Nico Krijno (ZA)

Image: Nico Krijno, [GONDWANA BATHOLITH (1) Composition with both geological and photographic time] (detail), 2020.

Image: Nico Krijno, GONDWANA BATHOLITH (1) Composition with both geological and photographic time (detail), 2020.

Based in South Africa, Nico Krijno’s photography exists at the intersection of performance, painting, montage and sculpture. He builds sculptures out of discarded materials, continues to rearrange them over and over, photographing them during this process. These photographs are then re-processed and altered again into new forms—using photoshop, paint and/or collage—creating new narratives and meaning. His explorations represent an experiment into the perceived truths of objects, the medium of photography and its history. Reminiscent of traditional still lifes, Nico’s photographs are loaded with humorous visual information, challenging the boundaries of the still image with his ever-changing mise-en-scène. His work has been presented at Unseen Amsterdam and Photo London, and his latest book How To Leave Your Body Behind was published by b.frank books in 2019.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March