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Natasha Caruana: Love, Betrayal and Fantasy

  • Talks
  • 07/08/20

Natasha Caruana is a London-based artist working across photography, moving image and installation. Caruana has an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London. Her work begins autobiographically, exploring narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy, underpinned by a performative and playful approach. Her work is created drawing from archives, the Internet and personal accounts.

In 2014 Caruana was named as the winner of the BMW Artist in Residence Award at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum, France. She has undertaken recent commissions and residencies with The Museum of Broken Relationships, Los Angeles, Photoworks, Brighton and the Open Data Institute, London. In 2019 Caruana’s commission Timely Tale was nominated for the long-list of The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. Her work is held in the public collections of The British Library, The Women’s Library, BMW Art and Culture, France, The Nicéphore Niépce Museum, France, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK and The Kinsey Institute in the United States.

In 2018 Natasha Caruana set up the organisation Work-Show-Grow, which hosts supportive and collaborative workshops throughout the year. At the heart of the W-S-G ethos is the belief that progressing a creative work doesn’t need to be lonely and competitive. It can be fun and supportive. Since 2016 Caruana has run the NC mentorship scheme, an annual mentorship aimed at women under-represented within the arts. The self-funded scheme supports creative development, confidence, and provides valuable practical knowledge on how to maintain a creative work.