The development of a ground-breaking concept in artwork ‘Stripped' was one of the most important achievements in the artist's practice.
‘Stripped’ has won a prestigious First Prize Award from the Gertrude Aston Bowater Bequest for the 2016 best artwork and has been exhibited at the number of venues in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Nadia started her initial art education at the age of eight and was accepted at Rayzan College of Art, Russia when she was only fourteen years old. Later she continued studies as an independent student at the Leningrad Academy of Art.
Nadia’s work radically changed under the influence of multicultural heritage of East Africa where she lived for 16 years. The work of this period, based on studies of cultural and ethnographic material, had characteristically strong contrast, intense colours and rich textures.
From 1996, while studying in the United Kingdom, her work developed in a different direction; it became more reflective on theoretical issues of art and, at the same time, more concerned with socio-political issues. This awareness found expression in a number of such deviating projects like ‘Document’, ‘Bags and Boxes’ and ‘Post Card from…’.
The latest artwork ’Stripped’ brings together the experiences of living and working in places of different cultural settings and the question of identity shaped under the diverse influences of various insightful encounters.