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Sari Nordman
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Crown Heights

ARTIST STATEMENT: My name is Sari Nordman and I am a New York -based interdisciplinary artist working with dance, video and installation. I love to travel to the isolated parts of the world to reflect on nature, history and female experience, the recurring themes in my works. Originally from Finland I am also interested in the immigrant experience in my works. My art practices are interdisciplinary and contemporary in nature. I contemplate nature in specific locations and combined with my personal sense research juxtapose feminine mystique with environmental anxieties. In my practice I observe whether there is a possibility to summon sensations that are hidden in a collective memory. I create forms in time and space to rediscover the primitive alliance with nature. My works often promise something conventionally sensual; they can be tender, soft, invitational, while at the same time can be unconventionally dangerous for their subversiveness.

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Sari Nordman, a native of Finland, is an interdisciplinary artist working with dance, video and installation. She has presented her work for Atlantic Center for the Arts, AUNTS, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance!, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, Columbia University, CounterCurrent Festival, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, FiveMyles Gallery, The Irondale Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, SHIMFinland at Odetta Gallery, Performance Mix Festival and Triskelion Arts, among other venues in the US; TsakBam Festival in Greece, and for Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park, Dance Theater Hurjaruuth, Full Moon Dance Festival, Pop & Jazz Conservatory and Zodiak in Finland.

Her film work has been presented at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance!, Dance Film Lab Moderated Screening at Gibney Dance Center, Dixon Place, FiveMyles Gallery, The Irondale Center, SHIMFinland at Odetta Gallery, Performance Mix Festival, SPARK Summer Film Fest, Triskelion Arts and UnSpace Gallery in the US; ViDEOSKiN at The Edge Gallery in Canada; TsakBam Festival in Greece; Acid! Live! @ Merikerho, Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park, Eckerö Post and Customs House and Teatteri Avoimet Ovet in Finland; and at Radical Heritage in India.

Her film Assimilation was selected for Women Cinemakers 2018 Biennial Edition.

She has enjoyed residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bearnstow, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Catwalk Institute, Fantasy Generator at Hollins University and Tofte Lake Center in the US; at Eckerö Post and Customs House, Loimaan Taidetalo, Tohmajärvi and Zodiak Z Free in Finland; and at Solo works @ 77 in Greece.

She worked as a dancer with Dean Moss on several of his productions in 2009-2018. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree from New York University's Tisch Dance Department.

Most recently she has received funding from the American Scandinavian Society and Finlandia Foundation National to support her art-making.

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Brooklyn, NY 11217


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