Nat Urazmetova is a visual storyteller and interdisciplinary artist, who is mainly using the mediums of video and photography. She is exploring the possibilities of representing non-linearity, rhizomatic, decentralised and dislocated perception, and enquiring into alternative and intra life forms, through the synthesis of moving image, text and sound. At the core of her exploration and research are the perspectives and processes extending beyond human, rooted in the biological matter and evolving at the molecular level.
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.
Nat is collaborating with musicians, sound designers and dancers on a series of live audio-visual performances and films.
Performed at Modern Art Oxford, 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.
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.