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Nina Mangalanayagam

MA work

I draw on my personal experience and memories to expose difficulties arising from differences between people caused by their immediate environment, experience and history. Coming from a family with a variety of cultures and nationalities, I utilise the relationship I have with my relatives and my immediate family to analyse how adaptation, gesture and belonging impact on our perceived identity. I highlight complications that arise when identification fails – when our idea of ourselves does not correspond to our environment, family or to the image others have of us – and the impact this has on wider societal structures.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2009

  • I draw on my personal experience and memories to expose difficulties arising from differences between people caused by their immediate environment, experience and history. Coming from a family with a variety of cultures and nationalities, I utilise the relationship I have with my relatives and my immediate family to analyse how adaptation, gesture and belonging impact on our perceived identity. I highlight complications that arise when identification fails – when our idea of ourselves does not correspond to our environment, family or to the image others have of us – and the impact this has on wider societal structures.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Communication, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Start Your Collection, London Art Fair, London, 2009; European Night, Les Recontres D’Arles, Arles, France, 2008; BAC!, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2006; Jerwood Photography Award, Jerwood Space, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Winner, Flash Forward 2007, The Magenta Foundation, 2007; Shortlisted, Visual Art, deciBel Visual Artist Award, ArtsAdmin, 2006; Winner, Photography, Jerwood Photography Award, 2005