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 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. 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 has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. She is the recent recipient of the 2012 Asialink
Tokyo Wonder Site Residency, and 2013 Australia Council Tokyo Studio Residency, to explore new mythologies for technologically mediated and transformed flesh, drawing from historic and contemporary Japanese animism and pop-culture.
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.CONTACT