Natalie Falero Vázquez San Juan, Puerto Rico
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Natalie Falero is an interdisciplinary artist that works through the mediums of performance, installation, video and photography. She took on interest in the arts when she was pursuing her BA in Journalism at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in 2012, where she began working through the medium of photography. She continued graduate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute where she completed her Master of Fine Art in Studio Art, and received the Anne Bremer Prize Award for Best MFA Exhibition 2017 at The Old Mint, San Francisco.
Her work has been exhibited at the Williams College Museum of Art, ProArts Gallery, The Old Mint, The General's Residence at Fort Mason, the Walter and McBean Gallery, Root Division Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery and Paul Sacks Gallery, among other. She was selected as an artist in residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists Puerto Rico Residency Cross-Programming.
Her latest work Nido de apoyo/Support Nest, a site-specific installation and performance developed and exhibited during the time of her residency at MASS MoCA, explores the intersections of art and healing, the idea of constructing social sculptures through spaces that lend themselves to the audience to interact with others and, at the same time, provide a feeling of familiarity and/or sanctuary.
While offering pseudo-landscapes through this site-specific installation and rendering services to the audience through her body, she contemplates the endurance and ephemerality of the process of healing and how the individual and collective body (re)adjusts to diverse environments.