From Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.
Nita Vera (b. 1986) is a visual artist of Chilean and Finnish descent, combining photography, text, cinematography, installation and book formats in her work. Her subject matter deals with questions around the human condition and relationships. Absurdism and humour is her way to treat intense themes she explores such as family relationships and the lightness of our modern liquid era using an intentional way of staging scenes as a visual element.
She approaches photography as a director of scenes exploring the relationship between fiction and reality. A major source of inspiration in her work comes from literature, theatre and cinema adopting methods, theories and concepts into her visual work. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Art Center Mältinranta and the photography festival Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal as well as in group exhibitions in Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen, Kunshalle in Helsinki, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Oslo Kunstforening, Benaki Museum in Athens among others. Her first book What Love Weighs was published in 2015. In 2016 her artist’s book Spatial Practices was nominated for the Nordic Dummy Award and Unseen Dummy Award. She has graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague and working on her master thesis at the Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki.