Collective memory is at the center of the artist research. Her practices explores the memories of others through their life stories, personal archives and meaningful places. These elements constitute the main inspiration and source material for her work, and her installations and films reimagine and represent her collaborators’ stories.
Nina Haab is now particularly interested in the archetypal dimensions of autobiographies and how they relate to different locations and their respective local cultures. In that sense, memories construct personal and collective identities, and whether they true or false becomes less important than how they may provide new narrative material.

Nina Haab is a swiss artist born in 1985 in Bellinzona. She currently lives and works in Geneva, where she graduated with a M. A degree in visual arts from Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD). In 2012, she was granted by the City of Geneva an artist studio after winning a Federal Prize at Swiss Art Awards in Basel. In 2015-2016, the artist was invited to participate at ABA an artist residency in Berlin supported by Pro Helvetia.
Nominated for the Prix Mobilière in 2019, in 2020 she was short-listed again for the Swiss Art Awards and was awarded with the Abraham Hermanjat Prize.

Nina Haab presented her work in individual and collective exhibitions such as: Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva; Kunstmuseum, Lucerne; Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano; Kunsthaus Langenthal; Fondazione Cesare Pavese, Santo Stefano Belbo; KUNST-WERKE|Studiolo, Berlin; Château d’Aubais; GAM, Torino; Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, Genève; Musée Jenisch, Vevey.


2009 – 12

Master in Secondary Education (Visual Arts), IUFE, University of Geneva

2009 – 11

Master in Visual Arts, Orientation Trans/ Mediation Teaching, HEAD, Geneva

2006 – 09

Bachelor in Visual Arts, polo art/media, HEAD, Geneva

2003 – 06

Liceo artistico, CSIA, Lugano

Prizes - Residencies


Visual Art Studio, Bâtiment de L’Usine, FMAC – Geneva (2022-2024)


Grant Abraham Hermanjat Foundation

Nominated for Federal Prize, Swiss Art Awards


Nominated for Prix Mobilière


Nominated for Federal Prize, Swiss Art Awards

Nominated for Manor Art Prize, Ticino


ABA – AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, Artist Residency, Berlin (DE), Pro Helvetia (01.08.15 – 31.01.16)


Projet FAC, Artist Residency with Stefano De Ponti, St-Ursanne, Jura (CH) (06.07.15 – 01.08.15)


Visual Art Studio, Bâtiment de L’Usine, FMAC – Geneva (2013-2015)


Federal Prize, Swiss Art Awards


Carte blanche à des jeunes curateurs, collective NotOnlyKidsPlay, Villa Dutoit – Geneva


Prize « Giovani Artisti », Piazza Blues, Bellinzona

Solo exhibitions (*duo)


Challenge? With Beat Lippert, Galère gallery, Nyon (CH)*


So, here you are. Christine Boillat – Nina Haab, DuflonRacz gallery, Bruxelles (BE)*

Wiktor Dyndo – Nina Haab: Post-History, Szydlowski gallery, Varsovie (PL)*


Soll ich bleiben oder gehen?, espace eeeeh, Nyon (CH)


Il molteplice ridiventa uno, cur. Elisa Rusca, Cesare Pavese Foundation, Santo Stefano Belbo (IT)
Edgelands. Christine Boillat and Nina Haab, DuflonRacz gallery, Bern (CH)*


Amnesie, cur. Elisa Rusca, Fondazione Archivio Fotografico Roberto Donetta, Corzoneso (CH)


Cabinet of engraved topicalities, DuflonRacz gallery, Bern (CH)
The life around a fake lake, cur. Joris Brantuas, Latelier gallery, Sète (FR)


Calce, collaboration with the sound artist Stefano De Ponti, Tour of Europe (IT, DE, CZ,…)*

The life around a fake lake, municipal hall, Ardon (CH)

The life around a fake lake, municipal hall, Hérémence (CH)

Salon n°2 : Identity of a resident stranger, cur. Yvonne Reiners, KW Institute for contemporary art  | Studiolo, Berlin (DE)


Ways of, cur. Isaline Vuille, Kunstunion, Zurich (CH)

Actions, Reactions and Other Stories Nino Baumgartner & Nina Haab, Sonnenstube, Lugano (CH)*


Taboo, cur. Fondation genevoise pour le dépistage du cancer du sein, Cité Générations, Onex (CH)

Binding, cur. Federica Martini, standard/deluxe, Lausanne (CH)


Généalogie d’identité(s) with Carine Parola, DémArt, Lausanne (CH)*

Silence Is Sexy 1.5 with Umberto De Martino, cur. Regaida Comensoli, Noah Stolz and Patrick Gosatti, la rada, Locarno (CH)*


Cahier intime en Asie, Juno Design, Muralto (CH)

Memorie, rassegna da artista ad artista, Malakoff, Bellinzona (CH)

Conferences - Workshops - Events


Narrations, cur. Serval and Kalonji, MAH, Geneva (CH)


Visarte Talks #4 – Nina Haab, Studio Foce, Lugano (CH)


Baustelle concert (Killian Perret-Gentil and Benjamin Jaton), espace eeeeh, Nyon (CH)

CONVERSATION N.1 with Emmanuelle Antille, Nina Haab, Elisa Rusca, Laura Thiong- Toye and Isaline Vuille, Swiss Art Awards, Geneva (CH)


Kunstbar mit Künstlerinnen und Künstler von 3×3, cur. Raffael Dörig and Claire Hoffmann, Kunsthaus Langenthal (CH)


2016 What lies beneath the surface – Nina Haab, cur. Noah Stolz, Stella Maris, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (CH)


PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHT. WHAT’S HOT, cur. Yvonne Reiners and Tina Sauerländer, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (DE)

Salon n°1 : Identity of a resident stranger, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin (DE)

Group exhibitions


Gardiens du silence, Musée Jenisch, Vevey (CH)


Equilibres Précaires – A Fragile Balance, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva (CH)

FMAC – Acquisitions 2021, FMAC, Geneva (CH)

Familiensache, cur. Simone Kobler and Céline Gaillard, Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona (CH)

Panart Neuchâtel, cur. Gabriel Grossert, Neuchâtel (CH)

La Charge, cur. Andreas Hochuli, Circuit, Lausanne (CH)


A dessin 6, Chapelle du quartier haut, Sète (FR)

MEMORY, Kunstmuseum Olten (CH)


Artissima Unplugged. Stasi Frenetica, cur. Ilaria Bonacossa, GAM, Turin (IT)

IT’S MY PARTY: DEEP END, cur. Regaida Comensoli and Giada Olivotto – Sonnenstube,
Bagni Pompeiani, Arzo (CH)

Positions Berlin Art Fair, Szydlowski gallery, Berlin (DE)

Salle d’attente. Laura Thiong-Toye, Halle Nord, Geneva (CH)


Feu sacré, Biennale Kugler, Usine Kugler, Geneva (CH)

Murmures, cur. Nina Schipoff, Saint-Maurice chapel, Alby-sur-Chéran (FR)

ArtStadtBern, Zytglogge, Bern (CH)

Amuse Yeux – Guests and Friends, DuflonRacz gallery, Bern (CH)

Tauwetter, cur. Nina Schipoff, Garage 19, Usine Kugler, Geneva (CH)

Prix Mobilière, Artgenève, Geneva (CH)

BIG PAINTINGS. Portraits, Still lifes, Landscapes, cur. Siripoj Chamroenvidhya, François Fontaine Gallery, Satigny (CH)


Emoticons, cur. Hadrien Dussoix, Body & Soul, Geneva (CH)

Sparring partner, cur. Gilles Bingisser, Castle of Aubais (FR)

Arte e Humanitas: Immagine migrante, cur. Nadia Bensbih, Riccardo Lisi and Marco Stoffel, Spazio Elle, Locarno (CH)

L’art entre 46°1 n et 13°4 n, cur. Nina Schipoff, Les Ecuries du Château, Samoëns (FR)
From cities to us. Proprio lì, nella buca delle lettere., cur. Carolina Sanchez, Spazio Lampo, Chiasso (CH)

META – PAINTING, cur. Clarissa Chiaese, la rada, Locarno (CH)


UTOPIC PARK – Biennale Kugler, Usine Kugler, Geneva (CH)

MY ART GOES BOOM, cur. Joris Brantuas, Villa Dutoit, Geneva (CH)

Schena da vedro. Kunstszene Tessin, cur. Peter Stohler, Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona (CH)

3×3 zeitgenössische Blicke auf Johann Schär, cur. Raffael Dörig and Claire Hoffmann, Kunsthaus Langenthal (CH)

MY ART GOES BOOM, cur. Joris Brantuaus, Usine Kugler, Geneva (CH)


Cross-border experiment, Latelier gallery, Sète (FR)

Is Anybody Home, cur. Elisa Rusca, Diskurs, Berlin (DE)

Swiss Art Awards 2016, Hall 4, Art Basel (CH)

Che c’è di nuovo?, cur. Elio Schenini, Dienstgebäude, Zurich (CH)

Che c’è di nuovo?, cur. Elio Schenini, Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano (CH)


Sviluppo-Parallelo, cur. Noah Stolz, Stella Maris, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (CH)

Projet FAC with Stefano De Ponti, cur. Sébastien Peter, Fours-à-Chaux à St-Ursanne, Jura (CH)

Môtiers 2015 – Art en plein air, Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Môtiers (CH)

Postcard Pusher, Tramway, Villars sur Glâne (CH)


Collettiva Humus Dance n°1, Humus Dance, Mendrisio (CH)

Gesto e pensiero. La libertà di donare., cur. Francesca Gattoni, Museo Tornielli, Ameno (IT)


Bourses de la Ville de Genève – Fonds Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier et Galland, CAC, Geneva (CH)

Banana Split, Sonnenstube, Lugano (CH)


Von hier nach dort. Über Brücken in Kultur, Baukunst und Gesellschaft, cur. Alexandra Könz, Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon (CH)

Swiss Art Awards, Hall 4, Art Basel (CH)

Overgamed, Villa Dutoit, Geneva (CH)


MADE IN GENÈVE, Bibliothèque d’art et d’archéologie, Geneva (CH)

Rathania’s, ars similis casus, Musée Rath, Geneva (CH)

23 petits à petits, Lili’s Flat, Xi an (CN)

No Room to move, Agent Double, Geneva (CH)

Café des rêves, Helmhaus, Zurich (CH)


Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, (master Trans) Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (CH)

4ème Biennale d’art en ville : Escales, Art-Chêne, (master Trans) Chêne-Bourg (CH)

HYPERACTIVITE-Summerlab 2010, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel (CH)

NOT ONLY KIDS PLAY, accrochage HEAD, Geneva (CH)


Weihnachtsausstellung II, Agent Double, Geneva (CH)

Les Arts Incoherents Réactivés, Live in Your Head, Geneva (CH)


Atelier Micro-édition HEAD, Bookshop Archigraphy, Geneva (CH)

TIC TAC interne, Cité du temps, Swatch Center, Geneva (CH)

Images a Project by Spike Art Magazine Images by Head fueled by OB, Forde, Geneva (CH)


Disegnidistoriediverse, Atelier Attila, Bellinzona (CH)


Collection of works of art from the City of Nyon (CH)

Musée Jenisch Vevey (CH)

FMAC – Collection of contemporary art, City of Geneva (CH)

Fondazione Archivio Fotografico Roberto Donetta, Corzoneso (CH)

Private Collections (CH – DE – FR – BE – PL – IT)

Collective NotOnlyKidsPlay


Postcard Pusher, Tramway, Villars sur Glâne (CH)

JOCHUA, Mathias Forbach – Fichtre, curatorial project, Atelier 411, L’Usine, Geneva (CH)

99 Failles : Delphine Battiaz & Marta Margnetti, curatorial project, Atelier 411, L’Usine, Geneva (CH)

Les commodités d’Arrachetesyeux, curatorial project, Atelier 411, L’Usine, Geneva (CH)


Boomerang Location, Léonore Thélin & Abigail Janjic, curatorial project, Atelier 411, L’Usine, Geneva (CH)

Chris Kiss & Aline Peter, curatorial project, Atelier 411, L’Usine, Geneva (CH)


Banana Split, curatorial project, Sonnenstube, Lugano (CH)


La fabrique des transmissions, kids workshop, Mac/Val, Paris (FR)

Remise en jeu, group show, Villa Dutoit, Geneva (CH)

Overgamed, curatorial project, Villa Dutoit, Geneva (CH)


Manifestation d’Art Contemporain (MAC 11), presentation, MAMCO, Geneva (CH)

Pas Seulement Les Enfants Jouent, project based in the Appartement of the collection Ghislain Mollet-Viéville during one year, MAMCO, Geneva (CH)


Foundation of the collective NotOnlyKidsPlay (Antonin Demé, Nina Haab, Alexandra Häberli, Carine Parola, Isabelle Racine, Laura Thiong-Toye)

Collections Collective NotOnlyKidsPlay

Théâtre Forum de Meyrin
FCAC – Foundation of contemporary art, Geneva