Tahir Carl Karmali

Tahir Karmali


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Tahir KarmaliUntitled, 2023. Conté on Vellum, 42 in x 30 in. Image by Adam Schreiber. 

About the Artist

The work of Nairobi-born and Brooklyn-based artist Tahir Carl Karmali spans photography, installation, papermaking, sculpture, and sound and concentrates thematically on migration, landscape/geology, labor, and belonging. His work has been exhibited at LKB Gallery, Berlin, Hamburg, and Copenhagen; Circle Art Agency, Nairobi; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Kunsthal Rotterdam; The Shed, Cleveland Museum, Leslie Lohman, and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, among others. Karmali was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency (both 2019–20). Recently he was an artist in residence at The Watermill Center (2020) and Montello Foundation (2021). He was previously an Artist-in-Residence at Triangle Arts Association, Pioneer Works, Trestle Gallery, the MacDowell Colony, and BRIC.

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