Area of Focus: Art, Installation, Mass Atrocities
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Naomi Natale is an installation artist, photographer, and social activist. She is interested in using art to bring about and inspire social change. She accomplishes this by creating and directing large-scale art installations that engage hundreds and thousands of artists, activists and children to act on behalf of a social cause. She is the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a fundraising art installation designed to call attention to the plight of the 48 million children orphaned by disease and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, Naomi is the founder and director of One Million Bones (www.onemillionbones.org), a fundraising art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims killed or displaced by present genocides. Naomi plans to use her Carl Wilkens Fellowship to help inform and direct One Million Bones as a successful campaign to promote the end of present genocides.