naira nigrelli (studio overton) is a cultural worker who researches educational institutions and forms of infrastructural maintenance. naira graduated from sandberg instituut with ‘to self-govern the art academy’ and has been working as a curator and photographer since 2016 in the netherlands. in 2021, the rietveld supported her ongoing collaboration with lila bullen-smith with a performance grant.
nigrelli has curated events at the grey space in the middle, hoop (den haag), HNI and exhibited at ARCAM and mediamatic. she is also a core-member of ‘the waiting room’ collective with ghenwa noiré, a music production collective that explores forms of live improvisation. amongst others, ‘the waiting room’ has performed at framer framed (also as “the palace of flowing waters), vrankrijk, radio alhara and documenta15.
as of september this year, naira will be continuing her graduation work, as a researcher at the gerrit rietveld academie