Karina Smigla-Bobinski lives and works as a freelance artist in Munich and Berlin in Germany. She studied painting and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland and Munich, Germany. She works as an intermedia artist with analog and digital media. She produces and collaborates on projects ranging from interactive and mixed reality art in form of installations, objects, in-situ&online-art-projects, art interventions and multimedia physical theater performances, to digital and traditional painting, analog interactive installations or kinetic sculptures. She is also an lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg (Germany).
Her works has been shown in 35 countries on 5 continents at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including GARAGE Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow (Russia), ZERO1 Biennial in Silicon Valley (US), FILE Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), FACT in Liverpool (UK), Videoarte en mOvimiento in Lima (Peru), VideoAKT Biennal in Berlin (Germany), LOOP Video Art Fair in Barcelona (Spain), Busan Biennale (South Korea), Museo al Aire Libre in Ciudad de la Escultura in Mérida (Mexico), GAK - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen (Germany), Bangkok University Gallery (Thailand).
Her collaborative performances has been shown at the Festival Montpellier (France), Festival in Ramallah (Palestine), Grand Théâtre (Luxembourg), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon (Portugal), Festival in Kabul (Afghanistan), GoDown Art Center Nairobi (Kenya), National School of Drama in Delhi (India), Festival Caracas (Venezuela), Alaz De La Danza in Quito (Ecuador), Fadjr-Festival in Tehran (Iran), Art Festival (South Korea), Festival in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Haus der Kunst in Munich (Germany), Teatro Sesc in São Paulo (Brazil), Biennale de la danse in Paris (Frankreich), Berliner Festspiele (Germany) and BIENNALE di VENEZIA - Arsenale, Venice (Italy).