Alicia King is a Melboure-based artist with an interest in technology and the natural world, particularly in the field of art and science. Her work has examined tools of biotechnology as a way to explore contemporary perspectives of biological matter as conceptually loaded, transformative, raw material. Recent projects respond to a contemporary global engagement with technology that places us eternally on the brink of the ‘future’. This idea preoccupies King’s ongoing practice, exploring the potential of biological matter in humans and the wider environment.
King was awarded a PhD from the University of Tasmania for Transformations of the flesh; rupturing embodiment through biotechnology, an artistic exploration of relationships between biotech practices and the physical, ethical and ritual body.
The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, NYC featured Alicia’s work in their publication Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity. Her work has also been cited in publications including The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture and NewScientist.
King has participated in exhibitions and residencies throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, and the USA including the Australia Council Tokyo Studio Residency, and Asialink Tokyo Wonder Site Residency; the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; the Galapagos Archipelago (self-directed Australia Council funded residency); Foundation BAD, Netherlands; Organhaus, China, and Urban Glass, Brooklyn.
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 collections including the MONA Museum.