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Natalia Ivanova Mount 

The Commons: of Friends & Lovers by Natalia Ivanova (Mount) and Marc Herbst, Pro Arts COMMONS Press, 2021 

Originally from Bulgaria, in 2001 Natalia Ivanova Mount co-founded FLUX Art Space, New York – a pioneering art organization that commissioned and produced social practice projects, public interventions, and digital art education programs. In the beginning of her career, she worked at MoMA PS1 and Clocktower, New York. 

Since 2015, she has served as the Executive Director of Pro Arts Gallery, one of the oldest, alternative art spaces in Oakland, California, with beginnings in 1974. 

In 2019, Natalia began operating the first community commons out of Pro Arts Gallery, and in 2021 launched The Teaching Institute for Art & Law, a project of Pro Arts and the experimental U.S. Congress copyrighted transmedia license for artivists, PPAC.

As one of the founders of Dadais Americanus Productions – an absurdist intellectual property abolitionists collective, Natalia performs, writes, curates, and stages exhibitions and public
interventions. She is the author of The Commons: of Friends & Lovers in collaboration with Marc Herbst.

At Scope BLN, Natalia will focus on her ongoing collaborations with artists and cultural workers Duality is Overrated, as well as develop new projects under her rubric of Memory Mapping. 

Natalia Ivanova Mount holds a BA in Criminal Justice, MA in Art Market, and an MBA in Media Management.

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