Karen Paulina Biswell
“I treated art as the supreme reality and life as a mere mode of fiction.” Oscar Wilde
Karen Pauline Biswell was born in Colombia in 1983. In the 1990s, she emigrated to France with her parents, fleeing her country’s severe political violence. Her work — constantly being redefined — deals with moral vulnerability and human destiny. Capturing the unexplored dimensions of everyday life — society’s marginal, provocative aspects — Karen Paulina Biswell’s work focuses on the extreme states of human thought and experience.
Her photographs have been displayed at various exhibitions, including the Fondation Vasarely museum in Aix-en-Provence (2018), at the Valenzuela Klenner gallery in Bogotá (2018), at the exhibition Rencontres photographiques de Guyane in French Guiana (2017), at the Cité Internationale des Arts artist-in-residence centre in Paris (2017), and at the festival Les Rencontres de la photographie in Arles (2017 and 2016). Her work has also been nominated for the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program (2017), the Higashikawa Award (2016) and the Madame Figaro photo prize in Arles (2016).