Natasha Caruana

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       Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
       The University for the Creative Arts, 2009- 2011


       MA Fine Art Photography
       Royal College of Art London, 2006- 2008


       BA (Hons) Photography- 1st Class Honours
       The University for the Creative Arts, 2002- 2005


2016:         DAYADAHAHA, Beefhaus Gallery, Dallas, Texas, August 2016

                  Privacy, ICP Museum, New York, August 2016

                  What's too painful to remember... Israeli Centre for Digital Arts, Israel, May 2016

                  At First Sight, Riga Photo Festival, Latvia, April 2016

                  Married Man, Flowers Gallery, New York Chelsea

                 ‘Feminine Masculine’ Photo50, The London Art Fair, London

2015:        At First Sight, Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, Chelsea

                 At First Sight, BMW Brand Store show, Paris, France

                 At First Sight, Residence at musee Nicéphore Niépce, Grand Palais, Paris Photo, Paris (solo show)

                 Power and Illusion, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal

                 Love is an Act, Open Data Institute, London (solo show)

                 Les Rencontres d'Arles à la station, Cité Metro, Paris

                 'Fairytale Reworked', La Nuit de l’Année, Arles, France 

                 At First Sight, Salle Henri Comte, Les Rencontres D’Arles, Arles, France (solo show)

                 Abject Subjects, Art Exchange, University of Essex, Essex, UK

                 Beyond Evidence, Format Festival 2015, Derby, UK

2014:       BMW Photographer in Residence at musee Nicéphore Niépce, Paris Photo, Paris

2012:       The impossibility of seeing clearly, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China

                  Magenta Flash Forward, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, Toronto, Canada

                  Get it Louder, The Orange at Sanlitun Village, Beijing, China

                  Is That It, Fringe Photo Festival, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK

                  ‘I Love You’ Tenderpixel. Cecil Court, London

                   Lives of Others, London Festival of Photography, William Road Gallery, London

                   Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK (touring) 

                          - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Australia

                          -  QUAD Gallery & at The Silk Mill, Derby,

                          - The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

                          - Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

                 Married Man and other stories, Photofusion, London (solo show)

2011:       Wonders of the Visible World; Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland

                 The Trace of an Act;  Paraty Em Foco Photo festival, Brazil

                 Nine-point Perspective; Hotshoe Gallery, London

2010:       18 Leading Women in Art Photography UK, TASCHEN & Humble Arts Foundation, London

     Rhizomatic, The Departure Gallery, London

     Art Act 8; The Islington Metal Works, London

     The Kinsey Institute Summer Show, SoFA Gallery, Indiana, USA

     A Gagged Gag- The Freak Show; Charivari Circus, Berlin, Germany

2009:        The Fool; Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland

     Reveling in Failure; tactileBOSCH gallery, Wales

     Invisible Adversaries; Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland

2008:        The Man Group Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London

     One Night Stand #3; Wimbledon College of Art and Design, London

     The Show; Royal College of Art, London

2007:        The Lecia Prize; Fh-Bielefeld Gallery, Germany

     Failure/ Success; Photomonth in Krakσw, Poland

     The Photographic Group Show; Bank of America, London

     The Interim Show; Royal College of Art, London

     As We See It; commissioned by the British Council. Hilton Hotel, Saudi Arabia

2006:        Facing East; solo show. The Office- An Art Space, Los Angeles, California

     London Artist Book Fair; LAB'06- Lying Still- portraits of 'The Other Woman', The ICA, London

     As We See It; commissioned by the British Council, The Dray Walk Gallery, London, 2006

2005:        London Artist Book Fair; LAB'05- Lying Still- portraits of 'The Other Woman', The ICA, London

     Format 44, Lying Still- portraits of 'The Other Woman', The Well, London


2010-2011:  Founded studioSTRIKE artist studios, London

2006-2011:  Lecturer; BA (Hons) Photography. The University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

2009:           Workshop Leader; Outreach Programme Leader. University of the Arts, London

2008-2009:  Workshop Leader; BA (Hons) Fashion. The University of the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey

2006-2007:  Tutor; Arts Council assistant. Surrey Square School & The Charter Hill School, London

2006:            Picture Research; Langford's Photography Handbook, ed 8. Elsevier, Oxford

2005-2006:   Graduate Teaching Assistant University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

2005:            Artist in Residence; Surrey Education. Hale School, Farnham, Surrey


Artist Talks / Visiting Lecture:

2016:       Women in Photography,  Photo50, The London Art Fair, London

                Feminine Masculine: Photo50 PechaKucha, Photo50, The London Art Fair, London

2015:       Love, Data and Art Collide, ODI, London, UK 

                 The Enclave,  Photography & Integrity Symposium, Bargehouse, London, UK

                 Birmingham Post, mac Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

                 Women and Wit in Photography, Firecracker, LCC, London, UK 

                 Format Conference, Format Festival, QUAD, Derby, UK 

                 Women in Photography, The Photography Show, The NEC Birmingham, UK

2014:       University of Wesminster, London, UK

                 First Person Plural Symposium, Dana Centre, Science Museum, London, UK

                 Kingston University, Surrey, UK

2013:       The Archive & Fiction, Red Gallery, London, UK

                 The Wider View, Royal Photographic Society, Reading, UK

                 The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

                 MiniClick, Brighton, UK

2012:       The London Festival of Photography, London, UK

2010:       The Perth Centre of Photography, Perth, Australia

     IADIS International conference, Curtain University, Perth, Australia

     AA_Saloon,  London, UK

     Photography and Humour; The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

     Art Collectives; Panel discussion, HOST gallery, London, UK

     Teaching and Learning; Conference Speaker, The British Library, London , UK    

2009:        'Upon Time' Conference Speaker. The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, UK

2008:         Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, London, UK

      The Institute of Art and Design, Ahmedabad, India

      The University of the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK

      Wimbledon College of Art and Design, London, UK

2007:         Dal Al-Hekma College, Saudi Arabia

2005:         The Wives Club, Aberfan, Wales, UK

      The University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey, UK

Reviews / Interviews:

                   The Telegraph, 8 Things we saw at Arles Photography Festival, by Max Houghton, July 2015                

                   France Fine Art, Meetings of Photography in Arles, interview with Anne-Frêdêrique Iron, July 2015

                   Lensculture, Coup de Foudre / At First Sight, by Alexander Strecker, June 2015 

                   Genesis Imaging, An Interview with Natasha Caruana, November, 2014

                   Shipilman Institue for Photography, Natasha Caruana from the Married Man series, August 2014

                   The British Journal of Photography, in conversation with Gemma Padley, August 2014

                  Canvas, ' Natasha Caruana Wins BMW Photography Residency' by Rachael Healy, July 2014

                   Photomonitor, ' You Are The Company In Which You Keep, by Rebecca Travis, November 2013

                  The British Journal of Photography, ' The impossibility of seeing clearly' Diane Smyth, Feb 2013

                   Foam Magazine, Trip #33, 'On my Mind', by Diane Smyth, January 2013

                   The Huffington Post, 'Natasha Caruana's Married Men' by Hallie Sekoff, October 2012

                   Esquire Magazine Russia, 'Get hooked on infidelity', July 2012

                   Photomonitor  'Married Man and Other Stories' by Riikka Kuittinen, March 2012

                   1000 words ‘The Married Man Exhibition review’ by Louise Clements, 23rd March 2012

                   BBC ‘Natasha Caruana’s Secret Subjects’ by Phil Coombs, 3rd February 2012

                   The British Journal of Photography 'Anonymous' by Diane Smyth, September 2011

                   Resonance FM, International Women´s Day, March 2011

                   RTRfm, Perth, Western Australia, December 2011

                   The British Journal of Photography 'Natasha Caruana' by Diane Smyth, Vol 157, October 2010

                   The Royal Photographic Society ‘Caruana Coming Up Fast’ by David Land, March 2010

                   Art Review 'Invisible Adversaries'  by Laura Allsop, Issue 32,  May 2009

                   BBC North East 'Breakfast with Mike Parr' March 29, 2009

                   Sunderland Echo '40 Married Men Wanted an Affair with Me' by Jennifer Newton, March 2009

                   Axis 'MA Art Stars', by Moira Lovell, July 7, 2008

                   BBC 'As We See it', October, 2007

                   Gazeta Wyborcza 'Photo Lover' by Magda Pustola, September 3rd, 2007

                   Squeeze OC 'Natasha Caruana' by Fit Chong, July 25, 2006

                   OC Weekly 'Looking for Mecca' by Theo Douglas, July 13, 2006

                   Arab News 'Capturing Jeddah' by Maha Akel, May 14, 2005


                   Coup de Foudre, Trocedero Editions / BMW Art and Culture, Paris 2015

                   Married Man, Here Press, London 2015

                   ONO, Here Press, First edition signed, Spring 2012

                   Hijacked III, Kehrer Verlag, 2012

                   Behind the Image- Research in Photography, co-authored Anna Fox, AVA Press, 2012

                   Putting On: manifesto, Material Journal, Los Angeles, Autumn 2010

                   An International Photography Exchange UK and India, IADIS International Journal, 2010

                   Michael Langford's Basic Photography Handbook, ed. 9, Elsevier, Focal Press, 2010

                   Specialten Magazine, Issue 22, 2008

                   Photography Department, Royal College of Art, 2008

                   The Show, Royal College of Art, 2008

                   Michael Langford's Basic Photography Handbook, ed. 8, Elsevier, Focal Press, 2007

                   Incorrect- Prix Lecia 2007, Cornerhouse, 2007


                   ODI, artist in residency award, 2015

                   BMW musée Nicéphore Niépce artist residency award, 2014 

                   Foam Paul Huf Award, 2014 - Nominated 

                   UCA Research Fund Award, 2013

                   UKIERI (UK India research Initiative) British Council Award, 2012

                   Magenta Emerging Artist Award, 2012

                   The Man Group Photography Prize- 2008- Shortlisted

                   The Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award, 2008- Shortlisted

                   The Lecia Prize, 2007- Laureate Award

                   The National Magazine Awards, 2007- Shortlisted

                   Q.E.S Financial Commission, 2006- First Prize

Work public collections:

                    BMW Art & Culture, France

                    musée Nicéphore Niépce, France

                    The British Library, London, UK

                    The bookRoom (UCA), Surrey, UK

                    The Laguna Art Museum, California, USA

                    The Woman's Library, London, UK

                    The Kinsey Institute, Indiana, USA