I'm Claudia Latisnere, a professional contemporary artist originally from Mexico but based in New Zealand since 2013. Ninu is my nickname and since 2011 I have been using the label They Call Me Ninu to spread the word about what I do. I work with photography, object-art, collage, and digital storytelling. I have exhibited my work in a number of solo and group exhibitions back in my home country and my first exhibition in New Zealand was as a finalist in the 2017 National Contemporary Art Award at the Waikato Museum.
As an artist, I am interested in the human cognitive process of transforming experience into meaning. I believe that finding our own systems of beliefs and codes throughout our lives is a very personal process and an important one. I particularly like working with stories as I find that creating narratives helps to build bridges between my work and its audience.
Alongside my personal art practice, I currently work as an independent storytelling facilitator helping others to bring their own stories to life through creative content. I also do work in the fields of community arts development and participatory arts and I’m passionate about it.