Karen Mirza is an influential figure in artist film and video, known both for her work and her curatorial practice. She has also been a tutor in film and video at the Royal College of Art for several years. Karen Mirza's art practice started within a background in painting from Camberwell College of Art and continued through her MA in film and video at the Royal college of Art. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1997 she has created site specific and site conditioned works for galleries, public spaces and the cinema that foreground the sculptural qualities of projection and the architectonics of film and video. Karen is currently working on solo and collaborative work that utilises printmaking, photography and film to explore themes of 'the imagination and the everyday', 'the psychoanalytical and the political'. Karen and Brad's collaborative work was the winner of the 2008/9 production grant of the The Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation Madrid. They are also nominated for the Transmediale award 2010. Karen is the co-founder of the artist platform www.no-w-here.org.uk.
Works by Karen Mirza /