Exhibitions & CV

Natalie Willis Artist, b. Freeport, Bahamas.
Works: The Bahamas/UK

Education:

2014
2013
MA Fine Art, Distinction. York St John University, York, England.
BA(Hons) Fine Art, First Class Honours. York St John University, York, England.

Work:

2015

2014

Assistant Curator, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

Intern, ARC Magazine.

 

Exhibitions:

 

//////2016

‘Übersee’ Cuba and The Bahamas: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean –   Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany.

Group exhibition of Bahamian and Cuban artists. See more here.

8th National Exhibition (NE8) – National Art Gallery of The Bahamas & Hillside House, Nassau, The Bahamas

Selected artist from biennial open call to survey contemporary Bahamian work locally and from the diaspora.

 

/////2015

Nassau Calling. Art in The Bahamas [re]visited – Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria.

Nassau Calling. Nassau Calling.

Group exhibition surveying contemporary work in The Bahamas as part of the Vienna Contemporary 2015 art festival.

 

Transforming Spaces 2015 – Various galleries, Nassau, Bahamas

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The Transforming Spaces art bus-tour is always a highlight in the Bahamian art calendar. My work was displayed at Doongalik Studios and curated by Holly Bynoe and Pam Burnside.

////2014

NE7 ‘Antillean: An Ecology’ – National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB), Nassau, Bahamas

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The 7th National Exhibition at the NAGB. The work centres around issues of race, class and gender in the Bahamas and Caribbean at large. Curated by Holly Bynoe and Michael Edwards.

‘Confluence Project – Event 4’ – AVEC Building, Sheffield, UK.

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The Confluence Project is an experiment set up to promote collaboration and discussion surrounding art and music. The experimental, informal, and loosely structured events are focussed around introductions, discussions and development. Spontaneously evolving ideas are encouraged in the live environment. Participants are invited to perform / share responses, and are encouraged to develop professional relationships, helping to create opportunities for themselves and others in the Sheffield and Leeds areas.

///2013

CLICK+SPILL‘ – Artemis Project Space, York, UK.

Salt+Powell’s inaugural exhibition at the ‘Artemis’ Project Space in York.

 

PROJECT:[26] – The New School House Gallery, York, UK

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Group Exhibition at the New School House Gallery.

//2012

BETWEEN HISTORY AND MEMORY – Bar Lane Studios, York, UK

Between History and Memory

Invited to exhibit in Group exhibition curated by M. Beuhler, C. Salt, J. Haycocks, B. Powell, R. Robertshaw musing on the movements and practices before us whilst considering the contemporary landscape of our times.

 

Experience:

/////2017

Invited to speak at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), “Culture and Knowledge Economies: The Future of Caribbean Development?”, at the Melia Resort, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Accepted onto the Goldsmiths (in collaboration with the British School at Rome) summer short course, “Curating the Contemporary”, hosted at the British School at Rome, in Rome, Italy. Thanks and support go to the Charitable Arts Foundation, and to The NAGB.

Invited to speak at the inaugural “Women Wednesdays” talk series, organised by activist and writer Alicia Wallace, hosted at the NAGB.

Co-Curator of the 2017-18 Permanent Exhibition at the NAGB, “Revisiting An Eye For the Tropics”, showcasing work in the National Collection.

////2016

Assistant Curator

Current position at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.    

Invited to speak at the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) Annual Conference 2016, at the National Art Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI), The Cayman Islands.

Group Artist Talk for the NE8 (8th National Exhibition) hosted at the NAGB OFFsite, Hillside House under the theme “On Belonging“.

Contributor to the Saturday Art & Culture Section of the Nassau Guardian.

///2015

Curatorial Assistant

(September 2015 – 2016)  at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas 

Curatorial Trainee

(March – September 2015) at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

//2014

Teaching Assistant/Seminar Tutor

at York St John University Fine Art from October to November 2014.

Intern

at ARC Magazine.

Papers accepted to Sheffield University Identity Colloquium and Birmingham University Contemporary Caribbean Visual Culture Conference.

Invited to speak at York St John University ‘Black History Month’ lecture series at the university, held on premise in 2014.

Research presented at Sheffield University Identity Colloquium, 2014.

//2013

SPARK Global Citizen Postgraduate Scholarship from York St John University.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme Award for attaining the highest overall degree mark for the graduates of 2013.

/2012

Research Assistant

– working under Dr. Vanessa Corby, Lecturer of York St John University, from 2012-2014.

Event Assistant, Video Artist.

‘The Secret Tea Party’ Event held at the Quaker Meeting House, Airton, UK. Commissioned by North Yorkshire Open Studios.

 

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