Natasha Marie Llorens is an independent curator and writer based in Marseille and New York. Her curatorial research is focused primarily on the relationship between violence and representation in contemporary art from a feminist perspective. She is also interested in the critical value of contemporary painting, and the ethical dimension of social practice in art.
She has curated exhibitions at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (Brooklyn), REVERSE Gallery (Brooklyn), the Project Space at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC), Ramapo College (New Jersey), the Zabludowicz Gallery (London), MomentArt (Brooklyn), the Aronson Gallery at Parsons Design School (NYC), the Essex Street Market and Cuchifritos Gallery (NYC), Skowhegan's space in Manhattan (NYC), Hercules Art Studio Program (NYC), and Rond-Point Projects (Marseille). She has held curatorial residencies at Marra Tein in Beirut, Triangle Arts Association in New York, Rond Point Projects in Marseille, and Tabakalera in San Sebastian.
Llorens writes about North African and Middle Eastern contemporary art and film, feminist politics, philosophies of violence, queer and intersectional politics in art, post-colonial and ethical curatorial practice, and the work of her long-term collaborators. Her writing has appeared in ArtReview, Modern Painters, BOMB Magazine, Pastelegram, WdW Review, Contemporary Art Stavanger, Ibraaz, and Art Agenda.
She has taught at Columbia University, the Cooper Union and Eugene Lang College, all in New York City, and is currently adjunct faculty in the Curatorial Studies MA program at Parsons in Paris. A graduate of the MA program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, she is currently a PhD candidate in Modern and Contemporary Art History at Columbia University. Her academic research is focused on the representation of war in Algerian national cinema between 1965 and 1979.
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