Natalia Palombo is an arts producer with focus on African contemporary visual art and film. Her research is centred on critical and convivial conversation in the arts, addressing issues of access to creative and cultural activity, expectations within arts practice, and creative outcomes in areas of regeneration. She works collaboratively in her practice, building partnerships and links to traverse critical subjects and activity within the sphere of contemporary art, its market, institutions and independent art spaces.

In 2011, Natalia co-founded The Telfer Gallery, and sat on the curatorial team until 2013. From 2013 – 2016, she worked in a freelance capacity as an arts producer collaborating with organisations internationally, including; British Council, World Design Capital, Pidgin Perfect, Connect ZA, The Ar(t)chive, Bushveld Labs, Department of Arts and Culture South Africa, National Film and Video Federation (South Africa), Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism (Trinidad and Tobago), Visiting Arts. During this period she was also part of the managerial and directorial team at Africa in Motion Film Festival.

In January 2016, she took up the position of Managing Director at Many Studios, where she is also curating a multi-disciplinary arts programme in the east end of Glasgow.


Bubblegum Club interviews Natalia, April 2017
Top 5 of 2015: Natalia Palombo for Connect ZA, December 2016
“In Conversation with African Film Researcher Natalia Palombo”
, June 2014, Connect ZA (British Council)
Video: VELOCITY Talk: The Power of ZA project, Aug 2014, The Lighthouse (Glasgow, UK)
AfricaUK Radio interview: Art Feature Natalia Palombo, November 2014
Guest Blog: Natalia Palombo on CC Joburg, July 2014, Connect ZA (British Council)