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Rooted in an interest in speculative narratives, Natalia’s practice examines the slippage between urban and natural environments, the concept of functionality and ritual, and the exploration of the femme/body’s positioning within synthetic surroundings - often with an element of levity. Her practice employs a range of technologies and methods, including video, installation, CGI, performance, sculpture, kinetics and sound.

Natalia often works collaboratively in an effort to build a reciprocal ecosystem with individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds.

  Natalia works with silicone, latex imprints, jesmonite, 3D prints in sandstone, ceramics and found objects a to create sculptural forms as assemblages of natural objects and their replicants. Parts salvaged from old, discarded electronics, rusted tools, cheap consumer household items – re- purposed, re-cast, re-worked.

Embossing, solid cast design, generating rubber mother molds, imprinting and replicating. As part of this CGI elements are explored, bringing objects’ materiality into the contemporary digital realm.’
Crossing the boundaries of the intimate and alien, her work can be at once comforting and unnerving, desirable yet repulsive. A perturbing humour twists and winds pervasively throughout.









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Natalia Janula was born in Kozienice, Poland and currently works between UK and Poland. She/they graduated with MFA from the Slade School of Fine Arts in 2015.


Upcoming:  

Camden Art Centre, March 2022


Ongoing:

Camden Art Centre Peer Forum, 2020-2021

TBA21 Academy (https://ocean-archive.org/, https://ocean-archive.org/view/607)

Curatorial project #sanfordvitrine



Past:

Xxijra Hii, London, January 2022

Thorp Stavri, London, October 2021

Prometheus project , Canada, August 2021

Artsterritory residency, Venice, September 2021

IA Artist in residency - online, November 2021

Collective Ending, London, April 2021

Greedy Rigor, Belsize Park, April 2021

Urban Antibodies, Weekend, Athens, Nov 2020

The Girls with gray faces had hearts of different colors, Lodz, July 2020

Laminar Bodyies, Final Hot desert, Utah, May, 2020

Potion Room, Subsidiary Projects, London, February 2020

Between Aeaea and the Rocks of Scylla, The Horse Hospital, November 2019

Temporary realities, Chalton Gallery, London, October 2019

Absinthe §2 & Collective Ending & Georgia Stephenson, London, August 2019

you’re mulchy green you’re verdant matter, Slade School of Fine Art, London, August, 2019

Worm Show, Chalton Gallery, London, July 2019

Domestic landscape, Jupiter Woods, residency, London February 2019

Most Dismal Swamp, Gossamer Fog, London, September 2018

Real Myth, V23, The Old Biscuit Factory, August 2018

Forced Collaboration, Online platform/project, July 2018

Swallowed her agile tongue, Crown Point Studios, Glasgow, January 2018

Disco Landscapes, Raven Row, London, November 2017

Some sort of fossil, CGP London Gallery, November 2017

Skin dance, Gossamer Fog, London, August 2017

Fleshy Wearables, Changing room, London May 2017

Glasgow Sculpture Studios Residency, March 2017

Fleshy Bits, Hearts Lane Project Space, London, June 2017

Prjkt Mon:Dust, Safehouse, Peckham, London, July 2016

Substance Rift, House of Vans, London, May 2016

Cacophonia, Peckham Pelican, London, March 2016

Objects from the temperate Palm House, Bargain Spot, Edinburgh, January 2016

Beep Bleep Deep Sleep. Solo show, Union Gallery, London, July 2015

Slade School of Fine Art MA Graduate Show, June 2015



Shortlist, Awards and Scholarships

Instytut Adama Mickiewicz IAM, residency grant, Venice, 2021

AHRC Grant, 2020

Felix Slade Scholarship, 2013-2015

Shortlisted for New Contemporaries, 2015