Nina Medved is vowed to nursing words and light. She studied Comparative Literature and French at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She lives and works from Maribor.
As the winner of the Urška Festival of Young Literature (2019), she was awarded the publication of her debut poetry collection Sliding World (Public Fund for Cultural Activities of Republic of Slovenia, 2020). The collection was nominated for the best debut book at the Slovenian Book Fair (2021) and selected for the Pranger Festival programme. An audiobook, featuring the artist's interpretation of the poems, has been published a year later. Her poetry is also published in literary magazines such as Literatura, Dialogi, Poetikon and some other languages: German, Greek, Czech, English, French.
At the same time, she co-creates numerous literary activities in Slovenia and France: the Slovenian Book Days in Maribor, the Translation Pranger, the International Translation Seminar of Slovenian Literature, the Children's and Youth Poetry Fair in Tinqueux. She translates mainly from French and mentors young literary voices.
She creates solo photographic projects (I take France takes me and Negative space), edits poetry books, portrays artists, covers festivals. She has participated in several selected group exhibitions: at the Tinqueux Gallery of the Centre for Creative Childhood, DLUM Gallery, Circulation2, the Maribor Museum of Photography, Jakopič's Walk in Ljubljana.
She is the founder and artistic director of Two Moons, an association for the poeticization of the world.
For her "existential depth and renaissance breadth", she was recently awarded the Pont Charter for promising literary artists (2021).
Interviews in Slovene
Pesnica v oblikovanju prostora, ki presega boj z drsenjem sveta
Lara Paukovič, Portret, Mladina, 5. februar 2021
Dober večer: Nina Medved
Dr. Zoran Medved, Dober večer, Televizija Maribor, 14. december 2020
“Beremo vse več, a besedila vse slabše kvalitete, manj korenitega pomena za naša življenja”
Petra Zemljič, Večer, 25. november 2020
Gabriela Babnik, Intervju z Nino Medved, revija Mentor, oktober 2020
Od nekdaj mi je bilo jasno, da bi rada pisala poezijo
Ana Lah, Maribor24.si, 14. junij 2020
Uršljanka, ki se sprehaja po nevsakdanjih svetovih
Sara Špelec, portal Primus, splet, 8. marec 2020
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