Nadia Nazar (b. 2002) is a sculptor, animator, climate organizer, and musician based in Baltimore, MD. She was born and raised in Baltimore County Maryland, but calls Kerala, India her homeland. Her work delves into her relationship with the lands she has resided on, and the structures in place that have impacted and exploited both the land and (her) people.
Her sculptural body of work primarily consists of metalworking, casting, and biofabrication. Her animation work tells stories through experimental animation, especially puppet stop-motion.
Nadia’s work has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions throughout Baltimore and recently at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Nadia co-founded Zero Hour, an international youth climate organization and served as its Co-Executive Director and Art Director for four years. She has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, i-D, Vox, Huffington Post, USA Today, and more for work in the Climate Movement.
Nadia graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Animation, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She sings, plays banjo, guitar, and piano in the band Head Face South. Her poetry and hums make her way into their songs and into her own songwriting. In her free time, she loves listening to music, saying hi to bushes of flowers on walks, and dancing by herself in her room in the AM.