Alicia King Death and the future 2017
Alicia King is an interdisciplinary artist exploring cultural relationships with technology, within the broad intersections of art and science. 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 transformative potential of biological matter in humans and the wider environment. In recent years her practice has examined tools of biological technologies as a way to explore contemporary perspectives of the human body as a conceptually loaded, transformative material.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York published King’s work in their publication Bio Design. She is the recipient of various awards and residencies including at the Australia Council Tokyo Studio; Asialink Tokyo Wonder Site Residency; and the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Her work is held in the Mona – Museum of Old and New Art collection, and appears in the ongoing Monanism exhibition.