Nadia Plesner (b. 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a visual artist. 

Plesner's work is inspired by media-based longings created by the consumer society and explores the contrast between the perfect still image sold through advertisement and the reality of life.

Plesner graduated in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2012. She is a member of BKF and KKS. Plesner has been a part of the artist group Emergency Room (founded by Thierry Geoffroy) since 2008.


Permanent collections: 

Trapholt Museum, Denmark 

Herning Highschool, Denmark.



Akademiraadet (2018)



Plesner is the host of the documentary "Jeg, mig og min selfie - kunsten at portrættere sig selv" made for the Danish television channel DR2. (2021)



2018: Kunst vor Gericht - Ästhetische Debatten im Gerichtssal by Sandra Frimmel and Mara Traumane

2017: Culture War - Affective Cultural Politics, Tepid Nationalism and Art Activism by Camilla Møhring Reestorff

2013: Intellectual Property Law by Lionel Bently, Herchel Smith and Brad Sherman 

2013: The Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom - Concepts, Cases and Theories

by Mark Alfino and Laura Koltutsky

2013: Doing Dutch by Frame Publishers

2013: Grundbog i kunst og arkitektur by Jørgen Holdt Eriksen, Sophie Holm Strøm and Henrik Oxvig

2012: Maak er wat van by Joep Schrijvers

2011: Trademark Protection and Freedom of Expression by Wolfgang Sakulin

2010: International Contemporary Artists, volume II by InCo Artist books

In 2012 Plesner's drawing Simple Living was selected as the official illustration of artistic freedom on United Nation's website.

In 2013 Simple Living was selected to illustrate a hearing on artistic freedom in The European Parliament.


In 2008 Plesner founded the non profit organization The Simple Living Committee through which she uses art to raise awareness of humanitarian issues as well as raising money for aid, for example shipments of medical and school equipment to developing countries.