Karen Castanon

Karen Michelsen Castañón is a Peruvian-Canadian artist, filmmaker
and educator. She lives and works in Berlin as of 2002. Her work
focuses on the ways (colonial) histories are written. Her films,
installations and photos are also informed by the language of
textiles, in particular textiles from the Peruvian Andes. She has
studied Textile Arts in Vancouver, as well as Fine Arts in Montreal
and Hamburg. She is a member of the associations COMPA Berlin and
colectivo quellcay, which look for ways of incorporating the body and
decolonial approaches in educational contexts.
Karen will share aspects of her current research processes.