Anthology Film Archives, New York. In: "FROM REEL TO REAL: WOMEN, FEMINISM, AND THE LONDON FROM REEL TO REAL: FILM-MAKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE/COLLAPSING THE FRAME/", Anthology Film Archives, United States, 24 October 2016.
Danino, Nina. 2016. Communion (2010) in That Which Remains, Mount Stuart Visual Arts Programme. In: "That Which Remains", Mount Stuart, United Kingdom, 13 August -30 October 2016.
Danino, Nina. 2016. From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the Local Film Makers' Co-Operative. In: "From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the Local Film Makers' Co-Operative", Tate Modern, United Kingdom, 23-25 September 2016.
Danino, Nina. 2016. Jennifer (2015) + Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara (2016) in Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scottish Borders, 16 April 2016. In: "Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival", Hawick, United Kingdom, 16 April 2016.
Danino, Nina. 2015. Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara, multi-media installation 2015 in The Voices of the Sirens , GEMA, Montagu Bastion, Gibraltar. In: "Listen to the Sirens", Gibraltar, Gibraltar, 23 June - 23 August 2015.
Danino, Nina. 2013. Nina Danino "...and the figures in the Alameda gardens" solo exhibition. In: ""...and the figures in the Alameda gardens"", The Garrison Library, Gibraltar, 12 November- 4 December 2013.
Danino, Nina. 2012. Communion (2010) in Comraigh/Sanctuary, Contemporary Visual Art Programme, Mount Stuart, 2012. In: "Contemporary Art Programme", Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, United Kingdom, 23 June-31 October 2012.
Danino, Nina. 2010. Little Constellation - a vision of contemporary art in geo-cultural micro areas and small European States. In: "Little Constellation - a vision of contemporary art in geo-cultural areas and small European States", Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy, 8 March -8 April 2010.
Danino, Nina. 2010. From Floor to Sky - British Sculpture and the Studio Experience. In: "From Floor to Sky - British Sculpture and the Studio Experience", Ambika, P3, London, United Kingdom, 5 March-4 April 2010.
Danino, Nina. 2015. Roundtable discussion: The Women of the London Filmmaker’s Co-op. Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), 4(1-2), pp. 164-179. ISSN 2045-6298
Danino, Nina and Maziere, Michael. 2014. Roundtable discussion: London Film-makers’ Co-op – the second generation. Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), 3(2), pp. 236-247. ISSN 2045-6298
Danino, Nina and White, Mary. 2012. “Nina Danino: Capturing an aura – the human presence on film”. Cassone - The International Online Journal for Art and Books.,
Danino, Nina; Joseph-Lester, Jasper; Petresin, Vesna; Laurent, Robert; Crone, Bridget and Zoller, Maxa. 2012. Abstract Image in Future Film and Video Art. Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), 1(2), pp. 79-88. ISSN 2045-6298
Danino, Nina. 2019. Filming Women’s Work as Prayer in the Monastery in Jennifer and Sorelle Povere. In: Jane Boyer, ed. Theorem 2018: Doctoral research in the visual arts and design. Cambridge, UK: Ruskin Arts Publications, Anglia Ruskin University, pp. 221-243. ISBN 978-1-912319-00-8
Danino, Nina. 2010. Little Constellation: Contemporary Art in Geo-cultural Micro-areas and small States of Europe. In: Rita Canarezza and Pier Paolo Coro, eds. LIttle Constellation: Contemporary Art in geo-cultural micro-areas and small States of Europe. Milan, Italy: Mousse Publishing, pp. 82-86. ISBN 9788896501078
Danino, Nina. 2010. From Floor to Sky -The Experience of Art School and the teaching of Peter Kardia. In: Peter Kardia; Malcolm Le Grice and Hester Westley, eds. From Floor to Sky -The Experience of Art School and the teaching of Peter Kardia. London: A&C Black, pp. 58-62. ISBN 9781408114995
Danino, Nina. 2007. Stabat Mater - A Nameless Place, Film the Feminine and the Sacred. In: G. Pollock and V. Turvey-Sauron, eds. The Sacred and the Feminine - Imagination and Sexual Difference. I.B.Tauris, p. 288. ISBN 9781845115203
Conference or Workshop Item
Danino, Nina; Canezza, Rita; Coro, Pier Paolo; Mangion, Mark and Racanovic, Svetlana. 2012. 'Little Constellation - Gibraltar Workshop'. In: Little Constellation - Workshop Gibraltar. Gibraltar 7-12th December.
Danino, Nina. 2010. 'Attending to the Other: Critical Theory and Spiritual Practice'. In: Attending to the Other: Critical Theory and Spiritual Practice. Faculty of Theology, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom 23rd-26th September 2010.
Danino, Nina. 2017. Experimental Film - Feminist and Catholic Readings of my films 2010-2016. Doctoral thesis, University of Westminster
Danino, Nina; Coro, Pier Paolo and Canarezza, Rita. 2012. Little Constellation - small States on un-certain stereotypes. Mousse Publsiher, Milan Italy.