Karina Griffith

The artistic research of Karina Griffith explores the themes of fear and fantasy, often focusing on how they relate to belonging. Griffith’s films and installations have been shown at international galleries and festivals, and she has curated film and interdisciplinary programmes for the Goethe Institute, Berlinale Forum, alpha nova & galerie futura and VTape among others. Griffith joined the curatorial team of the Berlinale Forum Expanded in 2021. In 2017 she curated the three-month long festival, Republik Repair: Ten Points, Ten Demands, One Festival Reparatory Imaginings from Black Berlin at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. She teaches at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of Art as well as the NODE Centre for Curatorial Studies and is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute, where her research on Black authorship in German cinema interacts with theories of affect and intersectionality. Her writing can be found in the Darkmatter Journal, Texte zur Kunst, Berlin Art Link, Shadow & Act, the Rosa Mercedes journal of the Harun Farocki Institut and the Berlinale Forum Magazine, among others.

Karina Griffith advises as a mentor the curatorial research of TURN2 Resident  Essé Dabla-Attikpo at ZK/U Berlin.