Born 1971, Adelaide, Australia. Barkindji/Paakintji Peoples. Lives and works Adelaide.
Raymond Zada is an emerging artist working primarily with photography, video, and digital design. He’s also an award‐winning radio broadcaster with 13 years’ experience in production, presentation, and technical operation. Raymond Zada grew up in Port Augusta and Marree, South Australia. He is Aboriginal with Afghan and Scottish heritage.
In 2013, Zada won the New Media category of the 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for his piece, Sorry (2013). In 2012, he won the Works on Paper category of the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for his piece, Racebook (2012). In 2010, Raymond was a writer, producer and performer in OutBlak Adventures, which won a Ruby Award for Community Impact Under $100,000. Zada has exhibited his work at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide; Counihan Gallery, Melbourne; and Feast Festival Hub, Adelaide. His work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; and Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.