Born in Belarus in 1989, Nadya Sayapina is an artist, author of projects and art tutor. Using various disciplines and media – performance, multimedia, installations, painting, text, and art therapy – she focuses on mediation as an opportunity to reveal the voices of “others”. Her starting point is the personal stories of members of those communities to which she herself is connected in one way or another. Her methods draw on the practices of community-based and socially-engaged arts where the artist is tasked with giving space to the voices of the excluded and illuminating the issue through art.
Since leaving Belarus in October 2020, Nadya has been working on her ongoing research on forced migration.