Kara Schoeman

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Kara Schoeman is a Free State based artist who specialises mostly in sculpture and video projections. Her work speaks about human nature and individuality, that which is similar between us but also that which separates us from one another. Her Honours degree in Psychology helps her to depict how individuals perceive their surroundings and what effect these perceptions have on their lives. Most of her artworks reveal specific mental disorders and how these disorders are experienced by individuals. She often connects these concepts of phenomenology with theories in quantum physics. She is boggled by the twenty-first century findings regarding Thomas Young’s double slit experiment. Schoeman often reflects on what these results of quantum physics experiments mean in our every day perceptions of reality.

Schoeman graduated with a BA Fine Art Degree (Cum laude) from the University of the Free State in 2016. Thereafter she graduated with a BA Honours in Psychology at the University of the Free State in 2017. During her studies, Schoeman was awarded the best Fine Art student of her year group for three consecutive years. She was also awarded the best over all Art History student in 2015. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries such as the Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Map Gallery, UJ Art Gallery, Young Blood Art Gallery, Gallery on Leviseur and Design Indaba.

Schoeman is currently a Facilitator for the “Skills and Competencies for Lifelong Learning” module at the University of the Free State’s Access Program. Schoeman has been employed by the University of the Free State as a Student Assistant to first and second year Fine Art Students from 2014 to 2017. She served as a Lecture Assistant for Bed education students in their Art and Culture Modules in 2016 and 2017. She Tutored and Facilitated the second year Art history and Image studies students in 2017. Schoeman is Currently the Artist behind KaraArtistics where she designs aluminium cast artworks.