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Nia Palmer

Nia Palmer

area: Curator

trust me you can dance, 2022 © Nia Palmer

uncertain futures, 2023 © Nia Palmer

here we are, 2023 © Nia Palmer

© Nia Palmer

© Nia Palmer

Key Facts







recommending institution

Manchester School of Art

time period

August 2023 - August 2023

Nia Palmer is an artist and curator currently based in Manchester, UK, where she is midway through finishing her MA studies in Contemporary Curation at the Manchester School of Art. Her practice centres around social engagement, often with a political/activist undercurrent. Recently, she has been focussing on community-based practice, with conversations and research being her core mediums. Presenting angles from different parts of society, learning from others and discovering where aesthetics and social practice meet is at the forefront of her research.

Previous Works/Projects:
here we are - 2023
a socially-engaged project collaberating with a group of young Pakistani women in Greater Manchester with the aim of presenting British identity through their eyes

uncertain futures - 2023
an exhibition surrounding the theme of
gentrification within Manchester, curated by myself

trust me you can dance - 2022
video, 10 min
The result of a socially-engaged project with a squatting community

the squat at the end of the curry mile - 2022
series of photography from the trust me you can dance project

untitled (semantics poll) - 2022

Project info

During her residency at MQ Wien, Palmer’s focus will be to delve into research surrounding queer art, belonging and identity by questioning the institutional response, or lack of response, to this. Using her time in Vienna to learn about the community of queer artists and curators, the outcome that she is working towards is a socially engaged art project that will collaborate with Vienna’s Queer art community.

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