sadiaph@gmail.com
@sadiaph

b. 1995, London
Lives in the Ebbw Valley

Sadia Pineda Hameed is a Filipina Pakistani artist and writer based in the Ebbw Valley, Wales. 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 with Beau W Beakhouse (beauwbeakhouse.com) as a collaborative duo. Their installations combine sculptural wood and metalwork with text, audio, film and performance to imagine autonomous and alternate futures and to consider the relations between colonialism, labour and speculative fiction. Condensed in their concept of ‘rustic futures’, the duo create hybrid objects using repurposed techniques and processes familiar to both traditional craft and industrial manufacture. Together they were awarded the g39 Freelands Fellowship 2022-24, and co-founded print, radio and curatorial project LUMIN (lumin-press.com).

AWARDS

Arts Council Wales Perspectives Fellowship 2024-25
Pushcart Prize Nominee 2024
British School at Rome Fellowship 2023
g39 Freelands Fellowship 2022-4
The Arts Foundation Futures Award longlist 2022
Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Artists recipient 2021
Literature Wales New Writers Award recipient 2020
Rising Star Wales Award recipient 2020

SOLO EXHIBITION


2024
Forthcoming, National Museum Wales, South Wales

2023
Ornaments of Prospect, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

2022
(misunderstanding), (accommodation), (performance), (loss), Brent Biennial 2022, In the House of my Love, Metroland Cultures, Build Hollywood and Studio Voltaire, London

2021
it resonates like spalting wood, Arcade/Campfa

2020
The Song of My Life, Bluecoat, Liverpool

Local 37, MOSTYN, Llandudno

2019
Tiny Bubbles in the Wine, HOAX, online

GROUP EXHIBITION


2024
Here, at the edge, today, g39, Cardiff

Betwixt: Beneath, the Crypt Gallery, London

2023
Can publications be porous?, Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London

British School at Rome Open Studios, Rome

2022
Open Milpa Lab: Living Room. Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan

Thinking Green, Glynn Vivian, Swansea

I Watched in Amazement, curated by HOAX, The Mosaic Rooms, London

2021
The Mobile Feminist Library: In Words, In Action, In Connection, MOSTYN, Llandudno

Jerwood UNITe open studios, g39, Cardiff

2020

(un)seen (un)heard, National Museum Cardiff

2019
Made in Roath Open, g39

A New Mecca, Gentle/Radical, Cardiff

2018
Analogue, Three Doors Up

RESIDENCIES


2023
British School at Rome, Rome

2022
Centrum Kultury ZAMEK residency, Poznan

Casgleb, Peak Cymru, Abergavenny

2021
Unidee, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella

Tangent Projects, Barcelona

Jerwood UNITe, g39, Cardiff

Catalyst Arts Spring online residency, Belfast

2020

Hinterlands, Peak Cymru

Hunan-Iaith poetry and translation residency, Ty Newydd / National Writing Centre for Wales

2019
WARP Library residency, g39, Cardiff

Emerging Writers residency,Ty Newydd / National Writing Centre for Wales

Curatorial residency, SHIFT, Cardiff


PERFORMANCE


2022
‘Link Rot’, Jerwood Staging Series, Jerwood Arts

2021
‘Borrow Tomorrow’, The Mosaic Rooms, London

‘PAMPHLET BOMB’, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

‘speculation’, Jerwood UNITe open studios, g39, Cardiff

2020

‘return etc’, Digithon Festival, arts headliner, Wales Arts Review, online

2019

featured poet, Where I’m Coming From, g39, Cardiff

‘Bearing Witness to Truth’, National Museum Cardiff and Artes Mundi, Cardiff

2018
‘The Crypt’, Gentle/Radical’s A New Mecca, The Temple of Peace, Cardiff

‘Decolonising Heritage’ with Gentle/Radical, Bay Arts, Cardiff, commissioned by the Eisteddfod & the National Trust

featured poet, Porridge, Theatre Deli, London

featured poet, Women & War: An Un-silencing, commissioned by Gentle/Radical, The Open University and Festival of Voice

PUBLICATION


2023
Poetry Wales 59.1 Summer 2023

2022
HON: Women Artists in Wales, H’mm Arts Foundation Press

UTYPIA, Oriel Davies Gallery

2021

Merched yn Gwneud Celf zine, Eisteddfod

Poetry Wales 57.1 Summer 2021

DOUBLE, Takeaway #9

Imagining Internationally Connected Practice (consulting artist), Arts Council Wales

2020

Undefining the Artist, Wales Arts Review

Dismantling Structural Inequality in Your Cinema, BFI

LOVE Magazine, Love Diaries vol. 1

‘After ‘Evening’, Kurt Schwitters’, ZARF #14

2019
‘Tortang Tolang’, Porridge Magazine: Comfort Foods

‘Site Ruin’, Amberflora Issue 6

2018
‘Save Our Sculpture, Wales Arts Review

‘For you, after a film’, Porridge Magazine Issue 1

'To (Un)speak Madness re: Derrida, Foucault, Artaud', LUMIN Journal 1

TALKS


2023
CASTRO Projects, Rome

visiting artist, Arts Council Wales’ Cynefin

visiting artist, Oriel Myrddin emerging artists programme

2022

visiting artist, Cardiff Metropolitan - Fine Arts BA

visiting artist, Oxford University - Fine Arts MA

2021
HerStories // Shelf Life, Iniva

‘Dismantling Structural Inequality In Your Cinema’, Glasgow Film Festival (2021), This Way Up Festival (2020)

2020
Women in Publishing Symposium panelist, Bangor University

2019
guest critic, BBC Radio Wales’ Arts Review Show

‘Dis/establishing the archive’, Archiving Gender symposium paper presentation, Cardiff University

2018
Gentle/Radical’s Imagination Forum #4, symposium at Sustainable Studios, Cardiff