Sadaf H Nava is a New York city based visual artist and composer whose multidisciplinary interventions include sound, drawing, painting, performance and film. Sadaf’s visuals, sonics, and confrontational performative tactics oscillate between opacity and narrative, often layered with cinematic and literary iterations. Her original compositions present a mélange of intuitive and clashing material inspired by contemporary global archaeologies of sound, always flirting with noise. Her paintings and visual work follows a similar process of improvisation, with a focus on self portraiture, fragmented narratives and re-enacted memory.
Sadaf has presented work at : MoMa PS1 Warm Up and MoMa Sunday sessions, Issue Project Room, Performa Festival, Gavin Brown Enterprises, Yale Union art space, 9th Berlin Biennale, Fabrica de Arte Cubano, Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, 3HD Festival in Berlin and Hyperlocal Festival in London. Her work has been featured in Pitchfork, The Wire, ID magazine, FADER and the Guardian UK. Sadaf released her debut EP, SHELL, on LA based label Outside Insight, and her first full-length LP, History of Heat, on Brooklyn based label Blueberry Records.