Bio

Nadiya Nacorda is a Blasian artist, photographer and Taurus currently living and working in Richmond, VA. She was born in Detroit, MI to a Filipinx immigrant father and a Xhosa mother. Throughout the year, she travels around the country photographing her immediate family. (or used to until the pandemic) Her work heavily draws from notions of intimacy, affection, displacement, secrecy, and generational inheritance.

Nadiya received her BFA in Photography & Film from VCU Arts in Richmond, VA. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the Midwest Center for Photography, the Detroit Public Library art gallery, 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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