Aldona Kmieć is a Polish-born photographic artist working in Ballarat and Melbourne. Drawing on her childhood spent on a dairy farm in communist era Poland, Aldona’s photography and installation art explores memory and identity. Often combining her photography with other elements such as sound, the written word and constructed physical objects, Aldona creates site-specific installations that encourage the viewer to experience her photography from a deeper than a 2D perspective.
‘I think of my photographs as pages of an unfinished book that is yet to find its title: they appear, stack up, populate my personal space quickly and often reveal themselves in dreams. They are living organisms – they communicate and connect with other photographs and take on their own path. It’s almost as if I’m not there to facilitate it at all. My photographs question our choices, beliefs and convictions through language, knowledge and behaviour.’
Her artworks have been featured on The Design Files, The Block 2019, B H & G and Australian Country Magazine. She is a finalist of Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women, Bowness Photography Prize, Winner and Finalist of Eureka Art Awards, Head On Photo Festival amongst others.