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Nadja Voorham

MA work


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2017



  • Nadja Voorham is an interdisciplinary artist concerned with intimacy and the subtle erotic. Central to her work are the power dynamics of attempts to hide desire, shame and failure. In this context she explores the modes of performance that arise from the real, imagined or feared presence of others. She works across performance, moving image, text and sculpture, using elements from socio–corporeal cultures of sports and BDSM. In staged encounters, Voorham exposes the body to disclose the construction of the surface. The work is an invitation to notice the moment desires and hidden narratives leak into exposure. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2012
  • Experience

  • Moving image/dance teacher, Lava Dansproduktion, Novi Sad, Lviv, 2014–2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Falling, Weld, Stockholm, 2016; Rhythm and Disappointment, Chalton Gallery, London, 2016; In the sky when on the floor, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, 2016; Calculation, Kurgan Regional Art Museum, Kurgan, 2016; Revolve Festival, Uppsala, 2016; Chewy, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; The Politics of Performance and Play. Feminist Matters., Leiden University, Leiden, 2016; Wiolators: Reykjavík Edition, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, 2015; Notafe Festival, Viljandi, 2015; Videos Without Ideas, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, 2014; Tourist Information Center, Supercollider Contemporary, Blackpool, 2014