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Nat Decker
Pictured is Artist Nat Decker, a white person with dark brown hair and bright blonde tips on a 90s boy-band-reminiscent hairstyle, who sits on a light blue sofa. They are wearing a loose-fitting opened-up dark blue and light-blue-patterned button-up shirt over a deep V-neck mesh-patterned top. Their hands are resting on top of their baggy-fit acid-washed denim pants.

Portrait of Eyebeam Democracy Machine Fellow 2024 Nat Decker of Cripping_CG. Photo Credit and Image Courtesy of Olivia Alonso Gough. @olivia_alonso_gough on instagram.

Date and place of birth
b. 1990, Chicago, IL
Current location
Los Angeles, CA
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2024, Democracy Machine Fellow
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Nat Decker is a Chicago-born Los Angeles-based artist interpreting the intimacies of queer and disabled experience as provocation toward collective care and liberation. Working critically with technology, they identify the computer as an assistive tool affording a more accessible and capacious practice and the virtual as a space of potential which often mirrors patterns of exploitation and exclusion. Their practice fundamentally integrates accessibility as a generative medium.

Working with computational and sculptural processes, they trace serpentine connections between the body and modes of technology, reimagining fantastical mobility devices as cultural expansion and agitation of conventional desirability politics. These non-functional devices operate as aesthetic scrutiny and frictional commentary on designations of usefulness and capitalistic innovation.

Nat is a Y10 member of NEW INC and was a 2023 Processing Foundation Fellow. They are also an access worker, consulting on accessibility for various arts organizations. In June 2022, they graduated from UCLA with a degree in Design|Media Arts and Disability Studies.

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