Nama Bu

Nama Bu, in native Embera meaning WE EXIST reveals a colaboration with the Native American Embera Chamis community, an intensely personal voyage of themes that revolve around personal and collective identity amidst a backdrop of extreme beauty and violence in Colombia.

Nama Bu explores different aspect of the artist relationship with this unknown world.
From voyer to hostages, we are then allowed into their cosmic vision, from fascination at first, to misunderstanding, and finally to what can only be called a true revelation.

'Having been raised between Paris and Colombia, I have always been in transit from one world to the other, my identity always being questioned and reality being fought out between European urban existence and the idea of a lost paradise. I explore this schism and the logic of sense through the dramatic questions of who, where and why. Finally, there was the subject of art itself, the object transcending time through photography, animation and transition. It is a personal journey by way of projection and fabulation, transcending meaning, not interested in revealing per se, but in exploring what is hidden. ' Karen Paulina Biswell


Nama Bu

Nama Bu, in native Embera meaning WE EXIST reveals a colaboration with the Native American Embera Chamis community, an intensely personal voyage of themes that revolve around personal and collective identity amidst a backdrop of extreme beauty and violence in Colombia.

Nama Bu explores different aspect of the artist relationship with this unknown world.
From voyer to hostages, we are then allowed into their cosmic vision, from fascination at first, to misunderstanding, and finally to what can only be called a true revelation.

'Having been raised between Paris and Colombia, I have always been in transit from one world to the other, my identity always being questioned and reality being fought out between European urban existence and the idea of a lost paradise. I explore this schism and the logic of sense through the dramatic questions of who, where and why. Finally, there was the subject of art itself, the object transcending time through photography, animation and transition. It is a personal journey by way of projection and fabulation, transcending meaning, not interested in revealing per se, but in exploring what is hidden. ' Karen Paulina Biswell


 Jaibaná, Chaman – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Sirikua, medicinal plant – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Borobísca, flowers use by the Chaman – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Moinokitua, aromaths for the soup – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Kipara I – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 The mouth is where knowledge comes and fills the stomach and heart – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Jedeko, Moon – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Jaí, Spirit – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Jagua, fruit for painting – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Kipara II – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Corazón Chami, heart of the mountains – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Jua, hands – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Páda, Banana – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Caballo Para Cargar Mercado, Horse word doesn’t exist in the embera dialect – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Kima, Union-Love – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Amba Take, same sisters – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell
 Kipara III – Nama Bu by Karen Paulina Biswell