Regina-Nino Mion

Photo: Krõõt Tarkmeel

Regina-Nino Mion’s main research interests are in phenomenology (Husserl), art philosophy and aesthetics, and pictorial representation. She defended her doctoral dissertation in philosophy at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland in 2014. She has received a number of research grants: Sciex-NMSch Fellowship (University of Fribourg), TÜBITAK Research Fellowship (Istanbul Technical University) and Mobilitas Pluss post-doctoral researcher grant (Estonian Academy of Arts). She has lectured at the University of Iceland, University of Helsinki, Istanbul Technical University and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She has published research articles in collections “The Pleasure of Pictures: Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation“ (2018, published in book series Routledge Research in Aesthetics) and “The Iconology of Abstraction: Non-figurative Images and the Modern World“ (2020, published in book series Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies).

Main publications (in English)


Representational Abstract Pictures. – Krešimir Purgar (ed), The Iconology of Abstraction: Non-figurative Images and the Modern World. London, New York: Routledge, 2021, pp 77-86.

Phantasms and Physical Imagination in Husserl’s Theory of Pictorialization. – Anuario Filosófico, vol 51, no 2, 2018, pp 325-345.

Husserl’s Theory of the Image Applied to Conceptual Art. – The Polish Journal of Aesthetics, vol 49, no 2, 2018, pp 59–70.

Threefold Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Attitude. – The Pleasure of Pictures: Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation. Routledge, 2018, pp 107–124.

Husserl and Cinematographic Depictive Images: The Conflict between the Actor and the Character. – Studia Phaenomenologica, vol 16, 2016, pp 269–293.

Bildbewusstsein – Husserl’s theory of image consciousness. – Sciex NMSch – Retrospect on 7 years of successful scientific cooperation 2009–2016: Sciex Closing Conference, Zurich, September 25th 2015. Toimetajad: Aude Pacton, Vincenzo Ribi. Bern: Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, vol 50.

The Unpredictability of the Political Effect of Art. – Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics, 7: European Society for Aesthetics, Dublin, Ireland, 11–13th of June 2015. Toimetajad: Fabian Dorsch, Dan–Eugen Ratiu. The European Society for Aesthetics, 2015, pp 363–369.

Regina-Nino Kurg, Artworld as Horizon: A Phenomenological Analysis of Unaided Ready–Mades. – Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi / Studies on Art and Architecture, vol 23, 2014, pp 200-212.

Regina-Nino Kurg, Seeing–in as three–fold experience. – Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, vol 11, no 1, 2014, pp 18–26.

Regina-Nino Kurg, Aesthetic consciousness of site–specific art. – South African Journal of Philosophy, vol 32, no 4, 2013, pp 349–353.

Regina-Nino Kurg, The Conflicts Within Depiction. – Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics, vol 5: The European Society for Aesthetics conference 2013, pp 280–287.