Natasha Norman (b. 1982) currently lives and works in Cape Town.

Education

2011 Masters in Fine Arts at UCT: Further Fictions in Print
2005 BA Fine Arts (Printmedia) at UCT
2001 A-Levels: Art, History of Art and Physics at St. Mary’s, Cambridge, UK.
1999 Matric Exemption,Springfield Convent, Wynberg, Cape Town.

Awards

2009,2010 KW Johnstone Research Scholarship
2009,2010 Ernst and Ethel Erikson Trust Bursary, MacIver Scholarship,
2009 Jules Kramer Travel Scholarship
2003-2005 UCT. Dean’s Merit List, Faculty of Humanities.
2003 Golden Key Society Membership

Residencies

2015 Artist Proof Studios, Johanneburg.
2014 MI-Lab, Tokyo, Japan.

Exhibitions

2016 Barnard Gallery, Cape Town ‘Nano’
2015 Art Hub Gallery, London ‘However’
2015 Muizenberg Festival, Kitsch Kombuis on Palmer Road ‘The Fish in the Sea’
2015 6 Spin Street, Cape Town ‘Death Speaks’ curated by Suzanne Duncan, Alice Toich and Dale Washkansky
2015 Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg at the Salon 91 booth.
2014 Salon91 Gallery, Cape Town ‘Golden Haze’ Group exhibition
2014 Muizenberg Festival, Cape Town ‘Me and Norman and Miss Norman’
2013 Slate Projects, Christies, London, UK ‘Multiplied’ Print Fair
2013 Michaelis Galleries ‘Between the Lines’
2013 White River Gallery ‘Condition’
2012 Commune 1 Gallery ‘Salvo’ Birthday Group Show
2012 Michaelis Galleries ‘Masters Grad Show’
2011 Commune 1 Gallery ‘Further Fictions’ (solo exhibition)
2011 AVA Gallery ‘Judgement Pending’
2010 Salon 91 ‘Tretchikoff and Me’
2010 Michaelis Gallery and Wits Substation ‘This Is Not Final’
2010 Ore Gallery ‘Ways of Seeing’
2010 Wessel Snyman Gallery ‘Sex, Cake & Death’ and ‘Smorgesboard’
2008 Absa Atelier Finalists Exhibition
2007 Bell-Roberts Gallery “The Look of Love” (solo exhibition)
2007 Irma Stern Museum “Contusion”
2007 Sasol New Signatures Finalists’ exhibition in Pretoria
2007 Café Manhattan
2006 Absa Atelier Finalists Exhibition
2006 Belville Arts Society Krisp Exhibition
2006 Scarlett Gallery
2005 Michaelis Graduate Exhibition
2004 UCT. Student Miniatures Exhibition.
2004 UCT Black Box, African Studies Gallery.
2003 Castle of Good Hope. YDEsire, Soft Serve.
2003 Cinema Nouveau Nedbank Art Exhibition, June-July.

Bibliography

2015 Thuli Gamedze’s review: Whose ‘Death Speaks’? in ArtThrob online.
2012 Michaelis Masters Graduate Catalogue
2012 Renee Holleman’s review: Natasha Norman at Commune.1 in ArtThrob Jan, 2012 online
2010 This Is Not Final Catalogue
2008 ABSA Atelier Finalists Catalogue
2008 Erika Asgeirsson’s article in Cafe Abroad March 2008:p8
2007 Mari MacFarlane’s review: Clare Sarembock and Natasha Norman at Bell-Roberts ArtThrob 07 Dec, 2007 online
2007 Chris Thurman’s review: Subjective experience in The Weekender Nov 3-4 2007: p14
2007 Robert Sloon’s review: Some Confusion. A Group Show at Irma Stern in Art Heat Sept 28, 2007 online
2007 Veronica Wilkinson’s review: Taking a stern view of artful contusions and calendars in The Good Weekend Oct 14, 2007: p12
2007 Robert Sloon’s review: Love is blind. Natasha Norman and Claire Sarembock at Bell-Roberts in Art Heat 24 Oct, 2007 online
2006 ABSA Atelier Finalists Catalogue
2005 Michaelis Graduate Catalogue

Published Texts

Norman, N. 2015. ‘The Complexity of Beauty: Lakin Ogunbanwo’s fashion photography is about telling stories,’ in Ogojiii Issue 3 p70-76.
Conradie, A & Norman, N. 2015. ‘Of Silver and Savages: Cinga Samson and Andrew Gilbert at Blank Projects,’ exhibition review in ArtThrob online 21 September, 2015.
Conradie, A & Norman, N. 2015. ‘Trek: Stepping into Continental Exchange,’ exhibition review in Art Africa September 2015, issue 1: p164-167.
Conradie, A & Norman, N. 2015. ‘Slow Violence: An Exhibition Review’ in Art South Africa online 13 August, 2015.
Conradie, A & Norman, N. 2015. ‘Tracing the Real and the Incongruent Realities in an Archive of the Contemporary’, catalogue essay for Wikus de Wet, Twenty Journey exhibition at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa
Norman, N. 2015. ‘Andrzej Urbanski’s Digital Formalism’ in Estate Living magazine issue 10 (design) p67-68.
Norman, N. 2014. ‘He Examines a Blade of Grass, or Portrait of a City’ in Thomas Cartwright’s 36 views of Table Mountain Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town. [ISBN 978-0-620-63885-2]
Norman, N. 2014. ‘We’re Fated to Pretend’ catalogue essay for Athi-Patra Ruga’s Future White Women of Azania (June 2014) Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town
Norman, N. 2013. ‘Taking the Road Less Travelled’ in Third Text vol 27 issue 3 Special Issue: The Art of Change in South Africa. Taylor and Francis Online
Norman, N. 2012. ‘Michaelis Graduates aim to change the world’ in A Portrait of a Young Artist Series: Revolution? Art.co.za Online
Norman, N. 2012. Challenging Perceptions: ‘Retinal Shift’ and ‘Making Way’ - two exhibitions at the 2012 Grahamstown Festival. ArtThrob online
Norman, N. 2012. Trade Routes Over Time. ArtThrob online
Norman, N. 2012. Messages in the Painted Process. ArtThrob online
Norman, N. 2012. Understanding myself, here, at this time. Interview with artist Chris Swift. ArtThrob online
Norman, N. 2010. Time On Our Hands Review. ArtThrob online
Norman, N. The Subotzky Affair. Varsity 64(5):12
Norman, N. 2005. A Fantastc Review. Monday Paper 24(14): 6 online

Essays written for Artists

Cyrus Kabiru: Yesterday’s Futures Today text for SMAC Gallery booth at Armoury Show 2016 written by Natasha Norman and Annemi Conradie (March 2016).
How far do you travel before you can’t go back? catalogue essay for Biggs and Lilford’s exhibition ‘Distance’ at Salon 91, Cape Town (September 2014)
Behind the Colour(ed) Line catalogue essay for Gordon Clark exhibition at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town (August 2014)
Between stars and a liferaft: an interview with Chris Swift catalogue essay for Christopher Swift solo exhibition at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town (August 2013)
Misster, take my pit-ture catalogue essay for Gordon Clark solo exhibition at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town (January 2013). Link to catalogue online
Dictation: The White Owl catalogue essay for Kirsten Lilford solo exhibition at Salon 91 Gallery, Cape Town (October 2012).
In the Foxholes of History catalogue essay and captions for the NOT MY WAR exhibition curated by David Brits at the Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town (June - July 2012). Texts Online
Fata Morgana exhibition press and catalogue for Cara van der Westhuizen at Salon 91, Cape Town (October 2011).
New constellations in the garden of words and an interview with the artist in ‘Umlungu’ by Christopher Swift at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town (September 2011).
Latent Horizon essay for graduate works by George Chapman at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town (December 2010).
Graduate exhibition catalogue for Tony East at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town (December 2009).

Project Involvement:

2013 Coordinator for international symposia Between the Lines in Cape Town, Braunschweig and Berlin. Project funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the context of The German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013. Concept by Candice Breitz and Colin Richards.Website
2012 Research and texts for NOT MY WAR exhibition curated by David Brits at the Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. Review online
2010 Mixtape Mobile Cinema for Grahamstown Art Festival
2009 Curated an exhibition of 3rd year UCT Fine Art students titled ‘Proof of Life’ at VANSA Project Space, Cape Town.
2004 Student helper for UCT’s 175 Anniversary Exhibition curated by Pippa Skotness, Fritha Langerman and Gwen Owen.
2003 Art teacher and helper in Clanwilliam Community Arts Project.

Collections

University of Cape Town and various national and international private collections.