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Alicia Frankovich awarded residency in New York

3 Feb 2016

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Artist Alicia Frankovich has been selected to take up Creative New Zealand’s 2016 visual arts residency at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in New York. 

The ISCP’s purpose is to establish an international community of exemplary visual artists and curators to make their work visible in the New York art community.

Frankovich is a graduate of the Auckland University of Technology. She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and internationally and has undertaken several residencies, including the Creative New Zealand Visual Arts residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin in 2010. 

Frankovich’s latest exhibition The Female has Undergone Several Manifestations is opening on Friday 5 February  at the Starkwhite gallery in Auckland and she will be in conversation with Artspace director Misal Adnan Yıldız Monday 8 February at Starkwhite.

The ISCP provides artists with 24-hour access to a private studio, at least six private 30-minute studio visits by a guest critic (a prominent curator, writer, gallery owner or art professional) and a minimum of two field trips outside of New York city. Travel and accommodation costs are met by Creative New Zealand.

Working at the intersection of performance and sculpture, the body and its range of conditioned movements is the focus of Frankovich’s research from which she creates choreography, performance-based videos, sculptures and exhibition experiences. Her project for the residency will examine people in the urban spaces of Brooklyn, as they navigate their work and life around the city.

Composing movements that blend personal and public stories Frankovich will develop a portrait of Brooklyn’s diverse communities. 

“In my artworks, people are a very particular part of the work and the diverse Brooklyn community will be a focus for my project for this residency. The cultural understanding of the United States is very specific and this is what I will draw on,” she said.

“The ISCP in Brooklyn has a long-standing reputation as being one of the most important residency programmes, with almost 2000 residents over 11 years. It will be wonderful to be part of its legacy and work in one of the studios to create a new series of works.”

Previous recipients of the residency are Brett Graham (2014), Kate Newby (2012), Judy Millar (2010), Sriwhana Spong (2008), Gavin Hipkins (2006), Christopher Braddock (2004), Lisa Crowley (2002) and Ronnie van Hout (2000).


Image Credit: Alicia Frankovich, Defending Plural Experiences: MOCAP Creation, 2014, HD video still, colour, sound, 35:28 minutes looped. Motion Capture and CG animation by Kim Vincs and Daniel Skovli, Deakin Motion.Lab. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland. 

For more information contact:
Helen Isbister
Creative New Zealand
04 473 0187