Biography

Natasha McHardy is a conceptual artist who exhibits locally and internationally. Working with a variety of materials and methods of production, she often represents a staged narrative event to examine the relations between labour, leisure and value. Her work involves highly repetitive, intricate and hand-made forms, confined to pre-set structures or sets of instructions. Acting as limits, they enable an exploration of complexity in the assumptions at work in existing genres, familiar forms and repeated patterns. She is one half of the collaboration behind “Roy & McHardy”. Their performative videos feature Natasha and Marina Roy as actors and address the power dynamics which unfold along class, race and gender boundaries.

Born in 1975 in Vancouver, Natasha McHardy received her Master of Fine Arts in 2002 from the University of British Columbia. She continues to live and work in Vancouver.

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Screenings

  • 2011 Profiles, Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 A Perfect Day, Not Sent Letters and Guests, Blim, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 Roy and McHardy, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MA
  • 2007 Roy & McHardy, New York International Video and Film Festival, New York
  • 2007 Roy & McHardy, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Solo / 2 Person Collaborative Exhibitions

  • 2004 Roy & McHardy, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2004 Roy & McHardy, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 2003 Natasha McHardy, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 Waiting For, Centre A, Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 Never Dying Worm, Koerner Library, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 Endlessly Traversed Landscapes, public work for the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, Broadway and Cambie Canada Line station, Vancouver, BC
  • 2004 At Play, Liu Haisu Museum, (adjunct exhibition to the 2004 Shanghai Biennale), Shanghai, China
  • 2004 To the Point, State Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2003 Drawing the World, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2002 Suggestive Line, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, BC
  • 2002 Suite, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 Deliberate Distance, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC