Alice Könitz (born 1970, Essen, Germany) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her sculptures, films, and collages use a formal language that is influenced by the contemporary built environment and early modernism. Könitz studied at the Kunstakademie in Duesseldorf and at Cal Arts.
She received an Akademiebrief from the Kunstakademie in Duesseldorf in 1996 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1999.
Her work has been shown widely in the USA and internationally. It was included in the Hammer Museum's biennial Made in L.A 2014, the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the 2008 California Biennial, Half Square Half Crazy at the Villa Arson in Nice, France, 2007, 'If the Hippies Cut Their Hair, I Don't Care, I Don't Care' at Galerie Michael Hall, Vienna, 'Play it as it Lays: 17 Artists from Los Angeles' at The London Institute, London, and the 2001 Tirana Biennial in Albania.
The Los Angeles Museum of Art
Founded in 2012 by Alice Könitz, The Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA) is an experimental exhibition space that the artist describes as a "platform for an organic institution that lives through participation." In 2014, The Los Angeles Museum of Art was included in the Hammer Museum's biennial Made in L.A 2014, winning the Mohn Award.
- "Whitney Biennial 2008: Alice Könitz". Whitney Museum of American Art. Archived from the original on 6 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
- Bruce Hainley in Artforum, April 2001.
- Michael Ned Holte in Artforum, April 2006.
- Gelt, Jessica. "Hammer Museum announces winners of 2014 Made in L.A. Mohn Awards". Los Angeles Times.
- Further information, images and texts from the Saatchi Gallery
- Images and bio from the Hudson Franklin gallery
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