A Glimpse on life of an Artist

Culture Export Management

The last visit of the first day in Berlin is with visual artist Niina Lehtonen-Braun. She graduated from Fine Arts Academy, Helsinki, in 2000. From the year 2000 she has lived in Germany, with her artist husband Ulu Braun and their two children. Niina does mainly collages, but her production includes also video art, installations and performance art.

Niina’s studio is in an apartment building in Wedding, which was mentioned as the new artist district. The gentrification in many districts of Berlin is increasing the property values and rents and makes the artists to search cheaper locations. Exhausted from keeping up with the schedule and all the excitement of the day, we are pleased to sit down and have a peaceful moment with Niina. We sit in a semi-circle, as if the campfire, to listen to Niina telling us about her art and living in Berlin. On the walls and…

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