Nina Pen is a versatile artist and designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is initially educated as a fashion designer, graduated with honors from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem. Her graduation collection ‘I have to convince myself that I am’ is an autobiographical piece, focusing on storytelling through print-design. The added accessories and specific details create her own total image.
Her work is best positioned in the cross-section area between fashion and fine arts. By combining these fields, she is experimental in mixing different media, such as film, painting, and illustration focusing on a strong narrative quality. Frequent themes in her projects are psychiatry and identity, where vulnerability and interaction between people are key.