Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a multidisciplinary artist who works between New York and Ecuador. Her practice began in photography and grew into video and performance. In 2019, she received a grant from Creative Capital to produce How to build a wall and other ruins. Her work constructs an expanded history in which she pieces together expert theories to stage performances of labor that were never recorded. The multichannel video will premier in the upcoming Cuenca Biennial XV (2021), curated by Blanca de la Torre in Cuenca, Ecuador. Recent solo exhibitions include: Sacred Geometry at Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico and Ponce + Robles Gallery in Madrid, Spain. Other important international exhibitions include her participation in Africamericanos at Centro de la imagen in CDMX (2019) and There is always a cup of sea for man to sail, the 29th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil (2010). Skvirsky is an associate professor at Lafayette College.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Karina Aguilera Skvirsky


The Clemente (LES)
 archive : 2021

Life-line is a series of 26 augmented full-bodied portraits with audible voices of multigenerational members, reflecting the diversity of the Lower East Side community that memorializes people waiting in line.

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