Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

Jersey City, NJ
www.karinas.net

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video and performance.

In 2010, she participated in There is always a cup of sea for man to sail, the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial, where she exhibited work from her project, Memories of Development, a multi-part project that investigates the psychological and cultural legacy of Latin America’s "third world" status through performance, video, and photography.  In 2011 she was commissioned by the Laundromat Project (NY) to create a community based public art project in Jersey City.

Skvirsky's work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows including: DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2012), La Ex-Culpable, Lima, Peru (2010), Scaramouche Art, NY (2010), Galeria Proceso (a parallel exhibition with the Cuenca Biennial 2009), The Grossman Gallery, PA,(2008), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT (2007), Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY (2006), Smack Mellon, NY (2007), Momenta Art, NY (2006) and others.  She has received grants from NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts), Film and Electronic Arts Grant, NY, (2010), Urban Artist Initiative Grant, NY, NY, (2006), NALAC (National Association of Latino Arts & Culture) Grant, San Antonio, TX, (2006), Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ, (2006) and others.

She has participated in artists residencies that include: MacDowell Artist in Residence Program, Peterborough, NH, (2005 & 2010), Cuts and Burns Residency, Outpost, Artist in Residence Program, Brooklyn, NY, (2008), Harvestworks New Work Residency, NY, NY, (2006), Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY, (2005), Institute of Electronic Arts Residency, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, (2005), Center for Book Arts, Artist in Residence, NY, NY, (2005), Smack Mellon Artist in Residence, Brooklyn, NY, (2004), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Workspace, Woolworth Building, NY, NY, (2003), Cyberart Residency, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY, (2003) and others.

2012 and 2016 Participant