Natan Diacon-Furtado

New Orleans, Louisiana

About Natan Diacon-Furtado

Natan is a New Orleans-based collaborative artist and designer, originally trained as a cultural anthropologist and architect. He collaborates with communities, built environments, and material histories to realize projects focused on identity creation and storytelling. As a Latinx BIPOC artist of American and Brazilian citizenship, he embraces a global southern heritage of fundamental geometries and pattern-making as visual translation devices for experiencing and exploring these stories through printmaking, sculpture, and digital projection. He has exhibited globally in venues including the Venice Biennale of Architecture and the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture. His design work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times and Dwell magazine. Natan is a founding partner of Opossum, a New Orleans-based, arts-focused design studio. He was the fall 2020 PlySpace Resident Fellow with the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021

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My work engages with the ephemerality of light and shadow as a form of visual code-switching, springing from a daily practice of diaristic stamp and pattern-making. Through continuous iteration I construct pattern-based works that function as translation devices within the self and community.”