is a Bay Area sculptor, designer and painter. Born in Germany, she studied fashion design at the French Design School ESMOD, and subsequently designed for several runway labels in New York City. When she moved to San Francisco in 2002, she served as a project manager for high-end residential real estate development, and then worked for The Gap and Title Nine, creating outerwear and athletic wear. In 2013, she launched Nini & Pumpkin, designing, manufacturing and marketing award-winning products for infants and toddlers.
Making art was always Adani’s first love. In 2016, she began studying sculpture, followed by ceramics, welding and metal fabrication at the College of Marin. She found her passion in building in wood and metal, relishing the opportunity to mold and configure materials that at first seemed unyielding.
In 2018, she was selected to spend two months working on David Best’s temple crew, for his temple at the Smithsonian’s exhibit “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” in Washington, D.C.
Recently, Adani received a Black Rock City honoraria grant, to fund a portion of her current project, “Taking Flight,” set to be displayed at Burning Man in the summer of 2019. “Taking Flight” explores the theme of struggle, transformation and emergence into something better -- more brilliant, more creative, more vibrant; these are Adani’s metaphors, as a woman, a mother, a wife and an artist, captured eloquently in the work she is developing for Burning Man.