Nadia Buyse currently teaches on our BA & MA Creative Music Production programmes.

Nadia Buyse is an artist, musician, cultural activist, and researcher…but Nadia just actually refers to herself as an art chameleon. She has performed solo, with bands, with other artists internationally in many spaces and places, from Punk clubs to Opera Houses.

Currently she is in two bands DUBAIS and SNOOZERS. As the perpetually changing post genre DUBAIS Nadia’s music jumps from genre to genre, being tied together by a DIY aesthetic, performative and visual art that spans over installation, dance, visual albums, experimental pop operas, Fluxus style scores, and zines.

Although DUBAIS operates like a band, it’s a vehicle for conceptual work and cultural activism in which Nadia uses the tropes of pop music to examine Diasporic migration, neo-liberal dystopias, emotional incapacitations, consumer technologies, hybrid identities, intersectional feminism, and transnational communities. 

SNOOZERS is Nadia’s UK punk supergroup featuring Jon Slade (Huggy Bear, Comet Gain) and Steve Dore (Casual Dots). This minimalist three piece has released a single to much acclaim from the punk underground through Notown records in 2020 and has since self-released one more Ep and a collection of both on Cassette through Jon Slade’s Promotional Palace tape label.

In 2022 SNOOZERS joined Bikini Kill on their reunion tour in Berlin and Hamburg and are currently working on their first full length album.She received an MFA in visual Studies in 2012 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and submitted a PhD thesis in 2023 at the University of Sussex entitled 37 Bands: Punk Practice and Post Diaspora. 

She has also performed internationally at a range of venues from punk clubs like The Smell in LA to international cultural and performance centers like the Volksbuene Berlin, Belvedere 21, and the Batumi Opera house. She had workshops and performance work commissioned for TBA festival, Sound ACTS in partnership with Athens Epidaurus Festival, WienWoch, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and Median kunst Halle Graz. She also have toured internationally as a musician and opened for bands like Cat Power, Bikini Kill and The Raincoats.

Nadia worked as a performance programmer in Portland, OR USA across different venues, bringing touring punk bands, exhibitions, and performances in bars and music venues from 2008- 2013. In 2014, she was nominated for and awarded a curatorial residency at Nowhere Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

Furthermore, from 2009- 2012, she was an active volunteer and mentor at Rock Camp for Girls in Portland, and in Girl’s rock camp Brooklynn. She worked on varying cultural conflict resolution projects in the Caucasus region such as PEACE CAMP 2014 and International Artist Solidarity for Artsakh.

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