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Karina Aguilera Skvirsky
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky (b. Providence, RI, USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York who works in photography, video and performance. In 2015 she was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and a Jerome Foundation grant to produce “The Perilous Journey of Maria Palacios,” a performance-based film and “The Railroad Workers,” a series of photographic collages. The video premiered at the 2016 Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador. Skvirsky’s work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions at Deutsche Bank, NY, NY (2018), The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2016), Hansel & Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia, NY (2014), DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2014), Instituto Cervantes, Rome (2013), The Montclair Art Museum, NJ (2013), Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY (2013), DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2012), 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010), La Ex-Culpable, Lima, Peru (2010) and others. Skvirsky is an Associate Professor of Art at Lafayette College, Easton, PA and an MFA faculty member at The New School, Parsons School of Design, New York.
The Backroom is a digital space where to discover and navigate art from a perspective that, beyond the artistic object or artifact, reveals how it is a continuous and relational exercise. Every two weeks from September 2020 to January 2021, guest curators will be presenting what nourishes and inform the practices of three artists of their choice: objects of desire, personal archives, libraries, artistic research, music, routines, films, biographies; art is in a permanent exchange with the world that surrounds it.read more »
Curatorial Intensive alumna Monica Espinel will be in conversation with artists Carlos Castro Arias, Nicole Franchy, and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky to discuss the exhibition Hybrid Topographies.read more »