Former Somerset House Studios resident

Nadeem Din-Gabisi

Visual and sound artist. Nadeem is the recipient of the London Fields Brewery bursary, receiving a studio and an artist mentor
to help develop his practice and projects over the next 12 months.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

His work is centred around the re-presentation of the black image, pertaining to people of African Descent and the limitlessness of what it means to be black, other and more than that. His practice has been influenced by many years of work as a youth and play worker. Nadeem has recently completed his Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, performs regularly as part of the musical phenomenon Steam Down, and currently hosts a monthly radio show on NTS Radio. Nadeem has recently been collaborating with fellow artist Hadiru Mahdi at the George Padmore institute to realise an artistic response to their archive.

Whilst in residence, he will be working on a multimedia project called POOL, a project examining a childhood marked by life changing moments of trauma and happiness. It will look at the mental health issues and coping mechanisms of many young black men, born in inner and outer London, questioning why some swim, why some sink and others don’t even enter the pool.