Natacha Nisic


The Crown Letter

Natacha Nisic is an artist and filmmaker. She weaves links between history, representation and memory and its implications in the political, social and cultural fields. She explores the invisible relationship between images, words, interpretation, symbol and ritual. Her work questions the nature of the image through different media: Super 8, 16MM, video, photography and drawing. She created The Crown Letter (2020), an international platform of women artists, in response to the Coronavirus crisis.


Natacha Nisic directed Rather Die Than Die (2018) a documentary essay on the First World War and the art historian Aby Warburg as part of the commemorations of the Centenary of the First World War, and, for Arte, Andrea’s Sky (2014) on a Bavarian shaman initiated in South Korea. Natacha Nisic exhibits worldwide — recent exhibitions include the Centre Pompidou, Catalogue de Gestes, (2020), Sharjah Film Platform (2019), the Yebisu Film Festival, Tokyo (2018), the Media City Biennale in Seoul (2016), Bienal de la Imagen en mouvement in Buenos Aires, Munfret in Buenos Aires (2016), Fondation Hermès in Seoul (2012), K21 in Düsseldorf (2011), Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo (2010), British Film Institute, London (2010). In 2014, about her highly acclaimed solo exhibition, Echo at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Art Press newspaper writes “Her work offers a mediation on cultural differences, on the necessary struggle to consolidate memory against oblivion”.


Natacha Nisic created the Children’s Memorial at the Shoah Memorial in Paris in 2005, questioning the question of the monument and its evolution over time. Nisic has obtained numerous scholarships and residencies, notably at the Villa Kujoyama, Tokyo in 2001 and 2016, at the Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea (2010) and at the Villa Medici, Rome in 2007. 

Education: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie, Berlin; La Femis, Paris. Born in Grenoble, France, in 1967.

About The Crown Letter project


The Crown Letter is an online participatory art project created during the lockdown. It is a worldwide open platform for the free expression of women artists, a cartography of the intimate over time and space, offering a meeting place for a community of subjectivities. The Crown Letter is released every Tuesday since 21st April 2020.

 APRIL 19,2021

Interview with Natacha Nisic