Alicja Dobrucka exhibitis 'Houses' in Poznań
14 apr 2016 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate artist Alicja Dobrucka presents her new photography work called 'Houses' as part of her solo exhibition at Rodriguez Gallery in Poznań, Poland.
In her new photographic project, Alicja analyses the architecture of a Palestinian village called Susya. Situated in what is now an Israeli settlement, Susya is known for its strong resistance against the oppressor and for its people's devotion to their roots, their land.
The particular architecture of the place appears here as a symbol of this opposition. Houses built from long-lasting materials such as bricks or concrete are then camouflaged by their inhabitants in order to resemble temporary tents, ephemeral constructions, achieving a harmless and nonthreatening look before the occupant's eyes.
Having as a starting point Susya's particular case, Alicja's photographic project examines the Palestinian-Israeli conflict while also engaging with universal issues such as the meaning of ‘home’, people's attachment to their own traditions, life in exclusion or the constant need to hide.
Alicja will present her photographic work at an artist talk at Rodriguez Gallery on Saturday the 16th of April 2016. The exhibition will run between the 15th of April and the 14th of May 2016.
Alicja Dobrucka, Why can't we ask for more?, 2013, c-type print, 122 x 152 cm, ed. of 3, courtesy of the artist.
Alicja Dobrucka is a photographer based in London. She holds a BA in Fine Art Photography, from FAMU, Prague and a MA in Fine Art Photography from London College of Communication, London (2009). She has been awarded with the the Sotiri Prize, Korce (2011) and the Deutsche Bank Fine Art Award and Grant in Photography (2010). She has exhibited in solo and group shows including '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).
Last August, Alicja's Why can't we ask for more? was one of the first works to be successfully funded through the art:i:curate art crowd funding platform. Find out more about how to become a Co-Producer.