Natasha Moustache


Natasha Moustache is the recipient of the annual David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Award which makes Moustache’s residency possible.

Natasha Moustache

  • January – December 2024
  • Chicago, IL

Natasha Moustache is a photo-based installation artist whose work explores identity, shared histories, and familial ties within colonized spaces. Moustache’s work reflects their experience as a first-generation, Seychellois-American, examining African Diasporic ties across oceans and manmade borders. They regularly engage strangers as collaborator-participants, utilizing portraiture, and the reimagining of domestic spaces through installation. Moustache is interested in bringing the human community into a conversation with itself that transcends difference and emphasizes commonality. 

Moustache completed their MFA (2021) at Columbia College Chicago and their BFA (2004) at Simmons College in Boston, Ma. Their work has most recently been shown at the Vermont Center for Photography, the Lubeznik Center, the Hyde Park Arts Center, the Houston Center for Photography, and the International Center for Photography. They have had residencies at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and Latitude Chicago. Moustache’s editorial work has been published internationally in academic literature and periodicals. They were a 2021 MOCP Snider Prize Honorable mention and a 2020 Hopper Prize finalist.

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