Work Rest and Play: travelling exhibition

Work Rest and Play : British Photography from the 1960s to Today

Curated by Brett Rogers 

Three Shadows Gallery in Xiamen from 20 August to 10 October 2016

Karen Knorr is showing images from  Gentlemen , a series photographed in 1981- 1983  in exclusive gentlemen’s clubs in Saint James’s London.

Essay by Lucy Soutter can be read here.



KAREN KNORR at ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM /International Photography Festival




The International Photography Festival ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM returns to the city of Braga to focus on the affective dimension, during a time of tremendous changes and upheavals. Alongside the current technological impulse that questions the limits of the visible, in which the image casts us to even further away places, to where the world is revealed through its most hidden and unexpected aspects, it seemed like the appropriate moment to promote an edition dedicated to the discovery of the other, appealing to the sentimental turn and to the simple and discreet quest for Happiness. 

Punks in Milano, Italy

Punk in Britain 

11 June – 28 August, 2016

Galleria Carla Sozzani

10 Corso Como, 20154 Milano, Italy

A selection of works from Punks (Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon) will be appearing in an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the British punk movement. The other artists included are: Simon Barker, Dennis Morris, Jamie Reid, Shiela Rock and  Ray Stevenson. More info is here.

Karen’s work at Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography 

28, May 2016 – 9 Oct, 2016

Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)

1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Karen Knorr’s  work is exhibited in Beauty and the Beast in which an examination of animals in photography in celebration of the San Diego Zoo Centennial. Showcasing a diverse range of photographers, including  Pieter Hugo, July Blackmon and Tom Chambers ,the exhibition highlights the many ways animals are featured from portraits to supporting subjects.  Exhibition presented in English and Spanish. More info is here.

Karen Knorr: British Style 1970- 1980s at Multi Media Art Museum, Moscow

Karen Knorr British Style 1970- 1980s  

Multi Media Art Museum
ul. Ostozhenka, 16, Moscow, Russia, 119034

March 10 – May 8, 2016

Curated by Olga Sviblova

For the 11th Moscow Photobiennale ,Karen Knorr will be showing her 1980’s work for the first time in Russia. The solo exhibition will focus on Knorr’s early black and white work with text about London life in the 1980’s . The exhibition includies the series :Belgravia 1979- 1981 photographed in homes in Knightsbridge ,Gentlemen 1981- 1983 photographed in Saint James’ in exclusive gentlemens’ clubs and Ladies , a recent series made in 2011 using image and text which portrays international socialites, actresses and businesswomen photographed in Home House in Central London.
More details are here

India Song at Raas Palace / Jodhpur, India

Karen Knorr: India Song at Raas Palace, Jodhpur / India

 6th February– 5th March 2016 

Tasveer is delighted to announce a new partnership with Raas, Jodhpur’s first boutique hotel that reflects in many ways, the Walled City itself.

 Situated in the prestigious north-eastern quarter of Jodhpur, in the very shade of Mehrangarh’s Victory Palace and Gate, and a stone’s throw from the Clock Tower; Raas is comprised of four charismatic buildings in Jodhpur’s very own ‘rose-red’ sandstone. The oldest, the Haveli proper as it were, was built towards the end of the 18th Century and with its delicately carved stone panels — the hall-mark of Rajput architecture — served as the exclusive and intimate residence of the family. The newest, the Baradari, is a multi-pillared, multi-purpose open Pavilion built in the 1850s.

 In these grandiose and historical surroundings, Tasveer will aptly be showing for the first in a series of regular exhibitions, Karen Knorr: India Song.

Monogatari at White Conduit Projects


16th January to 21 February 2016

1 White Conduit St, London N1 9EL

Yukari Sato’s breathtaking contemporary washi surrounds Karen Knorr’s photography from the new series ‘Monogatari’. Each work in combination will contribute to a truly auspicious occasion, a fresh new year’s installation at White conduit projects.

Knorr’s metaphorical photographic works evaluate Today’s Japan, and Sato’s contemporary Washi have arrived as a collaborative presentation heralding the ‘Japanese New Year’. Sato’s awe-inspiring handiwork, shown through Knorr’s feministic viewpoint, expresses an altogether new and sublime view of the world.

More info is here

India Song is part of Travel Photo Jaipur Festival

Tasveer is delighted to announce that India Song: Karen Knorr opens for the first time in Jaipur, in an appropriately regal setting at the famed Amer Fort. Forming a collateral event at Travel Photo Jaipur 2016, the show will be on view from the 5th to the 14th of February 2016.

India Song has been shown globally at museums and art fairs, winning numerous prestigious awards including a Pilar Citoler International Photography Prize and a nomination for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

More info is here

India Song exhibition at Amethyst in Chennai with Tasveer Gallery

Karen Knorr: India Song

18 November – 1 December
Mon-Sun, 11am – 7:30pm

The Folly
at Amethyst
Entrance next to Corporation Bank
Whites Road
Royapettah, Chennai 600014

Tasveer and Amethyst are delighted to announce that India Song: Karen Knorr is now on view in Chennai for the first time, until the 1st of December 2015. For Knorr, “The series India Song celebrates the rich visual culture evident in the myths and stories of northern India, blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion. It pays homage to the extraordinary beauty and power of Rajput and Mughal architecture and the hybrid cultures represented in miniature paintings, sculptures, palaces, havelis and mausoleums, and also folk and tribal art.”