Karen Oetling, Erik Ravelo

Karen Oetling (b.1990) Guadalajara, Mexico

Erik Ravelo (b. 1978 ) Havana, Cuba

Power structure, structural violence against women and women’s rights are central in Karen and Erik’s art. In Facing, they have created monumental portraits with acid, let the acid create beauty as a powerful commentary on the fact that a number of women every year are subjected to attacks with acid for reasons such as declining a marriage proposal, refusing a sexual advance, or being unable to pay a dowry. The consequences of such an attack can be death, blindness or a life in isolation.