Sari Nordman, born and raised in Finland, is a New York -based, interdisciplinary artist who has created public art projects, video works and dance performances. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

She has exhibited and performed her works for American Heritage Awards at the Javits Center, Art in Odd Places, Atlantic Center for the Arts, AUNTS, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance! (BAAD! Ass Women Festival), Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, Columbia University, CounterCurrent Festival (Ten Tiny Dances), Dance Film Lab Moderated Screening at Gibney Dance Center, Danspace Project (DraftWork), Dixon Place, FiveMyles Gallery (BRIC Biennial), Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID (The Upcycle Holiday Tree Contest winner), FROSTBITE International Indie Festival, The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2020, InSitu, Irondale Center, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (Jamaica Flux), Movement Research at the Judson Church, New American Fellows at UsagiNY, Odetta Gallery (SHIM Finland), Performance Mix Festival, SPARK Summer Film Fest, Triskelion Arts and UnSpace Gallery in the US; The Edge Gallery (ViDEOSKiN) in Canada; TsakBam Festival in Greece, and for Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park, Dance Theater Hurjaruuth, Full Moon Dance Festival, Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival, Zodiak and Teatteri Avoimet Ovet in Finland; and at Radical Heritage in India.

Her works have been supported through numerous residencies including Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bearnstow, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Catwalk Institute, Fantasy Generator at Hollins University and Tofte Lake Center in the US; Eckerö Post and Customs House, Loimaan Taidetalo, RaumArs A.i.R., Tohmajärvi and Zodiak Z Free in Finland; and Solo works @ 77 in Greece.

Nordman has been awarded New American Fellowship, The American-Scandinavian Foundation Thor and Saimi Soderholm Fund, American Scandinavian Society Cultural Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council Creative Equations Fund, The Dance/NYC Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund, as well as Finlandia Foundation National, Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter and The Puffin Foundation grants. Her works have been reviewed in publications and artist talks such as, Art Spiel, BK Reader, State of the Arts Night at Hirshhorn Museum, COAL + ICE at The Kennedy Center, The Dance Enthusiast, Hunters Point Library Environmental Education Center Program, OffOffOff, Our Town, Women Cinemakers, and Karjalainen, Koti-Karjala, Loimaan Lehti, Länsi-Suomi, Nya Åland and Ålands Tidningen in Finland.

She worked as a dancer with Dean Moss-Gametophyte on several of his productions in 2009-2018, touring nationally and internationally. She has taught dance to various ages, abilities and backgrounds of students and has worked as a teaching artist in New York City public schools since 2007. She is also a certified personal fitness trainer through International Sports Sciences Association.

On Artsy, as part of SHIM Art Network
Distributor: AV-Arkki, The Centre for Finnish Media Art
More information at BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry


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