Natasha Caruana (b.1983) is a photographic artist whose work is characterised by bold and inventive uses of performative strategies, sharply tuned interpersonal skills and scientific processes. She is concerned with narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy, drawing from archives, the Internet and personal narratives. She questions how today’s technology is impacting relationships. Her work creates counter-representations of groups, which sometimes run counter to the group’s collective self-image or to widely shared stereotypes. Her current project, ‘Love at first sight‘ uses data, recreations of scientific experiments and social engagement to explore notions of love at first sight. Caruana’s work has been shown internationally and is held in public and private collections. She has won numerous prizes and has been named as the one to watch in the Royal Photographic Society Journal. In 2014 she was named BMW Young Photographer in Residence at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum at the 2014 Les Rencontres d’Arles festival in the south of France. The residency concludes with a publication, and exhibitions at the highly prestigious leading photography fairs in the arts calendar, Arles 2015 and Paris Photos 2015.
Data Anthropologies: Natasha Caruana Love is an Act
17 July - 16 December 2015 at the Open Data Institute
The New Observatory
June 2017 – October 2017 at FACT, Liverpool