Alicia Frankovich

The opportune spectator

Thursday 11 October

For the second Studio 6 project, upstairs at Gertrude Contemporary, Alicia Frankovich presented The opportune spectator, a one-evening performance in Melbourne that coincided with her participation in exhibitions City within the City at Gertrude Contemporary and Artists' Proof #1 at Monash University Museum of Art.
Frankovich’s work is comprised of performance, performance-based videos, short films and sculpture and includes a variety of conceptual manifestations. She is interested in the exhibition experience and art encounter, where she puts bodies into situations where they play out relations that test social behaviours and codes. 

Alicia Frankovich (New Zealand, 1980) obtained a BVA in sculpture at AUT in Auckland in 2002. She is currently living and working in Berlin. She has presented a range of performances in various contexts including Bisons at Contact, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Floor Resistance at The Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki; Human Trophies at ...and they installed the office in the tavern, organised by The Office (Berlin) and Le Bureau/, Paris, Drei Schwestern, Berlin, and Gaîté Lyrique, Bar du foyer historique, Paris, 2012; Undisciplined Bodies; an Evening Dissolving Social and Spatial Conventions at Bethanien Residents #1, Salon Populaire, Berlin; Floor Resistance, Hebbel Am Ufer, HAU 3, Berlin, 2011; I would like to be attached to a random entrant at Misperformance: Misfiring, Misfitting, Misreading, 15th Performance Studies International Conference, Zagreb, 2009; and To dwell is the drink Coca-Cola of urbanism at International Prize for Performance: Fourth Edition, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy, 2008.

Studio 6 is an exhibition project initiated by Ash Kilmartin, Gertrude Contemporary studio artist 2012-14.