Natasha Caruana

02.07.15 - Solo show in Arles, France

 

I'm currently in Arles, France at Les Rencontres de la Photographie. I have returned to present my BMW Award solo show after I was announced the winner of the musèe Niepce residency last year.

It is incredible to think that within 10 months 'At First Sight / Coup de Foudre' has been created into an exhibition, book and film. There has been so much support for the project and I thank everyone who has played a part in making this happen. 

During the first two weeks of the festival an image from the ‘At First Sight’ series will be part of a group show, consisting of a series of 17 billboards. This group show includes work by Martin Parr, Stephen Shore, Paul Ronald and Alice Wielinga. It will be displayed at Cité metro station, Paris 7 – 21 July. I will also have a large billboard of my work at Gare de Lyon throughout the summer. Please check it out en route or on your return from Arles. 

When I'm back in London next week I'll be busy finalising 'Love is and Act' opening at the Open Data Institute (ODI) in Shoreditch 16 July. The ODI is a non-profit private company founded by Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt. This new organisation is catalysing the evolution of open data to create economic, environmental and social value. The show within the headquarters office launches the start of my new artist in residence. I will be based at the ODI between July - December working on a proposal for a major new series to be completed towards the end of 2016.  Do pop in and say hi! 

NC