Currently based in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Living in East Van (north).
Helena Krobath holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia and a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University, where she earned the Dean’s Convocation Medal for her graduating class. She was born in Matsqui and grew up in Mission and Abbotsford, BC. Her family immigrated from various parts of Eastern Europe to Manitoba and British Columbia in the 1930s and 1950s.
Helena takes keen interest in how information is created and communicated. Her fieldwork in places like ports, roadways, and recreational nature zones investigates how infrastructures, sensory tuning, and narrative frameworks co-construct place. Her art plays with multidimensional relations between matter, spaces, and entities, exploring the formation of worlds through shifting boundaries. Her multimedia practices include electroacousic composition, photography, painting and drawing, written fiction, and live spatial practices such as soundwalking.
Helena writes for various contexts, has exhibited video work at the Feminist Media Studio, and composed a soundscape for Echos and Reflections: A co-located audio mapping exchange hosted by the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University. Her audio art is featured in New Adventures in Sound Art’s Deep Wireless 14 radio festival. She also co-hosts the Soundscape Show on Vancouver Co-op Radio and volunteers with the Vancouver Tenant’s Union
Available for: project collaboration, communications consulting, educational coaching, creative education, editing, writing, research, and project organizing