ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am highly invested in understanding the body as a communicating tool that interacts with cultural and social constructs, and how its meaning is translated to the audience. Throughout my work, I constantly examine the body as a site of activism, resistance, and intervention that unfolds trauma among acculturation and social-political conditions.

My art exists as as a interdisciplinary synthesis of time-based performance, installation and social sculptures. I engage on conversations about the collective consciousness and how it's impacted by social injustices related to race, gender and colonialism. I reflect on the deepening of day-to-day social messages, how we react/enact them, and how they create tension on intimacy between moments.

Through ritualistic acts, I dismantle identities by marking with my body and develop connections with the audience. I access the body’s poetic language in pursuit of the processes that speak to the experience of breaking free.

BIO:

Natalie Falero is an interdisciplinary artist working in 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.

Recipient of the Anne Bremer Prize Award for Best MFA Exhibition 2017 at The Old Mint, San Francisco and of the MASS MoCA Puerto Rico Fellowship 2018.