Kara Inez (b. 1991, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is an interdisciplinary artist who touches on issues surrounding the repressed female body and women’s rights in Malaysia. Inez explores these taboo topics through visceral assemblages of cultural found objects and silicone bodily sculptures that embrace the abject as a feminist aesthetic. Her artworks address the absent narratives of women while paying homage to the corporeal female body to provoke a necessary feminist discourse in Malaysia.
Inez is currently based in Melbourne, where she is pursuing her Master’s in Fine Arts at RMIT. She graduated with a First class honours in her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore in 2019 and was the recipient of The Winston Oh Travelogue Award (2019), which enabled her to venture to Tirupati, South India, to carry out research on the hair trade. She was formally a Gallery Executive focusing on sales and business development at Cuturi Gallery, Singapore from 2020-2021. Inez founded Kill The Radio, an art platform which focuses on drawing attention to local, young upcoming artists in Malaysia as well as to promote unconventional ways of exhibiting art outside the confines of a white walled-gallery.
Her works have been exhibited locally and internationally in art fairs and exhibition spaces such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, S.E.A. Focus Art Fair (Singapore), OBLAK Performances (India), Art Expo Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Gajah Gallery (Singapore), The Humid House, (Paris), and nATTA (Bangkok)) Gallery, to name a few. (M)othered Meat (2023) is her first solo exhibition which took place at The Backroom KL (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).