Elektra KB is a Latin American immigrant artist, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Their work engages corporeal sickness and disability, with utopian possibilities and alternative universes. KB investigates gender, migration, transculturality, and abuse of power. Their work entangles mutual aid, political action, and communication, often with a documentarian-sci-fi-like hybrid approach, exploring utopia and dystopia in juxtaposition with our world and a parallel universe. Building spaces engaging with concepts such as learning or healing, through the reinterpretation of quotidian objects and symbols, such as the: Immigration Checkpoint, Freedom School, or Hospital Room. They work cross: textiles, photography, video, installation, and performance.
They graduated with an MFA from Hunter College in 2016 and received a DAAD award, pursued at UDK—Berlin with artist Hito Steyerl (2015). KB’s work has been written about in: Art Forum, Artnews, Hyperallergic, BOMB, The Guardian and The New York Times, among other publications. Some recent shows include: Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: 50 Years After Stonewall(2019) at the Brooklyn Museum, and Abortion is Normal at Eva Presenhuber, NY (2020). They were chosen as Artsy’s: "Women Artists Who Deserve Our Attention…" in 2020. Their works were acquired by the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art in China, The Fondation Pour l'art Contemporain.