Lives and works in New York, US.
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice began in photography and grew into video and performance. Skvirsky became interested in photography at a young age discovering her identity by organizing her parents’ photo album. As an artist, Skvirsky excels at telling stories through images, static or moving, often using performance to ground them. Her video, The Perilous Journey of María Rosa Palacios and series of images, The Railroad Workers, draw parallels between a teenage girl’s journey through the mountains of Ecuador, and the indigenous and Jamaican workers who constructed one of the most dangerous stretches of railway in the world. The project premiered at the 2016 Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador) curated by Dan Cameron.
Skvirsky's work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows including: Museo Amparo, Puebla, MX (2019), Centro de la imagen, CDMX (2018), Centro de arte Contemporáneo Quito, EC (2018), The Deutsche Bank, NY, NY (2018), Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2017), Ponce + Robles Gallery, Madrid, SP (2017), The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2016), Hansel & Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia, NY, NY (2014), DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2014), Instituto Cervantes, Rome, Italy (2013), The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (2013), Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY, NY (2013), La Ex-Culpable, Lima, Peru (2010), Scaramouche Art, NY, NY (2010), Galeria Proceso, Cuenca, Ecuador (2009), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT (2007), El museo del barrio, NY, NY (2006), Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY, NY (2006), Jessica Murray Projects, NY, NY (2006), Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY (2006) and others.