Nadia Shihab explores the personal, the relational, and the diasporic through film, collage and sound.
Her first feature-length film JADDOLAND was awarded five festival jury awards, including the Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" Award in 2020. The film went on to broadcast for two seasons on the America Reframed series on US public television.
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.
Nadia was raised in Texas by immigrant parents from Iraq & Yemen and was a Fulbright Scholar to Turkey in 2006. She spent a decade as a community practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area before earning her MFA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley in 2021. Beginning Jan 2022, she will be an Assistant Professor in Film in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.