Natalie Romero was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is a media and performance artist, filmmaker, cultural producer and educator working and living between New York City and New Jersey. She has collaborated in multiple interdisciplinary projects in Latin America, the United States and Europe. She begun her career producing films that addressed the humanitarian crisis and displacement caused by paramilitary violence in Colombia.
In 2008, she immigrated to the U.S where she has worked in experimental film, contemporary dance, avant-garde theatre and performance art. Exploring themes such as memory and identity of the African diaspora and Indigenous histories and spirituality across the Americas, she reconnects with her ancestral roots through her work. Ecofeminism, immigration and decolonization are also topics that underline her artistic, professional and educational practice.
She has worked and trained with legendary performance artists and scholars such as Guillermo Gomez Peña & La Pocha Nostra Radical Performance Art Troupe and Richard Schechner; with visionary choreographers nora chipaumire, Doug Elkins and the late David Gordon. She has collaborated with contemporary artists multidisciplinary Melissa Flower Gladney, Darja Filippova, Sarah Berkeley, Katie Green and most recently worked with abolitionist artist and activist jackie sumell.
Her work has been shown in galleries and artistic events such as The Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, The Screen Dance Festival at the PEREZ Art Museum in Miami, The Fridge Galery in Washington D.C, The Virginia Dares Cinematic Arts for Decolonizing/Re-indigenizing Media at Virginia Tech's American Indian and Indigenous Cultural Center, Hindsight Online Exhibition curated by Marginal Art Projects in New Orleans, The Gershwin Live Curated by Michael Wiener at Dixon Place Lounge, Princeton University Research Day, Exhibition “Latidos” at Fondazione Museo Pino Pascale and Festival Interstizi , Narrazioni di confine at Fondazione Oasi curated by La Maccina Sognante, in Italy.
Romero-Marx has been in residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute’s Truth and Reconciliation Artistic Residency, The Double Edge Theatre’s Creation Lab, The Gardenship Art In7 Experimental Video Art Residency among others. Her collaborative performance interventions Female Blood and Transitions have been part of the Emergency INDEX: an annual document of performance practice volumes 6 and 8, published by Ugly Duckling Presse in New York.