Nadiya Nacorda works in photography, video and performance to address matters of intimacy, affection, displacement and identity as a child of immigrants. In her practice, she draws upon her lived experience and family history to visually articulate notions of Blasian feminine interiority, motherhood, and matriarchy within the context of domestic life.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Nadiya received her BFA in Photography & Film from VCU Arts in Richmond, VA. She is currently finishing an MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Her first book: A Special Kind of Double was published in 2020 by KG Projects as a part of the LOST books collection. Her work has been exhibited at Filter Photo in Chicago, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, the Midwest Center for Photography, RISD's Red Eye Gallery in Providence, RI, and Candela Books + Gallery in Richmond, VA. She is also a 2019 finalist of the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward competition, 2020 Lit List, and the 2021 Silver list.

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