Built Environment, Installation, Public Art, Sculpture, Wall work
Steven Cybulka’s practice encompasses sculpture and installation ranging from small scale gallery based work, through to large scale public commissions. Interested in manipulating space in order to elicit a heightened viewer response, he draws inspiration from Carl Jung’s texts on shadow play. Richard Serra, Aaron Curry and emerging German artist Clemens Behr are also major influences, informing the way his individual sculptural forms are articulated and configured. Currently based in Adelaide, Steven, who worked as a builder for ten years before going to art school, intimately understands the relationship between bodies, emotions and space.
In 2013 he completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide College of the Arts and in 2015 received his Honours degree (First Class) at the South Australia School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and in 2013 he won the Arts Excellence Award (Sculpture) from the Adelaide College of Arts. In 2014 he was the inaugural Adelaide Festival Centre/SALA Artist in Residence at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
In 2016 Steven was commissioned to create a large scale site responsive sculpture to act as the framework for the prestigious Primavera: Young Australian Artists exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and in December of the same year presented his first interstate solo exhibition, 'Searching Shadows', at Interlude Gallery, Sydney.
2016, Searching Shadows, Interlude Gallery, Sydney New South Wales
2015, Like I’m Apart, FELTspace Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2014, Changing Spaces, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2014, Every Chalice is a Dwelling Place, The Mill, Adelaide, Australia
2016, Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
2015, Effulgence, University of South Australia Graduate exhibition, SASA Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
2014, FELT Natural, Rymill Park, Adelaide, South Australia
2014, Playing With Form, The Maj Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2014, Bold Types, City West Bar, Unisa, Adelaide, Australia
2014, Infrastructure, Salad Days Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2015, Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design, (First Class Honours, Sculpture / Installation), School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
Adelaide Festival Centre
JPE Design Studio
Adelaide City Council, Ergo Apartments
Perri Sophie, Form and Function Take Shape, The City, August 19 issue, 2015, p. 3 Ilona Wallace, Steve Cybulka – Shaping Spaces, Attitude Magazine, September –
November issue, 2014, p. 79.
Kate Bowden and Katie Spain, The Next Wave, The Advertiser, SA Weekend, SALA Issue, August2014, p. 14, 15.
2014, SALA Artist In Residence, Adelaide Festival Centre
Steven Cybulka | West Java Commission
26 Apr 2017
A striking new public artwork jointly created by South Australia and West Java will be prominently located in front of Government House in Bandung, West Java – symbolic of the importance of cultural exchanges to both countries. Two leading contemporary artists have been selected – Steven Cybulka from Adelaide and Arin Dwihartano Sunaryo from West Java – to create a publicly visible art work to represent the focus on arts and culture shared by West Java and South Australia.
SA Power Networks Commission
15 Feb 2017
Steven Cybulka is one of three finalists to be granted a new sculptural commission from SA Power Networks. The SA POWER NETWORKS EMERGING ARTIST COMMISSION is a new program in association with the Helpmann Academy and is an opportunity for an emerging visual artist to gain valuable experience in developing public art and site-specific commissions. Originally to be awarded to one artist, Steven is joined by Bianka Kennedy and Clancy Warner, who will each receive $11,500 to create their sculpture.
Steve Cybulka featured in Indaily
22 Nov 2016
'Art meets architecture in gallery installation'
Steven Cybulka has been featured in the Arts and Culture section of Indaily, in a discussion of his work in the Primavera Exhibition.
The Adelaide Review | Artist Focus
13 Oct 2016
Featured in the October 2016 edition of The Adelaide Review. Read the full article on the link below.
Steven Cybulka features in Broadsheet 'Young Guns at the MCA'
28 Sep 2016
Steven Cybulka creates a large sculptural work for the Museum of Contemporary Art's Primavera exhibition and features in Broadsheet. "Adelaide artist Steven Cybulka’s work is the skeleton of this year’s show. Installed seven days prior to the other artworks, his architectural piece will span the entire gallery space and act as the frame for the rest." 'Primavera opens 29 September and runs until 4 December.
Nominated for City of Adelaide Prize People’s Choice Award!
01 Apr 2016
Tract Consultants and Steven Cybulka's project Ergo Apartments has been nominated in this year’s City of Adelaide Prize People’s Choice Award!
Get behind them and vote before 15 April for and be in the chance to WIN a copy of either 50/60/70 – Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture or The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes.