Karen Kew

Karen Kew was born in South Africa in and immigrated to Canada in 1989 where she received a BFA at York University in Toronto. She lives and works in Guelph Ontario. Her practice involves investigating the way in which representation connects meaning and language to culture. Exploring the language of video has enabled her to address conceptual and formal problems related to image making in particular the re-thinking, reclaiming and recycling of cultural identities.


The Interrogation Room

2006, 09:22 minutes, colour, English


2005, 07:00 minutes, colour, English


2004, 04:00 minutes, colour, English


2004, 15:00 minutes, colour, English


2002, 06:00 minutes, Colour, English


2002, 04:00 minutes, colour, English


2000, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Ohm dance through an electric eye

1999, 21:06 minutes, colour


1998, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Video XOX Compilation

1997, 30:00 minutes, colour, English


1997, 17:00 minutes, colour, English

Open Mouth Laughs

1996, 02:30 minutes, colour, English

Kung Fu Karaoke

1995, 23:00 minutes, colour

Daughter / Elocution Lesson

1995, 02:45 minutes, colour, Cantonese with English subtitles

Internal World of Cherry Chan, The

1994, 08:30 minutes, colour, English

Chasing the Dragon

1993, 22:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

T.O. scene follows feature dream to the source
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 5, 1994, v. 13, no. 18.
So long, Miss Saigon: Art exhibit dismantles myths of Asian sexuality
by Glenn Sumi. Xtra!, June 10, 1994, no. 251.
Video Art without fear
by Carolyn Bennett. EYE WEEKLY, Jan. 13, 1994.
Technique Serves Content in Trinity video Collection
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 13, 1994, v. 13, no. 20.