Karen Russo

Karen Russo

Karen Russo (b. 1974 Tel-Aviv, lives and works in London) has exhibited in such venues as the Barbican Centre, Hayward Gallery Project Space, V&A Museum, Tate Modern, 176, Delfina and Paradise Row in London, Busan biennial in Korea, Montevideo in Amsterdam, Große Kunstschau Museum, Haus der Kulturen Der Welt: HKW and Krefeld Museum in Germany, Arquebuse in Geneva, the Israel Museum, the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum in Israel and Hertzliya Museum, Israel. 

Russo's work blurs document and narrative in an exploration of how knowledge, perception, and culture intertwine the rational with the obscure. By tracing marginalized practices, obscure phenomena, and esoteric forms of knowledge through film installations, drawings, writing and photographs, she addresses the legacy of transgressive means for understanding the unseen and the unknown.


Haus Atlantis

Following Karen Russo’s recent video work “Haus Atlantis,” which blends the genres of documentary, historical essay, and science fiction, the artist readdresses her work’s visual and textual elements in the form of a visual essay.

Built in 1931, Haus Atlantis in Bremen is a combination of patron Ludwig Roselius’ vision to restore the German racial identity by resuming the glory of ancient times, and Bernhard Hoetger’s expressionist, symbolist, and monumental architecture.