Karina Smigla-Bobinski lives and works as a freelance artist in Munich. She studied art 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 and moves between science, intuition, expression and cognition. She produces and collaborates on projects ranging from kinetic sculptures, interactive installations, art interventions, featuring mixed reality objects, multimedia physical theatre performances and online projects. Karina’s works bridge kinetic art, drawing, video, installation, painting, performance and sculpture. Her works contain the method of their making, they are direct art, which foregrounds the material, movement through time and impact on results. She was a Visiting Research Fellow and Artist in Residence at ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Bielefeld University's Institute for Advanced Study.
Her works have been shown in 49 countries on 5 continents at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai (China), Mattress Factory - Museum of Contemporary Art / Pittsburgh (USA), Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris (France), Ithra - King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture / Dhahran (Saudi Arabia), Science Gallery in Dublin (Ireland), IPARK Museum of Art in Suwon (Korea), GARAGE Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow (Russia), ZERO1 Biennial in Silicon Valley (US), FILE Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool (UK), Busan Biennale (South Korea), Muffathalle in Munich (Germany), Bangkok University Gallery (Thailand).
Her collaborative performances have been shown at the Festival Montpellier (France), Grand Théâtre (Luxembourg), Festival in Kabul (Afghanistan), GoDown Art Center Nairobi (Kenya), National School of Drama in Delhi (India), Festival Caracas (Venezuela), Fadjr-Festival in Tehran (Iran), Art Festival (South Korea), Haus der Kunst in Munich (Germany), Berliner Festspiele (Germany) and Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale, Venice (Italy).