Nadia Odlum is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Driven by a fascination with urban environments, Odlum creates playful and immersive works that explore personal and collective experiences of space and urban architecture. Often working site-specifically, their output spans sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, artist-led workshops and performance collaborations. The works are inspired by movement, patterns and forms within the built environment, mirroring and abstracting these elements to form new spatial and material relationships. Central to Odlum's practice is an investigation of perceptual experience, and how urban space impacts upon encounters and relationships between individuals and communities. 

Odlum’s work has been shown in galleries and public spaces around the world. This includes presentations 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. They are a current artist in residence at Parramatta Artists’ Studios Rydalmere.

Interview at The Wassaic Project, by Drew Broderick

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