NEWS: The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, NYC
published Alicia's work The Vision Splendid
in their new publication Bio Design, by William Myers
. With introduction by MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli. The Vision Splendid's
bioreactor was developed as part of an ongoing research project of the SymbioticA Research Group (SARG). This version is a collaboration between SARG, Alicia King and Matt Johnson
Alicia King is an Australian interdisciplinary artist. Kings practice explores biological permutations in humans, animals and the wider environment, and alludes to that which generally lies outside of the everyday category of the living. 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 delving into the realms of biological technology at SymbioticA, the Art and Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, University of Western Australia, and the University of Tasmania School of Medicine.
King is the recent recipient of the 2012 Asialink
Tokyo Wonder Site Residency, where she she will develop new visual and conceptual mythologies for technologically mediated and transformed flesh, drawing from historic and contemporary Japanese animism.
King has exhibited throughout Australia and beyond, and is recipient of numerous grants awards and residencies throughout Australia, Europe and Asia. She was a recent recipient of the Rosamond McCulloch Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
, and Residency in the Galapagos Archipelago, South America.
King acknowledges the generous support received from The Australia Council for the Arts (OZCO), Arts Tasmania, and The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT).CONTACT