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Kasia Sobucka

In partnership with International Curators Forum, Metal will host three artist/curators from the Beyond the Frame programme for the duration of Liverpool Biennial 2018. Kasia Sobucka is a producer, curator and founder of Arts Territory, a London-based arts organisation. Her interests focus on the politicised dimensions of identity, the processes through which identities are re/formed and narrated, and the interplay between subjectivities and political histories. Her most recent project The Illusion of Return is a series of newly commissioned works exploring artists’ stories of migration, dealing with the subjects of home and belonging. Other projects include: Foreignness of Sound (ICA, SOAS; Café OTO, London) – live events which highlighted the complex significance of relationships between sound, language, communication and the concept of national identity; A Day of Learning (part of Diaspora Pavilion, Venice) – a performative programme on the rising populism and nationalism emerging across Europe, a purposive reference to the fracturing day of the Brexit referendum, shown during the; Myth – an exhibition that looked at the socio-political concept of mythology (Artisterium 2015, Tbilisi), ‘Hunger Is/Isn’t, an Object’ performative project by Karolina Brzuzan at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016.

Kasia seeks to deploy her projects as drivers of cross-border dialogue and means of engaging communities, she experiments with different forms and instantiations, seeking opportunities for new and innovative projects and programmes; this includes travelling to survey the emerging landscape of artistic experiments surrounding identity formation and narratives of selfhood. Kasia is also dedicated to bridging the gap between what is considered music and art by giving space and attention to both media equally. She founded and curated the JEMP festival in London and Istanbul. She holds a BA in History of Art from Goldsmiths College, London and a MA in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central St Martins, London.