Nina Kurtela (b. 1981) is a visual artist, who was born in Zagreb, Croatia (former Yugoslavia). Her work deals with the cross-media field of research, and creation between various disciplines (e.g. visual and performing arts). Her practice does not exclude any medium and with its conceptual and multidisciplinary approach, she gives a chance for productions to be realised by any means. The works are often site-specific, engage particular communities, question monetary values, and explore the notions of exchange through which different social relations are established.
While examining identity and intimacy, Kurtela questions how the different actions of the body can, in particular social, cultural and urban context, determine the human behaviour, influence experiences and affect us. She often uses situations from everyday life and places them into another contexts in order to render then visible and expand their meaning. Her interest lies is dedication, duration and time.
Nina Kurtela explores the idea of immaterial labour in relation to everyday life, either engaging particular communities or using her own body, questioning the exclusiveness of art in an attempt to erase the distinction between the makers and observers.