• The Richest Man in Babylon

    Nina Cristante

    Nina Cristante explores themes of control, sanity, and sickness. Her work is choreographic and directly engages with movie narratives and character development. Through durational performance, videos and images, Cristante navigates the environmental and emotional toll of austerity measures on the body and psyche.
    In her first UK solo exhibition, Cristante expands these themes into theatre-scale installation to mark the premiere of her debut long form film The Richest Man in Babylon. Characterised by intricate fictionalised plots and a sense of the absurd, the film’s dystopic portrayal of the city’s architecture at dis-ease witnesses the crumbling down of the welfare state and its medical structures. 
    Italian born, British artist Nina Cristante lives and works in London. Selected group exhibitions include,'Ann’s Research', Essex Street Gallery, New York, USA, (2022), 'Volcanoes', LIFE SPORT Project Space, Athens, GR,(2019) 'For Some Future Time', South London Gallery, UK, (2018), 'Lepza Ja, Zacheta' National Gallery, Warsaw, PL, (2018), 'Open Workout with Nina Cristante', Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin Biennial, 2016, Berlin,DK, (2016) Condition, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL (2016) 'La scrittura degli Echi', Maxxi Museum, Rome, IT and  ‘is it polite or rude to leave the room?’, Cell Project Space, London, UK (2015). Recent solo exhibitions include 'NUM', Triest Gallery, New York, USA, (2022) 'Complications', YEARS Gallery, Copenhagen, DK,(2017) and 'life sport', LIFE SPORT Project Space, Athens, GR (2016). In 2022 Cristante collaborated with Dean Blunt in 'MUD' at Bourse de Commerce/Pinault Collection, Paris, FR.
    Generously supported by Arts Council England