I’m an interdisciplinary artist from Mumbai with roots in Goa, India. My work is informed by a decade-long career as a photojournalist rooted in investigating the role of documentary photographs in truth-telling and their relevance as a reliable document of our time. This investigation into the function and responsibility of images informs her sculptural practice. With a focus on the lines bordering or merging our personal and political lives, her practice questions the foundations of socio-political hierarchies through a lens of feminist intersectionality. Karen’s work is concerned with representations of violence, power, conflict, and death in photography and visual culture. Playing with semiotics, emblems, icons and motifs, my work leads the viewer to question their role as a participant, bystander or witness in acts of violence and oppression. Using found objects, everyday materials and image-based processes, my work spans across photography, sculpture and installation. I’m currently based in New York City.
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