Nina K Ekman

Nina K Ekman

Studio F4

Medium: Textile & Painting

Nina K. Ekman is originally from the north of Norway but has lived in seven different countries in Europe. She is currently residing in Palo Alto with her husband and two children. Ekman is partly autodidact and has studied art at Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris, product design at The Design Academy in the Netherlands, and was trained in copper etching and printing at Atelier Velasco & Meller in Paris. She furthermore has a Cand. Psych. from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Ekman has exhibited in galleries and museums in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Amsterdam and Paris and at the Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition. She was a finalist in the Luxembourg art prize in 2021 and came third at the BBA artprise at Kühlhaus, Berlin. She has been a resident at the Danish National Workshops of Art, and received several work grants. She is currently represented by Format Artspace in Copenhagen. She has also been commissioned for public artwork in Denmark, amongst them a mural. 

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Recent Works


FADING, 2022

Textile installation made of tufted, knitted and crocheted deadstock yarn with a 16 meter long runner, designed by the artist and produced in collaboration with Dansk Wilton A/S.

1600 cm x 200 cm x 300 cm. Exhibition view from Kunstpakhuset, Denmark


Fragmented totems I


Modular transformative totem pole containing 24 elements. Tufted deadstock yarn sown on a wood construction, produced at the Danish National Workshop of Arts. Size varying according to how many elements are assembled. (In total 576 different poles can be assembled) In picture H: 260 cm W:140 cm D: 140 cm. Exhibition view from Officinet, Copenhagen. Video link to the exhibition.




Part of 17 Verdensmålsgavle i midtjylland, Verdensmål 11. Produced in collaboration with hundreds of local knitters and local businesses. The wall is 10 meters high and 8 meters wide. Maybe the world’s first tufted, knitted impregnated mural. Exhibition view from Hotel Dalgas, Brande.