Nina Falk has studied 'Tailoring and Fashion' in Stockholm, a BA Hons in 'Textiles' at NUA and a MA in 'Contemporary art Theory' at ECA. Her work breaks the boundaries between fashion, textiles and art - moving away from the labels that we often are given.
Nina Falk is also the Co-Founder of the Contemporary Textile collective "Kalopsia".
All work on this page is made by Nina Falk and Kalopsia
In the making of the piece for ‘Textile Migration / Textile Leith’ exhibition June 2014, Kalopsia Gallery
My work from last exhibition at Kalopsia Gallery
"Unknown Leith" -14
This small collection and archive of framed human hair from unknown people of Leith by Nina Falk is inspired by the hair-works of Våmhus and the history of mythology and fairy tales.
A lock of hair carries a symbolic value and have been utilised throughout history in various religious and sentimental roles. Historically, giving a lock of ones hair to someone has been considered a sign of love and devotion.
"Many people have told me that they find the human hair disgusting and almost macabre. Hair to me is a very interesting material to work. It is very fragile but at the same time very strong. It is a material that is already ‘dead’ when it grows, but it is a strong symbol for life. A material that actually comes from the human body itself and is such an important part of our body and is also a very significant part of our personality."