MADA Artforum: Alicia Frankovich
Join us for a talk by artist Alicia Frankovich on her major solo exhibition Exoplanets. At MUMA (6 October – 15 December 2018), Exoplanets presents a body of Frankovich’s work, including elements from her recent exhibition at the Kunstverein für die Reinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND, combined with new sculptural forms and performative sequences.
Alicia Frankovich is known for her temporal exhibitions, video works, performances and sculptures. With an interest in post-humanist thinking, she seeks to de-centre the experience of the audience through the medium of the exhibition. Frankovich puts bodies into situations where they play out relations, often testing social conventions and behaviours. Alicia Frankovich (b. New Zealand, 1980) obtained a BVA in sculpture at AUT, Auckland in 2002 and an MFA at Monash University, Melbourne in 2016. She has undertaken various residencies including at AIR Antwerpen, ISCP New York, Firestation Dublin and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. In 2012 Frankovich was short-listed for the Walters Prize, New Zealand’s premier contemporary arts prize and she is this year shortlisted for the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Kunsthaus Bremen, Germany, one of Germany's most important art prizes for young art.
Frankovich is a current recipient of The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship at The Australian National University.