Nadia Odlum is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Driven by a fascination with urban environments and a passion for facilitating connection, Odlum creates playful and immersive works that explore our intimate and shared relationships with urban space. Inspired by movement, patterns and forms within the built environment the works both mirror and abstract our surroundings. Often working site-specifically, this output spans sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, artist-led workshops and performance collaborations. Central to Odlum's practice is an investigation of our perceptual experiences, and how these can be activated to facilitate different encounters in urban space.

Odlum’s work has been shown in galleries and public spaces around the world. These include exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and New York Transit Museum, as well as public art commissions for Urban Art Projects and Kaldor Public Art Projects. Education credentials include a Bachelor of Fine arts (First Class Honours) at the National Art School in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts by Research at UNSW Art & Design in 2016, receiving the Australian Postgraduate Award. Other significant awards include the Helen Lempriere Scholarship and the Dyason Bequest. Odlum has completed residencies at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, The Wassaic Project in New York, Palazzo Monti in Italy and Parramatta Artists’ Studios in Sydney.

Interview at The Wassaic Project, by Drew Broderick

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Photo by Walker Esner

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