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Karen Mirza
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Karen Mirza

Karen Mirza (b. 1970) and Brad Butler ‘s (b. 1970) practice consists of filmmaking, drawing, installation, photography, performance, publishing and curating. Since 2009, they have developed a body of work entitled The Museum of Non Participation which is interested in representing and interrogating political resistance and aesthetics. The Museum of Non Participation draws on the geopolitical tensions experienced by working in locations such as Cairo, London and Karachi and seeks to make present those experiences, positioning the museum as a conceptual construct of gesture and image that negotiates the thresholds of language and translation. Solo exhibitions, screenings and performances include The Museum of Non Participation performance, NON and nowiswere, Istanbul, 2011; The Daily Battle, VIVID, Birmingham, 2011; The Museum of Non-Participation, an Artangel commission, London, 2009. Group exhibitions and screenings include Museum Show Part Two, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2011; They don’t know why, but they keep doing it, Waterside Contemporary, London, 2011.