Nika Fontaine

Biography - Nika Fontaine

Nika Fontaine, born in Montreal, lives and works in Berlin since 2008 where she graduated from the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee in 2012. In 2013 she completed her Meisterschuler diploma and in 2015 she received the Elsa Neumann scholarship for her project Kitschypedia.

In 2013 she won the jury prize Macht Kunst from the Deutsche bank Kunsthalle in Berlin where in 2014 she presented her work Pimp my Ride to Heaven. Her works were presented in multiple venues in Europe and Canada in solo and group exhibitions. Since 2014 she works in close collaboration with Wildpalms with whom she has and will exhibit works in Germany, USA and Mexico. In September 2016, she was nominated as a finalist and won honourable mention in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in Toronto.

As a multidisciplinary artist she uses Painting, sculpture, photography, performance and music to express her spiritual believes and as well to reflect on the decorative aspect of fine art. Her works are an androgynous celebration of craft, magic and contemporary art.


Exhibitions at the gallery

November 24 – December 24, 2016

Extra muros exhibitions

October 28 – 31, 2016