I. Nakhla is an artist working across performance, music,  and sculpture. Nakhla mixes electronic compositions, field recordings and voices into sonic worlds, working with sound and music to magnify the multiple voice as a site of knowledge, protest and play. Through collaboration and improvisation, Nakhla performs sound and music as transitory places, prompting questions about what we consider to be space, place and exhibition. Nakhla’s work aims to queer the exhibition format, searching for socially and materially specific spaces to host sculptural sound through interventions that insist on active pasts and urgent presences. 

Selected Exhibitions / Performances

Residencies:

Selected Artist, Make New Work commission (‘WASTE’), ARC, Stockton, UK (Jan – June 2024) 

Selected Artist, ame C.I.C Digital Gardens Residency, Huddersfield (2023) 

Selected Artist, Digital Residency Program, IMT Gallery (2021 – 2022) 

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2024
WASTE live performance, ARC, Stockton, UK (upcoming 30th May)

Live DJ set for Yuli Serfaty, ‘Hunter, Killer, Father, Lover’, Xxijra Hii Gallery, London

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2023

end measure live DJ set with In-grid, Marquis N16, London

The Way We Were, Tenderly, live audio performance, Avalon Cafe, London

Performance for Digital Gardens Residency, ame C.I.C, Dai Hall, Huddersfield

AHRC / University of Cambridge commission ‘Monstrous Math’, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

Live improvisation for ‘Curating IMT Gallery’ Routledge book launch, IMT Gallery, London

Instrumental music for Cedar Lewisohn’s Plastic Language, Dub Poetry Special, NTS Radio, Online

‘Concourse’ end measure album release, Online

end measure live performance/DJ set with FakeDak, Corsica Studios, London
E Land Total Sound, collaboration with Katherine Smith, Iklectic Art Lab, London

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2022

In-grid X SET end measure live performance/DJ set, SET Woolwich, London

‘A Bit Cliché’, Live Performance, Xxijra Hii Gallery, London
‘On the Lips of Time’, Public sculpture / sound commission, Queens Walk, Southbank Centre, London
In-grid realbodies, live performance, Corsica Studios, London
Proxy Aurelia, live performance, IKLECTIK, London
Digital residency collective in booth w/IMT Gallery, London Art Fair

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2021

London Grads 2021, Saatchi Gallery, London
Slade school of Art, MA/MFA summer show, Slade school, London
Bambi Woods Presents, Radio broadcast, Athens, Greece
New Futures, Kovet Art Gallery, Online

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2020

London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
Queer in Exile, online exhibition and digital book
Intimacy Spills, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
Performance of ‘Solo Chorus’, Bloomsbury Theatre, London

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2019
ArtLicks Radio Weekend, C.L.I.T Live, Radio broadcast
Score for choreography – part of On Edge: Is this for real, Science Gallery, London
Slade School of Art Interim show, Slade School, London
Radio broadcast of ‘The Sound of Bugs’ and ‘Slap me Flat’ on Resonance FM
Colour Tale exhibition at Slade School of Art, performance reading and drawings

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2018
Deliquium Sound Art Triennial, Electrowerkz, London

Contact

Instagram: @nakhla.iz
Email: [email protected]

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