#2 Tahir Carl Karmali - Artist Forbes 30 Under 30

Meet Tahir

Working across multiple mediums, materials, and photography, Brooklyn-based artist TahirKarmali’s interests lie in manipulating materials that perpetuate colonialism. He draws from his own experiences as a well-traveled Kenyan citizen to structure narratives around migratory identity. Karmali received his Masters of Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Selected exhibitions include “Jua Kali,” a part of “Making Africa,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2017), Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands (2016), and Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain (2015), among other venues; “PAPER:Work,” Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, both 2017. 

What we discuss

The role of art in addressing social issues and the obstacles facing youth who want to pursue art and any 'unpredictable' careers. As well as how to balance economic, psychological and emotional fulfilment.