Nadia Refaei is an artist based in nipaluna (Hobart). She received a Bachelor of Arts in 2014 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2015 from the University of Tasmania. Her arts and curatorial practice draws on both personal and broader histories to explore the power dynamics and politics of intersectional identity as an Arab-Australian. Nadia uses photography, installation and video to interrogate Western imperialist narratives, examining issues such as displacement, cultural dislocation and the body. Her practice combines both process-based and research-driven methods.


Alongside her practice, Nadia has worked for organisation and festivals including Contemporary Arts Tasmania and Dark Mofo, and is on the board of CONSTANCE ARI. She is a finalist in the Women's Art Prize Tasmania 2020.



b. Hobart, 1991



2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, UTAS, Hobart

2014 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Photography), UTAS, Hobart

2011 Photography, RMIT, Melbourne


Solo Exhibitions

2019 a curtain and four walls, Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2019 we like goats, Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm, Hobart


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Bound, Sidepsace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2018 Dear kunanyi, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2017 House Show, presented by CONSTANCE ARI, Hobart

2015 Honours Research Show, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2015 Troika, Entrepôt Gallery, Hobart

2014 Graduate Show, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart



2018 mapali local international, GASP, Hobart


2020 Both sides of either wall, Kelly’s Garden / Curator

2020 OLDER THAN LANGUAGE, Salamanca Arts Centre / Assistant Curator

2019 Into the Fold, Moonah Arts Centre / Artist facilitator + producer

2018 CONSTANCE ARI / Board Member (ongoing)



2019 Hobiennale / Media Coordinator

2019 Contemporary Art Tasmania / Media and Communications

2016 Freelance creative in design, photography and digital media (ongoing)

Grants and Awards

2020 Women’s Art Prize Tasmania / Finalist

2018 Arts Tasmania / Grant recipient