Nadia Awad is a visual artist and filmmaker. Selected exhibitions include: Iraqi Civilian Memorial Exhibition, Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, New York, NY (2011), works, San Jose, CA, (2011), and Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, Nevada (2010); Objects of War Exhibition, flux factory, Queens, New York (2011). She curated a series of videos on new Palestinian video work and co-authored an article for Camera Obscura, “Queer/Palestinian: A Critical Conversation on Palestinian Queer and Women’s Cinema.” She has given talks on film production and social change at CUNY, Rutgers University, Seattle University Law School, NYU, and Yale University. She received a BA in Cultural Studies from York University. Nadia Awad will be a recipient of a 2015-2016 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship as part of her Smack Mellon Studio Program residency.
My work questions both the nature and representation of memory. Drawing on my work as a documentary editor, I create videos and drawings comprising Hollywood b-movies, amateur youtube videos, newsreels, archival posters, and dramatic re-enactments to explore memory’s relationship to power.