Karl Ketamo

“Fig Leaves”
Following his graduation from the Royal Academy Arts (BA, Photography) in The Hague he is currently undergoing his Master of Arts in photography at Aalto University in Helsinki where he is working further on his on-going fascination with understanding and examining landscape as a cultural and political construct layered with attached meanings.
By tracing both the recognizable and undefined place of landscape in relation to national identity the project explores ways in which representations of foreign lands play a role in the process of being both excluding and including, feeling familiar and unfamiliar at once.
Working with elements of recontextualization the works explore the possibility to deconstruct the cultural and political significance of landscape and the variety of ideological concepts attached to it.

 

 

 

 

Karl Ketamo (1987) is a conceptual documentary artist working mainly with photography and moving image. Following his graduation from the Royal Academy Arts (BA, Photography) in The Hague, he is currently undergoing his Master of Arts in photography at Aalto University in Helsinki where he is working further on his on-going fascination with understanding and examining landscape as a cultural and political construct layered with attached meanings.

After his graduation from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague in 2016, his work was nominated for the Steenbergen Stipendium and earned support for his work from The Young Art Fund Amsterdam. Ketamo’s work has been exhibited at The House of Representatives in The Hague, The Netherlands Photo-Museum in Rotterdam, EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam and at The Photoville Photo Festival in New York among others.

His work is represented in the collections of The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in The Hague and MAL collection of Modern Art in Loppersum.

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