Artistas | Karen Paulina Biswell

Karen Paulina Biswell was born in 1983 to Colombian parents who emigrated to Paris escaping the extreme political violence of the early 90’s. She shared her childhood between France and Colombia. While attending Art History studies at the Sorbonne, she met the photographer Vanina Sorrenti who introduced her to photography. Her varied oeuvre – which is consistently defying definition – is drawn to subjects of vulnerability morality and human fate. She is committed to capturing the lesser known aspects of contemporary life, the invisible and defiant elements of society, taking a deep interest in extreme states and the depths of the human mind and experience.

 

Awards / Grants

2017 – World Press -The 6x6 Global Talent Program / Nomination

2016 – Gd4Photoart Award by MAST Foundation / Nomination

2016 – Higashikawa Award (Japan) / Nomination

2016 – Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles (France) / Nomination

2014 – World Press Photo-Joop Swart Masterclass / Nomination

2013 – IX Premio Colombo-Suizo de fotografía (Colombia) / Second Prize

2012 – La Lettre de Photographie – Bourse du Talent: Portrait (France) / Nomination

Artist Residencies

2017 – Artist-In-Residence Program, Les Rencontres Photographique de Guyane, French Guiana

2016 – Artist-In-Residence Program, Ses Dotze Naus, Ibiza, Spain

2015 – Artists-In-Residence Program Verzasca Foto, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions

2017 – ‘La Dernière Lune’, Les Rencontres Photographique de Guyane, French Guiana

2016 – ‘Nama Bu’, at le Forum Montesquieu, Bordeaux, France

2015 – ‘Nama Bu’, at le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux, France

2015 – ‘Nama Bu’, at Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

2013 – ‘Hotel Dorantes’, FIDAAC, Bordeaux, France

2012 – ‘Radio Macondo’, LA OTRA, Independent Contemporary Art Fair, Cartagena, Colombia

2010 – ‘A tres Bandas’, at Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 – ‘MEMENTO.CAB’, Fondation Vassarély, Aix-en-Provance, France

2017 – ‘ATTACHES’, Cité Internation des Arts, Paris, France

2017 – ‘DESEO. Una exposición sobre el sexo, el amor y la lujuria’, MAMM, Medellin, Colombia

2017 – ‘La Vuelta’, J1,Marseille France

2017 – ‘La Vuelta’, Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France

2016 – ‘Nama BU’, Foto Feminas, Just Another Photo Festival, Varanasi, India.

2016 – ‘Nama BU’, Foto Feminas, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

2016 – ‘Swinging Bamako’, Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France

2014 – Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2014 – FIDAAC, Vilna, Lituania

2014 – ‘POV Female Bogota’, at Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

2014 – ‘Taxonomie of Desire’, Vasli Souza, Malmö, Sweden

2013 – ‘Taxonomie of Desire’, Espacio Rita, Nagoya, Japan

 

http://www.karenpaulinabiswell.com

Natalia 2018 Ctype hand printing on Kodak Endura Paper 30x40cm EP/5
Exposiciones
"ELLAS"
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De 18 Mayo hasta 23 Jun
Nama Bu
Karen Paulina Biswell
De 19 Nov hasta 13 Feb
Embera - Chamis ¡Chao, nos vemos! | 2014
Karen Paulina Biswell | VK Galería
De 8 Mayo hasta 12 Mayo
A Tres Bandas | 2010
Karen Paulina Biswell | VK Galería
De 17 Nov hasta 20 Ene
Videos Seleccionados
Imágenes Seleccionadas
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "A tres bandas", "La Mirada China", 2010, fotografía análoga, 50 x 50 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "A tres bandas", "La Sobrina", 2010, fotografía análoga, 100 x 100 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "A tres bandas", "Johana Marcela", 2010, fotografía análoga, 100 x 100 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "Hotel Dorantes", "Kima", 2013, fotografía análoga, 110 x 110 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "Hotel Dorantes", "Jua", 2013, fotografía análoga, 80 x 80 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "Hotel Dorantes", "Ambá Také", 2013, fotografía análoga, 80 x 80 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la Serie "Leda y el Cisne", "Álbum erótico I: Bananeras 1", 2014, fotografía análoga, 100 x 125 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la Serie "Leda y el Cisne", "Álbum erótico I: Bananeras 2", 2014, fotografía análoga, 100 x 125 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la Serie "Leda y el Cisne", "Álbum erótico I: Bananeras 3", 2014, fotografía análoga, 100 x 125 cm.
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la Serie "Leda y el Cisne", "Palmas Salvajes", 2014, fotografía análoga, 100 x 125 cm
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la Serie "Leda y el Cisne", "Palmas Salvajes", "La Metamorfosis", 2014, fotografía análoga, 100 x 125 cm
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la Serie "Leda y el Cisne", "Palmas Salvajes", "Mitología Tropical", 2014, fotografía análoga, 100 x 125 cm
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "Ellas", 2015, fotografía análoga
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "Ellas", 2015, fotografía análoga
Karen Paulina Biswell, de la serie "Ellas", 2015, fotografía análoga
Karen Paulina Biswell, "Rosio", 2018 Ctype hand printing on Kodak Endura Paper 90x115cm EP/3
Karen Paulina Biswell, "Luz", 2018 Hand printing on velvet foma paper 50x60cm EP/3
Karen Paulina Biswell, "Johana", 2018 Ctype hand printing on Kodak Endura Paper 90x115cm EP/5
Karen Paulina Biswell, "Vanesa" 2018 Ctype hand printing on Kodak Endura Paper 50x60cm EP/5