SITUATE / 29 September to 12 October 2014
Alicia Frankovich (born Tauranga, New Zealand, 1980). Frankovich’s work approaches the body through ideas of social conditioning, economic and labor conditions, and modes of consumption. Working with both trained and untrained performers, she addresses social and physical encounter. Frankovich is concerned with understanding and choreographing the body; examining demarcations of space and how constructed situations reflect the world we live in; and, ultimately, how we might build new means to live together. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Today This Technique Is the Other Way Around, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany, 2013; Bodies and Situations, Starkwhite, Auckland, 2012; Gestures, Splits and Annulations, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2011; A Plane for Behavers, Artspace, Auckland, 2009. Frankovich has also exhibited in the following group exhibitions: The Real Thing? Palais de Tokyo, Paris; The Space Between Us. The Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2013; The Walters Prize, Auckland City Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2012; Dublin Contemporary 2011, Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change and the Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin; NEW010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2010. Recent performances include: Unknown Forces, Tophane-I Amire Gallery, Istanbul; Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art and the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, Canada, 2013; Contact, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main.