Kai Wasikowski is a Sydney-based artist who’s work considers what it means to be ecologically aware. Utilising photography, readymade materials and multimedia, Wasikowski draws together aesthetic signifiers of technology and nature to explore the increasing intimacy of these binary terms and the emotional environments their meshing creates.
Wasikowski completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours with University Medal) at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2016 and was awarded the Deans Award for Honours and the 2016 Artereal Gallery Mentoring Award. Wasikowski’s work was recently shown in ‘Hatched: National Graduate Show’ at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts where he was awarded the 2017 Schenberg Art Fellowship.
Solo exhibitions include; Lux, the Corner Cooperative, Sydney, 2015 and Taking Liberties, Photo Access, Canberra, 2015. Recent group exhibitions include Nice One Picasso, Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Sydney; Habitual Ritual, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, 2016; Ideally Yes, Interlude Gallery, Sydney, 2016; Objectifying Elsewhere, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne 2015. Wasikowski has also exhibited in various emerging artist awards including the Young Artist Initiative, M. Contemporary, Sydney, 2016, Exploration 16, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 2016 and was the recipient of the 2016 Art Month Sydney Emerging Artist Award, held at the Galeries Victoria, Sydney. Kai is currently artist in residence at Square One Studios in Sydney. He is working towards a solo exhibition at Arterial Gallery in December 2017.