Nina Engeln was born in Berlin, Germany. After graduating in 2013, she earned a postgraduate degree 'MeisterschülerIn' from the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden in 2015.
Engeln has exhibited in Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Hong Kong. Her work has been reviewed in German Newspapers like SZ, DNN and published in Geo Saison. In 2011 she received a grant under the European Union student exchange from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. She lives and works in Hong Kong and near Cologne.