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Oriana Koren

Oriana Koren (he/they, b.1988) is a polymathic artist based in Chicago.

Merging language, memory, and the image as auto-fiction, Koren’s work explores the body itself as a form of archival knowledge. Koren's works attempt to trouble conceptions of queerness, homonormativity, domestication, and Black performance by revisiting and revising their personal history by harnessing photography, sound and language, ephemera, and sculpture as interventions to transform a self/body fractured by performances of race, gender, and sexuality in the context of societal legacies of erasure, violence, and trauma. 

Koren is a visiting lecturer at Stonybrook University and a graduate of Columbia College Chicago.

Image: Oriana Koren, Needle/Thread, 2011, C-Print, 20" x 24"

CAC Residency

2024 - 2025,
Artist Resident