- Reflections, SOL Gallery, Lamar University, 2015.
Natacha Poggio co-organized and co-curated exhibition of student work for the John Alexander Painting Studio Dedication. October 2015.
- Doing Good: Design for Social Change, Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford, 2010.
Natacha Poggio organized and curated this exhibition of work responding to social, cultural, economic and environmental problems. Exhibit included sixty-four submissions from students, alumni, local professionals, as well as two out-of-state universities.
- Outside the Box, Hartford City Hall – Atrium, November 5-15, 2014.
Display of 16 artists’ proposals selected for the public art program organized by the Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Office and Livable Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative.
- Design with the 90%: CITIES. Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, United Nations, New York City, October 17,2011 through January 9, 2012.
WASSUP (Water, Amenities and Sanitation Services Upgrade Project) is a Global Studio model for community development and urban design in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa).One of the sixty projects selected for this exhibit, WASSUP addresses the complex issues arising from the unprecedented rise of informal settlements in emerging and developing economies. WASSUP emerged from a collaboration between GS designers and Diepsloot settlement’s residents who used GIS technology to map all toilets and later upgrade forty-six of them. Natacha Poggio helped with the branding of WASSUP during her participation as Project Associate in Johannesburg 2009. Subsequent mapping and data analysis (Minna Ninova) together with the design of a new bucket drain system (Mark Tyrrell and Daniel Griffin) led to the work displayed at this exhibition, which primarily focused on environmental upgrades, public health, and improved safety measures.
- Global Studio, Parallel Cases / IABR@RDM, 4th International Architecture Biennale 2009, Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 2009 through January 2010.
Global Studio is an annual place-based action research program where national and international students, academics, and professionals in city building and design come together with local governments, NGOs, and Central Budget Organizations to set up collaborations with disadvantaged communities. Informed by the UN Millennium Development Goals, the program promotes forms of professional education and practice that can benefit under-served communities and facilitate bottom-up, collaborative partnerships. Natacha Poggio designed Global Studio’s proposal for Parallel Cases exhibition (seven A0 panels describing how the “Open City” is dealt with in an academic context around the world). Matthias Neuman –whose architecture firm was one of eight finalists for the World Trade Center Memorial– contributed his artistic direction and copyediting skills.
- Get on the Bus, CITY|SPACE, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco CA, 2006.
CITY|SPACE cuts across disciplinary boundaries to draw on a wide range of work that converges around the city as we find it, make it, and struggle with it. Natacha Poggio’s photographs challenged the way people think about the bus and its meaning, portraying the experiences of people with disabilities using public transportation and how this urban transit mode provides everyone with independent mobility.
Invitational Group Exhibitions
- Annual Hartford Art School Faculty Show, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, 2007–2014
- “Climatic Niche-Evolution,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2014.
- “State of Flux,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2013.
- “Out of time: Arctic ice goes the way of the Dodo bird by 2035,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2012.
- “Impermanence,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2011.
- “Make a wish for a better world,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2010.
- “Global Studio Building Blocks,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2009.
- “Tapestry,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2008.
- “Travel narratives,” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2007.
- Colors of India, Tisane Coffee House, Hartford, CT, April 2009.
- Graduate School Shows, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2005-2006.
- Before the fall [soundscape], Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin, TX, April 8 and 15, 2006.
- Knowbility showcase, [slideshow] 2006 South by Southwest Interactive Festival, Austin, TX, March 15–17, 2006.