Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the role of technology within personal narratives, the conflating of iconography and pornography, and the questioning of the historic record.
She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda works at The Associated Press where she curates AP's photographic archive of historical and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.
Recent exhibitions include Mapping Meaning on Santa Cruz Island, California and El Museo del Barrio in New York City.