Nati Canto (BR)

Nati Canto works with diverse materials, from a combination of digital and analog equipment, to ancient knowledge and cutting-edge technologies to explore how images take on different meanings depending on the social, historical and geographical contexts that shape them.

Her most recent artistic practice focuses on the intersection of her background in Gastronomy, her experience in visual arts and studies in biomaterials to create a new body of work that is not overly aggressive to the environment. This research involves both the production of a trilogy of films, as well as non-toxic objects and the production of natural pigments from ingredients found in the Brazilian biomes.

Throughout her career she has been awarded by the Itamaraty Contemporary Art collection and her work is part of public and private collections, such as the Brazil Golden Art (BGA) collection and the Figueiredo Ferraz Institute of Contemporary Art for the 2nd edition of the Art Hall Collection. In 2018 she was accepted at the Hochschüle für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany, where she also took part in a group exhibition in Berlin at the Lage Egal Gallery in 2017 and was a finalist for the Athens Photo Festival Award in 2019. She had a solo exhibition at MIS (Museum of Image and Sound of São Paulo) for the Nova Fotografia Award in 2013 and had her second solo exhibition at Zipper Galeria in São Paulo in 2014 as an outcome of her artistic residency at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai in 2013, followed by another individual at Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto (MARP) that same year. 

Pictured: Domesticidades (2020)