Is an Italian-Dutch Transmedia Artist, Philosopher, and Writer
She was born in Milan, Italy, in 1983. Holder of a BA and an MA in Philosophy from the State University of Milan and of a Ph.D. in Arts and Media from the Sorbonne (Paris), Nijhuis is currently based between Lyon (FR) where she is a Lecturer in higher education (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, EAC Lyon), and Paros (GR) where she makes art in her atelier by the sea.
Her work focuses on the topic of identity meant as a rhyzomatic notion, that is, based on the ever-becomingness of the world rather than the conformity with respect to a preliminary metaphysical model. The observation of Nature’s constitutive differenciation is fundamental in her practice, and so is the use of sustainable materials. Her work is also alimented by a research on cultural memory as another way to affirm the necessity of a plural, differential, transcultural idea of identity. Her densely experimental practice and remarkable technical skills stretch from painting to drawing, photography, installation art, performance.
Her work has been displayed internationally, and her collaborations include working with musicians, filmmakers, scientists, and theatre companies.
During 2020 lockdowns, together with Art and Culture divulgator and founder of Art Nomade Milan Elisabetta Roncati, she created an Italian Clubhouse broadcast titled ”Filosof’Arte,” addressing the intertwining of Art and Philosophy. 21 one-hour episodes were issued.
In 2020 a trilingual monograph on her artistic practice was published by Mimesis France.