Ara Dolatian received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from RMIT University in 2012, and a Master in Social Science Environment and Planning in 2014. Ara’s interdisciplinary practice explores the relationships between cultural landscapes and the natural ecosystem. It conflates a number of ideas around the themes of the studio and laboratory and in turn social and environmental politics.
Ara has exhibited in Australia and internationally and has been involved with a large number of collaborations and public art projects, including with Incinerator Gallery; Counihan Gallery; Town Hall Gallery; Seventh Gallery; c3 Contemporary; Kings ARI; and he was a finalist in the Darebin Art Prize; The Substation Contemporary Art Prize; and was a recipient of ArtStart Career Development Funding through the Australia Council for the Arts.
In 2016 Ara completed a residency with Centro Negro AADK and a solo exhibition in Spain, and has been offered a grant and a space to develop a new project for the 2017/2018 program at Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo in Uruguay.