Natasha Caruana, winner of the 2014 BMW residency at the musée Niépce

Natasha Caruana, winner of the 2014 "BMW Residency at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum".

Natasha Caruana is the fourth winner since the BMW Residency was set up in 2011. She was chosen after examining 65 applications, by a selection committee chaired by BMW and made up of leading figures from the world of photography. The selection panel, composed of François Cheval, Chief Curator of the Nicéphore Niépce Museum, François Hébel, director of the Rencontres d’Arles photographic festival, Julien Frydman, director of the Paris Photo photography fair, Chantal Nedjib, communications consultant and Patrick de Carolis, member of the learned society Institut de France admired the photographer's up-to-the-minute approach, and the perspective she placed on the impact of new technologies in social and love relationships. Her work is based on meeting anonymous people, which lets her express the innovative and very "feminine" point of view that she has made her own.

Natasha Caruana will receive a grant of €6,000, payment of her accommodation expenses during her three months at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum in autumn 2014 in Chalon-sur- Saône and the chance to stage exhibitions at the Rencontres d’Arles festival and the Paris Photo fair in 2015.

Natasha Caruana is an English artist. She was born in 1983, and studied at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work explores love, betrayal and fantasy. It has already been exhibited internationally, and has been published and acquired by collectors. The artist uses photography as a medium to describe relationships between the members of a community that she observes with an ethnographic eye. Her photographs are the product of both the ethnographic aspect and of performance. Her images do not try to describe specific places or subjects; rather, they are a means of recording that enables her to blur the boundaries between reality and representation.

More information on BMW Art & Culture: www.bmw.fr (in french)

Detective #2 ©Natasha Caruana
Detective #2 ©Natasha Caruana
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