Nadia Odlum is a multidisciplinary artist, driven by a fascination with urban environments. Using a broad range of materials and methods, they create playful and immersive works that explore personal and collective experiences of urban life. With a visual language grounded in geometric abstraction they draw from the patterns and forms of the built environment, mirroring and abstracting elements to form new spatial and material relationships. Often working site-specifically, Odlum deploys strategies of curiosity and queerness to create new interactions and perceptions within urban space.

Odlum’s work has been shown in galleries and public spaces across Australia and internationally. This includes presentations at the Art Gallery of NSW, Home of the Arts (HOTA) and MANA Contemporary USA, 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. 

At present, Nadia Odlum is an artist in residence at Parramatta Artists’ Studios Rydalmere, and a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney.

Interview at The Wassaic Project, by Drew Broderick

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Photo by Jacquie Manning, courtesy of Parramatta Artist's Studios 

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