Natasha Marie Llorens is a Franco-American independent curator and writer. Current curatorial projects include Children of Violence, a cycle of exhibitions, texts and symposia devoted to the representation of violence in contemporary art, and Waiting for Omar Gatlato: A Survey of Contemporary Art from Algeria and Its Diaspora that will open at the Wallach Art Gallery in October 2019 and in Marseille at Triangle France / Astérides in June 2020 in conjunction with Manifesta. Llorens writes about North African and Middle Eastern contemporary art and film, feminism, philosophies of violence, queer and intersectional politics in art, post-colonial and ethical curatorial practice, and the work of her long-term collaborators. Her writing has appeared in ArtReview, Modern Painters, BOMB Magazine, Pastelegram, WdW Review, Contemporary Art Stavanger, Ibraaz, and various exhibition catalogs. She is a regular contributor to Art Agenda. A graduate of the MA program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, Llorens is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Modern and Contemporary Art History at Columbia University. Her academic research is focused on five films from the experimental underground of Algerian national cinema between 1965 and 1979. She has taught at Columbia University, the Cooper Union and Eugene Lang College, all in New York City, and the Curatorial Studies MA program at Parsons in Paris. She is a 2019-2020 curatorial resident at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.