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Kasia Dzikowska

Kasia Dzikowska is an international award winning Polish artist living and working in the United Arab Emirates. Kasia primarily works in 2D media, mainly in watercolours, ink and acrylics. Overlaid washes with linear drawing are a technique that she specialises in. Her work includes strong use of repetitive pattern and its influences by the Middle East, especially by the empowerment of local women in the UAE.

Artist Statement

In my art practice I have been looking at women, focusing on their existence, their perception of themselves and their ambitions.  I gained an MA Degree with distinction in 2007 and since then have participated in various UK and UAE exhibitions. In 2012 I was awarded ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by the Herbert Gallery Coventry. More recently I was awarded 1st Place in the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Art category for my series ‘Notice me’, and have exhibited at Sikka 2015.

 

I primarily work in 2D media, recently concentrating on drawing and painting. Combining ink or watercolour washes overlaid with linear drawing is a technique that I have specialised in. I am currently analysing the meaning of womanhood in modernity, contrasting traditional female values with today’s aspirations and expectations. This project was developed from the five countries I have lived in – Poland, Lithuania, Italy, the UK and the UAE – and their variations on the place of women in society.

 

I challenge this received wisdom by being realistic and grounded while, at the same time, maintaining the creativity, artistic expression and technical skills required to be called an artist.

 

You can download my artist portfolio as a PDF by clicking here.


Selected Exhibitions

7-30 May 19                       Emerge III Converging Lines, Venice, IT

14 Feb – 2 Apr 19              RAK Fine Arts Festival 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

2 -6 Dec 18                        National Day Installation, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

6-12 Oct 18                        Message of Love, Sinyar Gallery, Dubai

29 Oct -12 Nov 18             Soul of the Desert, Art Hub Gallery, Dubai

16-22 Aug 18                     Show Your Best, Cartoon Gallery, Dubai

8 Mar 18                             SPE International Women Day Exhibition, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

15 Oct 17 – 20 Feb 18      Wall of Happiness, Exhibition M Gallery, R Hotel The Palm Jumeirah

10 – 17 Oct 18                   Art and Headlines, Khaleej Times Collaboration, Andakulova Gallery

27 May – 26 Jun 17          Vibes of Ramadan, Avani Hotel, Dubai

03 Nov – 02 Dec 16         My Flag My World, CITIZEN E Gallery, Dubai

19 Mar – 2 Apr 16             Eva 2 Exhibition, Art Plus Gallery, Dubai

13 – 24 Mar 16                   Sikka16, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai

18 - 21 Jan 16                    Art In Secret, Showcase Gallery, Dubai

16 Jan – 13 Feb 16           International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

3 Dec 15                            Martyrs of the Nation, Art Plus Gallery, Dubai

13 Nov – 05 Dec 15         City Walk, Dubai
15 – 17 Oct 15                   Art Fair Dubai, The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, Dubai      
14 – 24 Mar 15                  SIKKA15, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai
19 – 21 Feb 15                  RAK Fine Arts Festival 2015, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
1 Oct – 6 Nov 14              Art from the Mind’s Eye, Art Couture Gallery, Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai
20 – 22 Feb 14                 RAK Fine Arts Festival 2014, UAE, 1st Place Winner, Art Category
16 Jan – 2 Feb 13             International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
22 – 29 Nov 12                 Rugby Open Exhibition, Rugby Gallery and Museum, UK
1 Aug 12 – 1 Aug 13         Featured Newcomer to Coventry 2012, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, UK
18 Jan – 5 Feb 12              City of Sanctuary, The Herbert Gallery, Coventry, UK