Natasha Johns-Messenger


NATASHA JOHNS-MESSENGER is an installation artist and filmmaker who was born in Australia and is based in New York. With a primary interest in perception and site, Johns-Messenger creates installations that employ body-scaled architectural interventions, optical works and site-determined film/photography. International exhibitions have taken place in Tokyo, Bogota, China, The Netherlands, Taiwan and USA. Most recent exhibitions include Sitelines at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, ThreeFold at El Museo de Los Sures, New York, United States, as part of the ISCP program and Yellow, 2011 ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia. Johns-Messenger was commissioned by Percent For Art and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for her piece Alterview 2013 for Hunters Point HS/IS 404, New York, United States.

In 2012 Johns-Messenger completed an MFA in Film, Columbia University, New York, and a Masters by Research in Fine Art at RMIT in 2000. In 2009 she was commissioned by the New York Public Art Fund for her work ThisSideIn; in 2010 created Recollection for No Longer Empty, New York at Governor’s Island. In 2007 Johns-Messenger won the Den Haag Sculpture prize, Netherlands.