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Sadia Pineda Hameed is a Filipino/ Pakistani artist, writer and independent curator based in Cardiff. Twitter | Instagram

she works in film, installation, text and performance to explore collective and inherited trauma; in particular, the latent ways we speak about this through dreaming, telepathic communion and secrets as an anti-colonial strategy inherent to us. her practice is led by semiotic and associative journeying, and a trust in the intuitive process. she often works collaboratively with Beau W Beakhouse.

she has shown work with Bluecoat, Artes Mundi, National Museum Wales, g39, Arcade/Campfa, MOSTYN, SHIFT, Gentle/Radical, the Eisteddfod, HOAX and forthcoming with Mosaic Rooms, Experimentica and Tangent Projects (Barcelona); and has been published with Zarf, Amberflora, Porridge and LUMIN. she has appeared on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cardiff and Radio Platfform; and was on the VAGW selection panel for the Government Art Collection 2020, and Literature Wales Development Programme for Writers of Colour selection panel 2020. she is the Visual Arts Group Wales Artists of Colour Development Programme Mentor Coordinator 2021.

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, a small press, arts collective, curatorial project and radio programme.