Natalie Tso’s practice investigates bodily boundaries as metaphors for political boundaries through sculptures, installations and performances. She often performs acts driven by embodied knowledge including cleansing, eating and peeling that activate bodily dispersions. She then collects these bodily materials, including saliva, hair and skin to form sculptures. She is invested in transparent, almost invisible, materials as a mask that both protects and erases her. Her process is guided by the layers of the body as a meeting of timelines and histories, revealing slippages between the material and the corporeal to expose boundaries between the personal and political.
Since graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class honours in 2021, she has had solo performances/exhibitions at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Arts, Seventh Gallery and Performance Space amongst others. She has also performed and exhibited in group shows across PACT, Casula Powerhouse, pari, firstdraft and Art Gallery of NSW. Most recently, Natalie is a finalist for the NSW Emerging Artist Fellowship (2023) by Artspace and Create NSW. She currently works and lives on unceded Eora Nation.
Photo by Alex Davies
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