Nat Urazmetova is a visual storyteller and interdisciplinary artist, who is mainly using the mediums of video and photography. Her documentary work is concerned with the environmental and socio-cultural issues, and the impact global economy and industry impose upon the developing regions, natural resources and indigenous population. She is also exploring the possibilities of representing non-linearity and perception of time through the synthesis of moving image, text and sound.

Nat is collaborating with musicians, sound designers and dancers on a series of live audio-visual performances and films.

Performed at Musikinstrumenten Museum Berlin, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster. Participated in international exhibitions, competitions and festivals: Urbanscapes Malaysia, European Media Art Festival Germany, Athens Photo Festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Kolga Photo Tbilisi Photo, Garage Art Experiment, Bar-Tur Photography Award, Fotofest, Fotofreo, Neu/Now, Photomonth.

Previously worked with the EYESONTHEWALL visual label on development and realisation of the live visual performances for the events such as: Glastonbury, Roundhouse Rising, Turning Point and Big Chill Festivals; Electrovision; Ron Arad ‘Curtain Call’; Live Performers Meeting; Mute Presents ‘Short Circuit’; Frank Zappa at Roundhouse.

Currently a photographer at CALVERT 22 FOUNDATION, contributed as a cinematographer and moving image editor to SOME/THINGS.

 

EDUCATION

MA in Digital Media: Technology & Cultural Form, Distinction, 2010 // GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. Research topics: remediation, ‘becoming’, knowledge and visibility, expanded perception, ‘zone of indeterminacy’, ‘pharmacon’, synaesthetic cinema, and immersive environments. Final degree project: audio-visual installation.

BA (Hons) Photography, Upper second-class honours, 2009 // LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON. Research topics: Urban environment, Media city, Situationist International, ‘chronopolitics’, relational architecture, simulation and 'hyperreality'. Final degree project: multi-projection environment.

International Law (Specialist), Distinction, 2006 // THE NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY - HIGHER SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, Moscow, Russia. Research topic: The international legal regime on information and international cooperation in the field of information exchange.

Born in Ufa, former USSR. Works and lives in London, UK.