Amelia Kalifa is an interdisciplinary artist working across media and involved in every aspect of design, making and facilitation. Building on a foundation in community arts, she is interested in creating engaging and transformative experiences through arts practice. Her work draws on notions of relational aesthetics to create a subjective environment that blurs the boundaries of social and individual space, artist and audience.
Amelia uses sculptural elements combined with technology and interaction design to create environments and objects that are at once immersive and playful, inviting communities to engage as artists and explorers. She is interested in re-purposing objects and materials in ways that challenge our ideas of how things work and inspire her audiences to imagine other worlds.
Amelia has produced work for festivals and public spaces both locally and internationally including Brisbane Powerhouse, State Library of Queensland, Burning Man Festival USA, The Planting Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Shockwave and Brisbane Festival. Although Amelia has significant experience working with children and young people, she is also interested in work that brings out the playfulness in all of us.