Náta Kohli is a first generation Punjabi-Colombian transdisciplinary artist, dancer, and community builder currently living on Ohlone Land in Oakland, California. Her practice utilizes movement, musical composition, and video documentation to tell stories through film and performance. All implementations exist as portals that bridge ancestral wisdom from the past into present day embodiment, to alchemize a future that centers creative liberation.This process calls Náta to ask herself and her communities: How do we unweave oppression from inside our cells out through our bodies, our movements, our beings? How do we hold each other through grief and build strength from its depths? To answer these questions, she investigates prayer, song, imagery, and ceremony to ritualize and radicalize her Indigenous ancestors of La Guajira (Colombia) and Northern India. She is committed to exploring ways she can draw-from and live-into the memory and stories of her elders, with the means to weave and archive narratives that combat colonialism and the notion of linear time.





email : natakohli@gmail.com


instagram : @por.nata









PRESS:




KQED

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13857809/we-can-just-be-jagah-collective-creates-home-for-south-asian-artists


THE BUFFET SHOW

https://soundcloud.com/user-206766785/usaaf-2019-showcase-artists-jagah-jadoo

GROUP STUDY

https://www.groupstudy.co/natasha-dangond-honest-stories








GRANTS:

2019 Alternative Exposure  

2019 Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s Festival Showcase Award:
United States of Asian America  COLLECTIVE // MEMORIES

RECOGNITION:

2018 Artist in Resident at California College of Arts - San Francisco, CA

2017 Chips Quinn Scholar - Nashville, TN

2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards:
El Tecolote

2015 Multimedia Storytelling Workshop - Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, New Mexico.

2015 Film selection for the Bay Area Women in Film and Media Shorts Showcase

Selected Exhibitions:

2020 Hey Homegirl, Accion Latina - San Francisco, CA

2019 Diaspora Voiced, Rhythmix Cultural Works - Alameda , CA

2019 JAGAH // JADOO, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts - San Francisco, CA

2019 $1.25 : A Ticket for the Next Generation, Southern Exposure - 
San Francisco, CA

2018 Seven Sins, Book and Job Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2018 Green Book, Southern Exposure - San Francisco, CA

2018 7th Anniversary Show, Incline Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2017 Latino Life, Accion Latina - San Francisco, CA

2016 A Window to the World - City College of San Francisco, CA

2015 Sixteen 130, Rayko Photo Center - San Francisco, CA