Karo Szmit was born 1978 in Warsaw, Poland and migrated to Austria in 1988. She studied at the University of Art in Linz in the experimental design department (2008) and a semester at Kunsthochschule, Berlin-Weissensee in the Erasmus program (2005).
The main focus of her work is on drawing, animated filmmaking and video. She lives in Vienna and participate in many film festivals.
The aim in her work is to approach the structure behind things using methods like collection, repetition, reduction. On the other hand she is focused on issues like longing, observation from a distance, definitions of action versus stagnancy, interesting versus boring.
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