Nisa Ojalvo – USA

Nisa Lynn Ojalvo is a photographer from New York City. She has exhibited her work in Norway, Germany, Singapore, China and the United States. Her images have been published in Art Asia Pacific, The Boston Globe, New York TimesKunst Forum, ExBerliner and in RoseLee Goldberg’s Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present. Nisa spent a decade working and studying in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Japan. She has photographed performance art festivals in Asia, Scandinavia, France and the UK, and she co-curated Beijing Live 2012. Nisa is returning to Stiwdio Maelor for the second time.

For nearly two decades Ojalvo has brought her inquisitive eye to the documentation of live art, focusing her gaze on the meeting point of subject, material and process. She currently collaborates with several international performance artists.

In 2016, Nisa completed a collaborative residency with Rita Marhaug (Norway) and Traci Kelly (UK/Germany), as part of the collective, kelly|marhaug|ojalvo. The collective is dedicated to making site specific performance for camera in a varied natural landscape. Their work spans performance, photography, video, sculpture and installation. Nisa’s work as a member of kelly|marhaug|ojalvo is a vital strand of her artistic development and creative output.