ABOUT

A Chicago native with a childhood steeped in performing and visual arts training, Sadie graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Music (2000). Since then she has had exciting careers as curator and deejay, showcasing her talents everywhere from academia to nightclubs, boutiques to museums.  
Sadie honed her curating craft at the national award-winning Marwen arts foundation, where she was once a student, curating their alumni gallery and forging partnerships with Around The Coyote Arts Festival, Nova Young Art Fair, and Ravinia Music Festival. During this time, she also was the Resident Curator for Gallery 718 in Chicago's East Pilsen Arts District. Her exhibitions were marked by minimal, sleek presentation of emergent Chicago artists working with an urban sensibility and dynamic intellectual content. Often, Sadie lent her deejay skills beyond her numerous residencies to create sound installations for her exhibitions.

In 2006, she participated in Ecole du Magasin’s International Curatorial Training Program in Grenoble, France. There, she realized the collaborative editorial project "Harald Szeemann Individual Methodology" produced in partnership with the Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London and co-organized exhibition "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" which toured internationally.

In 2007, Sadie co-founded deejay collective White Label with DJ Madrid having a focus on deejay performance and music curation for the service industry, cultural institutions, and tastemakers. White Label's work spans from being selected as exclusive music curators for Oprah Winfrey to collaborators with artists like Theaster Gates to radio co-hosts on Streetbeat for Chicago Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3FM.

Sadie has held deejay residencies for over a decade throughout Chicago at local bars, hotels, and restaurants, including Crimson Lounge, Dana Hotel Vertigo Sky Lounge, House of Blues Foundation Room, LuxBar, Nacional 27,  Mercadito Double A Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel Filini Bar, Rodan, Sushi Samba, Tippling Hall, Untitled, and W Hotel. She has played alongside notable deejays Alex from Tokyo, Âme, Jerome Derradji, Dimitri from Paris, Diz, Dixon, Shannon Harris, Sharam Jey, The Juan Maclean, Julius the Mad Thinker, Leonard Part Sixx, Miguel Migs, Claude Monet, Paco Buggin, Gilles Peterson, Gavin Russom, Shaka 23, Soulphonetics, South of Roosevelt, Ron Trent, and many more.

With a focus in arts and culture, Sadie has performed for: 3Arts, 6018North, agencyEA, Alliance of Artist Communities Conference, Alliance Français, Audience Architects, Artizone, Athenaeum Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Humanities Festival, CIMMfest, Chicago Pride, Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chuan Spa Langham Hotel, Columbia College Chicago, Cream Wine, Event Architects, EXPO Chicago, Fleur Fine Art, French-American Chamber of Commerce, House of Blues Foundation Room, 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, Redmoon, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, School of the Art Institute, The Silver Room, Sotheby's Auction House, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Verve Life, Virgin Megastore, and WBEZ 91.5FM to name a few. Sadie has exhibited her artwork at Anchor Graphics, Ballroom Projects, The City of Chicago, Experimental Sound Studio, Hyde Park Art Center, and Sector 2337.

Sadie received a Visual Arts Certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School (2014) and recently completed her MFA in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016). Her practice includes sound art and design, deejay performance, exhibition making, and collaborations within communities of difference. She's been a resident artist at the Hyde Park Art Center Program (2014) and a resident curator for the Chicago Artists Coalition's HATCH Projects (2014-15). Sadie is currently a resident artist at ACRE (2016), SAIC's Nichols Tower, and a participant of the Independent Curators International's Curatorial Intensive in Dakar, Senegal (2016).