We are pleased to announce the representation of ceramic artist Ara Dolatian.
Ara Dolatian’s interdisciplinary practice explores the relationship between cultural landscapes and the natural e
Ara Dolatian’s interdisciplinary practice explores the relationship between cultural landscapes and the natural ecosystem. His ceramic works are hybrid ecosystems which simultaneously resemble semi-functional apparatus, models of utopian cities and biological experiments. Dolatian’s work is also imbibed with numerous ideas centred upon conceptions of ‘the studio’ and ‘the laboratory’ as well as the conceptual domain of socio-environmental politics.
Visual interpretations of socio-cultural and technological environments, Dolatian’s work aims to anticipate future discourses of the humanities and sciences – art and science have long been engaged in exchanges of ideas and narrative structures. His work is an abstract visualisation of the evolving intersections and dialogues between the human and non-human: nature, biology and technology.
Ara Dolatian received a Bachelor of Fine Art (sculpture) from RMIT in 2012 and a Master of Social Science Environment and Planning in 2014. His interdisciplinary practice explores the relationships between cultural landscapes and the natural ecosystem. Dolatian has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2021 he was named a finalist in the Incinerator Art Award, as well as receiving an online residency as a part of Craft Victoria’s Makers in Residence. In 2019 he was a finalist in both the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Awards. Dolatian has an upcoming residency with the ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin.
Dolatian’s work will debut in our inaugural 2022 group exhibition, Summer New, opening January 20. A major solo exhibition by Dolatian will be held August 2022.