Nadiya Nacorda

Nadiya Nacorda

Nadiya I. Nacorda is an artist, educator and Taurus working with photography, video, and sound. Her work explores the nuances and entanglements of inheritance(s) while considering themes of magic, affection, identity, and (other)mothering, along with Blasian feminine interiority and subjectivity.

In her practice, she draws from her own lived experiences growing up in the United States. She also looks to the collective ancestral memories and stories passed on through, and between, the generations of her Xhosa and Philippine family while exploring broader histories of colonization and displacement.

Nadiya received her BFA in Photography & Film from VCU Arts and her MFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University. Her first book A special kind of double was published in 2020 by KG Projects/Monolith Editions and can be found in the collections of The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Library, The Guggenheim Museum, Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art and more.

Her work has been exhibited at Filter Photo in Chicago, The Phoenix Art Museum, Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, RISD’s Red Eye Gallery in Providence, Center for Book Arts in New York City, and Photo Vogue Festival in Milan, among others.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Nadiya Nacorda

Jun 152024

MFON Global Symposium: Presence & Preservation

The one-day symposium will include a series of panel discussions, featuring scholars, artists, curators and centered around archiving and elevating the voices of women and non-binary of photographers of African descent, as part of Photoville’s annual Festival in New York City.

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