Nazira Karimi, (b. 1996) in Tajikistan and later relocated to Austria where she is currently studying Art and Digital Media in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Her work exists on the intersections of diverse media such as digital-performance, installation, and video. All relate to the iconography and stereotypes of female identity as represented in modern popular culture and throughout art history.
Karimi often uses her own body mixing its parts with animation and sound to question alienation and concept of identity. Karimi’s work was featured in noble venues and exhibitions such as Aspan Gallery, ARTBAT FEST, FemAgora, as well as a special video performance for Tselinny Center of Contemporary Culture in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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