Initial PGF Award: Graduate Film Scholarship, 2001
Additional PGF Awards: 2011 Special Project Award: Amateur Human
Poland native Karolina Sobecka works with animation, design, interactivity, physical computing, computer games and other media and formats. Her work often explores cultural repercussions of scientific and technological advances, and the subjectivity of perception.
Sobecka's artwork has been shown at festivals and galleries around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, MOMA, Beall Center for Art + Technology, ISEA and Medialab Prado. She has received awards from, among others, Creative Capital, Princess Grace Foundation, Platform International Animation Festival, Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards, and the Japan Media Arts Festival.
She has recently completed a permanent commission for the University of Central Florida's Institute of Simulation and Training.
Sobecka's art and design studio Flightphase develops a variety of art and commercial projects at the intersection of art, design, and technical innovation.