ARA DOLATIAN “Progress & Passivity”

June 7-24, 2017

Dolatian’s interdisciplinary practice explores the relationships between cultural landscapes and natural ecosystems. A hybrid ecosystem simultaneously resembles a semi functional apparatus – the model of a utopian city and a biological experiment. It also conflates a number of ideas around the themes of the studio and the laboratory, and in turn social and environmental politics.

Dolatian received a Bachelor of Fine Art (sculpture) from RMIT University (2012) and a Master in Social Science Environment and Planning (2014). He has exhibited extensively at galleries in Australia. In 2015 Dolatian was a recipient of an ArtStart Career Development Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, and he recently has been offered a space to develop a new project for the 2017-18 program at Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo in Uruguay.