Born in the U.S., Sara Shaoul was raised in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Ivory Coast and Japan by an American mother and Iranian father. Shaoul found her way to a visual art practice in 2010, having been at various junctures a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology, a performing musician, and a photo editor, endeavors that continue to influence her process and work. Her practice investigates the scaffolds of human experience, from bureaucratic institutions to the family, often through the lens of political economy, gender and class. She works conceptually using whatever medium best suits the idea, including sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Shaoul is currently working on a project that explores the politics of cohabitation, exploring its connection to warfare, boundaries, pollution taboos and the gendering of cleanliness and chores.