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Nabilah Nordin

Artist at Yu Fang Chi Studio, Casual lecturer at MFA, RMIT School of Art

Fine art, Visual art, Industrial, furniture and product design, Craft, Jewellery, textile

Melbourne

Nabilah Nordin is a Malay Singaporean-Australian artist whose playful sculptures and installations emerge from an improvisational process of transformation and destruction. Eschewing traditional sculptural techniques in favour of intuitive experimentation, her practice embraces wonky craftwork to celebrate the tactile and anthropomorphic qualities of materials such as cement, metal, paste, fabric, confetti, feathers and gap filler. Nordin’s studio process draws on 'domestic' activities such as cooking, DIY construction, or interior decoration, to conjure absurd monuments and amorphous environments.
 
Nordin completed a Master of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts in 2015, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT University in 2013. Solo exhibitions include Birdbrush and Other Essentials, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2021; Covergirl Adhesives, COMA Gallery, Sydney, 2020; An Obstacle in Every Direction, Singapore Biennale, Singapore, 2019; and Malay Wedding, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne, 2017. Group shows include Salient Features, Changwon Sculpture Biennale, South Korea, 2020; 1991, Neon Parc Brunswick, Melbourne, 2020; Those Monuments Don’t Know Us, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, 2019; and In a World of Wounds, Artbank, Sydney, 2018. Nabilah Nordin is represented by Neon Parc.

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  • Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, RMIT University