Natalia Balska



Natalia Balska

Born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Graduated in Graphic and Media Design from the University of the Arts in London. In 2014, she obtained an MA degree from the Faculty of Intermedia, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Part of her degree work was B-612, an installation exploring the relations between plants and artificial intelligence, which was later displayed at the TEST EXPOSURE 2015 WRO Biennale, winning the Main Prize of the 1st Competition for Media Arts Graduation Projects.
Lives and works in Cracow, PL, and London, UK.

I am interested in cute robots and integration of artificial intelligence algorithms into contemporary themes.

EXHIBTIONS
WRO 2017 Draft Systems Résumé (2017-2018) – WRO, Wroclaw (work: Obelisk_Beta)
”Beyond the Seven” (2017) – at The Dom Słowa Polskiego Printing House, Warsaw (work: Obelisk_Beta)
WRO Media Art Biennale (2017) – biennale, Wroclaw (work: Obelisk_Beta)
Festival of Audiovisual Art “TETRAMATYKA”, Lvov (2015) – festival, Lviv (work: B-612)
Antropocen – Design an epoch, Przemiany Copernicus Science Centre (2015) – festival, Warsaw (work: B-612)
PROM/IENI\OTWÓRCZOŚĆ  – / ra/dio\activity. your eyes are brighter than the sun (2015) – group exhibition, Cracow (work: B-612)
WRO Media Art Biennale (2015) – biennale, Wroclaw (work: B-612)
PortMiron, Przemiany Festival Copernicus Science Centre (2012) – festival, Warsaw Interaction designer for visual installations of the exhibition
Anti-Design festival, London (2010) – workshop based on the 3WhiteDesks project, with Franziska Boemer 
Lost Knowledge, London (2010) –  group exhibition, (work: Life&Death)

CONFERENCES
2016 – AUDIOKINEZA – title: Proprioception, interoception and sound
2015 – Biosound conference – title: Artificial neural networks and communication
2015 – Obraz/obraz przestrzeni/przestrzen – Konferencja Obszarów Sztuki / Conference of Areas of Art – title: Formowanie przestrzeni / Creation of space
2013 – Rezonans conference – title: Fala dźwiękowa a stan emocjonalny / Sound wave and emotional state (http://sme.amuz.krakow.pl/resonance/pl/conference/)

TEACHING
2015 – ‘Basics of Interactive Programming for Artists’; Faculty of Intermedia, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow