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Nina Vroemen is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, dance, multimedia installations and sonic experimentation. She spends most of her time between her home in Montreal, Quebec, and her northern community in Dawson City, Yukon, while also creating and showing work across Canada and internationally in Arizona, California and Berlin.

She seeks projects that quicken the heart, that engage in critical research, sensorial inquiry and immersive fieldwork. Her current research is on queer ecology, real-life-magic, communities of the circumpolar north (human and non-human), resource extraction, and the fraught legacy of uranium mining and the atomic age.

She is drawn towards what generates awe, attracted to materials and sculptural space that embody intimate or obscured histories. Her curiosity leads her to move past what is understood on the surface—what is made attainable—towards interrogating the serendipitous patterns and points of intersection where data and personal narratives collide. These divergent traces inspire her work as an interdisciplinary artist.

This spring (2019) she participated in the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture’s Artist Residency in Dawson City, Yukon where she hosted a Haptic visuality workshop and conducted research on plaster mining and boom-bust towns. In August she participated in Studio 303’s summer dance residency, in Montreal, Quebec, where she and writer/performer Erin Hill formed the project Horizon Factory and presented a work which interrogates the notion of apparition, adopting atmospheric and industrial ‘cloud-knowledge’ as a playful, speculative, belief-system for our current climate crisis.

Vroemen is presently working on an experimental short film with collaborator Krista Davis called Lines and Holes. The project looks at relationships between humans, animals and land in the North through the lines and holes we create. The project engages with the intersections of queer theory and ecological criticism, documentary and fantasy to examine the delicate ecosystem of the Canadian North.

This November, Vroemen and Davis’s project: HEaD: Hypercosmic Earth and Dirt performed at the Society of Literature, Science and Art conference at U.C Irvine. HEaD has also been invited to participate in a residency at the Institute for Desert Humanities at ASU, Arizona, for this coming year (2020).

Her recent videos CRUSH and Apparitions and Improvisations: 1.1 Dollar Cinema have screened in Montreal, Quebec at Somethings Shared (2018), Neighbourhood Film Festival (2018), and in the Yukon at the Dawson City Short Film Festival (2018).  

Vroemen has received creative project funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, LOJIQ, the Yukon Filmmakers Fund, and Quebec jeune volontaire.

She is also the creator of the freak-folk project bluhour.


Studio 303 - Dance
Montreal, QC, July 2019

Klondike Institure of Art & Culture - Video
Dawson City, YT, April 2019

Sointula Art Shed - Video + Music
Sointula, BC, September 2016

HEAD, collaborative queer ecology project
with Krista Davis
Montreal, QC / Phoenix, AZ, since 2018

Studio XX
Montreal, QC, since 2018

Feminist Media Studio, Concordia University
Montreal, QC, since 2018

“Love Songs to Failure - Alejandro Sajgalik Et Nina Vroemen”
Québec Danse, Montreal, 2018

“Telephone: Erin Hill in Conversation With Nina Vroemen”
Decoy Magazine, 2018

“The Authors Narrative”, scholarly publication
Combine: Fofa Catalog, 2013

“The Two Sides of Mountain”, scholarly publication
Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History, 2013