Kai Wasikowski is a Sydney-based artist working with photography, multimedia and installation. Wasikowski’s practice explores what it means to be ecologically aware and connected to place. Through photography, multimedia and installation, Wasikowski’s work considers the encroachment of technology and human production on previous ideals of nature, and the new emotional environments this shapes.
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. Solo exhibitions include; Lux, the Corner Cooperative, Sydney, 2015 and Taking Liberties, Photo Access, Canberra, 2015. Recent group exhibitions include 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.
In-tension, 2016, fishing rods, 210 x 140 x 80 cm
Global climax (tunnel vision), 2016, Duratran photograph, LED lights, Axminster carpet, monocular, single channel video
Looking with a forked tongue, 2016, pure pigment print, lenticular lens, 165 x 118 cm
Global climax (tunnel vision), 2016, video still