kasia molga



Kasia Molga has refused to be labeled - design fusionist, artist, environmentalist, creative coder she is driven by a curiosity how design, science and technology intersect and how art can reveals stories embedded in those intersections. Predominantly focusing on ever changing human relation and perception of natural environment and more than human fellow “earthlings” for over two decades Kasia seeks ways of conveying notion of collaboration with nature. Material and immaterial connections between human body - its health and condition and more than human organisms, the organic, non-binary, biological matter vs digital technologies and care, repair, empathy and inter / intra -species communication are the regular themes. She makes objects, sculptures, audio visual work, immersive experiences, hybrid interfaces or sometimes simple drawings or illustrated stories. Special attention is paid towards oceans and marine environments.

She exhibited worldwide, most notably: Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, V&A Museum, Ars Electronica, Meta.Morf (NO), Translife Media Arts Triennial (Beijing, China), MIS (Sao Paulo, BR), Dutch Design Week (NL); and is a recipient of many international awards, grants and residencies, among many others: STARTS EU Residency, Wellcome Trust Award, Ars Electronica 2012 Honorary Mention, Creative Industries NL, European N.I.C.E Award, RESHAPE 2017 Honourable Mention, LES RESPIRATIONS 2016 Special Prize.




Her work was featured in international press such as Huffington Post, The Guardian, Wired, Dutch Technology Review and BBC.

Kasia is a founder and director of Studio Molga Ltd, where, aside from her art practice, she heads a team of creative technologists and architects delivering socially engaged commissions and educational projects. Prior to that she was a co-founder and principal creative researcher of World Wilder Lab, collaborated with open source and hardware communities such Protei (now www.scoutbots.com) and worked for creative industries as a UX Designer, Developer and Digital Art Director helping to set digital departments in places such as BBC Music or The Independent.

Kasia is a regular guest lecturer at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, she also heads a number of ecological tech workshops for girls (with special focus on girls from underprivileged backgrounds). She presents and publishes regularly. In addition to that Kasia is also a licensed Scuba Diver, avid aerial photographer and spent her childhood sailing on the merchant navy vessels.


STUDIO


Complex problems and chaotic stories in order to be investigated, re-conceptualised, prototyped and then conveyed demand more than one view point or set of skills. Studio Molga is a result of organic progression of Kasia's working practice, during which more often than not she has invited to collaboration other practioners from various fields. Studio Molga became a metaphorical and physical space for



creation, ideation, experiments and making and currently comprise of:

KASIA MOLGA: art & creative director
ERIK OVERMEIRE: creative technologist
GOSIA SIWIEC: architect
HENRY MADICOTT: studio & project manager
EMILY BRISELDEN-WATERS: senior creative producer
IVAN MAREVICH: video



Regular artistic partnerships:

ROBIN RIMBAUD aka SCANNER
IVAN HENRIQUES



Other collaborations:

THE GEEKERY


CONTACT


STUDIO MOLGA

S2 First Floor
20 The Centre
Margate, Kent
CT9 1JG, UK



GENERAL ENQUARIES
hello [at] studiomolga.com

PRESS ENQUARIES
henry [at] studiomolga.com




AFFLIATIONS


Dark Euphoria

3 rue Chicot, Marseille
France
+33 4 91 09 10 51
contact [at] dark-euphoria.com



Future Everything

SEESAW, 86 Princess St
Manchester, M1 6NG
United Kingdom
+ 44 161 266 7113
info [at] futureeverything.org



V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media

Eendrachtsstraat 10
3012 XL Rotterdam
the Netherlands
+31 10 206 7272
v2 [at] v2.nl



Invisible Dust

Woodend, The Crescent
Scarborough, YO11 2PW
hello [at] invisibledust.com


ACADEMIA


Education:

MA at Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design, London
Interdisciplinary Design Studies
BA at Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design, London
Fine Art: Film & Video
Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland
Department of Fine Arts and Design, Specialization: Multimedia and Animation

Teaching:

2018 - present Visiting Senior Lecturer at Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2013 - 14 Visiting Senior Lecturer at Brunel University, London, Department of Design and Engineering



2009 - 14 Principle Lecturer and Program Leader at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Faculty of Design Innovation
2003 - 05 Lecturer at University of Greenwich, Deparment of Graphic and Digital Design
2002 – 04 Lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College, Print Design and Animation.


Other:

External examiner for degree exams and defenses in WDKA, Roterdam.
In the past, external adviser to Interactive Architecture Lab, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Kasia and her team in Studio Molga regularly organise and run labs and workshops for children and adults.


CV


2021 “HOW TO MAKE AN OCEAN - PERFORMANCE" , NEW NOW FESTIVAL, Essen, Germany
2021 “BY THE CODE OF SOIL” , ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria
2021 “HOW TO MAKE AN OCEAN” , ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria
2021 “HOW TO MAKE AN OCEAN” , WERKLAITZ FESTIVAL, Halle, Germany
2020 “BY THE CODE OF SOIL” , TAIPEI PHOTO 2020, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 “BY THE CODE OF SOIL” , UNTITLED FESTIVAL, Helsinki, Finland
2020 “HOw TO MAKE AN OCEAN - THE JOURNEY” , ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL, Linz, Austria, Online
2020 “NATURAL GLITCH” , ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL, Linz, Austria, Online
2020 “(de)COMPOSITION” , Quasi Worlds ad Near Futures, State Studios, Berlin, Germany
2020 “BY THE CODE OF SOIL” , 104, Paris, France
2019 “HUMAN SENSOR” , City Hall, Mayor of London International Air Quality Conference, London, UK
2019 “ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN BREATH” , Science Museum, London, UK
2019 “HUMAN SENSOR” , Festival of Thrift, Redcar, UK
2019 “EFFLUX” , UAL, London Design Week, London, UK
2019 “HUMAN SENSOR” , Da Vinci Festival, Seoul, Korea
2019 “PLANDSCAPES” , Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
2019 “HUMAN SENSOR” , TATE MODERN, London, UK
2019 “CORAL LOVE STORY” , TATE MODERN, London, UK
2019 “HUMAN SENSOR” , Re____Use, Science Gallery, Kuwait
2018 “HUMAN SENSOR LND” , Under her Eye, London, UK
2018 “BY THE CODE OF SOIL (work in progress)” , Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2017 “HUMAN SENSOR” , Dutch Design Week, Eidenhoven, NL
2017 “HUMAN SENSOR” , Transnatural, Amsterdam, NL
2017 “CORAL LOVE STORY” , Wellcome Trust, London, UK
2017 “HUMAN SENSOR” , V&A, London, UK
2017 “POSITIVELY CHARGED” , Taipei Art Festival, Taipei, TAIWAN
2017 “CORAL LOVE STORY” , Seafest Festival, Scarborough, UK
2017 “HUMAN SENSOR” , Tech Fashion Show, Shanghai, China
2017 “HUMAN SENSOR” , Look Forward, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France
2017 “CORAL LOVE STORY” , Ferens Gallery, Hull, UK
2016 “HUMAN SENSOR” , RETUNE FESTIVAL, Berlin, GERMANY
2016 “A PORTRAIT OF YOUR BREATH” , Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester, Manchester, UK
2016 “HUMAN SENSOR” , ESOF 2016, Manchester, UK
2016 “PLANeT” , AHRC Common Ground, York University, York, UK
2016 “PLANeT” , Kings College London, London, UK
2015 “PLANeT” , Gallery Alte Mitte, Essen, Germany
2015 “FRAMED CONTEMPLATION” , Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, SA
2015 “PLANDSCAPES” , Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, SA
2015 “THE ANATOMY OF HUMAN BREATH” , Showroom, Sheffield, UK
2014 “A PORTRAIT OF YOUR BREATH” , Science Gallery London, London, UK
2014 “THE ANATOMY OF HUMAN BREATH” , Watermans Centre, London, UK
2014 “ORGANIC CINEMA” (permanent display), Connecting Cities Festival, Media Lab Prado, Madrid, Spain
2014 “ORGANIC CINEMA”, Connecting Cities Festival, M-CULT, Helsinki, Finland
2014 “ORGANIC CINEMA”, FACT, Liverpool, UK



2013 “ORGANIC CINEMA”, V&A Musuem, London, UK
2013 “ENTROPY”, FILE FESTIVAL 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil,
2013 “ORGANIC CINEMA”, Pixelache Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2012 “OIl COMPASS”, Dutch Design Week 2012, Eidhoven, NL
2012 “OIl COMPASS”, META.MORF 2012, Trondheim, Norway
2012 “OIl COMPASS”, TRANSNATURAL, Amsterdam, NL
2012 “OIl COMPASS”, CYBERARTS’12, PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Ausrtria
2012 “THE…”, FUTURE EVERYTHING, Manchester, UK
2012 ”THE…”, FIBER Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2012 “Oil Compass”, ARCO Madrid, Spain
2011 “THE…”, SHIFT Festival, Basel, Switzerland
2011 “Oil Compass”, Sabanci Centre, ISEA, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 “Oil Compass”, Witte de With Festival, Rotterdam, NL
2011 “Oil Compass”, V2_ Summer Sessions, Rotterdam, NL
2011 “Oil Compass”, Museum of National Arts, Beijing, China
2011 “Postcards from Wanderings”, Bannister Gallery, Providence, USA
2010 “Unrulyscapes”, To & For Gallery, London
2010 “Serendipitious Pieces”, MOMA, New York, USA, (Sander Veenhof AR exhibition curation)
2010 “Mirror of Infinity 3.0″, Shoreditch Town Hall, “Illumini Festival”, London, UK
2010 “Punch and Judy”, Glastonbury, BBC Big Screens, UK
2010 “Floresta”, PUC Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 “Mirror of Infinity 3.0“, Idea Store Canary Wharf & Chrisp Street, London, solo show
2010 “Peregrinations”, Idea Store White Chapel, London, solo show
2009 ”Serendipitous Pieces”, solo show, 4M Group Gallery”, London,
2009 “Floresta”, MIS, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009 “10 Seconds of Silence”, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
2008 “Serendipitous Pieces”, 4M Group Gallery”, London, UK - solo exhibition
2008 “Breaking News”, “B.tween08″ festival, Museum of Science, Manchester, UK
2008 “Breaking News”, FILMobile festival, West London Gallery, London, UK
2008 “Mirror of Infinity”, GLAM, HMS President, London, UK
2007 “Mirror of Infinity”, “EVA” Conference, LCC, London, UK
2007 “Se(a)men”,Was Manner brauchen, Galerie M, Berlin
2007 “Thinking of You”, Yayoi Museum, Tokyo, Japn
2006 “Mirror of Infinity v1.0″,BIGOS, Polish-English Manifestation, Foundry, London, UK
2006 “Keep The Sun Shining”, Creative Links Festival, Truman Brewery, London
2006 “Darling, Can we get out of here?”, Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Art Poses Festival, Osaka, Japan – International Biennale of Modern Art
2005 “Mirror of Infinity v1.0″, Oxo Tower Gallery, London, UK
2005 “1o Seconds of Emoticons”, Frankly Festival, Gallery “Fizek”, Poznan, Poland
2004 “10 Seconds of Silence”, International Biennale of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Osaka, Japan
2001 “The Mistake”, BBC British Short Film Festival, London , UK
2001 ”The Orchids’ Impression”, London Fashion Week, London, UK
2001 “The Mistake”, Candid Art Trust, London, UK
2001 “The Mistake”, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS


2019 DYCP Grant ACE UK Develop Your Creative Practice Arts Council England award
2018 CREATIVE INDUSTRY NL award for Wide Wood Web project – residency in Wageningen University & Research
2017 RESHAPE 2017 Coral Love Story: Chapter #1, Honourable Mention, Barcelona.
2016 LES RESPIRATIONS 2016 Special Prize for Human Sensor – project promoting problem of clean air
2015 WELLCOME TRUST AWARD through Invisible Dust commission to produce and exhibit the Human Sensor (www.humansensor.eu).
2015 NICE AWARD Network for Innovation in Culture and Creative in Europe Award – for World Wilder Lab research on PlanEt device and its application in smart cities.
2015 CREATIVEWORKS LONDON The CEiR award for the residency in Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London – for World Wilder Lab research on PlanEt device and acquisition and artistic interpretation of bio-data from plants.
2014 ODI NODE SHEFFIELD, BETTER WITH DATA SOCIETY for working with real time environmental data and The Anatomy Of Human Breath



2014 ICT-ART EU COMMISSION AWARD for working with art, science and technology for The Anatomy Of Human Breath
2013 ISIS ARTS: shortlisted for residency for research on real time environmental data visualisation
2012 ODI Institute – Shortlisted to a Data Visualisation Prize
2012 PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA – Honorary Mention in Hybrid Arts Category for “Protei” and “Oil Compass”
2011 ISIS Arts – shortlisted for residency for “Oil Compass”
2010 Clear Channel Awards Nomination for “Floresta”
2010 Arts Council and Cultural Olympiad Grant for “Punch and Judy” interactive application for BBC Big Screens
2009 Arts Council Grants for Arts for Mirror of Infinity 3.0 and its exhibition in Tower Hamlets of London
2009 British Council Grant for exhibition of Floresta in Mobilfest festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008 Nominated to B.tween08 awards for the best interactive artwork
2005 Nominated to DMA05 award for the achievements in promoting British music via internet digital art

SELECTED PRESS / REVIEWS / INTERVIEWS


DEUTSCHLANDFUNK
Kultur heute: How to Make an Ocean,
Philip Artelt
11 September 2021


BBC RADIO
Listen to Art of Now – Filth,
31st January, 2020


BBC TV: LONDON EVENING NEWS
Anatomy of the Human Breath
22nd October, 2019


BBC MANCHESTER
ESOF 2016 Arts meet Science,
25th July, 2016


BBC NEWS MAGAZINE
Code masters: Meet Britain’s new digital artists
2nd of April, 2014


Resonance FM
Live interview with Charlotte Frost
4th of May, 2010. London, UK


UOL Tecnologia
TV Interview
11th of November 2009. Brazil


V2_ Summer Session
Video Interview by Toni Nottebohm


“Talking Art, Technology and Culture for the future Johannesburg” – Radio Jozi Today, SA
10th of September, 2016.
Radio Interview, South Africa


3/4 Art Magazine
Vol. 11, 2010, No. 25, pp. 46-57.
ISSN 1335-5309, Slovakia
Article available as PDF


Jornal de Brasil
“Artistas lancam “Flash Mob, Realidade Aumentada” na Praia de Ipanema”
28th of May, 2010, Brazil


Tlis Radio “Rozhovor s umelkyou”
3rd of April, 2010.
Radio Interview, Slovakia





OONachrichten
Ars Electronica Festival, How to Make an Ocean
02.09.2021


The Guardian
“The ‘human sensor’ making Manchester’s air pollution visible” by John Vidal
28.07.2016


Washington Post
“How wearable technology could change the way we think about air pollution” by Chelsea Harvey
28.06.2016


Nature Mag
“Cruising sharks, fiery dragons and invisible dust” by Daniel Cressey
29.07.2016


Huffington Post
Naomi Klein: Addicted To Risk
Kasia Molga's account on oil spills in Brazil and Protei / Oil Compass
08.12.2011


Wetware Ontologies
ORGANIC CINEMA by Stephen Fortunes
08.10.2013


Virtueel Platform
NIEUW WERK: TECHNISCHE HOOGSTANDJES, INFOGRAPHICS EN DE TOEKOMST VAN GOOGLE MAPS
20.08.2012


Fashioning Tech
V2_ Summer Sessions: Oil Compass
Interview with Kasia Molga by Valerie Lamontagne
19.09.2011


Arts Numeriques
API for art – A META-ARTWORK
S. Veenhof, K. Molga, B. Spinhoven
ISEA 2011 19.09.2011


Portal Fator Brasil
“Mobilefest-Rio acontecera no Rio de Janeiro e trara debates sobre como a mobilidade pode contribuir com melhorias para a sociedade”
20th of May, 2010, Brazil


Tracey
Loughborough University
Sketchbook by Kasia Molga, January, 2010

SELECTED CATALOGUES & PUBLICATIONS


UN-LEARNING ECOLOGIES: WORKBOOK
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Edited by Gavranic Cynthia, Janina Krepart,
Chantal Küng, und Maren Ziese
“How to Make an Ocean”, pp: 156-169
ISBN 978-3-906437-43-9
>>>> download PDF

A New Digital Deal
Ars Electronica 2021, Hatje Cantz
Edited by Markus Jandl and Gerfried Stocker
“How to Make an Ocean”, pp: 171
ISBN 978-3-7757-5140-7

Vwebeelding | Over waarneming en kunst
Authors: Onno Zijlstra
“Human Sensor”, pp: 284-286
ISBN: 978-94-91444-63-0

Creative Responses to Sustainability
DUK Green Guide
Authors: Invisible Flock Studio
““A Story Encapsulated””, pp: 69-73

Fear & Love | Reactions to a Complex World
Design Museum, Phaidon
Authors: Justin McGuirk and Gonzalo Herrero
“Human Sensor”, pp: 101
ISBN 9780714872544

Journal of Virtual Creativity
Volume: 8 | Issue: 2&3
“By the Code of Soil”
Authors: Kasia Molga
Pages: 203-209
Get Article

What Urban Media Art Can Do – Why When Where and How?
Publisher: Avedition, 2016 Public Art Lab
Authors: Pop, Susa / Toft, Tanya / Calvillo, Nerea / Wright, Mark
“Organic Cinema”, pp: 166
ISBN 978-3-89986-255-3


FOUNT MAGAZINE
Issue: 1
“Those Who Talk Can Be Helped”
Author: Lisa Schmidt-Herzog
Page start: 51




LIGHT WORKS – EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTION MAPPING
Publisher: Aracne, 2014
“ENTROPY by Kasia Molga & Erik Overmeire”
Author: Francesco Murano
Page start: 45
ISBN: 978-88-548-7148-9


FILE SP2013
Exhibition Catalogue, pp. 76-77.
Sao Paulo: SESI.
ISBN 978-85-89730-15-0.


Meta.morf 2012: A Matter of Feeling!
Exhibition Catalogue, pp. 52-56.
Trondheim: TEKS Publishing.
ISBN 978-82-998211-3-1.


Ars Electronica 2012: The Big Picture
Exhibition Catalogue,
Linz: Hatje Cantz.
ISBN 978-377-573-434-9.


Ars Electronica 2012: CyberArts 2012
Exhibition Catalogue, pp. 136-137.
Linz: Hatje Cantz.
ISBN 978-3-7757-3435-6.


Digital Public Spaces
Publisher: FutureEverything, 2013
“Taxonomy of the Digital Public Space”
Authors: Naomi Jacobs, Bill Thompson, Jeremy Myerson, Kasia Molga
http://f.cl.ly/items/153c3F0h1d0a19093u3J/DPS.pdf

Journal of Media Practice
Volume: 10 | Issue: 2&3
“Aesthetics of Mobile Media Art”
Authors: Camille Baker, Max Schleser and Kasia Molga
Page start: 101
http://www.atypon-link.com/INT/doi/abs/10.1386/jmpr.10.2-3.123_1

EVA London 2007
Conference Proceedings
“Wireless Art: the Possibilities of Application of Mobile Communication Media to a Modern, Visual Art Practice and as a Medium of Expression”
Molga, K. et al.
2007. London, UK: London College of Communication, p.16.1


IMPRINT


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S2 First Floor
20 The Centre
Margate, Kent
CT9 1JG, UK
E: hello (at) studiomolga.com

Company Number: 11244288.
Registered at Companies House, UK.

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