2005 - 2006
Alicia Frankovich was born in New Zealand, 1980 and received a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) at Auckland University of Technology (2002). She lives and works in Melbourne and Berlin. Using modes of sculpture and performance, her work tests boundaries of the monumental, analysing the gestural act versus the grounded and final object. This connection is both psychological and physical. Sculpture often acts as a surrogate for the body.
Selected exhibitions that Alicia has participated in include: 2010: Effigies, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ (solo), NEW010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, The 4th Auckland Triennial Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, Auckland, NZ, FormContent, London, UK, 2009: A Plane for Behavers, ARTSPACE Auckland, (solo), Picturing the Studio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, Automatic, Auto-Italia, London and Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Still Vast Reserves, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, For Keeps: Sampling Recent Acquisitions 2006 – 2009, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, Super Segue, ARTSPACE Sydney (solo). 2008: The, The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois, USA, Energies, Annarumma 404 Naples (solo), Counter/Action, Starkwhite Auckland (solo), Body Work, Le Case d’Arte, Milan 2007: Invisible Miracles, Neon FDV (2007) Too Near Too Far; C/O Careof, Milan, Other Worlds Other News, cur. Aaron Seeto, Starkwhite, Auckland. 2006: The Busan Biennale: A Tale of Two Cities, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea. Alicia has undertaken performances at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany as part of PERFORMANCEbeHANDLUNGSRAUM, Rundgang 09 Spaziergang, The Performance Studies International Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, Beyond the Green Door, Melbourne, the International Prize for Performance, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy, 1st floor, 79 Ponsonby Road, Auckland. She has undertaken residencies at the Fire Station in Dublin (2008), Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Lake Como with Joan Jonas (2007) and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Melbourne (2005-6). Selected publications include Frakcija Visual Arts Journal (2009), Art and Australia (2009), Flash Art Italy (2008), and is included in Ice Cream, Contemporary Art and Culture, Phaidon (2007). In 2010 Alicia participated in a twelve-month residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
Alicia Frankovich, Body and Melon, 2010, 16mm film projection (10:43min).