Nina Kathalin Bergeest obtained a Bachelor's degree in History of Art and the Image, with a minor in Cultural Science at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She spent one year at the Department of Visual Cultures of Goldsmith's College in London. Her dissertation, completed in December 2014, was entitled »Alternative visualisation. On evidence, rhetoric and realism in Taryn Simons A Living Man Declared Dead and other Chapters I – XVIII«. Currently, she is attending the second semester of a Master's programme at the Institute for the History of Art and the Image.
For several years, Nina Kathalin Bergeest has been a student assistant for Prof. Dr. Charlotte Klonk at the Chair of Art and New Media. She is also a tutor on the introductory course in History of Art and the Image at the Institute for the History of Art and the Image.
As a Germany Scholarship holder, she works within the base project »Gender & Gestaltung« to study how artistic practices of Gestaltung break existing relations of visibility and thus reveal underlying norms. Her focus here on the relationship of photography with identity has the particular aim of elucidating suspected prejudices with respect to categories such as gender and race.