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Graduate Monthly: An Evening with Nadia Buyse & Jodie Cavalier

27 February 2020
7:00 pm
8:30 pm

For our February meet up artist in residence Jodie Cavalier and curator of our current exhibition LOUD + CLEAR Nadia Buyse will host an evening exclusively for Graduate Monthly offering insights into their work and creative practices.

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Nadia is an artist, musician, curator, and theorist who has been in over 37 bands and has collaborated with many artists and musicians in various capacities… but name-dropping is boring. Nadia’s solo project (DUBAIS) has released music, published text, taught a multitude of workshops, lectured, exhibited work, and performed internationally in a variety of spaces and places ranging from after hours parties in LA to peace camps in Batumi, Georgia. Although DUBAIS operates like a band, it’s actually a vehicle for conceptual work and cultural activism in which Nadia uses the tropes of pop music to examine Diasporic migration, neo-liberal dystopias, emotional incapacitations, consumer technologies, hybrid identities, intersectional feminism, transnational communities.

Jodie Cavalier is an artist and educator. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Cavalier was a participant of the New York Arts Practicum in 2013 and a resident at the Center for Land Use Interpretation Residency Program in Wendover, Utah in 2014. She participated in Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Symposium: Bodies, Identities & Alternative Economies by facilitating a conversation about Queer as Artistic and Political Practice. Her work has been exhibited at the deYoung Museum (San Francisco), Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), CoCA (Seattle), EXO Project Space (Chicago), Städelschule (Frankfurt), among others.


Graduate Monthly is ONCA’s informal peer led network that offers emerging artists the support and learning opportunities necessary to continue developing their creative practices in Brighton. This can take the form of crits, reading groups, advice sessions, skill sharing and visiting speakers. Alongside the monthly meet-up there is also an online forum for sharing resources and continuing discussions.

Graduate Monthly takes place on the last Thursday of every month and is open to anyone currently based in Brighton and the surrounding areas that graduated from a visual art course in the last 5 years. Artists who haven’t undertaken formal academic training but are looking for support to develop their work and meet other like-minded creatives are also very welcome to attend. See here for what Graduate Monthly events we have coming up.


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