Alicja Dobrucka

London, UK

Alicja Dobrucka is a London based Polish photographer, most of all, her interest focuses upon topics concerning cultural identity and cultural transfer. Initially, rather intrigued by the point where cultures meet and merge, first and foremost, Alicja’s artistic practice explores the new possibilities that come out of such encounters.

Primarily, as an artist, Alicja considers it rather more important that the work can move and be understood by a variety of people with no knowledge whatsoever of critical theory. Importantly, her projects pose questions about vulnerability, youth, motherhood, domesticity and finally, the passage of time.

Key facts

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  • BA in Fine Art Photography, London College of Communications, University of the Arts, London (2009/2011).
  • Awards include Deutsche Bank Fine Art Award and Grant in Photography (2010), Sotiri Prize, Korce, Albania (2011)
  • Collections include the Krakow Museum of Photography, Poland, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan and Space 118 Collection, Mumbai, India.
  • Exhibited in solo and group shows including Sequenza Sismica, Italian Institute of Culture, Berlin, Germany (2019), Sequenza Sismica, MATA Gallery, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy (2017), LOOK International Photography Festival, Tate Liverpool (2015), ‘Life is on a New High’, Biel/Bienne Photography Festival (Biel, 2015); ‘Tender’, Chennai Photo Biennale (Chennai, 2015); ‘Room with a View’, Kehrer Galerie (Berlin, 2015); ‘Artist salons chez Ligne Roset’, Ligne Roset Westend Showroom (London, 2014); ‘Curated by Paul Smith & friends’, Paul Smith – Albemarle Street (London, 2014); ‘Restate’, NEO Bankside (London, 2014); ‘Culture Translated’, the Barbican (London, 2012); ‘Experimenta EXD’11’, the Architectural Biennale (Lisbon, 2011); ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, ICA (London, 2011); the 54th Venice Biennale, WW Gallery (Venice, 2011); ‘Fresh Faced Wild Eyed’, the Photographers’ Gallery (London, 2010)