Karen Zalamea is an artist and educator based in Vancouver, Canada. Her practice has developed through the lens of many disciplines, mainly photography, video, and installation. She studied at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (BFA) and at Concordia University (MFA). She is the recipient of several grants and awards, including the inaugural Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation Award for Emerging Visual Artists.
Zalamea’s work has been exhibited and screened across Canada and internationally, notably at Feature Contemporary Art Fair (Toronto), Galerie Simon Blais (Montréal), Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto), Franc Gallery (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax), SÍM House (Reykjavík), Eject (Mexico City), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), and Art Souterrain (Montréal).