Karen Russo

Karen Russo (b.1974, Israel) lives and works in London. Russo studied (1995-1998) B.A Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Russo is well known for her drawings, which play with mystical symbology to explore the collective unconscious.  In her video installations and drawings Russo excavates the dark side of human compulsion, both spiritual and social. Attracted to aberrant and marginal phenomena, she locates these sites as fertile terrain, abundant with latent images and archetypes where initiation and transformation unfold. Following her recent solo exhibition The Remote Viewing Project, at Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel she was awarded the Minister of Culture award Israel in 2012. She has received numerous grants including Outset Contemporary Art Fund 2010 British Council 2010 and Arts Council 2009 and Givon Prize (Tel-Aviv Museum) 2002. Russo won the experimental film award at the Jerusalem Film Festival, 2007. She has exhibited in such venues as the Hayward Gallery Project Space, Victoria and Albert Museum, 176 and Paradise Row in London. 

Last updated: 29.04.2014


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