Nadja Voorham
Born in 1988 in Amsterdam, NL
Raised in Stockholm, SE
Lives and works in London, UK

Contact
nadja.voorham@gmail.com
+31 (0)624957898
+44 (0)7541972521

 

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.


Education

2015–2017, London, UK
Royal College of Art
Contemporary Art Practice

2008–2012, Amsterdam, NL
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Fall 2010, New York City, USA
Cooper Union
Exchange semester

2004–2007, Stockholm, SE
Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium
Social science department


Group exhibitions

2018, London, UK
Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival VI
The Bomb Factory Art Foundation

2018, Amsterdam, NL
Hold Me Now – Feel and Touch in an Unreal World
Stedelijk Museum

2018, Hobart, AU
Hobart Ah Um
Cinema One

2018, London, UK
We can be at my place
Cable Street Studios

2017, London, UK
Interstitial Practices: Extruding Performance
ArtBar

2017, Lisbon, PT
Young Boy Dancing Group
Rua das Gaivotas 6/Teatro Praga

2017, Milan, IT
Young Boy Dancing Group
Macao

2017, Basel, CH
Young Boy Dancing Group
Bikini Space

2017, Berlin, DE
Young Boy Dancing Group
Kepler 452b

2017, Berlin, DE
Young Boy Dancing Group
Yvonne Lambert

2017, St Petersburg, RU
Circuit
Street Art Museum

2017, London, Uk
Show RCA
Royal College of Art

2016, London, UK
Rhythmic Osmosis
Limehouse Town Hall

2016, Stockholm, SE
In the sky when on the floor
Galleri Mejan

2016, London, UK
Rhythm and Disappointment
Chalton Gallery

2016, Leiden, NL
The Politics of Performance and Play. Feminist Matters.
Leiden University

2016, Kurgan, RU
Calculation
Kurgan Regional Art Museum

2016, London, UK
Being – Doing
Asylum

2016, Uppsala, SE
Revolve festival
Uppsala central railway station

2016, London, UK
Chewy
Dyson Gallery

2016, London, UK
Work in Progress Show
Royal College of Art

2015, Reykjavík, IS
Wiolators: Reykjavík Edition
Kunstschlager Stofa, Reykjavík Art Museum

2015, Viljandi, EE
Notafe festival
Performing “Purpose/Passion/Posture” with Louise Jacobs

2015, New York City, US
99¢ Plus Art Shop II
99 Cent Plus Gallery

2015, Bozar, BE
The Yellow Side of Sociality
Performing and filming in Movie Set by Marinella Senatore
In collaboration with Anne van Duuren

2014, Amsterdam, NL
Videos without ideas
Ellen de Bruijne Projects

2014, Blackpool, UK
Tourist Information Center
Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects

2014, Blackpool, UK
Wiolators Blackpool Edition
Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects

2014, Amsterdam, NL
Re Re Re
kunsternaarsinitiatief beyoncé

2014, Amsterdam, NL
ABBA Art Books By Artists
Vondelbunker

2014, Amsterdam, NL
Henk: we will meet in the future tense
NDSM-werf

2013, London, UK
Public assembly
The White Building

2013, Stockholm, SE
festival:display
Weld

2012, Amsterdam, NL
After the buzz
Kunstvlaai

2012, Zwolle, NL
Artist previously known as Student
P.ART of your life

2012, Amsterdam, NL
Graduation Show
Gerrit Rietveld Academie

2011, Amsterdam, NL
Crow’s Nest
Fatform

2010, New York City, USA
Imports
Cooper Union

2009, Amsterdam, NL
Uncut
Brakke Grond

2008, Stockholm, SE
Kompisar från förr
Kulturhuset

2007, Stockholm, SE
Igy van Igy volt Igy lett
Lava, Kulturhuset


Solo exhibitions

2016, Stockholm, SE
Falling
In collaboration with Sybrig Dokter and Robin Dingemans
Weld

2014, Oslo, NO
Purpose/passion/posture
In collaboration with Louise Jacobs
Podium

2014, Amsterdam, NL
If you ignore everything that you do on purpose and concentrate on all the things that you do by accident
In collaboration with Anne van Duuren
Sodom&Gomorrah

2013, Amsterdam, NL
As I was waiting.
Outpost

2013, Lissabon, PT
As I was waiting,
Galeria SDM


Residencies

2015, Amsterdam, NL
Work centre 232

2013, Lisbon, PT
The Barber Shop


Experience as performer

2017, London, UK
Characters of Control
Performer for Deniz Unal
Almanac

2015, Amsterdam, NL
Rond de Jambe
Dancer for Aimée Zito Lema
Rijksakademie

2014, Amsterdam, NL
The Performance Formerly Known As Performance or Camouflaging Kelly
Dancer for Lisa Vereertbrugghen
Het Veem Theater

2014, Olganitz, DE
Nachtdigital festival
Collaboration with Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Emma Daniel
Performance commissioned by Doumen Records

2014, Gagnef, SE
Skanka Loss festival
Performer for Tami Tamaki

2014, Amsterdam, NL
Strohhalmen (straws)
Dancer for Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Het Veem Theater


Teaching experience

2014–2015, Novi Sad, RS
Archaeological Bodies
Teaching a movement and film workshop
In collaboration with Sybrig Dokter

2014–2015, Lviv, UA
Waiting in the Margins
Teaching a movement and film workshop
In collaboration with Sybrig Dokter