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Sadia Pineda Hameed is a British Asian (Filipino / Pakistani) artist, writer + independent curator based in Cardiff. Twitter | Instagram | ko-fi 


her main interests are experimental prose, poetry, performance and print; and her arts practice involves film, installation, text and performance. hollistically her work explores community, dialogue, collaboration, experimentation, process, the deinstitutionalisation of language + the arts, journeying through reverie as if the rational, post-colonial trauma, telepathic forms of communion, unsensing. her practice often involves working collaboratively with Beau W Beakhouse.


Sadia writes and performs poetry and prose that experiments with / deconstructs form / language. she is currently writing her first long-form piece: a creative non-fiction novella ‘To Make Philippines’, supported by the Literature Wales Bursary 2020 and Mentoring Scheme 2020. she was also awarded the Rising Star Wales Award 2020.

she is co-founder of LUMIN, Wales’ only small press and curatorial collective focused on ‘experimental’ works by marginalised artists and writers. they publish chapbooks, pamphlets, LUMIN Journal, a regular print journal that is currently funded by Book Council Wales; as well as offer exhibition and mentoring opportunities.


she has appeared on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cardiff and Radio Platfform, and has worked in partnership with Wales Millenium Centre, National Museum Wales, Artes Mundi, g39, Arcade Cardiff, Campfa / Three Doors Up, SHIFT, Cardiff Independent Film Festival, The National Trust, and the Eisteddfod. her work has been published by Zarf, Ty Celf, Esthesia, LUMIN, Porridge, Amberflora, Wales Arts Review, Creu, Unsanctioned Journal, and she has been a featured/commissioned performer with Where I’m Coming From, Gentle/Radical, Radio Platfform, Artes Mundi and Porridge. she has delivered writing and publishing workshops with St Fagans National Museum of History, National Museum Wales’ Youth Forum, Rawffest, Gentle/Radical and has forthcoming workshops with Literature Wales as part of the Literature for Well-Being scheme. she has conducted diversity + access consultations, toolkits and reports with g39 and Film Hub Wales / BFI FAN.