NATASHA JOHNS-MESSENGER

Bio

Natasha Johns-Messenger is an installation artist and filmmaker who was born in Australia and is based in Melbourne and New York. With a primary interest in perception and site, Johns-Messenger creates installations that employ body-scaled architectural interventions, optical works and site-determined film/photography.

 

In 2012 Johns-Messenger completed an MFA in Film, Columbia University, New York, and a Masters by Research in Fine Art at RMIT in 2000. International exhibitions have taken place in Italy, Tokyo, Bogota, China, The Netherlands, Taiwan and USA.

 

Most recent exhibitions include Water-Orb, 2018 - Ian Potter Sculpture Court Commission - MUMA, curated by Charlotte Day and an artistic collaboration with John Wardle Architects for the work Somewhere Other, La Biennale di Venezia, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition.

 

Other exhibitions include Sitelines at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, ThreeFold at El Museo de Los Sures, New York, United States, as part of the ISCP program and Yellow, 2011 ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Notable public works include Alterview 2013 for Hunters Point HS/IS 404, New York; commissioned by Percent For Art and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and ThisSideIn commissioned by the New York Public Art Fund in 2009.

 

In 2007 Johns-Messenger won the Den Haag Sculpture prize in The Netherlands present by Queen Beatrix and in 2005 Natasha won the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture with Open Spatial Workshop.