Artist, Curator and Deejay

Sadie Woods is an award winning post-disciplinary artist, independent curator, and deejay. Her work focuses primarily on social movements, liberatory practices, cultural memory, and producing collaborations within communities of difference. She also deejays under the moniker Afrodjia, focusing on diasporic music and culture of the Americas and the Global South.

Sadie has participated in national and international artist and curatorial residencies, including: ACRE; Arts + Public Life; Bemis Center for the Arts; Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Projects; Comfort Station #pertodela, US/BR; Ecole du Magasin-Centre d’Art Contemporain, FR; High Concept Labs; Hyde Park Art Center; Independent Curators International, NY/SN; Ragdale Foundation; Wave Farm, NY. She has exhibited and featured her work at Chicago Cultural Center; Experimental Sound Studio; EXPO Chicago; Heaven Gallery; Hyde Park Jazz Festival; Krasl Art Center, MI; Lit & Luz Festival, US/MX; Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; New Gallery of Modern Art, NC; Washington Project for the Arts, DC; Weinberg/Newton Gallery. Publications include Harald Szeemann Méthodologie Individuelle published by JRP Ringier with Le Magasin—Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, in collaboration with the Department of Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London.

Sadie received her BA from Columbia College and MFA from The School of the Art Institute. She is a 2020 recipient of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Esteemed Artist Award, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Petty Biennial, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Selenite Arts Advisory, Faculty at the School of the Art Institute, and Resident Deejay at Lumpen Radio 105.5FM (CHI), Vocalo 91.5FM (CHI) and Wave Farm 90.7FM (Acra, NY).


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