Natalie Doonan

Natalie Doonan is a multimedia and performance artist, writer, educator and mother. Her work focuses on the connections between taste and place. Her multimedia installations and performances address timely issues of global concern by focusing on specific local foods with widespread connections to international trade, colonial-capitalism, and migration, as well as urban, forest and ocean ecologies. She is currently working on research about eating, fishing and foraging along the St. Lawrence River in Montreal’s borough of Verdun.

Natalie’s work has been shown in the Cultural Olympiad for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the LIVE Performance Art Biennale, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Montréal’s Elektra Festival and BIAN, Nuit Blanche and Art Souterrain and in the Tunisian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2017. Her work toured Canada and Europe in 2015-2016 as part of Performigrations: People Are the Territory, a collaborative international mobile art installation funded by the European Commission. Her writing has appeared in professional and peer reviewed publications.

Natalie holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, an M.F.A. from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. Humanities from Concordia University, where she specialized in sensory studies, cultural geography and performance studies.

Natalie is a Senior Fellow at Concordia University’s Centre for Sensory Studies and a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas.