© Natalia Ferber

around the world - nataferber@gmail.com

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Me and some of my heroes

Natalia Ferber is a landscape and cloudscape painter, inquisitive photographer and object and machine builder who’s line of work is based on the idea that all possible alternate histories and futures are real, each representing an actual "world" (or "universe”)*.

My work is about blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy in order to explore the construction of beliefs, truths, and other myths. I am interested in how the mind edits what we see and what we want to see, I am interested in why right or wrong is relative to not just the subject, but the one taking the action.

I gather information when I travel around the world or around the corner, I build the landscapes of what I see, based on memories, emotions and the information gathered. I don’t express the physicality of what is in front of my eyes, I express the experience, and the experience of creation which is not apart from the environment you are at the time. Ideas and objects concatenate to create a whole, a new piece, where influence is a big part of it. Things are together in what seems to be random but are just a reflection of our times and the parallelism of events happening.

In my work I depict situations with the intention of evoking stories in the spectators. I try not to be too literal, so spectators have space to discover their own stories.  Evoking stories and our ability to tell them is an essential part of our being.

I have lived life as a foreigner, I have felt perpetually like an outsider. It’s like being a cultural anthropologist, trying to understand the modus operandi of each place.  This is reflected in my work.

I was born in Uruguay during a dictatorship grow up as a refugee in Spain, became Spanish and now I live between Europe and the USA.

My early childhood displacement made a deep impact on my life, so I decided to make the world my home, travelling and freedom (especially the freedom of speech) my priority and the source of inspiration for my work.

Sick of violence and selfishness I decided to bring beauty and positivism to my work and to ensure the good guys always win.

I studied and finished careers in both Art and Architecture in Uruguay and worked designing projects around the globe, while in parallel selling art with commercial galleries and showing my work in Montevideo, Chicago, NYC, Dallas and London. After suffering a “burn out”, I gave up architecture, and now, having almost recovered, work in my studio in London and show my work around the world.

 

 Exhibitions

2020  March "The Fabulous Adventures of a Trampoline" & book presentation, Delta Gallery, London UK 

         February 14 to 18 Kensington Town hall Art Fair, London UK 

2019  Group Show Bargehouse, OXO tower London, UK 

         Made in Avenida Brasil, the presentation. Corner Gallery London UK

         Open Studios weekend, Delta House, London UK

2018 Earthly manners of conspicuous truths and lies, a study reveals Elephants can fly I, South Kensington, London UK

         Earthly manners of conspicuous truths and lies, a study reveals Elephants can fly II, Park Hotel, Tokyo Japan. 

2017   Journey Journals II - A fabulous compilation of anecdotes, love, work and mystery in a faraway land (relatively speaking). London, UK

           Journey Journal, my line of thoughts is not very lineal. London UK  

2016   Summer Salon Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes, London, UK

           Group Show, Delta House, London, UK

2015   Group Show, Delta House, London, UK

           Group Show, Kasum Contemporary, Oklahoma city, OK

           Group Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014   Group Show, Kasum Contemporary, Oklahoma city, OK

           Group Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013   Group Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012   Solo Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011   Group show a.DOT, organized by CWA and part of the Chicago Artist Month Chicago, Illinois

           Group show  Heritage Month, AIA Dallas, TX

           Group Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2010   “Texas New Talent” Juried group exhibition. Craighead Green Gallery Dallas TX

            “Hecho en Dallas” Juried group exhibition. Latino Cultural Center Dallas TX

2004    Group exhibition organized by the IENBA, Montevideo - Uruguay.

2003    Solo exhibition in the US Embassy in Montevideo. Montevideo - UY

2001    1st Prize Urban Development US Embassy. Montevideo - Uruguay.

2000    Bidding award to develop the BSE Calendar Magazine. Montevideo - UY

1999    1st Prize and Mention in Tiles Contest. Montevideo - Uruguay.

1998    Sculpture contest on Justice – Exhibited in Motevideo’s City Hall. Montevideo - Uruguay.

1996    Group exhibition - IENBA, Montevideo - Uruguay

1995    Group exhibition in the Visual Dimension room,  Montevideo – Uruguay

Books (Journey Journals)


I went to New Mexico and Back. My line of thought is not very linear.
The Fabulous Adventures of a Trampoline. I spend too much time on a plane.
And then I landed in Happyland. Love work and mystery in a faraway land -sort of-

​Awards


1st Prize Urban Remodeling United States Embassy in Uruguay, National Competition, MVD - Uruguay
1st Prize Bidding award to develop the “BSE Calendar”; National Competition, Montevideo –Uruguay
1st prize and honorable mention, “Tile Competition”, National Competition, Montevideo, Uruguay
2nd Prize Art Contents “Caja Madrid”, Madrid – Spain

 

Publications

 

Women in Architecture AIA Dallas – “Express yourself” competition. AIA Dallas, TX

Dallas Modern Luxury December 2010. Dallas TX

Uruguayan Society of Architects (SAU). Publishers: SAU Uruguay. Montevideo - Uruguay

Elarqa No 34. Publisher: Dos Puntos Editorial. Montevideo - Uruguay

I Mies van der Rohe Award for Latin American Architecture. Publisher: Fundació Mies van der Rohe / ActarBarcelona, Spain

UDELAR Sprechman Studio Magazine; Domino No 2 – Studio Work II. Publishers: Dos Puntos Editorial

Education

 

1994- 2003    Bachelor in Art. University of Uruguay (UdelaR), Montevideo-Uruguay

1994- 2004    Architecture and Urban Design. (UdelaR) Montevideo - Uruguay 

2005-2006     Sculpture with the artist Marivi Ugolino, Montevideo - Uruguay

1997-2002     Drawing and Paints studies with Anhelo Hernández

1995              Photography at Dimension Visual, Montevideo-Uruguay