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Nadia Huggins
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Exhibit Details

Nadia Huggins was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where she is currently based. A self taught artist, she works in photography and, since 2010, has built a body of images that are characterized by her observation of an interest in the everyday. Her work merges documentary and conceptual practices, which explore belonging, identity, and memory through a contemporary approach focused on re-presenting Caribbean landscapes and the sea. 

Nadia’s photographs have been exhibited in group shows in Canada, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Ethiopia, Guadeloupe, France, and the Dominican Republic. In 2019, her solo show Human stories: Circa no future took place at Now Gallery, London UK. Her work forms part of the collection of The Wedge Collection (Toronto, Canada), The National Gallery of Jamaica (Kingston), and The Art Museum of the Americas (Washington DC, USA). Nadia was selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review (2018), and her work has been included in several publications, including A to Z of Caribbean Art. She is the co-founder of ARC Magazine and One Drop in the Ocean – an initiative that aims to raise awareness about marine debris. 

Nadia Huggins was a two-time artist in residence in The Betsy Writers Room in 2022, and her work is exhibited at The Betsy in partnership with WOPHA - the Women Photographers International Archive, founded by Aldeide Delgado.


2022 WOPHA Artist in Residence Nadia Huggins 

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) presents the solo exhibition Strange Territory by 2022 WOPHA Artist in Residence Nadia Huggins at The Betsy Hotel. 

Organized by WOPHA Founder & Director Aldeide Delgado, Strange Territory includes a series of old and new works that connects two places, the Caribbean region and its diaspora in Miami, through ideas of ecology, catastrophe, and magic while reframing the representation of Caribbean bodies in natural environments. 

Nadia Huggins challenges people’s notion of nostalgia for a place that only exists in our imaginations. Photographs in the exhibition invite us to reimagine an evolving species adapting to the geological and ecological changes happening on the planet. They investigate how the concept of hybridity can move beyond a solely human experience by exploring the potential agency of non-human species and the environment as a whole system shaping our future world. 

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photograph of a person in water
legs underwater
face and hand underwater
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image taken underwater
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up close face underwater
image of a strange object underwater
brain coral underwater
skin underwater
a person swimming underwater
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image taken underwater
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