María Korol & Sarah Higgins in Conversation

Join us on the @artpapers Instagram for a live conversation between Spring 2021, “Mimicry, Camouflage, Transformation” contributor María Korol and ART PAPERS editor + artistic director Sarah Higgins.

They’ll be talking about María’s artist project for the Spring issue, her practice more broadly, and how writing is entering that practice and influencing her work.

This conversation is part of a series of virtual talks to expand the discourse around our themes and promote dialogue between writers with overlapping interests/knowledge.

For those who cannot join us live, this conversation will be available to view afterwards on Instagram TV.




María Korol’s artistic practice is rooted in drawing, and includes explorations of three-dimensional formats, interdisciplinary collaboration, and writing. She is interested in storytelling and the imagination, history and its distortions, memory and transformation. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1980, in the middle of a military dictatorship, she was exiled to Brazil for four years and later returned to grow up in her home country. She moved to the United States in 2004. Korol has shown her work at MOCA GA and Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta, The Painting Center in New York, and the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, among other places. She is a distinguished fellow of the Hambidge Center, the JUNGE AKADEMIE, and the Women’s Art Institute. She is the recipient of the 2020 Forward Arts Foundation Edge Award. Her work has been published in ART PAPERS, Burnaway, and ArtsATL. Based in Atlanta, she is a visiting assistant professor of art at Morehouse College.

María Korol