Natasha Iqbal Jozi

Islamabad, Pakistan

Natasha Jozi (b. 1988, Islamabad, Pakistan) is a visual thinker, performance artist and writer, interested in the performative self, collective experience and Eastern philosophy.She has participated in various exhibitions nationally and internationally, Her most recent exhibitions include, Room of Thought (2020), Karachi Biennale (2019),Loudspeaker, Vasl PK (2019), Beneath the Surface, MAWA Canada (2019), River in an Ocean, Colabs, PK (2018), Performance Art Intensive, The Tetley, UK (2017), Live art and Gesture at Taseer Art Gallery, PK (2017), Open Field, National Art Gallery, PK (2017), A Contemporary Art experience at Mohatta Palace Museum, PK (2016), Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival – Chicago USA (2015), She has performed and exhibited her work at International Festival of Video Art 2014 (Venice), Magnan Metz 2014 (NYC).She was part of and exhibited her work at Karachi Biennale 2019 (Pakistan), Theertha Performance Festival 2019 (Sri Lanka), International Festival of Video Art (Venice),Magnan Metz (NYC), Index Art Center (NJ), Panoply Performance Laboratory (NYC),Delaware Centre of Contemporary Art (Delaware), LAABF (NYC), Lamama (NYC).She has participated in international art residencies namely Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art – MAWA Canada (2019), Performance Art Intensive- The Tetley, UK (2017), Belluard Bollwerk International, Switzerland (2015), and Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival – Chicago USA (2015). She is also a recipient of the Prince Claus Mobility Grant 2019. In 2017 Jozi founded House Ltd. an independent initiative that explores the notion of‘City as a performing organism’ and works towards generating a discourse around performance art in Pakistan. Her curatorial projects include Room of Thought an online performance exhibition in collaboration with In_Process, India, We’ve Been waiting for you a collaboration with Justice Project Pakistan, Body Becoming a performance art exhibition at Olomopolo Media Lahore and We Are All Mad Here at National Art Gallery, Pakistan. Jozi is also a freelance writer and frequent contributor for the art magazine ArtNow Pakistan. She is a Fulbright Scholar, with a Masters in Studio Arts majoring in Performance art from Montclair School or Arts, USA and Bachelors in Fine Arts from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan. Jozi resides and works between Munich, Germany and Lahore, Pakistan.