Karma International was founded by Marina Olsen and Karolina Dankow in 2008. After two years of curatorial activity in a non-commercial space, the gallery transitioned to a commercial space to better represent the artists of the original program: Pamela Rosenkranz, Ida Ekblad, David Hominal, Carissa Rodriguez, and Emanuel Rossetti, among others. Each of them represents the generation of artists challenging art-world norms and continues to do so as their career develops. These artists have been crucial in building Karma International’s identity. As time went on more artists from different generations, such as Judith Bernstein, K8 Hardy, Vivian Suter, Simone Fattal, Sylvie Fleury, Urban Zellweger, Ser Serpas, and Markus Oehlen, as well as the estates of Meret Oppenheim and Xanti Schawinsky, joined the roster of practices in conjunction together with the original grouping of artists.