Naima Karlsson is an artist and musician from London. Her practice incorporates photography, drawing, text and music composition - led by interests in abstraction, repetition, improvisation and the history of jazz. Her main instrument is the piano, in addition to the organ, harmonium, vibraphone and percussion.
Together Naima and Kenichi Iwasa form a collaborative duo called Exotic Sin. The duo play a variety of acoustic instruments, combined with some electronic sounds. Improvisation and live recording are at the core of their musical process. Naima is also an archivist for the art and music of her grandparents, Moki and Don Cherry, and an administrator for their estate.