My practice mixes socio-political engagement and personal exploration, delving into the complexities of identity, individual and collective memory. I draw inspiration from my lived experience, as well as from broader cultural and historical contexts.

Through a diverse range of mediums including sculpture, painting, printmaking, audio-visual work, and installation, I want to make multi-dimensional work which is unashamedly sentimental and provokes reflection.

My process is characterised by a relentless exploration of new techniques and concepts. I enjoy experimenting with diverse materials and textures, incorporating archival research, found images, and readily available everyday materials to add depth to my art.

I am influenced by my multicultural background, as I was born in London in 1985 and have mixed Turkish, English, and Cypriot heritage. I live and work in Hackney, London and draw inspiration from my surroundings, the diverse communities that shape the city and my own family’s story of migration.

By exploring the intersections of my queer, working class, migrant identities and broader socio-political issues, I strive to create art that sparks conversations and invites viewers to bridge the gap between the personal and the universal, encouraging dialogue and understanding in an increasingly complex world.


All works are for sale. Please contact for pricing information.


︎ @kadirkarababa
︎ kadirkarababa@live.co.uk