SEPTEMBER 27 > 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM > NAMM HALL, N119 > 300 JAY ST BROOKLYN 11201(map it)

Event Poster

Nina Samuel

Program Director
PriMus- PhD in Museums
Leuphana University


Nina Samuel is an art historian and curator with a Ph.D. from Humboldt University Berlin. Her thesis, entitled The Shape of Chaos”, investigates visual epistemologies in the field of complex dynamics and fractal geometry and drawing as a mode of thinking. After various research positions, Nina curated “The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking” at the Focus Gallery of the Bard Graduate Center NYC during her stay as Visiting Assistant Professor. Afterwards, she held a Postdoc position at the Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt University. Her last exhibition project “My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process” explores techniques of drawing in contemporary art and science and was on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Nina received scholarships and research grants from the Fulbright Program, the NCCR Iconic Criticism: The Power and Meaning of Images (eikones), Basel, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.  She is currently Postdoc in Art History at Leuphana University Lüneburg and Program Director of the PhD program “PriMus- PhD in Museums”.