Approved: 21.03.2016

Natalie Ramus

Artist

Approved: 21.03.2016

My practice is predominantly concerned with examining the relationship we have with our physical self in a way that is not completely comfortable, but equally not destructive. As intellectual beings it is easy to lose touch with the physical experience of our body. Through my exploration of the materiality of the body I attempt to expose the preconceptions we have, which often results in a provocation

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    My practice is predominantly concerned with examining the relationship we have with our physical self in a way that is not completely comfortable, but equally not destructive. As intellectual beings it is easy to lose touch with the physical experience of our body. Through my exploration of the materiality of the body I attempt to expose the preconceptions we have, which often results in a provocation of concepts socially considered to be taboo. My practice is multi-disciplinary, sometimes performative. Through the re-presentation of materials such as hair that have universal familiarity, I am interested in how the gap between viewer and artwork can be bridged. The viewer becomes hyper-aware of their own body, therefore having a perceived physical experience. My current practice questions the taboos associated with the female body. I am fascinated with the public-private and appropriate- inappropriate dichotomy that surrounds notions in relation to the body, particularly in the discussion of gender, specifically when discussing the concept of femininity. 

    CV & Education

    EDUCATION.

    MASTER OF FINE ART. CARDIFF SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN. 2016. DISTINCTION

    BA HONS FINE ART. HEREFORD COLLEGE OF ART. 2015. FIRST CLASS

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS.

    2017. PRETTY IMPERFECT KITCHEN. BRACKNELL FOREST. 

    2017. SOUR TIMES. MABGATE BLEACH. LEEDS.

    2017. POST TRUMP. FIVE YEARS. LONDON.

    2017.THE FEMALE GAZE: AN INTROSPECTION. THE DEPOT CLAPTON. LONDON.

    2017. NEW ART WEST MIDLANDS. MAC. BIRMINGHAM.

    2016. RAMUS|EVANS COLLABORATIVE. DIALOGUE:DETRITUS. SPIT AND SAWDUST. CARDIFF. 

    2016. BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES: SUBCONSCIOUS COLLABORATION. CARDIFF. 

    2015. FLOATART. THE BARGEHOUSE. LONDON.

    2014. FINE START 2. APPLESTORE GALLERY. HEREFORD.

    2014. MAPPING TERRITORIES. RAVENSBOURNE. LONDON.

    2011. OF THE FLOWER AND OF THE FIELD. ARTWORKHOUSE GALLERY. ABERGAVENNY.

     

    PERFORMANCES.

    2018. FOLLOWING IN//FOOTSTEPS OF. TEMPTING FAILURE BIENNIAL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE ART AND NOISE. CROYDON, LONDON. (UPCOMING: 21ST JULY)

    2017. FULL MOON WALKS. RAMUS//JOHNSON COLLABORATION. WELSH BORDERS. (ONGOING UNTIL 2018)

    2017. MOTHER'S PRIDE. 9 HOUR DURATIONAL. BUZZCUT. GLASGOW.

    2016. GWAITH. RAMUS|EVANS COLLABORATIVE. CARDIFF CONTEMPORARY. CARDIFF. 

    2016. IT DOESN'T FIT ANYMORE. PANIC SERMONS @ MODERN PANIC VII. LONDON 

    2016. 16000:3. 3 HOUR DURATIONAL. EMERGENCY. MANCHESTER.

    2016. SITE: REQUITE: TRACE. 3 HOUR DURATIONAL. SKELETON HOUSE. LONDON. 

    2016. 16000:1 OPENING & 16000:2 TEETH(OF)MY CHILDREN. TEMPTING FAILURE. LONDON. 

    2016. MADE UP. WITH WATER IN MY MOUTH: NOVELTY MAGAZINE LAUNCH. RED GALLERY. LONDON.

    2016. DOMESTIC INTERCHANGE. BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES. CARDIFF.

     

    RESIDENCY.

    2017. GRASSLANDS. BIRMINGHAM. 

    2017. LINES IN THE LANDSCAPE CONTRIBUTING ARTIST. SIDNEY NOLAN TRUST. PRESTEIGNE.

    2015. SIDNEY NOLAN TRUST. PRESTEIGNE.

     

    AWARDS.

    2017. NEW ART WEST MIDLANDS OPPORTUNITY AWARD.

    2015. MEADOW ARTS GRADUATE PRIZE.

     

    WRITING.

    ONGOING. ART CURATOR FOR WOJO MAGAZINE.

    2018. COMMISSIONED TEXT FOR 'FIVE YEARS ON' EXHIBITION PUBLICATION. BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY. CURATED BY INDRA KHANNA.

    2016. TEMPTING FAILURE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS FOR SUE FOX, HELENA GOLDWATER, JIN BELLS AND ROBERT HESP.  INCIDENT MAGAZINE. 

     

    PROJECT.

    IN APRIL 2013 I WAS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH STUDENTS FROM BOTH A VARIETY OF DISCIPLINES AND ART COLLEGES ACROSS ENGLAND. THE PROJECT WAS INITIATED BY THE NATIONAL ARTS LEARNING NETWORK. IT SPANNED A PERIOD OF A YEAR IN WHICH WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE AND PRODUCE WORK IN RESPONSE TO THE CONCEPT OF MAPPING TERRITORIES. THIS CULMINATED IN AN EXHIBITION AT RAVENSBOURNE (2014). MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT: http://mappingterritory.arts.ac.uk