Widline Cadet is a Haitian-born artist. Her practice is deeply rooted in her experience as an emigrant/immigrant/migrant and explores the racial and cultural tensions and identity shifts that occur with dis-placement. Her performances, photographs and videos function as investigations of selfhood in the context of statelessness, nationalism-what it means to be a citizen of a place, and both public (the history of said place) personal history (one’s history in relation to said place).
Cadet is a recipient of a 2013 Mortimer-Hays Brandeis Traveling Fellowship, a 2018 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture artist in resident, a 2019 Lighthouse Works fellow/ artist in resident, and a 2019 Syracuse University VPA Turner artist in resident. Cadet earned her B.A. in photography from The City College of New York and is currently an MFA candidate at Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.