​Nadia Shihab is an artist and filmmaker whose work explores the personal, the relational, and the diasporic.

Her first feature-length documentary  JADDOLAND was awarded five festival jury awards, including the Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" Award in 2020. Described as "intimate, experimental and beautifully playful", the film went on to broadcast for two seasons on the America Reframed series on US public television and is distributed by Grasshopper Film. 


Her work has shown internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Arab American National Museum, DOXA, CAAMFest, and New Orleans Film Festival and she is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Sundance Institute, Center for Asian American Media, AFAC, Firelight Media, Tribeca Film Institute, BAVC, and the Flaherty Film Seminar.

Her creative practice is preceded by a decade of work as a community practitioner. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Turkey and holds a Master of Fine Art (2021) and a Master in City Planning (2009) from the University of California at Berkeley. She was raised in Texas by immigrant parents from Iraq & Yemen, and lives in Oakland, California.