After a rather conceptual and theoretical approach to photography during the studies in Fine Art, Nicole Hametner (1981, AT/CH) chooses to enrol at the educational centre in Vevey for a professional education. Basing on an initial technical education, a superior education in photography leads her back to an artistic encounter with the subject.
Graduated in 2008 in Vevey, Nicole Hametner achieves the First Prize of Photography 2009 of Bern for her series Aster. This work is published by Editions Filigranes Paris and was presented at Paris Photo. After several group exhibitions Nicole Hametner has her first solo show Aster at the Gallery Stimultania in Strasbourg. Her second solo show, Black Light was shown in 2010 at Marks Blond in Bern. For her work Le Sapin she achieves for the second time the First Prize of Photography 2011 of Bern.
2012 she resumes her master’s degree at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. There she explores the photographic analogue still and the electronic moving image, reflecting on their relation to time. 2014 -2019 Nicole Hametner works as Senior Assistant at the Bern University of Arts, where she currently teaches photography. Next to that she is active as an independent photographer.
2012 - 2014
Master Design (MDes)
Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design, Rotterdam
2006 - 2008
Superior education in photography, Vevey
2004 - 2006
Federal certificate of capacity in photography
Professional education in photography, Vevey
2003 - 2004
Beaux arts, arts school of Valais, Sierre
2002 - 2003
Preparation course in arts, Bern
University entrance certificate in economics, Bern
Book launch, Berner Almanach Fotografie, Galerie Terrain, Bern