Natasha Marie Llorens is an independent curator and writer based in Marseille and New York. Her curatorial research is focused primarily on the relationship between violence and representation in contemporary art from a feminist perspective. She is also interested in the critical value of contemporary painting, and the ethical dimension of social practice in art. A graduate of the MA program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, she is currently a PhD candidate in Modern and Contemporary Art History at Columbia University and adjunct faculty in the Curatorial Studies MA program at Parsons in Paris.