Adam Dove | Nexcyia
(b.1995 Paris, France)

Officially known as Adam Dove, Nexcyia is an African-American/French sound artist and experimental ambient musician based between London and Paris. Working with found sound, Nexcyia weaves together harsh sound design and swooping soundscapes into works that bridge many moods, emotions and places through noise, granular synthesis, textures and rhythms.

Dove is a fine artist and researcher holding an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from the Royal College of Art and a BA in Sound Arts from the University of the Arts London. His fine art practice focuses on the notions of alienation and otherness in the African-American experience and explores this through sculpture, installation, painting, sound, and moving image.

Nexcyia has released Origin EP on Takuroku, Crawl EP on Alien Jams and has performed in various venues/festivals such as the Barbican Centre, Cafe OTO, Primavera Sound (Barcelona), IKLECTIK and more.

Education

2019 -2021
MA • Royal College of Art • Contemporary Art Practice
2015-2018
BA Honours • University of the Arts London • Sound Arts
2014-2015
Foundation Diploma • Camberwell College of Art • Film Practice
2008-2014
International Baccalaureate • Ermitage International School of France

Upcoming shows and work

2.01.22 – FACTMAG – Radio Mix
1.02.23 – Institute of Contemporary Art – P-R-E-S-E-N-T (75th Anniversary) with SKY H1, Iceboy Violet, Px$$y Palace
June 2023 – Primavera Sound Festival – Barcelona, Spain
Oct 2023 – Semibreve Festival – Braga, Portugal
TBA 2023 – Ooh Sounds – Black History Month
TBA 2023 – ALBUM (Pensaments Sonics/HIVERN DISCS)
TBA 2023 – ALBUM (Alien Jams)

Selected Solo, Group Exhibitions, Performances

2022

Café OTO – Archaic Vaults
Reference Point 180 Studios: Diasporas Now
Soup Manchester – Index Records with NEXCYIA, NUEEN + Conna Haraway and Slowfoam
Pipe Factory (Glasgow) with NEXCYIA, NUEEN + Conna Haraway and Slowfoam
Barbican Centre – Caterina Barbieri & Nexcyia
SET Dalston – SUBSET #1 with NEXCYIA, PENTU, EYE MEASURE etc…
BY:LARM Festival – Oslo, Norway
Venue MOT – LOOSE TRAX: Alien Jams Special
IKLECTIK with Ashcircle, Jo Montgomerie, Calling Cards Publishing (Apologies in Advance #17)
Wire Magazine – Below the Radar 40 at The Spanners
Fade Soundscape – UFONIC w/Wordcolour (Live Performance)
Primavera Sound Festival (Barcelona, Spain) Primavera a la Ciutat @ LAUT
Avalon Cafe – AGGREGATOR – (Live Performance)
Venue MOT – NEXCYIA + EXAEL + SPECIAL GUEST DJ + MU TATE + NIL + MISTAREEZ + ARAD ACID (Live Performance) Cafe OTO – NEXCYIA + MU TATE + RACINE (Live Performance)
Pleasure Gallery with mu tate, Performance, Brisol, UK

2021

Candid Gallery “untitled”, Group Exhibition, London, UK
Space289 with aircode & Malik Nashad Sharpe, Susu Laroche, London, UK
Iklectik with astridsonne , London, UK
Café OTO, with mu tate, malvern-brume, Louise Le Du, London, UK
Cafe OTO, aircode and Ewa Awe & Kyyberwall , London, U
Institut Francais du Royaum-Uni w/ Agathe Max + Charlotte Kaslin , London, UK
Cromwell Place: Royal College of Art, MA Contemporary Art Practice Group Show, London, UK RCA2021 – Online Exhibition
Most Dismal Swamp at Corsica Studios, London, UK

2020
South Kiosk Gallery, Imminent Vibrational Logic, [Online Exhibition and Performance]
XOLO x Threads*Takeovers [Online Performance]
302_Redirect – 1992, Institute of Contemporary Art [Online Exhibition]
Cherche Encore 7 : Spring [Online Performance]
Ambient Rituals: aircode, mu tate, Racine SET Dalston, London, UK
W.I.P Show – Royal College of Art, Dyson Gallery, London, UK

2019
Anti-Prom Performance, Bussey Building, London, UK
Gaze to the UNKNOWN at Mimosa house, London, UK
Fallacy video and sound installation- with Sara Serroit, Neu workshop, Munich, GER
“La Nostalgie du Future” Show Two: Design – Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2022
Radio Sygma Compilation – Track Commission
https://radiosygma.bandcamp.com/album/3
ShowStudio – Generation – Video Commission https://www.showstudio.com/projects/bodies-of-knowledge/generation-nexcyia?autoplay=1 ShowStudio – Vagina by Celine Pierron – Video Commission (Collaboration) https://www.showstudio.com/projects/bodies-of-knowledge/vagina-celine-pierron?autoplay=1 Wire Magazine: July 2022 Mix
https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/wire-mix-nexcyia
hydro (self-release)
https://nexcyia.bandcamp.com/track/hydro

2021
Alien Jams – Human (un-fold)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gURZtTDEw&ab_channel=AlienJams
Romane Courdacher – “ You should sit here when the evening bathes the castled mind in gold” Off-World Suburbia, Gibberd Gallery Lazarus by Ibrahim Mahama, White Cube gallery, London, UK
VIRTUALLY REALITY – Lonely Room in My Head [online]
Euphonic Rhythms – Rhythmia, Vol. III [online]
Archaic Vaults ‘Continuing A Worn Out Tradition II’, London, UK Katharsis Label – No Limits, All Love [online]

2020
Mahenderparl Soraya – Saeculum for BFI South Asian Film Festival
https://www.fringeofcolour.co.uk/saeculum
Peter Spanjer – Come inside of me, White Cube, London [online] https://whitecube.viewingrooms.com/content/feature/927/artworks-9805-peter-spanjer-come-inside-of-me-2020/ Romane Courdacher – Off-World Suburbia, London, UK https://vimeo.com/435911728?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=117585395
ORIGIN EP – Café OTO
https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/nexcyia-origin/
Crawl EP – Alien Jams
https://alienjams.bandcamp.com/album/crawl-ep

2019
Fallacy video and sound installation- with Sara Serroit
CSM Show Two: Design – “La Nostalgie du Future” , London, UK Radio Sygma – Crawl Space – Σ2, Russia

Past Radio

2022
Noods Radio – 3-months Residency – Nexcyia
NTS: Post-Geography w/ Nexcyia
Balamii Radio: January – Nexcyia

2021
RTM.FM with Cherche Encore
NTS: Beau Beaumont & Nexcyia
Balamii Radio: December – Nexcyia
Balamii Radio: October – Nexcyia
Balamii Radio: September – Nexcyia
Balamii Radio: August – Nexcyia
Balamii Radio: July – Nexcyia
Internet Public Radio: Variations (KMRU) – Nexcyia
Noods Radio: OOH-sounds w/Nexcyia
Eye Measure: w/Nexcyia – 1020.Live

2020
NTS: Alien Jams
Noods Radio: Edited Arts Guestmix
NTS: Mutualism
Montez Press Radio 302_Redirect
Collection Liberee MEMETIC XV – Nexcyia @n10-as
Jerome Worldwide
radiosygma GUEST 95 Adam Dove: World Surface Tension (Moscow, Russia)

2019
Threads Radio – International Winners w/ Adam Dove (NYC,USA) Internet Public Radio – Adam Dove (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Radio Sygma – GUESTS 82 Adam Dove (Moscow, Russia) BAS.PODCAST050 – Adam Dove (Warsaw, Poland)

Residencies
2020-current HQI (White City, London)
2019-2020 – Pol Bury Atelier, Perdreauville, Île-de-France

Selected Commissions and Collaborations

2021
Romane Courdacher – “ You should sit here when the evening bathes the castled mind in gold” Off-World Suburbia, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, UK Lazarus by Ibrahim Mahama, White Cube gallery, London, UK
VIRTUALLY REALITY – Lonely Room in My Head [online]
Euphonic Rhythms – Rhythmia, Vol. III [online]
Archaic Vaults ‘Continuing A Worn Out Tradition II’, London, UK
Katharsis Label – No Limits, All Love [online]

2020
Mahenderparl Soraya – Saeculum for BFI South Asian Film Festival

Peter Spanjer – Come inside of me, White Cube, London [online]

Romane Courdacher – Off-World Suburbia, London, UK

2019
Fallacy video and sound installation- with Sara Serroit
CSM Show Two: Design – “La Nostalgie du Future” , London, UK Radio Sygma – Crawl Space – Σ2, Russia

Selected press and Interviews

2022
The Wire Magazine – July 2022 – (461) Interview with Rob Turner https://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/461

2021
Theory Therapy – n*30
Ransom Note, Nexcyia: Monday is “Ok” Mix
Stamp the Wax – Reduced by Nexcyia
Clot Magazine – transcending space while discussing sound as a vehicle for escape
Josh Mcloughlin: [Review] Tongue of blade ‡ Ears of mud (Cap Records), New Critique, September 2021

Fact Magazine – Alien Jams & Recsund tune in to extraterrestrial frequencies, London, UK

2020
The Wire Magazine – Below The Radar, Vol. 35
Black Bandcamp Presents, Public Records, New York City, USA
DJMAG – Premiere Nexcyia “24dec” Alien Jams
Resident Advisor – Debut EP “Crawl”

Links

https://www.stampthewax.com/2021/04/22/reduced-by-nexcyia/ https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/btr/below-the-radar-35/5 https://www.factmag.com/2021/01/08/alien-jams-recsund-tunein/ https://newcritique.co.uk/2021/09/28/review-tongue-of-blade-%E2%80%A1-ears-of-mud-cap-records-josh-mcloughlin/
https://www.theransomnote.com/music/mixes/nexcyia-the-monday-is-ok-mix/ https://www.nts.live/artists/100151-nexcyia
https://2021.rca.ac.uk/students/adam-dove/