Kuba Dorabialski (born in Wrocław, Poland, lives and works in Sydney, New South Wales)
Through cinematic video and video installation, Kuba develops works that attempt to reconcile modernism with mysticism, and radical leftist politics with the personal poetic.
Kuba’s works often observe traditions, habits and gestures tied to Eastern Europe and looks at these through the lenses of landscape, language and politics. Ultimately, he is in pursuit of the uncertain border between nostalgia and sentimentality, especially for the recent Soviet past.
Recent exhibitions include All of Them in There, Firstdraft, Sydney, 2016; That Time I Held Your Hand in the Glow of a Burning City, (with Katy B Plummer), Borderline Art Space, Iasi, Romania, 2016; Stuck in the Mud, Verge Gallery, Sydney, 2016; and Monumentalism, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, 2016.