Dr Nina Danino

Dr Nina Danino is an artist and filmmaker, making films centred on self-inscription, the feminine and the subjective voice.

Staff details

Dr Nina Danino


Reader in Fine Art




n.danino (@gold.ac.uk)



Professional Practice

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)  

Academic Qualifications

  • 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.

Professional Projects

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. 2023. MARIA.

Danino, Nina. 2023. Solitude.

Danino, Nina. 2019. I Die of Sadness Crying For You.


Danino, Nina; De Witt, H.; Gray, L. and Plate, S.. 2005. Visionary Landscapes - The Films of Nina Danino. London: Black Dog Publishing, pp. 1-144. ISBN 1904772072

Danino, Nina and Maziere, M.. 2002. The Undercut Reader - Critical Writings on Artists' Film and Video, 2002. London: Wallflower Press. ISBN 1903364477


Danino, Nina. 2015-2018 Sorelle Povere Di Santa Chiara.

Danino, Nina. 1980. First Memory (1980-1981).


Danino, Nina. 2017. Jennifer (2015) Screening + Q&A. In: "CTL: Jennifer + Q&A (N/C 12+)", Glasgow Film Theatre, 30 April 2017.

Danino, Nina. 2016. Jennifer + Q&A with Director. In: "Jennifer + Q&A with Director", Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, 14 December 2016.

Danino, Nina. 2016. Close up on Nina Danino. In: "Close up on Nina Danino", Close Up cinema, 6 December 2016.


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.,

Book Section

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

Artist's Book

Danino, Nina. 2013. Meteorologies (2013) Artists' Book.


Danino, Nina. 2013. Meteorologies (2013) Audio.

Danino, Nina. 2012. Gibraltar-Genoa (2012).


Danino, Nina. 2009. Podcast Interview.

Conference or Workshop Item

Danino, Nina. 2020. 'Religion&Art'. In: Religion&Art. Online, United Kingdom 2020-2024 on going.

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. 2012. 'Little Constellation - Workshop Gibraltar'. In: Little Constellation- Workshop Gibraltar. Gibraltar, Gibraltar 7-11 December 2012.


Danino, Nina. 2017. Experimental Film - Feminist and Catholic Readings of my films 2010-2016. Doctoral thesis, University of Westminster


Danino, Nina. 2018. Rupture/Rapture/Jouissance : The Religious Trilogy 1990-1997. LUX DVD with essays by Adrian Rifkin, Louise Gray and Nina Danino. LUX, London.

Danino, Nina. 2017. Jennifer (2015) DVD. Temporal Films.

Danino, Nina; Coro, Pier Paolo and Canarezza, Rita. 2012. Little Constellation - small States on un-certain stereotypes. Mousse Publsiher, Milan Italy.