Rome-based, Venezuelan-Italian songwriter, performer and visual artist.
THIS IS NINAH
Ninah Mars began her artistic career at a very young age and her evolution hasn’t stopped since. This is the story of an eclectic but simple artist with unlimited creativity that’s inspired through her surroundings transcending cultures and emotion.
Ninah Mars was born in Caracas, Venezuela on the 23rd of December. Her Italian-Venezuelan heritage characterizes her in a special way as a women with a vast cultural formation. Ninah showed a passion for music since she was a child: At about 6 years old she started singing in the Emil Friedman School Choir. She also took piano and violin lessons throughout her childhood. It’s precisely at this time that Ninah began composing her first songs. Her artistic career evolves at the same time thanks to the constant study of art, she wins a painting award in Italy at only 11.
At 14, Ninah moves to Switzerland where she continues her studies at The American School in Switzerland in Lugano. Ninah Mars isn’t only a versatile composer of intense expression, the young artist also dedicates herself to painting and sculpture. At the same time, Ninah progressed in her music abilities by attending art courses in Switzerland with Canadian professor Laurence Koppe. He transmitted her with the theoretical and practical tools that enabled her to express her creativity and talent. During this period, her art pieces are selected and exhibited in 3 different editions of the TASIS Spring Art Festival.
After high school, Ninah moves to the USA, where she continues her university career and in 2006 she graduates from Show Production & Touring from Full Sail University.
In her free time, she composes and records various songs that she later shares on MySpace, the biggest social media at the time, thanks to which she is able to start building an online fan base.
NINAH THE SINGER
In 2007, she returns to Venezuela and decides to dedicate herself completely to music. She forms a rock band called Ninah Mars & The Stickfaces that managed to reach the top of music charts on MySpace in Venezuela, this opened many doors in the national and international music scene. Through this, she captures the attention of the media. In November 2008, Ninah and her band mates release their first album, “This is How we Pray” where she sings about personal experiences, sweetened with a touch of alternative punk rock. The distinctive element of this album is it’s production: Ninah dedicated herself to this project, working personally in the recording of each song, production, and artistic design of the album. The booklet is a collage designed to look like a school notebook with handwritten text and typical teenage doodles.
In 2012, she debuts as a solo artist with the album ALBOOM! a mixture of adrenaline punk rock with a touch of pop. The irreverence, passion, and energy are some of the colors painted in the new album. Her debut single, Niño Tonto becomes part of the soundtrack for a few MTV and Nickelodeon TV series.
NINAH THE ARTIST
Her passion for art never stops, she decides to go into sculpture thanks to the guidance of the artist Blanca Lemoine, after her passing, she studies under Dora Gabay, a recognized Venezuelan sculpture artist. Another important person that influences Ninah is Paul Parrella, a young successful painter from Venezuela.
In 2013 she moves to Italy to continue her career as an artist, participating in various collective exhibitions in Europe. At the same time, she studies Event Management at IED (European Institute of Design) in Rome.