Karina Smigla-Bobinski
Residency Workshop - April 28 - May 2, 2015
Artist Talk, May 2, 2015 (Opening Reception)

Residency Workshop - Selected Douglas College Student Participation
In the week prior to the POPart opening, Karina will work with selected Douglas College art-stream students to complete the ADA project. Selected students will have the opportunity to work with an international artist, participate in rigorous artistic process, and have ample time to engage with the artist.

Artist Talk
Karina will speak on her practice and on her installation work in the POPart exhibition - ADA. ADA (analogue interactive installation) is a huge charcoal-studded balloon that hovers in a small room. ADA interacts with us and creates symbiotic wall drawings like some unpredictable hybrid plant-machine or maybe the result of a biotech experiment. She is not programmed she has a will of her own is often unpredictable and displays a high degree of autonomy. Make the first move and ADA will draw you into her world shifting the boundaries of how you define and experience the artist-audience-work assemblage.

Bio - 2015
Born in Poland Karina Smigla-Bobinski lives and in Munich and Berlin. She studied painting and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow Poland and Munich Germany. She works as an intermedia artist with analogue and digital media. She produces and collaborates on projects ranging from interactive and mixed reality art in form of installations objects in-situ&online-art-projects art interventions and multimedia physical theatre performances to digital and traditional painting analogue interactive installations or kinetic sculptures. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg (Germany). Her work has been shown in 32 countries on 5 continents.