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Vanessa Karin

Born in 1996, Lima, Peru

Lives and works in Lima, Peru


Vanessa Karin works across animation, painting and embroidery. Often blending these media in her hybrid works, Karin traces the impossible expectations put upon women’s bodies. In The perfect girlfriend and her unattainable self (2023), Karin makes societal standards and fetishes explicitly clear, rendering her own body in oils, then embroidering a hyper-sexualized doll-like figure on top of her own. The gaps between these two figures expose the seedy relationship between desire and infantilizat...Read more