NADA Miami: Betty Mulat
NADA Miami with Betty Mulat
Dec 1 – 4
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is pleased to present the 19th edition of NADA Miami, to take place December 1–4, 2021 at Ice Palace Studios.
In “Caught Out There: Ragga to Riches”, Betty Mulat evokes the glossy fashion and beauty images from the Black magazines of her childhood: Essense and Jet among others. These publications hold significance to Mulat’s practice as early formative spaces where she saw Black people and culture represented and celebrated. Mulat pays homage to these 90s aesthetics and combines it with over-the-top styling to engage notions of camp and narratives around Blackness, class, gender, expressions of pleasure, power, and beauty to create what she calls ‘a visual language around Black ways of being’.
BETTY MULAT is an Ethiopian visual artist, musician, and creative director. She is the cofounder of NuZi, a Vancouver based music and event collective focused on uplifting and providing a platform for Black and brown women, trans, and non-binary folks through music initiatives that center empowerment and community within the electronic music scene. She DJs and produces electronic music under the alias, Venetta. Her brooding acid flecked productions and skilfully eclectic DJ sets run the gamut from electro breakbeats to classic dirty basslines. With a varied sonic palette, she traces an offbeat path of resonances and contrasts between styles and eras with her singular approach to selection and dextrous mixing. As DJ and producer, Mulat is committed to reclaiming the Black and brown roots of electronic dance music. Her visual art explores the social frameworks of Black identity, drawing from the African diasporic experience and celebrating Black womanhood.