Kai Wasikowski is an artist based in Sydney whose work considers what it means to be ecologically aware. With an experimental approach to photographic processes, Kai’s practice incorporates readymade materials and multimedia to draw together signifiers of technology and nature, exploring the increasing intimacy of these terms and the emotional environments their meshing creates. With overarching themes of ecological disaster and human implication, Kai’s work reflects on personal feelings of anxiety and dissonance brought about by familiarising rapid environmental and technological change.
Kai Wasikowski recently completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours with University Medal) at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2016 where he was awarded the Deans Award for Honours and the Artereal Gallery Mentoring Award. Kai’s work has been exhibited in local and international exhibitions in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Berlin and Singapore. In mid 2017 Kai’s work was shown in Hatched: National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts where he was awarded the 2017 Schenberg Art Fellowship and a year long Mentorship with Mikala Tai, Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
Upcoming: Oceans From Here, group exhibition curated by Allison Holland, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. August 2018.
Photo by Charlie White