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.
Shaoul’s work explores the infrastructures of human experience, from relationships to socioeconomic systems, looking closely at the intersection of labor, social history and gender. She is particularly interested in how ideology is learned through intimate connections, and how micro experiences reflect macro social structures. She works conceptually in many mediums, with content dictating form.
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