Edyta Stepien focuses on large-scale video and sight specific installations. In her installations she is blurring the boundaries between what is natural and synthetic, what is organic and mechanic. She is creating hybrid immersive environments. Since 2009, Stepien has been resident artist and member of Chicago Art Department, a non-profit art organization dedicated to cultivating new voices, ideas and practices in contemporary art. She has been involved with a number of site-specific installations, events and performances in Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Marwen Foundation, Collaboraction Theatre, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago Art Department and Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Stepien was a guest speaker at the Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media, Reno, Nevada. Her work was screened at the Directors Lounge experimental media festival in Berlin and the Expo Plymouth in London. Edyta has also worked with the Chicago History Museum to develop video installations for the exhibitions "Lincoln Transformed," "Shalom Chicago," and "Inspiring Beauty: Ebony Fashion Fair." Stepien was raised in Poland and moved to Chicago in 1998. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007) with an emphasis in film, video and new media, where she was also awarded the Chairman Merit Scholarship. Learn more about Edyta Stepien’s HATCH exhibitions Artifice from the Cave and Suddenly Plastic.