Natasha Caruana is a London-based artist working across photography, moving image and installation.
Caruana has an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London. Her work begins autobiographically, exploring narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy, underpinned by a performative and playful approach. Her work is created drawing from archives, the Internet and personal accounts. The series Married Man breaks with traditional portrayals of infidelity, whilst later works grapple with the institution of marriage - its promise and defeat. She is a Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University of the Arts London.
Natasha Caruana recently had an early career survey show A Lover’s Discourse at the new Centre de la photographie de Mougins, France. The exhibition brought together fragments across eight series of works from the past 16 years. Caruana’s works have toured widely across the United States, France, Lithuania, Portugal, India, China, Australia and Saudi Arabia and included in numerous contemporary photographic catalogues, printed as monographs. Recent exhibitions include - The Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2019, Hooked, Science Gallery, London, 2018, Timely Tale, Photoworks, Brighton, 2017, The New Observatory, FACT, Liverpool 2017, The Real Thing, Flowers Gallery, New York, 2016, Married Man, International Center for Photography Museum (project space), New York, 2016. In 2014 Caruana was named as the winner of the BMW Artist in Residence Award at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum, France. The award led to solo shows at Les Rencontres d’Arles and Paris Photo and the monograph Coup de Foudre.
Since 2016 Caruana has run the NC mentorship scheme, an annual mentorship aimed at women under-represented within the arts. The self-funded scheme supports creative development, confidence, and provides valuable practical knowledge on how to maintain a creative work. In July 2022, Natasha was invited onto the Board of Trustees at Photoworks, the international platform championing photography for everyone.