According to my research, the act of remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process. The more we “remember” an event, the more we are likely to change it with time. Since 2008, I have been working on Other Stories/Historias Bravas, a project where I revisit events from my youth that were never recorded. In this project, I have re-staged scenarios taken from my memory, and with the collaboration of my immediate family I recreate these events.
Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Wurlitzer Foundation Grant, NYFA, Real Art Ways, New Works Photography Fellowship from En Foco. Exhibitions venues include Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX; Pour L’Image in Niort, France; Recontres de Arles in France; the Dublin Art Festival in Ireland; Newspace Center of Photography in Portland, OR and more. She completed her BFA at the School of Visual Arts. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.