Having Mediterranean roots Nina Pettinato was born in Southern Germany in 1975. Following her studies of natural sciences at University Heidelberg she attended Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, where she received her Diploma Fine Art (Painting / Photography) in 2008.
A recipient of the Johannes Mosbach Foundation Grant, the Kunstpreis des Bezirks Schwaben as well as the Kurt and Felicitas Viermetz Grant, she participated in artist residencies such as the International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP New York and Point B in Brooklyn. The Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst supported her artistic development by a multiannual studio grant.
Nina Pettinato took part in solo and group shows including Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus Augsburg and galerie5020 in Salzburg. Her artistic work is held in private and public collections including the H2 - Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Augsburg and was featured in Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, PHOTONEWS and Frankfurter Rundschau.
Since 2014 Nina Pettinato runs BNKR - current reflections on art and architecture, a transdisciplinary artspace founded by Munich entrepreneur Stefan F. Höglmaier. Under her guidance a curator is appointed to realize an one-year program promoting the intermediate dialogue between art, architecture and other disciplines such as design, science, philosophy and music. Alongside with Berlin based PS120 and Hamburg's 8. Salon DIE ZEIT referred to BNKR as one of Munich's most innovative project spaces for contemporary art.
Photo: An Laphan