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Karola Braga (1988, São Caetano do Sul, Brazil) is an artist and olfactory researcher. She holds a Master's degree in Visual Poetics from the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP) and a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP). 


A prominent feature in her work is the use of scents. Through the utilization of scents, which hold both symbolic and cultural significance, her work generates sensations, evokes memories, and, above all, tells stories. Braga's exploration of scents goes beyond a singular focus on the medium itself; it encompasses a multidisciplinary approach, intertwining elements of culture, chemistry, anthropology, and sensory science. Her artistic pursuits delve deeply into the concepts of presence/absence and memory/forgetfulness. 


Since 2015, Braga has exhibited her artwork both in Brazil and internationally. She has actively participated in various artistic residencies, including the Residency Program at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2017), and the Kooshk Residency in Tehran, where she was awarded the Kooshk Artist Residency Award (KARA 2018). Braga has also been nominated for the 2020 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Award (Miami) and the Bloom Art Prize Weihenstephaner 2019 (Cologne). Most recently, she emerged as a finalist in the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work with Scent category at the 9th Art and Olfaction Awards held in Los Angeles. 

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