Natalie Paneng

Natalie Paneng

South Africa

Creative / Artist Fak'ugesi Team African Digital Art
She is awkward, complex, and has a quirk to her expression.
Residing in Johannesburg and in the cyber village called the

Natalie Paneng is a digital artist who completed a BADA(Hons)
from the University of Witwatersrand in 2018. Majoring in
Production Design (Set and Costume design) as well as Art
Management. Natalie makes use of both her self taught digital
skills and theatre background to create multi-disciplinary work.

Her work has been exhibited at Hazard Gallery through the
Bubblegumclub Future 76 Residency in 2018. In 2019 she was
part of Design Indaba's Class of 2019 Emerging Creatives and
was also a finalist for Bokeh Film Festivals Emerging Talent
Category.In 2019 Natalie participated in two residencies, Floating
Reverie's online residency as well as Faku'Gesi's Digital
Innovation Residency. She later exhibited at BKHz through her
work from the Faku'gesi residency. In 2020 Natalie has exhibited
with TMRW Gallery, The National Arts Festival, Blank Projects and
Michaelis School of Fine Art.

In her work she explores what it means to have an online
presence, the persona’s we develop online and how the internet
and its algorithms control and influence us. Her videos and art
become a way for her to interrogate as well as share how she
manifests and navigates the world she lives in and creates for
herself. The internet is MTV and she welcomes you to her crib.

Faku'gesi History

2019: Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency