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.
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.
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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