About Natacha Kadhija

       Natacha Kadhija is an artist, designer and illustrator. She was born in Brazil (Brasília-DF) in 1985. Creating and making art since she was a child, she officialy started her career when she was 13 years old, when she made illustrations for a book from Unicef, about Children’s Rights.

       After that, she continued to develop her talents as a self-taught artist, making some exhibitions and other related projects, in the art and design world.

       Natacha Kadhija is graduated in Design (Industrial/Fashion), always specializing and making courses in other fields, like philosophy, sculpture, art and design history, Jewelry Design, Contemporary Art, Printing Technology etc.

       Nowadays, the artist is exploring new materials and concepts, trying to amplify her creations and her own understanding of art/design, continuously working, producing and studying the world of creation.

Artistic curriculum

Solo Exhibitions

 

2002 - "Natacha Kadhija"- 215 North, Plano Piloto - Brasília-DF (Brazil);

2003 - "The Transition of the Art and of the Human Being- My vision, now "- Art Gallery of Pátio Brasil Shopping - Brasília-DF(Brazil); Cultural Space of Siciliano’s Bookstore - Brasília-DF(Brazil); Quo Vadis Cafe - Brasília-DF (Brazil).

2006 - "Fragments" - Livraria Cultura (Culture Bookstore), Casa Park Shopping -Brasília-DF (Brazil).

2007 - "Aesthetics and Reflections" - UPIS Space of Art and Culture – Brasília/DF (Brazil).

 

Collective Exhibitions

 

2007/2008 - "Natacha Kadhija" - 1st Biennial of Arts of Brasília – UPIS Space of Art and Culture - Theme: Liberty of Expression (Brasília-DF- Brazil);

2008 - Collective Exhibition by International Artists (representing Brazil in the two stages: July 1st and July 20)- Opera Gallery - Budapest – Hungary;

2009 - Exhibition/Project "Mille artisti a Palazzo" - Palazzo Arese Borromeo (World Museum, in Cesano Maderno) with the curator Luciano Caramel and the idealization of Fiorenzo Barindelli - Milan- Italy;

2009 - The Art of Peace General Exhibit & Arrigo Musti Exhibition – Dayton International Peace Museum – Dayton-Ohio –USA;

2009 - Collective Exhibition - World Wide View – Opera Gallery – Budapest – Hungary;

2009/2010 - “Natacha Kadhija – 2nd Biennial of Arts of Brasília – UPIS – Theme: The Time (Brasília-DF-Brazil);

2010 - “A Book About Death” – Mube: Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (Brazilian Museum of Sculpture) – Original Project: Matthew Rose; Curator: Angela Ferrara – São Paulo- SP – Brazil;

2010 - Project 10X15=150 " Crisis with my eye"– Juessey Art Gallery –Reykjanesbær - Iceland;

2011 - “Drawing Connections” - Siena Art Institute – Siena – Italy;

2012 - “Art in Mind - Layers” – Brick Lane Gallery - London – England;

“Art in Mind - Symmetry” – Brick Lane Gallery – London – England;

2012 - “Artists at Home & Abroad” – Broadway Gallery (NY) – New York- USA;

2013 - Art Biennial of Frankfurt am Main (B3 Biennial of the Moving Image) – Germany;

2020 - "See Me's Art Takes Armory - S/he persisted" - New York - USA;

2020 - Artbox.Project - Zurich - Switzerland;

 

Continuous works/partnerships with Art Galleries (beyond exhibitions)

 

2005 - Luz dos Anjos Design – Brasília/DF(Brazil);

2006 - Fissara Art Gallery - Liberty Mall Shopping - Brasília/DF (Brazil);

2008/2009/ 2010 - Opera Gallery - Europa Authentica Cultural Organization – Budapest (Hungary);

2012 - Brick Lane Gallery - London (England);

2012 - Broadway Gallery - New York – NY (USA);

Permanent Collections (Institutes, Galleries, etc.)

 

2006 - Culture Bookstore – Brasília-DF (Brazil);

2007/2008/2010 - UPIS Space of Art and Culture - Brasília-DF (Brazil);

2009 - Dayton International Peace Museum – Dayton-Ohio –USA;

2010 - Europa Authentica Cultural Organization – Budapest (Hungary);

2011 - Siena Art Institute – Siena (Italy);

2012 - Brick Lane Gallery - London (England);

2012 - Broadway Gallery - New York – NY (USA);

 

Projects

 

1999 - Illustrations for the book “Um sonho chamado Brasil” (A dream called Brazil”) from Unicef, that represented Brazil in the UN in New York, on the day that it was celebrated ten years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;

2003 – Symbol of the Hardcore Band “Shradda” - Brasília-DF (Brazil);

2003 - In partnership with "Colégio Objetivo" (High School – Brasília-DF- Brazil):

- Logos of the philanthropic project “Adopt a Child”, FACICO (Festival of Cinematographic Art) and TECO (Theatre Group);

- Design of the trophy of the 1st Festival of Short films, from FACICO;

- Costume design and scenography of the play "Splish Splash", from the TECO theatre group;

2006 - Participation, as a designer, in the book "The Bags" (Ed. Index Book-Spain), launched in 2007 and distributed to over 50 countries, with the execution of one of the bags (design and final product), in the category called “Different”;

- Participation, as a designer, in the book "A Tribute to Celebrities" (Ed. Index Book - Spain), launched in july of 2008 and distributed to over 50 countries, with the visual representation of the übermodel Gisele Bündchen;

2007 - Participation, as a designer, in the book "Just for you" (Ed. Index Book - Spain), launched in April of 2009,with the theme of "Designs made by the heart";

2009 - Participation, as an artist, in the book "1000 artisti a Palazzo" - Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori - Italy;

2009 - Logos of the philanthropic project “Smile of Hope” – Brazil;

2011 - Participation, as an artist, in the book “International Dictionary of Artists – Vol. I ” (World Wide Art Books – USA);

2012 - Participation, as an artist, in the book “Important World Artists” (World Wide Art Books – USA);

2020 - Publication of the book "The Hunter of Clouds", written and illustrated by Natacha Kadhija;

 

Awards

 

2005 - Gisele Bündchen awarded the artist as “The Best of the Year” in her official website, for having created her image through an acrylic painting, in an authentic and expressive form;

2006 - Contest "Project Runway" - Fashion Prize - People & Arts Channel - 2nd place ;

2010 - Winner of the Cultural Contest "Artist of the Year", promoted by the "Bravo! Magazine" (Ed. Abril - Brazil -São Paulo);

2012 - Second Competition of Arts – Artavita (California-USA) - Honorable Mention;

2018/2019 - "Artist of the year award" from the Circle Foundation for the Arts - CFA (Lyon, France) - Finalist;

2019 - Honorable Mention in the Art Competition of "Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine" - CFA (Lyon, France);