Karen has always been interested in different forms of art, from music and dance to visual arts. Not an artist herself, having a background in IT, she channeled this passion for the arts into Curious Curator, an art incubator and accelerator she co-founded last year with friend Prim Paypon. The startup aims to introduce non-mainstream and budding artists from outside Metro Manila to a wider audience, while also making contemporary art from talented artists more accessible to new collectors and art enthusiasts. Curious Curator collaborates intensively with these young artists, coming up with concepts and themes that best highlight the style and strengths of the artist. Exhibited in non-traditional spaces, the artists are connected with Manila galleryists, art enthusiasts, the artist community and art collectors.