Natalie is a Hong Kong-Australian emerging artist based on Cammeraygal and Gadigal country. She makes sculptures, installations and performances through bodily memories as a means to process and ultimately survive trauma. She activates intimate materials including hair and salt to create a new materiality called ‘skins' - often performing with them and producing sculptures from their residues. Hinged upon a precarious balance between love and fear, remembering and forgetting, survival and grief, her practice aims to reshape intimate and political relationships by mediating internalised pain into a public space.
Since graduating from a Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class honours, she has been selected to exhibit and undertake a residency at Hatched, National Graduate Show 20210 at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). She received funding from Create NSW for this project as well as Traversed Differences, an Asian Feminist group show that was exhibited at Firstdraft, Sydney. She has also won the residency award at Sydney Fringe Festival, been commissioned by Lane Cove council for a public installation and is the current caretaker of The Waiting Room Project.
(Top) Photo by Bo Wong
(Bottom) Photo by Clare Hawley