Natalie Paneng

Term: November 2022 – January 2023


Natalie Paneng (b.1996) received her BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of Witwatersrand in 2018 and was awarded the Leon Gluckman Prize for the best piece of creative work. She lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Natalie makes use of both her self-taught digital skills and theatre background to create multidisciplinary digital art/new media.

Paneng’s work has been exhibited with TMRW Gallery, The National Arts Festival, Blank Projects, Michaelis School of Fine Art, BKHz Gallery, Javett Art UP and Galerie Eigen Art Leipzig and Mutek Festival. Along with this, she has participated in local artist residencies such as Bubblegumclub Future 76 Residency(2018), Floating Reverie(2019) and Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Artist Residency (2019) and The Centre of A Less Good Idea’s So Academy’s ‘Thinking in Cardboard’ scenographers mentorship (2021)

She has also published creative research through Ellipses Journal and Artist Research Africa as well as being a 2020 Fellow with the Institute of Creative Arts and UCT.

Paneng describes herself as a world- builder and see’s her growing practice as a way to navigate, share and archive imagined and alternative realities brought to life through digital artistic process.