Alicja Dobrucka

London, UK

London-based Polish artist Alicja Dobrucka’s interest focuses upon topics concerning cultural identity and cultural transfer. Rather intrigued by the point where cultures meet and merge Alicja’s artistic practice explores the new possibilities that come out of such encounters.

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. Her projects pose questions about vulnerability, youth, motherhood, domesticity and the passage of time.

Key facts

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  • Recipient of the Deutsche Bank Fine Art Award and Grant in Photography (2010)
  • Awarded the Sotiri Prize, Korce, Albania (2011)
  • Her work is included in the art collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
  • Exhibited in solo and group shows including ‘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)