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Sadaf H Nava is an Iranian composer and visual artist whose multidisciplinary interventions include sound, video, performance and text. SADAF’s visuals, sonics and confrontational performative tactics dawned from the noise/DIY scene of Montreal, and braught her to NYC where she currently resides and works. Oscilationg between opacity and narrative, SADAF’s work aims to confound and upend the inward-looking affect inherent to contermporary performance, simultaneously drawing from and subverting the language of auto-fiction, cinema and the artist/muse relationship. Her original compositions and DJ sets present a mélange of intuitive and clashing material inspired by contemporary global archaeologies of sound. She has been heavily active in the experimental music, art and club scenes in downtown NYC and Brooklyn and has collaborated with artists such as Juliana Huxtable and Japanese experimental saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi and has supported eclectic duo ODWALLA 1221 on their fall 2017 North American tour. 

SADAF has presented work at international festivals, museums and art spaces including: MoMa PS1 Warm Up and MoMa Sunday sessions, Issue Project Room, RBMA (Varius locations), Performa Festival in NYC, 9th Berlin Biennale, as well as  Yale Union art space in Portland, Fabrica de Arte Cubano, Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, SALTS gallery Switzerland, Treize Gallery in Paris. Her work has been featured in Pitchfork, The Wire, ID magazine, FADER and the Guardian UK. SADAF continues to perform live and is currently working on a multisensory theatre adaptation of the late Maurice Blanchot’s text Awaiting Oblivion, to be presented at OCD gallery in the New Year as well as her debut full length album which is currently in the works. 



ARTIST 
Selected EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

-Times Square Arts, curated by Clocktower, Jlin/SADAF, AMC Theatres Empire 25, NY, NY Feb 19, 2018
-Hard To Read: Readings on Voice, curated by Fiona Duncan, Standard DTLA, LA, Oct 9, 2017
-MoMa PS1, DIS MAGAZINE, Poetry reading curated by Ada O'Higgins and Harry Burke, Sep 27, 2017
-YALE UNION, SADAF: Decent, Bitten, Glad, Film screening and performance, July 29, 2017
-Issue Project Room, Sadaf Solo Performance/visuals, July 6, 2017
-MoMa PS1 Sunday Sessions curated by Richard Kennedy, MoMa PS1, Queens, NY, March 12, 2017
-BODY TECHNIQUE, curated by Waverly Mandel, National Sawdust, BK, NY, Aug 25, 2016
-SADAF (performance) curated by Brian Belott, Gavin Brown Enterprises, NY, NY, July 30, 2016
-SADAF at Treize Gallery (Performance), Paris, France, June 22, 2016
-WORKS OFF PAPER (Performance), Curated by Harry Burke, SALTS gallery, Basel,Switzerland, June 16, 2016 
-TUG KNOT, BERLIN BIENNALE 2016, Curated by DIS magazine, BOAT RAGE, Berlin, Germany, June 11, 2016
-There are Certain Facts that Cannot be Disputed, (Collaboration with Juliana Huxtable/Joseph Heffernan), Images Festival, TO, CA, April 23, 2016
-JOAN ONE YEAR BENEFIT, JOAN Gallery, LA, CA, April 16, 2016
-DIORAMA DIALOGUES, 545 Greenwich, NY, NY, March 30, 2016
-Sadaf in collaboration with Tamio Shiraishi, Lisa Cooley Gallery, NY, NY, Feb 6, 2016
-ACTIVE INGREDIENT (Group show), Lisa Cooley Gallery, NY, NY, Jan 17, 2016
-There are Certain Facts that Cannot be Disputed, (Collaboration with Juliana Huxtable/Joseph Heffernan), MOMA: Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY, Nov 13/14, 2015
-IT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS, IT'S HOW YOU HANDLE IT: Organised by John Giorno/Mark Beasley, (Collaborative sound piece with Harry Burke), MOMA PS1, Queens, NY, Nov 8, 2015
-Video Screening, Curated by Lisa Jugert, MARS Gallery, LA, CA, 30 July, 2015
-Battery: Sadaf H. Nava and Joseph Heffernan, 47 Canal, NY, NY, May 27, 2015(opening performance); June 4, 2015 (closing performance) 
-Heel Yourself: Raul De Nieves/Sadaf H.Nava/Whitney Vangrin, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY, Dec 12,2014
-Solo Performance(Curated by Non Grata!), Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY Nov 9, 2014
-VideoBomb, "Crime Curfew"(Video Screening), The Hose, Brooklyn NY, October 22, 2014
-Dance Art Video, "Elastic" (Video Screening), Otion Front Studios, October 7, 2014
-POST DRAMA,Curated by Esther Neff,Panoply Performance Lab,Brooklyn, NY, Aug 2, 2014
-The Tropics,Curated by Angelina Dreem, Cafe El Presidente,NY,July 16,2014
-Non Grata!(Group Performance/Collaboration),Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 2013
-Performa Biennale(AFTER-HOURS)Curated by Summer Guthery,The Lodge Gallery, NY, Nov 2013
-MARATHON OF SPEECHES,Fitness Gallery,Brooklyn NY,September 3,2013
-FIFA Films on Art Festival Opening Reception(Video Performance), Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC 2013
-SPRING/BREAK art show, Curator Driven Art Fair, NY 2013
-GIFTS AND PRESENCE(Performance), Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Dec 10, 2012
-Canadian Camera at work: A Photography and Video Art Exhibition, Nexus Cultural Center,China (Travelling exhibition Beijing (2009), Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing (2010), Jinan, Xian, Tianjin, Shanghai, Dalian and Beijing (2011) 
-Bring Your Own Beamer, Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), Montreal 2011
-New Hue, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Quebec 2011
-Trou Noir Black Hole(Nuit blanche), Red Bird Gallery, Montreal, 2011
-Enter the foam & achieve second sight, Eastern Bloc, Montreal 2011
-Cash & Carry,VAV Gallery, Montreal, 2011
-Inside The Alter, Paper Apartment Gallery, Montreal, 2010
-Solutions Matérielles, Notman House Montreal, Curated by Matt Goerzen, Pop Montreal Festival 2010

RESIDENCIES
-OCD Gallery Chinatown, NY (current)
-RBMA Basecamp Bonnaroo music festival Tennessee, Recording and Creation, 2017
-S1 Portland/Yale Union recording and creation residency and performance, https://yaleunion.org/sadaf/ 2017


INTERVIEWS/FEATURES/PRESS
-MONTEZ PRESS RADIO AT MATHEW GALLERY NYC, Interview by Fiona Duncan, curated bt Hard to Read, July 30, 2018 
-THE WIRE : Year End Lists: Top 50 releases of 2017
-FADER FEATURE: SHELL EP STREAM
-PITCHFORK TRACK REVIEW: Let It Burn
-SADAF MIX: Janitorial Processions for Under the Influence Magazine
-RADAR RADIO: BABI AUDI/SADAF Mix 2017
-NTS Radio SADAF MIX: Novel, Scribbled, Sent: 2017
-RINSE FM MIX: General Drool: 2017
- RINSE FM SADAF Mix : 2016
- NTS RADIO SADAF Mix  : 2016
-PITCHFORK: TRACK REVIEW: STILLNESS 2016
-THE QUIETUS UK: INTERVIEW WITH LOTTIE BRAZIER 2016
-FADER EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: MAN OF ME : 2015
-THE GUARDIAN UK : PLAYLIST : 2015
-FADER MIX :Interview by Ruth Saxelby 2015 
-The Agenda: Art in America BATTERY 2015 
-i-D Magazine feature interview with Joe Roberts Interview with Joe Roberts 2015 
-NOVEMBRE MAGAZINE, New Bitch Holiday Shopper Online Mix curated by Yves Tumor, 2014 
-MASK MAGAZINE, Online Feature and Interview by Hannah Hurr, Sep 25, 2014
-EDITORIAL MAGAZINE, In Print/Online, Artist Profile/Photography, Interview by Whitney Mallett  2014
-ECCollective(Italy), Online Feature/Interview Feature/Interview, 2014
-Adhoc FM, Blog Feature: CFC May 23, 2014
-BULLET Magazine, Artist Feature/Photography/Poetry Regular but shameful self expression 2013 

MUSIC VIDEO
VISUAL MIXTAPE: DROWN IT (DIS Magazine exclusive) Directed and shot by SADAF H NAVA
STILLNESS MUSIC VIDEO Directed by SADAF H NAVA and Whitney Mallett / shot by Whitney Mallett
CFC MUSIC VIDEO Directed by SADAF H NAVA / shot by Whitney Mallett

LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS (SELECT) 

MUSIC/SOUND PERFORMANCES
SOLO:
-Wild Flesh Productions, SADAF/Kayla Guthrie/Eve Essex, Honey's, BK, NY,  July 18, 2018 
-Melissa Baile Funk #2, Venus X, Asmara, MC Fioti, SADAF (dj set), May 4, 2018
-Fabrica D'arte Cubano, SADAF (DJ Set), Cuba, April 18, 2018
-Red Bull Open Beta, Yves Tumor/SADAF/Bad Gyal/Eartheater, warehouse, LA, Oct 9, 2017
-RBMA, Temple Damne, Pan Daijing, SADAF, Dreamcrusher, Montreal, Sep 20, 2017
-ODWALLA 1221/ SADAF/ Cities Aviv, Babies Alright, BK, NY, Sep 16, 2017
-WOLF EYES/ODWALLA 1221/SADAF, EL Club, Detroit, Sep 10, 2017 
-ODWALLA 1221/SADAF, Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore, Sep 9, 2017
-ODWALLA 1221/SADAF, LAVA SPACE, Philadelphia, Sep 8, 2017
-Drain Gang/Total Freedom/SADAF, China Chalet, NY, NY, Sep 2 2017
-SADAF/Odwalla 1221, Basic Flowers, LA, Aug 2 2017
-RABIT/Drew Mcdowall/SADAF/CECILIA, Sunnyvale, BK, NY, June 30, 2017 -ODWALLA 1221/SADAF/CHICKLETTE, Alphaville, BK, NY, May 19, 2017
-Ende Tymes Festival, Silent Barn, BK, NY, April 30 2017 
-INGA COPELAND/SADAF/Blursome, Knitting Factory, BK, NY, April 6 2017 
-GOBBY/SADAF/Benjamin Boeldt, Sunnyvale, BK, NY, Feb 12, 2017
-CLUB GLOW, Juliana Huxtable/LE1F/SCRAATCH/SADAF (DJ set), Knockdown Center, BK, NY, Jan 1 2017
-Mya Gomez, SADAF, Babi Audi, CHAI T, Trans Pecos, BK, NY, Nov 26, 2016
-Visual AIDS at St Mark's Church, SADAF/Richard Kennedy, NY, NY, Nov 15 2016
-Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival:Angel-Ho/SADAF/Deli Girls, Trans Pecos, BK, NY, Nov 5 2016
-ELYSIA CRAMPTON/SADAF/SHYBOI, Trans Pecos, BK, NY, Aug 27, 2016
-WARM UP 2016: SADAF/MUMDANCE B2B LOGOS/SPECIAL REQUEST, MoMa PS1, Queens, NY, Aug 12, 2016
-Benefit for MVMNT center: SADAF/SERPENTWITHFEET/RAHEL, Trans Pecos, BK, NY, July 27, 2016 
-GINA XXX: SADAF/MYKKI BLANCO/CLARA 5000, La Gare des Mines, PARIS, FR, June 22, 2016
-ONYX COLLECTIVE SHOWCASE, DETER, NY, NY, May 28, 2016
-SADAF/RICHARD KENNEDY/ B2B/ PWRPLNT, BK, NY, May 4, 2016
-MUSTACHE MONDAYS: SADAF/SAMSON/D-LISH, The Lash Social, LA, CA, April 18, 2016
-EARTHSEEDxEARTHSEED, SADAF/RAHEL/ELON, Floristree, BA, MA, April 15, 2016
-GODDESS PARTY, SADAF/GO PUSH POPS!/HARD NIPS, Sectret Project Robot, BK, NY, April 9, 2016
-UNDERGROUND, (Collaboration with Tamio Shiraishi), Max Fish, NY, NY, March 14, 2016
-DFA RECORDS: ESSAIE PAS/SADAF/DJ RICHARD, Trans Pecos, BK, NY, March 11, 2016
-CELLESTIAL CUNT, NO BRA/DON CHRISTIAN/SADAF, Baby's Alright, BK, NY, March 10, 2016
-ABDU ALI/SADAF/ELON, Silent Barn, BK, NY, Feb 28, 2016
-RATKING/ANIMAL COLLECTIVE AFTER PARTY, SADAF (DJ), MAX FISH, NY, NY, FEB 23, 2016
-KNOW WAVE AT SANTOS: SADAF, VENUS X, WIKI, DJ LUCAS,TIGGACALORE, Santos Party House, NY, NY, Dec 18, 2015
-BABY'S ALL BASEL: MIAMI ART BASEL: SADAF (DJ), VENUS X, TOTAL FREEDOM, WIKI, SPORTING LIFE, North Miami, Miami, Dec 5, 2015
-NADAWAVE: NADA ART FAIR AFTERPARTY: SADAF, SPORTING LIFE, JUICEBOXXX, South Beach, Miami, Dec 4, 2015
-ZISTER, MIAMI ART BASEL: SADAF(DJ), VENUS X, JULIANA HUXTABLE, NARCISSISTER, Kill Your Idols, South Beach, Miami, Dec 3, 2015
-KELELA AFTERPARTY: SADAF(DJ), TOTAL FREEDOM, Elvis Guesthouse, NY, NY, Dec 1, 2015
-THE SPHINX RETURNS: SADAF,KONKOL, MOSCOVITCH+OLINGER, GRACE
EXHIBITION SPACE, BK, NY, NOV 6, 2015
-GUGGENHEIM INTERNATIONAL GALA: GRIMES, SADAF (DJ),GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, NY, NY, NOV 4, 2015
-SADAF, MARIE DAVIDSON, BABI AUDI, Warehouse, Montreal,CA, Oct 30, 2015
-HALFNORMAL PRESENTS: SADAF, COCO, PCRV, CRANK STURGEON, Trans Pecos, Bk, NY Oct 4, 2015
-SPORTING LIFE 55 5'S RELEASE PARTY, SADAF(DJ),DEV HYNES, DJ EARL, TEENGIRL FANTASY, Elvis Guesthouse, Oct 2, 2015
-NIGHTSOIL: SADAF, THURMON GREEN, CHRIS GARNEAU, Baby's Alright, Bk, NY, SEP 27, 2015
-ALL GOLD PS1 NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR COMMENCEMENT: SADAF, DEEP JR, DAS AUDIT, ALLGOLD, MOMA PS1, QUEENS, NY, SEP 17,2015
-SADAF, BABI AUDI, BLUNT FANG, Silent Barn, BK, NY, Sep 16, 2015
-PRINCESS NOKIA, SADAF, DOSS, BRUCE SMEAR, Baby's Alright, BK, NY, Sep 4, 2015
-Ultras: indoor and outdoor screening: music by Cammissa Beaurhaus and SADAF, Babycastles, NY, NY, Aug 27, 2015
-James Marsh Record Release party: Secret Project Robot, Bk, NY, Aug 20, 2015
-XPRM/E/N/TAL: HARIBO, SADAF, BUNNY MICHAEL, The Spectrum, BK, NY, June 23, 2015
-RICHARD KENNEDY presents: Frat and Sisters: Tigga Calore, SADAF, NO BRA, Riis Beach, BK, NY, June 19, 2015
-DaikyoFuroShiki record release: collaboration with Cammisa Beurhaus and Tamio Shiraishi, Signal Gallery, BK, NY, June 9, 2015
-Hirsute Heroines Zine Launch: SADAF, BERNARD HERMAN, R.V.L , Leftfeild, NY, NY, May 29, 2015
-Battery: Sadaf H. Nava and Joseph Heffernan, 47 Canal, NY, NY, May 27, 2015(opening performance); June 4, 2015 (closing performance) 
-Tarot Society presents: SADAF, CONTESSA STUTO, GREEM JELLYFISH, Tarot Society, Bk, NY, May 23, 2015
-ENDE TYMES V FEST: Silent Barn, BK, NY, May 14, 2015
-HOSS RECORDS PRESENTS: SADAF, GOBBY, SPORTING LIFE, Alphaville, BK,NY, April 14, 2015
-Drum Machine Circle: SADAF, PETER FONDA, UM FANG, Shea Stadium, BK, NY, April 12, 2015
-ARCA AND JESSE KANDA AFTERPARTY: IAN ISIAH, ARCA, DUTCH E GERM, SADAF (DJ), Elvis Guesthouse, NY, NY, April 8, 2015
-YOU ATE THAT! NO BRA, SADAF, TIGGA CALLORE, LAFAWNDA, Palisades, BK, NY, March 20, 2015
-KAYLA GUTHRIE, SADAF, Zax, BK, NY, March 13, 2015
-Dis Magazine, Art Selfie Book launch, SADAF (DJ), The Swiss Institute, NY, NY, March 8, 2015
-Video Release Party: SADAF, DICK VAN DYCK, PSYCHOEGYPTIAN, Leftfield , NY, NY, Feb 18, 2015
-Otion Front Fundraiser, SADAF, AMAZONS, FIN, Happy Fun Hideaway, Brooklyn, NY, Jan 29, 2015
-SADAF, DreamCrusher,Copley Metal, Radio Shock, Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY, Jan 14, 2015 
-SADAF,Arto Lindsey/Sam Hillmer duo,Michael Baharie, Patrick Higgins,curated by Terrible Records and Adhoc, Trans Pecos, Brooklyn, Jan 11, 2015
-SADAF live performance at KUNST, Curated by Susanne Bartsch and DREAMHOUSE, Verboten, Brooklyn NY, Nov 28, 2014
-SADAF/Dan Bodan/Physical Therapy,Curated by AdHoc,Baby's Alright,Brooklyn NY, Nov 14, 2014
-True Laurels/Flat Out, The Crown, Baltimore MD, Oct 25, 2014
-SADAF/Profligate,Secret Project Robot,Brooklyn NY, Sep 25 2014
-SADAF live at CherryBomb, Curated by CuntMafia, The Flat, Brooklyn, NY,Aug 22, 2014
-Daylight Festival,Curated by Breakworld Records/Hoss Records, Europa, Brooklyn NY, Aug 16, 2014
-Mykki Blanco/Cities Aviv(Featuring SADAF),Summerstage,East River Park, NY, NY, Aug 7, 2014
-JUNGLE PUSSY/LAWFANDA/SADAF,Baby's Alright,Brooklyn,NY,July 31, 2014
-FRAT:Juliana Huxtable/Anthony Dicapua/SADAF(live), Curated by Richard Kennedy, Trans Pecos, Brooklyn, NY, July 10, 2014
-TRAXMAN/SADAF/WEIRDMAGIC,Curated by Adhoc,Baby's Alright,Brooklyn,NY,May 24, 2014
-DJ DOG DICK/HUNGRYBODIES(featuring SADAF),Trans Pecos,Brooklyn, NY,MAY 16,2014
-Ab Uno Pluribus,Three Jewels,NY,NY,March 2014
-SADAF/Michael Baharie,Cameo, Brooklyn NY, Dec 12, 2013
-COOL FEST NY EDITION, Fitness Gallery, Brooklyn NY, Nov 29,2013
-LABOUR DAY JAZZ,Silent Barn,Brooklyn NY,September 2,2013
-MARIE DAVIDSON/VELVET GLACIER TOUR,Silent Barn,Brooklyn NY,Aug 23,2013
-AMI DANG, APOSTROPHE GALLERY, BROOKLYN NY,July 12, 2013 
-ROBERT L. PEPPER(PAS) PRESENTS AMBIENT CHAOS, Spectrum, NY,NY, July 11,2013
-FITNESS GALLERY BENEFIT, Fitness Gallery, July 4, 2013 
-INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE, Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY, June 15, 2013
-BlUNT FANG/CITIES AVIV, Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY, 19 May, 2013
-ASEMBLE X, The Knockdown Center, Brooklyn NY, May 11
-FLUCT, Fitness Gallery, Brooklyn NY, May 7, 2013
-LADIES OF EXPERIMENTAL NOISE, Spectrum, NY NY, April 17, 2013 
-PRACTICE! Public Assembly, Brooklyn NY, April 15, 2013 
-MV CARBON, Marie Davidson, Sadaf H Nava, Lucifer's Worm, KHF, Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY, Feb 16, 2013
-ISACHRIST/TRIODE/EUTEREYE, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY, Jan 25,2013
-THE CREEP, The Woods, Brooklyn NY, Nov 20, 2012
-GARY LUCAS ECOUSTIC SET FEAT SADAF HA, Gershwin Hotel, Oct 16, 2012
-BASEMENT SHOW, Dekalb Visions, Brooklyn NY, Sep 17, 2012
-MOZART'S SISTER & UN & COUNTRY & $AD HAVA, Cabaret Playhouse, Montreal April 21, 2012
-TOTAL ECLIPSE MUSIC SERIES: Presented by CKUT,Tour Prisme,Montreal, April 14 2012
-LANCEMENT TRIPLE LAUNCH LES MOMIES DE PALERME BRÛLEZ CE COEUR,
-Casa Del Popolo,Montreal, March 31 2012
-Country & Hind Legs & Special Costello & $Inneracial Beauty$, Cabaret Playhouse, Montreal, February 26 2012

SOUND/MUSICAL RELEASES
-NYXu004 VA compilation WAR TEXT (single) , release date September 2018 
-SHELL (EP) 12'' Vinyl (limited edition) label: Outside Insight 2018
-Williams street records, Noise VA, CLINIC (single)
- CFC (single)
- MAN OF ME (single)
- STILLNESS (single)
-Solo Album- Forthcoming 
-IP- Ku$hi $hi $hi 12-inch Record Edition of 100, Label: Fluorescent Friends, Montreal Quebec 2012
-IP-Baroque Rococo (LDE 031) C-40 Emtec Chrome tape Edition of 75 Label: -Los Discos Enfantasmes, Montreal Quebec 2011

FEATURED IN
-ACNE STUDIOS 2017 campagne shot by Paolo Roversi 
-ID Magazine ABC'S OF MUSIC 2017
-VOGUE MAGAZINE: VETEMENTS EDITORIAL: PRINT ISSUE, MARCH 2016
-VOGUE: BEAUTY SECRETS: 2016 (Sadaf Nava Beauty Secrets)
-TRANSATLANTICS: ARTE-TV, Directed by Britta Thie 2015 (Actress)
-Arielle de Pinto Lookbook F/W 2015 (model) 
-No Bra Music video Date With The Devil
-Hercules and Love Affair music video  CUNT

THEATRE/FILM(SOLO)

-AWAITING OBLIVION, a play based on the text of Maurice Blanchot (currently in production) 2018
-Decent, Bitten, Glad (Short Film) Starring Al Tubbs 16m, Directed and Shot by Sadaf H Nava, Produced by Yale Union and S1 art space in Portland

THEATRE/FILM/INSTALLATION as I.P Collective (collaboration with Melissa Gagne)
-HI NI FI: Gallery WWTWO June 2012, Montreal, Canada (installation/performance)
-INSTITUTIONAL PROSTITUTION : a play in four acts, Private location, April 2011, Montreal, Canada 
-FESTIVA: a film duration 52 minutes, Studio Reception, August 2011 Montreal, Canada

Founder of ABSOLU film Journal and production company for experimental video works.