Kara Güt
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Kara Güt (b. 1989, Cleveland, OH) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Columbus, Ohio, whose primary focus is image-based, digital media. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills (2016). Kara investigates the new shape of human intimacy formed by internet lifestyle, constructed detachment from reality, and the power dynamics of the virtual. Using image and screen-based media, her work often questions ownership of digital spaces and how they mirror or perpetuate oppressive systems. The resulting pieces are subversions of power manifesting at times as imperfect relics or long-form video essays. Employing tropes of absurdist humor mixed with existential dread, her work pokes at the underpinnings of internet culture by appropriating the subgenres of the post-digital patriarchal industrial complex.