Karina Griffith

Karina Griffith’s moving image works explore the themes of fear and fantasy, often focusing on how they relate to belonging while acting as a record of her family’s unique way of Caribbean patois storytelling. She curates from the position of artist, where her interests include exploring the intricacies of identity and the immigrant perspective. Griffith’s doctoral research at the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute concerns Black authorship in German cinema interacts with theories of affect theory, intersectionality and creolization. Griffith holds a lecturer position in the Art in Context Institute at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).

Karina Griffith’s residency is realised in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Finnland.


During my residency at HIAP, I will be writing and researching to develop a solo show of my own work and prepare for two upcoming curatorial projects.