Performance Artist

Nina Dotti is a Venezuelan artist, based in Miami, FL. Being far away from her dear country, but visiting often, helped me to focus on the identity issues that the Venezuelans confront, and inspired many reflections that influenced her work.

Since the beginning of her career, she explored common social, and political issues as the influence of the religions, the role of women in the society, prostitution, violence, and discrimination, especially to GLBT, and women – the femicide as a clear demonstration of power, and patriarchal control over women’s lives, their freedom, dignity, and sexuality.

While she was doing many trips to visit her country, she made different statements, and instead of doing them in a rebel way, Dotti used active protest channels, with irony and sense of humor. Far away from the Venezuelan stereotypes – Miss pageants, baseball, oil, and the socialism of the 21st Century, her relationship with Venezuela became more complex, as she questioned it socially, and politically.

She started to threaten the pre-established icons of power supposed to be venerated. Dotti shuffled them, and made references between these icons, creating creative elements full of irony and sarcasm to inspire unexpected reflections transferred to the American culture.

Nina Dotti art work is supported by the versatile use of diverse materials, applied in installations, sculpture, photography, and video. Her message is highly critic, intimate, and personal.

She has presented her art many times in and out of Venezuela since she started in 2004. Nina Dotti´s work is neo conceptual, nurtured by a duchampian influence, and pop sub realistic aesthetic.

The work in sculpture and installation is characterized by the use of non-traditional materials, and domestic items, as well as political messages. Her references to the social-political conflict in Venezuela are mixed with political global issues, as sexuality, gender feminism, and even menopause. Dotti uses the irony and sarcasm in popular idioms and expressions coming from her native language Spanish, to bring sense of humor to her pieces. This way she breaks the standard limitations imposed by the society.

Gallery Representations:

Artemisa, Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Dot Fifty One. Miami, FL.
Gallerie 13 Jeannette Mariani. Paris, France.
La Juan Gallery, Madrid.

Latest Exhibitions

2017 – Art Biannual in Venice, “Take the load off”, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy.
2017 – Art Biannual in Venice, “PMS Lounge”, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy.
2017 – “PMS Bar & Lounge”, of Nina Dotti in “Ten Years of ME”, Hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria , Madrid, España.

2016 – PMS Lounge App English version. Miami New Media Festival, Perez Art Museum Miami, FL.
2016 – PMS Lounge App. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, MACZUL. Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela.
2016 – PMS Lounge App Spanish and Performance. La Juan Gallery, Madrid, España.
2016 – Miss “W.” Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogotá, MACBO, Bogotá, Colombia.
2016 – In the Pink. Performance “Miss Wynwood.” Hostos Senior Center, Miami, FL.
2016 – National Cancer Awareness Day “Miss Wynwood.” Hostos Senior Center, Miami, FL.
2016 – Trespassing Towards Relevance. The Chill Concept , Miami, FL.
2016 – Art vs. Tools – Art Collection on Harmony of the Seas – Wonderbook by Royal Caribbean
2016 – Miss Wynwood –  Campaign for a Respectful Aging @De Hostos Senior Center. Miami, FL.
2016 – Nina Dotti – Feminas  Doña Delicuente @Centro de Arte de El Hatillo, Caracas – Vzla.
2016 – Nina Dotti –  Lanzamiento PMS Lounge App. Performance @La Juan Gallery Madrid, España.
2016 – Nina Dotti –  My Latino Gay Wedding. Set design @Flamingo Theater Bar. Miami, FL.
2016 – Miss Wynwood –  Pink Performance @De Hostos Senior Center. Miami, FL.
2016 – Miss Wynwood – Exhibition – Trespassing Towards Relevance @TheChillConcept. Miami, FL.
2016 – El Despojo, Performance. Aluna Foundation, Miami, FL.
2016 – Take the Load Off. Museo WELTKUNSTZIMMER, Bonn, Germany.

2015 – Take the load off, Residence La Nube. Santa Cruz de Bolivia, Bolivia.
2015 – Frida Curada Performance. Wynwood, FL.
2015 – Yo soy Venezuela y tengo derecho a, Selfie Station. The Chill Concept. Miami, FL.
2015 – Boarding Pass. Selfie Station. The Chill Concept. Miami, FL.
2015 – Miss Wynwood – Art Basel. En Context.
2015 – Miss Wynwood – Time Capsule. Performance. The Chill Concept. Miami, FL.
2015 – Miss Wynwood – Trump/Donkey. Represent Artists. Bratter PA. Miami, FL.
2015 – Miss Wynwood – Art Wynwood. Exhibition and Performance. Miami, FL.
2015 – Nina Dotti – Video shoot en el Remate del Voto #6D de Yo Soy Venezuela y tengo derecho a.
2015 – Nina Dotti –  Video shoot en boarding pass de Yo Soy Venezuela y tengo derecho a.
2015 – Nina Dotti – Expone en REPRESENT Bratter PA. Muestra curada por Gerardo Zavarce.
2015 – Miss Wynwood –  Grabación de Sálvense quien pueda con Cari Beltrán Al aire el lunes 16.
2015 – Miss Wynwood – Opening del Comando de Campaña.
2015 – The Wynwood Times – Lanzamiento de Ed 2.
2015 – El Despojo – Take The Load Off. Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
2015 – Miss Wynwood – Art Wynwood.
2015 – Un Hilo Rojo – Thread & Stitches @ The Chill Concept.

2014 – Julio – Octubre Espacio para la cultura Artemisia. Bucaramanga, Colombia Doña Delincuente y el secreto de la familia Macías Exhibición Espacios Visibles
2014 – Cartas de Amor. Threads & Stitches. The Chill Concept. Miami, FL.
2014 – María Maletas. Performance. Wynwood, FL
2014 – María Maletas. Centro Cultural Artemisia. Bucaramanga, Colombia.
2014 – Matter of Balance. FIA. Caracas, Venezuela
2014 – Captahuellas. FIA. Caracas, Venezuela.
2014 – República Bananera. FIA. Caracas, Venezuela.
2014 – República Bananera. NMF. Miami, FL.
2014 – “Miss Wynwood” Performance. Context Fair. Miami, FL.
2014 – Julio Fotos Feminas. Museo Acarigua Araure, Venezuela Mirada Femenina Miradas de once fotógrafas en el Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure Exposición Foto Féminas en el Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure Foto Féminas. Entrevista con Nina Dotti Entrevista con Nina Dotti

2013 – April Bienal del Sur de Panama. Panama City, Panama. Audio: Nina Dotti on “Let it go, the best is yet to come” Video: Nina Dotti “The best is yet to come”
2013 – Prohibido cagarla+ FIA. Caracas, Venezuela.
2013 – Let it go the best is yet to come. Photography. Photo Lima. Lima, Perú.
2013 – March Dot FiftyOne Gallery. Miami, Fl.
Nina Dotti: Tipping Point
Nina Dotti // Tipping Point

2012 – PMS I Love You. Galerie 13 Jeanette Mariani. Paris, France.

2009 – Hot Flashes Bar. Performance. Club MINT. Art Shanghai. Shanghai, China. CENSORED.
2009 – Superwoman TV Show. Performance. Latin American Art Center. Shanghai, China.
2009 – Superwoman and Antonini Wilson Petrodólares. Cartografías Meridionales. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, MACRO. Rosario, Argentina.

2008 – Roja Rojita. Performance. FIA, Feria Iberoamericana de Arte. Caracas, Venezuela.
2008 – Happy Box. Tales From The Far Side, Farside Gallery. Miami , FL.
2008 – Wedding Cake Toppers & Once Upon a Time. Galerie13 Jeanette Mariani. Paris, France.

2007 – Comámonos esta torta roja rojita. Happening. FIA, Feria Iberoamericana de Arte. Caracas, Venezuela.
2007 – Blue Pill Bar. Performance. Circa Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2007 – Picture Perfect Wedding Cake Toppers. Ephemeral Trends V. Merrill Lynch Arte Americas. Convention Center. Miami Beach, FL.
2007 – 99¢ Cliche. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Miami, FL.
2007 – Latin is Hot. Performance. Merrill Lynch Arte Americas. Convention Center Miami Beach, FL.
2007 – Picture Perfect Wedding Cake Toppers. Ephemeral Trends V. Merrill Lynch Arte Americas. Convention Center. Miami Beach, FL.
2007 – Happily Ever After. Video. Objecthood. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Miami, FL.
2007 – Kiss the frog. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Photo Miami. Miami, FL.

2006 – The Wedding Cake. Circa Puerto Rico. San Jose, Puerto Rico. New Media Festival. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Miami, FL.
2006 – Happily Ever After. Fairy Tale Post Contemporary Version. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Miami, FL.
2006 – Hot Flashes Bar Performance. FIA, Feria Iberoamericana de Arte. Caracas, Venezuela.
2006 – Hot Flashes Bar Coyote. Producto INC. Circa Puerto Rico 06. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2006 – Hot Flashes Bar. Ephemeral Trends IV. Latin American Contemporary Art. Merrill Lynch Arte Americas. Coconut Grove Convention Center. Miami, FL.
2006 – The Wedding Cake. Circa Puerto Rico. San Jose, Puerto Rico. New Media Festival. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Miami, FL.
2006 – Transvenus. Buenos Aires Photo. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2005 – 2006 – The Wedding Cake… The Bride As Is. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. Miami, FL.
2005 – Plataforma: Forma de hacer plata. Tránsito. Organización Nelson Garrido (ONG). Caracas, Venezuela.
2005 – Transhadows. Photo Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005 – The Bride As Is. Performance. Occurrences. Sydiart Studio & The Klima Building. Halsted, Chicago, IL.

2004 – Album de Boda. Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos: CELARG. Caracas, Venezuela.