Justyna Kabala

Justyna Krystyna Kabala

born in Poland, based in London, UK


MA Fine Art Royal College of Art London 2011

BA (Hons) London College of Communication UAL London 2008


Selected exhibitions & screenings


A Message from Migrant Workers. Para Site, Hong Kong 2023

A Message from Migrant Workers. Pambujan International Film Festival, Philippines 2023

La Liga. Matera Sports Film Festival (best foreign documentary), Matera, Italy 2022

La Liga. Dinamo Festival for Equality in Sports, Madrid, Spain 2022

Night Shifts II. Smallaxe Radical Film Festival (finalist), Dorset, UK 2022

La Liga. Southwark Today exhibition. Southwark Heritage Centre, London 2022-2023

Night Shifts II. Doc.London Film Festival, Close-Up Film Centre, London 2022

Academia da Floresta. Austin Design Week, Austin, US 2021

Night Shifts. Southwark Heritage Centre, London 2021

Night Shifts II. Design Action, LDF/LCC Public Programme, UAL London 2020

Academia da Floresta, University of Saõ Paulo, Brazil 2019

Designing Protest, People's History Museum, Manchester 2019

German Open '98 (solo), Luna Elaine, London 2019

Emergence, London Design Festival, LCC Public Programme, UAL 2019

Night Shifts, UCL Public Engagement Programme, UCL East 2019

Two Lives and Two True Machines, Coleman Project Space, London 2018

Failure, Litost, Prague, Czechia 2018

Reference Mollusk, Gossamer Fog, London 2016

Recommended for you, Art Licks Weekend, London 2015

Freight (solo), The Means Peckham, London 2015

Mostyn Open 19, Mostyn Art Gallery, LLandudno 2015

Vulpes Vulpes Open, Vulpes Vulpes, London 2014

Art Licks Weekend, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 2012

Diaphonies, Copenhagen Place, London 2012

CP-HP, Hackney Picturehouse, London 2012

RCA/RA Graduates Show, RAC, Pall Mall, London 2012

Elapse (solo), Silownia, Poznan 2011

Folio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon 2011

Royal College of Art Graduate Show, London 2011

CMYOK!, CGP, London 2011

First Time, Hackney Picturehouse, London 2011

Immaterial Girls, Copenhagen Place, London 2011

Chew the Float, Victoria Baths Trust, Manchester 2010

Anything I Can Do..., CGP, London 2010

Arteria, Crypt of St. George the Martyr, London 2009

Resistance Unit, Former Vinyl Factory, London 2009

Polish Artists in Southwark, Nolia’s Gallery, London 2008

Anatomy of Reading, Old Sweet Shop Gallery, London 2007


Selected press and publications


Two Lives and Two True Machines (self-published), 16 pages, 2018

Broken Noses (self-published), 140 pages, 2017

The Guardian (commissioned work) London June 2017

Wallpaper* (commissioned work) London 2016, 2017

Go To Ground - Studio As A Living Room (conversation), Vulpes Vulpes London 2015

Arte e Critica 71, Mobile Coordinates (interview) Milan 2012

The Independent online, A Radical Take On Shakespeare (review) London 2011

Eye Magazine online, The Printer’s Tale (review) London 2011

Future Works (contributor) Royal College of Art, London 2011

Creative Review (online) Live Coverage (interview) London 2011


Selected commissioned work, collections and awards


Best Foreign Documentary, Matera Sports Film Festival, Matera, Italy 2022

Finalist (documentary shorts), Smallaxe Radical Film Festival, Dorset, UK 2022

London College of Communication Research Funding Award 2021

London College of Communication Research Funding Award 2020

UK Government Art Collection, London, acquired in 2016

Villiers David Prize in Fine Art 2011

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (commissioned work) 2019

Le Bon Marche Paris, France (commissioned work) 2015, 2016, 2019

Dover Street Market New York (commissioned work) 2015

Colette Paris, France (commissioned work) 2015, 2017

Royal College of Art Printmaking Bursary Award 2010




Senior Lecturer, London College of Communication, UAL London 2021 - present

Lecturer, London College of Communication, UAL London 2018 - 2021

Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom 2012 - 2018

Visiting Lecturer, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong 2017 - 2018

Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2016