Art Forum - Alicia King

Summary

Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

5th Oct 2012 1:30pm

End Date

5th Oct 2012 1:30pm

Venue

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Lectures are open to the public, admission is free - art.forum@utas.edu.au


Art Forum - Alicia King

Alicia King is an Australian interdisciplinary artist. Her practice explores biological relationships between humans, animals and the wider environment, and alludes to that which generally lies outside of the everyday category of the 'living'. In 2009 Alicia was awarded a PhD Transformations of the flesh; rupturing embodiment through biotechnology - an artistic exploration of relationships between biotech practices and the physical, ethical and ritual human and animal body. Her practice spans sculpture, video, biotech, installation and performance. In recent years she has developed biotech art projects at SymboticA, as well as the University of Tasmania School of Medicine, and the Vrij University Amsterdam.

Alicia has exhibited throughout Australia and beyond, most recently in VISCEAL, at Science Gallery, Dublin, and Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. She is recipient of various state and national funding grants, and international Residencies including Asialink's Tokyo Wonder Site Residency; Australia Council Tokyo Studio; Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris; Vrij Glas Foundation, Amsterdam; and Foundation B.A.D, Rotterdam. Alicia's work is being published by the MoMA New York in their upcoming Publication Bio-Deisgn; Nature + Science + Creativity.

Image credit: Alicia King From Within.