A Chicago native with a childhood steeped in performing and visual arts training, Sadie Woods has had an exciting career, showcasing her talents everywhere from academia to nightclubs, boutiques to museums as an award winning artist, curator, and dj. Her practice includes sonic art and sound design, deejay performance, exhibition making, and collaborations within communities of difference.
Sadie has been a participant of Ecole du Magasin Curatorial Program and Harald Szeemmann Independent Methodology Publication project, Grenoble, FR; Hyde Park Art Center Program; ACRE Artist-In-Resident; Arts + Public Life Resident Curator; Nichols Tower Homan Square Resident Artist; High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist; Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Projects Resident Curator; Independent Curators International Collaborator, Dakar, SN; Bemis Center for the Arts Artist-In-Residence Program recipient; Terrain-Hatch Projects Resident Curator; Terrain Biennial Curator and Artist; Ragdale Foundation Artist-In-Residence. She has exhibited her work at Adds Donna; Chicago Cultural Center; Art NXT Level Projects; Compound Yellow; Washington Project for the Arts; The Submission; Roman Susan Gallery; Krasl Art Center. She has had featured curatorial projects at Special Exhibitions EXPO; Gene Siskel FIlm Center Exhibition Program, among others.
Sadie has held deejay residencies for over a decade throughout Chicago, including House of Blues Foundation Room, LuxBar, Mercadito Double A Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel Filini Bar, Untitled, and W Hotel. With a focus in arts and culture, Sadie has performed for: 3Arts, 6018North, agencyEA, Alliance of Artist Communities Conference, Alliance Français, Arbella, Audience Architects, #BlackSexMatters, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Humanities Festival, CIMMfest, Chicago Pride, Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chuan Spa Langham Hotel, Columbia College Chicago, Event Architects, EXPO Chicago, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Harpo Productions, Jane Addams Hull-House, Joffrey Ballet, Lake FX Summit + Expo, Lambda Legal, Make Music Chicago, Magasin Centre d’Art Contemporain, Marwen, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Mexican Art, Ragdale Foundation, Rebuild Foundation, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, School of the Art Institute, The Silver Room, Sotheby’s Auction House, University of Chicago, Unifest, University of Illinois, Verve Life, Virgin Megastore, and WBEZ 91.5FM. She has played alongside many notable deejays, including Dixon, The Juan Maclean, Miguel Migs, Gilles Peterson, Ron Trent, and many more.
Sadie is the co-founder of White Label DJs and The Petty Biennial. Sadie received her BA from Columbia College in Music and MFA from The School of the Art Institute in Sound, and is currently a Resident DJ at The Kimpton Gray Hotel rooftop lounge Boleo and Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute.