Alicia King is an interdisciplinary artist. King’s practice explores the social relationship with technology - specifically technology and biology in humans, animals and the wider environment - and alludes to that which generally lies outside of the everyday category of the ‘living’.
King is recent recipient of the 2013 Australia Council (OZCO) Tokyo Studio Residency, and 2012 Asialink Tokyo Wonder Site Residency, to explore new mythologies for technologically mediated and transformed flesh, drawing from historic and contemporary Japanese animism and pop-culture.
In 2009 she was awarded a PhD for Transformations of the flesh; Rupturing embodiment through biotechnology, an artistic exploration of relationships between biotech practices and the physical, ethical and ritual body. In recent years she has been engaging in biological technologies at SymbioticA, the Art and Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, University of Western Australia, the Vrij University Amsterdam, and the University of Tasmania School of Medicine.
King is recipient of numerous grants awards and residencies throughout Australia, Europe and Asia, including recipient of the Rosamond McCulloch Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Residency in the Galapagos Archipelago, South America; and Foundation BAD, Netherlands.
She has been involved in a range of collaborative projects internationally, including with OLTA (Tokyo), Andreas Greiner (Germany), and locally with The Holy Trinity (with Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh), and 6A ARI projects.
King's work is held in a number of collections including MONA Museum and Fehily Contemporary Collection.