In my practice I research relationships within communities, surveying the social and cultural identity in relation to place. Multi-layered stories and topics are conveyed by means of hybrid installations including community participation and the location as a primary element. These works are a public platform for marginalized groups; they provide an opportunity to share points of view and individual world experience. Through collaborations and the resulting artworks I aspire to stimulate dialogue and increase understanding within our society.
Duke Albada has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and the USA since 1998. She has showcased her garbage fashion Dregs2Diva in New York, had a six channel video artwork featured at the Byron Bay Airport, was a finalist at the prestigious Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, exhibited several times at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney and had two collaborative artworks included in the Thessaloniki Biennale.
Duke's unique skill set includes a Masters of Fine Arts from Monash University, Melbourne, a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Design from the Rietveld Art Academy in the Netherlands, as well as qualifications in photography, video production and fashion design.