Natalie S. Loveless is a Canadian conceptual artist, curator, writer, 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 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), New Maternalisms- Chile (MNBA and MAC, Santiago, 2014), and New Maternalisms Redux (FAB Gallery, Edmonton, 2016; newmaternalisms.com). Recent projects include: "Maternal Ecologies: An Autoethnographic and Artistic Exploration of Contemporary Motherhood" (funded by an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada;  www.maternalecologies.ca). She is the director and founder of the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory (www.researchcreation.ca).