Graduated in 2008 in Vevey, Nicole Hametner resumes in 2012 her master’s degree at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. There she explores the photographic analogue still and the electronic moving image, using their media specificity as a conceptual framework to reflect on the image’s relation to time. 2014 -2019 Nicole Hametner works as Senior Assistant at the Bern University of Arts, where she currently teaches photography. Next to that she is active as an independent photographer.



– 2011, Winner of the First Prize of Photography of the canton of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
– 2011, Plat(t)form 11 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
– 2009, Winner of the First Prize of Photography of the canton of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
– 2008, Mission des Jeunes Artistes, Toulouse, France
– 2008, Participant Festival Voies Off, Arles, France


– 2021, Prix Photoforum 2020, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
– 2014, Unlinked, Tent, Rotterdam, The Netherlands    
– 2010, Schwarzes Licht, Solo Show, Marks Blond Project, Bern, Switzerland
– 2010, Promenons nous dans les bois, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
– 2009, Aster, Solo Show, Galerie Stimultania, Strasbourg, France


– Berner Almanach Fotografie, 60 current positions in photography from 1970 until today,
Michael Krethlow, Konrad Tobler, Martin Wiesli (Hg.)
Bern, Edition Atelier, 2019

– Montchoisi, La patinoire-piscine de Montchoisi,
Photography from Nicole Hametner and Nicolas Savary
Text from Sylvie Henguely und Martine Jaquet
Lausanne, Editions IDPURE, 2011

– Exhibition catalogue, Promenons-nous dans les bois,
Pierre Aubert, Une rétrospective avec Nicole Hametner & Vincent Kohler
Text from Philippe Kaenel and Ana Vulic
Lausanne, Editions art&fiction, 2010

– Monograph Aster,
Paris, Filigranes Editions, 2008
Co-edition: Ecole Professionnelle de Photographie de Vevey