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  Participated in the Following Exhibitions The Brown Sheep Project <2000>
Digital Mural Project: Robert Karimi & Conchita Villalba <2001>
Atlas(t): A Mapping Expedition/Exhibition <2001>
SU ARTE HERE: Five Years of Galería’s Digital Mural Project <2005>
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Robert Karimi

Robert Karimi, an interdisciplinary artist/activist whose Iranian/Guatemalan hybrid heritage serves as a point of departure for his artistic/spiritual/political reflections, mixes poetry, music, storytelling, visual art, and performance art to explore sampled consciousness, an idea borrowed from hip-hop, where identity is negotiated, that we sample, blend, fade in and fade out the various subcultures and experiences we come into contact to create self.

Just recently featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Karimi’s site specific performance work has been featured at the Artspace, Galeria de la Raza, Yerba Buena Arts Center, La Peña Cultural Center, and as part of a lecture series at the Smithsonian Institute. Karimi was a member of the 1999 National Poetry Slam Championship Team, and his poetry has been published in Callaloo, Asian American Collective- Chicago’s kitchen poems, and the upcoming Longman Press’ Latino Literature Today anthology.

His performances have been recorded in the U.S., Germany and on the web, most recently as a Book of Voices selection on Recipient of two National Performance Network residencies, he directed/produced/wrote a short film based on one of his poems.

He now performs throughout the world; directs short films, and lectures about issues of mixed culture and teaches poetry and performance workshops. He currently is a drama teacher at Perspectives Charter School. His past, present, and future reflections can be found at