Kara Blackmore is an anthropologist, curator and writer who works at the intersection of art, heritage and reconciliation in post-conflict societies. She uses exhibition making as a format to understand the everyday lived experiences of those impacted by war and oppression. To reflect on a decade of practice, and in particular the Travelling Testimonies exhibition she curated in 2013-2014, Kara has undertaken a PhD in International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This research is linked to an Arts and Humanities Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council funded project entitled The Politics of Return that connects five academic institutions and local partners to examine cycles of displacement and return between South Sudan, Central African Republic, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Recent exhibitions include: Weights and Measures: Protraits of Justice by Bradley McCallum (Internatioanl Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties; The Hague, Netheralnds, November 2016 | Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre and Constitution Hill, South Africa, Februrary – April 2017),Curating the Colonial Crime Scene (Intervention at the Ethnographic Gallery of the South African Museum, Cape Town, September, 2107) and Enduring Exile: Lived Realities of South Sudanese Women in Uganda (Uganda Museum, Kampala, May 2017).