Arkley Award 2021
Alicia is winner of the 2021 Arkley Award. The Arkley Award, named for Howard Arkley, is a non-acquisitive prize that recognises an outstanding practice in painting and photography.
See Artist Profile: ‘Alicia King… returns to the fair for a second time with a series of tactile sculptures examining the intersection between technology, nature, and the sublime. Named for the coordinates of the planet’s largest iron deposits, these works are transfixing in their modulation between the ‘natural’ and the ‘technological.’’
In conversation with Notfair curator Sam Leach
Alicia caught up with Notfair curator Sam Leach in lead-up to the 10th Anniversary of Notfair, scheduled for 02.02.2021
LINDEN NEW ART - OUR LONG CONVERSATION WITH THE SUN
My new solo exhibition Our Long Conversation with the Sun is now showing at Linden New Art until November 10. Gallery hours are Tues - Sun 11am - 4pm.
From the Linden New Art website:
‘Alicia King works with new and experimental media to raise questions about the use of technology to manipulate nature and its increasing impact on biological systems, including the human body. This exhibition will include materials not seen before in our galleries, including tissue cultures, electromagnetic materials and fluorescent gasses. King is interested in the promotion of technological supremacy that places us continually on the brink of the ‘future’’.
Click here to access the e-catalogue and read catalogue essays by Diego Ramirez and Katie Paine.
GEORGES MORA FELLOWSHIP 2019
Alicia was one of six artists shortlisted for the Georges Mora Fellowship 2019.
Congratulations to winner Ruth Höflich!
RAVENSWOOD ART PRIZE 2019
Alicia is a finalist in the Ravenswood Art Prize, Sydney, opening 31 May 2019 at 6pm
FOOTSCRAY ART PRIZE 2019
Alicia is a finalist in the 2019 Footscray Art Prize, opening Thurs 20 June.
THE PROCESS OF MAKING @ WEST SPACE MAY 2ND 6:30PM
Alicia has two works in West Space's annual fundraiser exhibition The Process of Making, opening May 2nd at 6:30pm.
Click here for the details
SOLO EXHIBITION AT LINDEN NEW ART, 2019
Alicia has been invited to present a solo exhibition of new work in two of the newly renovated gallery spaces at Linden New Art. Our Long Conversation with the Sun will run for two months from September 7th to November 11th 2019.
NEWNOW EXHIBITION, FRANKFURT, GERMANY 2019
Alicia has been invited to exhibit in group show Ghost Sensation at NEW NOW, Frankfurt, Germany, in July 2019. Curated by Ventolin Art Space.
PRIMA MATERIA, BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD, 2019
Alicia has been invited to exhibit in Prima Materia, curated by Emily Jones, showing at Bundoora Homestead from 11 May to 7 July 2019
Prima Materia explores a contemporary reflection on the alchemical process of the transmutation of materials.
The featured artists are: Julie Gough, Alicia King, Linda Persson (SWE), Andre Piguet, Michael GF Prior, Yhonnie Scarce, Vittoria Di Stefano and Zilverster (Goodwin and Hanenbergh).
THIS MESS WE'RE IN - SYMBIOTICA'S UNHALLOWED ARTS FESTIVAL
Alicia has been invited to show in This mess we're in , a satellite event in SymbioticA’s Unhallowed Arts Festival. Curated by Tarsh Bates.
TMWI entangles queer feminist ecologies with Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s seminal exploration of life creation and re-formation.
Exhibiting alongside Abhishek Hazra, Ai Hasegawa, Alize Zorlutuna, Cat Jones, Hege Tapio, Helah Milroy, Helen Pynor, Jaden Hastings, Karen Casey, Kathy High, Katie Wularni West, Kirsten Hudson, Lindsay Kelley, Mary Maggic, Mike Bianco, Pony Express, Rachel Mayeri, Sarah Hermanutz and Nenad Popov, Shelley Jackson, Špela Petrič, Svenja Kratz, Sue Hauri-Downing, Tarsh Bates, Verena Friedrich and WhiteFeather Hunter.
13 October–2 November 2018
Old Customs House, Fremantle, WA
UTOPIAN TONGUES, SEVENTH GALLERY
Alicia is currently showing new and existing work in group exhibition Utopian Tongues and SEVENTH, Fitzroy. curated by Jake Treacy, the show explores challenging and altruistic future visions.
The show continues until 21st September. 155 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.
HIGHLY COMMENDED IN WATERHOUSE NATURAL SCIENCE ART PRIZE
Alicia has been awarded Highly Commended in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the South Australian Museum, for her sculpture The Future of Nature.
The work is on show in Adelaide until August 5th and will tour to the National Archives in Canberra Sept - Oct.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NYC 2017
Alicia received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency to travel to New York in 2017 to undertake professional development at Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NYC.
NEW ALCHEMISTS NATIONAL TOUR
The New Alchemists exhibiton curated by Alicia and launched at the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart in July 2016 begins it's national tour at the UQ Art Museum, running from June 17th to September 3rd:
New Alchemists comprises a diverse suite of works by Australian and International artists exploring ideas of futuristic biologies and post-human engagements within the broad intersections of art and science.
Paralleling a view of the artist as contemporary alchemist, the selected works channel experiences beyond our accessible human and non-human worlds. Through play, ambiguity and provocation, the works engage in narratives that collapse our sense of familiarity and embodied otherness with the world around us.
Art Orienté Objet (France); Michaela Gleave (Australia); Ian Haig (Australia); Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr (Australia); Nadege Philippe-Janon (Australia); Thomas Thwaites (UK) and Lu Yang (China).
Curator: Dr Alicia King
SOLO EXHIBITION - C3 CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, MELBOURNE
Alicia will present solo exhibition of new work at C3, Melbourne, from Feb - March 2017.
SOLO EXHIBITION - BUS PROJECTS, MELBOURNE
Alicia will present solo exhibition of new work at Bus Projects, Melbourne, from July - August 2015.
SOLO EXHIBITION - SEVENTH GALLERY, MELBOURNE
Alicia will present a solo show of new work at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, in Sept - Oct 2015.
JOHN STREET STUDIOS
Alicia became a studio artist at John Street Studios, East Brunswick, established by philanthropist and collector Terry Wu.
CHINA RESIDENCIES FINALIST
Alicia was a shortlisted artist for the 2014 China Residencies Two to Three funded studio residency program.
2013 OZCO STUDIO RESIDENCY, TOKYO
Alicia was granted the Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo studio, Japan. Residency was from May - August 2013.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, MoMA, NYC
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.
Publication Bio Design is published by The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, NYC in the USA and Thames and Hudson in the rest of the world.
MoMA NYC PUBLICATION: BIO DESIGN
Alicia’s work The Vision Splendid will be published by MoMA NYC and Thames and Hudson in their upcoming Publication Bio-Design, by William Myers. To be published late 2012.
MONANISM exhibition at MONA Museum
Alicia's sculptural work Delicacies of the Dead is currently featuring in the MONANISM exhibition at the MONA Museum, Tasmania.
BAD SAMARITANS AT CAST GALLERY, HOBART, TASMANIA
Alicia curates BAD SAMARITANS at CAST Gallery Hobart, featuring the work of international video and performance artists VOINA (Russia), Kira O’Reilly (UK) and Mia Bailey (Germany).
BAD SAMARITANS presents video work and documentation by international contemporary artists using the physical body as a tool for challenging social and political engagement.
The exhibition opens May 4th and runs until June 3rd. http://www.castgallery.org/current-program/exhibitions/upcoming/142/Bad-Samaritans
CAST GALLERY EXHIBITION PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Alicia has been appointed to join the CAST Gallery Program Committee. The CAST Gallery program is determined by the Programming Committee, made up of individuals from the local community who are directly engaged with and informed about contemporary art practice in all its forms. We aim to deliver a diverse gallery program. The committee meets throughout the year to consider applications to the exhibitions program as well as the format of other CAST program activities.
ARTSHUB FEATURES ASIALINK INTERVIEW WITH ALICIA KING
Featured on ArtsHub Australia’s website 20th Jan 2012
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL STUDIO RESIDENCY (OZCO) - TOKYO
Alicia is also a 2012 recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Japanese Studio in Tokyo. Previous Residents include Patricia Piccinini, Tristan Koenig, Kit Wise, and Tai Snaith.
ASIALINK RESIDENCY - TOKYO WONDER SITE
Alicia is the 2012 recipient of Asialink's Tokyo Wonder Site Residency. Tokyo Wonder Site is a contemporary art centre dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from the heart of Tokyo. Alicia will be resident at Tokyo Wonder Site for 3 months, beginning May 2012.
While Resident at TWS Alicia will draw upon the historic and contemporary tradition of Japanese animism – the assigning of human life or qualities onto non or partially living things, to develop new visual and conceptual fantasy-mythologies for technologically mediated and transformed flesh, outside of the framework of the laboratory.
Please see Alicia's blog www.aliciakingblog.blogspot.com for images and updates throughout the Residency period.
Previous residents include Shaun Gladwell, Kate Rhode, and Owen Leong.
For more information:
CATS OF THE APOCALYPSE 2012 CALENDAR
The Holy Trinity (Alicia King, Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh) feature in the freshly released CATS OF THE APOCALYPSE 2012 Calendar, produced by Jess Johnson of Hell Gallery, Melbourne, and Dr Kyla McFarlane.
“As well as really liking CATS, we share an academic interest in doomsday predictions and associated INTERNET websites.” They have worked with eleven artists to visually extrapolate these universal concerns in the form of a 2012 calendar (CATS of the Apocalypse).
Contributing artists Tony Garifalakis (13 and Doomsday pictured), Anastasia Klose, Susan Jacobs, COBRA (JPN), Yvonne Todd (NZ), Lou Hubbard, Hannah Tai, The Holy Trinity, Patrick Pound, Martin Bell and Lisa Radford have been invited to take part due to their demonstrated love of cats and/or affinity with doom culture.
“Earth’s annihilation will sadly extend to the extinction of our feline friends,” say Jess and Kyla. “As such we think a 2012 CATS calendar commemorating CATS in transformative END-OF-DAYS scenarios would be a fitting send-off for us all.”
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