BRCA2: Genetic reality
From 09/04/16 to 07/06/16
Natasha Hall is a British international artist resident in Palma, who has used her personal experience of being a survivor and previvor of cancer as an inspiration for a new body of work. The exhibition unites the diverse disciplines of science and art whilst celebrating the power of knowledge and empowered truth whilst confronting issues of genetic information and identity. A participatory work of art will be created throughout the duration of the show from the thumbprints of visitors, shifting the focus from the private to the public domain and endeavouring to externalise the project whilst referencing the unique identity of each visitor. The artworks essentially confront the nature of a negative diagnosis by focusing on the positive. Suggesting that the future depends on the actions of today with the intention to inspire the visitor to embrace change.
The artist has qualifications spanning the arts and the sciences, such as a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from The University of the Arts (CSM) in London, a degree in physical geography from the University of Wales (Swansea) a postgraduate diploma in Fine Arts from the City and Guilds of London Art School and a Masters in Fine Arts specialising in painting from the City and Guilds of London Art School / University of Birmingham.
Her work has been exhibited in Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern and Contemporary Palma (2014-2015) and had a collaborative work selected for the Diseases International Short Film and Art Festival (FICAE) 2015, organised by the Polytechnic University of Valencia which received a special mention. A work of art video titled 'BRCA2' was selected for the 2nd edition of the International Festival (2FICAE) to UVP IVAM in Valencia and 2-5 in March 2016.