Emerging Fields, 2009
Karolina Sobecka works with animation, design, interactivity, computer games and other media and formats. Her work often engages public space and explores the way we interact with each other. Karolina received a BFA from SAIC and her MFA from Calarts in Experimental Animation/Integrated Media. She has studied and taught in the University of Washington’s DXARTS PhD program. Karolina’s work has been shown internationally, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum, MoMA Film, ZKM, National Museum of China, Science Gallery, Beall Center for Art + Technology and ISEA. She has received awards from, among others, NYFA, Creative Capital, Princess Grace Foundation, Rhizome, Platform International Animation Festival, Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards and the Japan Media Arts Festival. Flightphase, Karolina's art and design studio, develops a variety of art and commercial projects at the intersection of art, design and technological innovation.
Awards and Accomplishments
Sobecka receives a residency at the Field_Notes – Deep Time art&science field laboratory organized by the Finnish Society of Bioart at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland, Finland.
Sobecka presents All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland
Flightphase, of which Sobecka is founder and creative director, is commissioned to create Paik Times Five for an exhibition Infinite Loop organized by the New Museum. Created in tribute to the legendary video art pioneer, Nam June Paik, the exhibit featured international artists whose works carry on the exploration of technology and participatory art, a movement Paik helped ignite in the 1960's.
Sobecka receives a Rhizome Commission 2012-13 for her project First Person Person Shooter (Persona).
Sobecka is awarded a NYFA Fellowship for Digital/Electronic Arts
Sobecka receives the 2011 Special Project Award from Princess Grace Foundation for the further development of Amateur Human.
Karolina receives a commission for a permanent public art installation at the Institute of Simulation and Training, UCF. The commissioned installation, Forth, opens in April 2011
The Matter of Air
‘If I can explain clouds, I can explain everything,’ said Descartes, invoking not only the complexity of atmospheric physics but also the…
Oct 03 – Dec 19, 2014
Karolina Sobecka presents "The Cloud Collection" at ZERO1 in San Jose, CA
April 28, 2015
MAP Fund Announces 2015 Grantee Class