Nadia Ettwein (b.1984) is a contemporary lens-based artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her background in Information Sciences has guided her process in photography by the systematic creation and preservation of her own stories. Nadia’s work is an introspective exploration of social issues, personal identity, and domesticity in South Africa. Through her works, she authors and witnesses the individuality and diversity of womanhood.
Recently named a CAP (Contemporary African Photography Award) 2023 winner, her work has been exhibited as part of the group exhibition 'Shutterland' by Lizamore and Associates in Johannesburg as well as a collective exhibition, ‘(IM)Materiality’ by Notamuseum in Lisbon. She was featured in a group exhibition ‘Everything, Everyone, Always’ by Through The Lens Collective. She resonates with the complexities of the human experience, reflecting on her own identity and abuse. Nadia continues to work on projects in analogue, digital and printed mediums. She is a Through The Lens Collective mentee.