Natasha Johns-Messenger has developed her site-determined spatial installation practice during a Masters by Research in Fine Art at RMIT University, completed in 2000. From 2001-2003 she was a studio resident at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, in Melbourne and since then has continued to exhibit in artist run spaces, public galleries, museums and outdoor sculptural exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
Natasha’s Australian exhibitions have included NEW06 at ACCA (The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art) curated by Juliana Engberg, Primavera 2004, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney curated by Vivienne Webb, Drift, at the Perth Institiute of Contemporary Art curated by Bec Dean, Skinned, at Birrarung Marr curated by Rose Lang, as well as numerous other exhibitions at venues such as the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, and the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Natasha’s international exhibitions have taken place in Tokyo, Bogata, China, The Netherlands, Taiwan and USA.
In 2007, Natasha won the Den Haag Sculpture prize in The Netherlands and was a studio resident at the ISCP in New York (International Studio and Curatorial Program) under the Australia Council for the Arts, studio residency program. In 2009 Natasha was commissioned by the New York Public Art Fund for her work ThisSideIn & in 2010 created Re-collection for No Longer Empty- New York at Governor’s Island, curated by Manon Slome. Natasha is currently enrolled at Columbia University New York and completing an MFA in Film and travels between the projects that she creates in both cities.
Natasha lives and works in Victoria Australia and New York.
Image: Through To You, installation documentation, 2008.
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