Natalie S. Loveless
Natalie S. Loveless is a Canadian conceptual artist, curator, and assistant professor of contemporary art history and theory in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, where she specializes in feminist and performance art history, art as social practice and the pedagogical/dialogic turn, and artistic research methodologies (research-creation). Her dialogic and instruction-based wall-drawing installations, performance actions, and video works have been presented in festivals, galleries and artist-run centers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Curatorial projects include: Participatory Dissent (Western Front/LIVE Biennial, Vancouver, 2008), Intervene, Interrupt: Rethinking Art as Social Practice (University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008), New Maternalisms (Mercer Union/FADO, Toronto, 2012), and New Maternalisms - Chile (MNBA and MAC, Santiago, 2014). She directs the KIAS funded Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory and is currently completing: Maternal Ecologies, a research-creation project funded by an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; a book on Art and/as Research; a chapter on feminist art and the maternal for the forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Feminist Art Practice and Theory; and a three-year art and health project bringing art-based researchers together with health-policy academics and activists around the issue of vaccines and the public.
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