Nelly Akerman Singer
Nelly Akerman Singer’s La Escalera is part of the Group II Exhibition in DNA
Nelly Akerman Singer graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela with a Licenciado en Biologia. She did Post Graduate Studies at York University where she obtained a Master of Science. After graduation Nelly worked in Reseach at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto, and did volunteer work at the Hospital for Sick Children and at the Royal Ontario Museum. Following her calling Nelly decided to “explore the other side of her brain” and registered in the Ontario College of Art and Design University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Art—Photography Major. Nelly has participated in the Gallery 44 –Members Gallery Show– several times. She has also exhibited in the Contact Festival group Show and with the Latin Canadian Cultural Association. Nelly’s photography’s interests are most varied: Children Portraiture, Archeology and the Holocaust.
For Contact 2014, her installation consists of a ladder with women’s photographs set in between the rungs. It is a commentary on the advice of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish scientist, on how to choose an appropiate wife for a man of science.