Karen Brusch has been passionate about the arts industry for over twenty five years, having worked in creative spaces all her life - from advertising and education, to feature film and documentaries. Brusch worked as Manager of Gallery MOMO and was promoted to Director of MOMO Johannesburg some 6 years later. During her ten years at Gallery MOMO, Karen managed the careers of numerous international artists such as Mary Sibande, Ayana V. Jackson, Blessing Ngobeni, Florine Demosthene, Andrew Tshabangu, Roger Ballen, among others. Karen has also run large-scale projects both nationally and internationally such as Art Fairs, Museum and Gallery Exhibitions, as well as Art and Jazz Festivals. Following a year-long sabbatical, Karen recently set up the Free State Art Collective with the intention of creating visibility and opportunities nationwide for Visual Artists from the Free State.