Who am I?

I am a native Norwegian from a family of farmers. As the oldest child, I was expected to become a farmer like my ancestors. But when I bought my first plastic pocket camera at the age of twelve, I told my parents I would become a photographer. They thought I was crazy. They didn’t know any artists and were sure I would starve to death like so many artists before me. Just look what happened to Vincent van Gogh! My parents tried to change my mind, but I knew that everything except being an artist would make me miserable. 

What is my passion?

Stories. Stories. Stories.

My head is full of stories. Creating artworks is like playing games with characters, colors, plots, and pictures, and I just happen to have a talent for it.

What am I?

I’m a storyteller, photographer, scriptwriter, designer, poet, story collector, producer, writer, director, artist, community manager, facilitator, and entrepreneur.

What techniques do I use?

I use many different techniques. As a photographer, I use my Canon camera and Adobe Photoshop. As a writer and scriptwriter, I use Celtex, JotterPad, Scrivener, and my MacBook. As a designer, I use Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, MidJourney, and Discord. As a facilitator, I use Prezi, Zoom, photos, and videos. As an entrepreneur, I use my management skills. As a filmmaker, I use all of the above and more.


Nadina Helen Bakos
Phone: +47 41296918
Mail: nadinabakos(a)gmail.com
City: Oslo, Norway


Writer studies 2nd year at CappelenDamm Forfatterskole
September 2021 – May 2022

Honorary research fellow at Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal Institute
January 2014 – Ongoing

Apprentice for DOP Odd Geir Sæther
August 2004 – August 2007

Drawing courses at Oslo Tegne- & Maleskole (teacher Cato Bødtker)
August 2001 – August 2003

BFA in Art, Film, and Culture at Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole
September 2000 – May 2003

Art photography at Oslo Fotokunstskole
September 1998 – May 1999

Member of Grafill, Kunstnerforeningen, and Pride Art.

Exhibitions and film festivals


2024 – WENIFF, Norway

2023 – Nordic / Docs, Norway

2023 – The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway

2022 – Bologna Lesbian Film Festival, Italy

2021 – Oslo Fusion Film Festival, Norway

2021 – Golden State Film Festival, USA.

2020 – Accord Cine Fest 2020, India.

2020 – Point of view Indie Film Festival, Germany.

2019 – The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway

2019 – Kortflix at Cafeteateret, Norway

2019 – OsloPix, Norway

2018 – German United Film Festival, Germany

2018 – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Experimentales, Colombia

2018 – Rome Film Fest, Italy

2018 – Cannes Film Festival – short film corner, France

2017 – Festival de Alicante, Spain

2006 – Prosjekt 101, Klingenberg cinema, Norway

Exhibitions in public places

2023 – “Tromsø Arctic Pride” at Tøllefsenhjørnet, Norway

2023 – Kunstpassasjen, Jernbanetorget in Oslo, Norway

2022 – Kunstpassasjen, Jernbanetorget in Oslo, Norway

2021 – Street art project in every district of Oslo, Norway

2020 – Markveien, Torggata, and Grensen, Norway

2020 – Grønlandsleiret, Torggata, Youngstorget, Møllergata, Kirkegata, and Karl Johans gate, Norway

2015 – Elvelangs i Nydalen, Norway

2012 – Elvelangs i Nydalen, Norway

2009 – Oslo Open, Norway

2002 – Kunstpassasjen, Jernbanetorget in Oslo, Norway

Museums and Art Institutions

2024 – “Queer ways” at Bodø2024 European Capital of Culture, Norway

2024 – “Primal Matter” at THE KNAST, Germany

2023 – “Wunderkammer” at DogA, Norway

2023 – “Uro” at Gallery Nord-Norge, Harstad, Norway

2023 – “Snow falling on water while light drags the night away” at Gallery Fineart, Oslo, Norway

2023 – “Myths about women” at Seljord Art Association, Norway

2023 – “The fight continues” at SKOKS – Sofienberg church, Norway

2023 – “Queer Spirit” (traveling exhibition), Culture church Jacob in Oslo, Moss church, Drammen church, Olavsfest, Svinndal church – Norway

2022 – “Wunderkammer” at DogA, Norway

2022 – Artist residency, France

2017 – Telemark exhibition, Norway

2016 – Blaafarveværket, Norway

2013 – “Locking doors, hiding and refinding keys” at Stenersenmuseet, Norway

2013 – Cyan:Studio, Norway

2009 – “Ekko” at Gulden kunstverk, Norway

2008 – “Ekko” at Stenersenmuseet, Norway

2008 – “Ekko” at Galleri Trafo, Norway

Grants, acquisitions and talent programs

Film grant, Viken Filmsenter

Doc Forward talent program, Nordic Panorama

Artist residency, Grez-zur-Loing – France

Artwork series “We won’t be silenced” acquired by SKOKS

Partners and collaborators

Karoline Frogner

Documentary filmmaker.

Elisabeth Werp

Visual artist.

Anne Kjersti Bjørn

Filmmaker and scriptwriter.

Cecilie Holtan

Author, actor and director.