Alice Könitz

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Born 1970, Essen, Germany.
Lives and works in Los Angeles
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1999 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
1996 Akademiebrief at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf
1994 Master Student, Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Bove Düsseldorf
2017 Das LAMOA präsentiert: Mülheim/Ruhr und die 1970'er Jahre, Museum der Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr, 
Circle Chairs, Triangle Chairs,
Main Museum, Beta Main, Los Angeles 
2016  Commonwealth, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles 
Pistachio Concern, DXIX Projects, Venice, CA
2015 * Dr Gundula's Office*, Nächst St Stephan, Vienna
2012  The Wall House Mystery, Wall House, Groningen
2011 Peter Könitz & Alice Könitz, Familientreffen, Kunstverein Norden
2010 WDF, Long Beach City College Art Gallery
2009 “Arthur Ou & Alice Könitz: Resort, A Station for Display, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA 
2008 Stay Calm, Walk Home, and Induce Low Stress, Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin
2006 Two Proud Society Spouses Are Reclining on Contemporary Furniture As A Golden-Eyed Ghost Lady Looks Over The Coffee Tables, Hudson Franklin, New York Public Sculpture, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2004 Centric 66, University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, curated by Mary-Kay Lombino Owl Society Part II, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA Pan American Nightclub Sculptures, boom editions, Chicago, IL
2003 Owl Society, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA Owl Society Part II, Hudson and Franklin, New York, NY
2002 Beautiful Ornaments as Shadows, Crashed Down and a Video of Flickering Light in a 70’s Office Tower, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
2001 Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles
1998 Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah
1996 Luis Campaña Gallery, Cologne

Group Exhibitions
2018 Manifesto: A Modest Proposal, Pitzer College Art Galleries
2017 Europe in China/OpusII, German Sculpture Today, Qingdao Sculpture Museum, Qingdao, 
Knowledges, Mount Wilson Observatory, Los Angeles, CA
Beton, organized by Betonbar at Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg LAMOA's Display System#4 Eastern Star Gallery of the Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, Home Depot, DXIX Projects, Venice, CA 
2015 Re|Production - DOCUMENT, Chicago, IL Wunderkammer - Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
'The Fifth Wall', Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena Made in LA, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Redefining Modernity, Art in Embassies, United States of America Embassy, Berlin, Germany
Encounter, Mumok Kino, Vienna
Conlang, mumok kino, Vienna Demolition Woman, Guggenheim Gallery at the Chapman University, Orange County (catalog) 
Masters of Irreverence, Arena1, Santa Monica Alice Könitz, Pamela Jorden, Jeff Ono at Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles Alice Könitz, Nicolau Vergueiro. Tyler Vlahovich at Wharton + Espinosa, Los Angeles Black Rabbit, White Hole, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles Schindler House/For Your Art, Los Angeles Dialogues: Art and Architecture in between Paris and Los Angeles A MAK Center and For Your Art event bringing together artists and architects from both cities.
Collective Field Office L.A.Mart, Los Angeles Ve.sch -Verein für Raum und Form in der bildenden Kunst, Vienna
2012 The Artist Theater Program: A Group Show of Film and Video Work by Visual Artists, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles , CA Project Papier, Zatoka Sztuki, Sopot, Poland, Project Papier, Souterrain, Berlin, Germany 
Performance with Stephanie Taylor at Motto, Berlin, Germany Inman Gallery, Houston, TX 
Saucy Leechcraft, JBJurve, Los Angeles, CA
Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors - Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2011 Matryoshka, Galeria Perdida/Recess Activities, New York , NY "Side Project" Pøst, Los Angeles, CA Picture This, screening curated by John Pearson at Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
The Artist Theater Program: A Group Show of Film and Video Work by Visual Artists curated by Erika Vogt, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
2010 All We Ever Wanted Was Everything Galeria Perdida/EFA Project Space, New York “Sun Zoom Spark”, WPA, curated by Pamela Jorden, Los Angeles, CA Mostly Sculpture Show, curated by Alice Clements, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA The Secret (Still) Knows, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Los Angeles, CA
2008 California Biennial 2008, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA, off-site project location in association with the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (catalog) Whitney Biennial, Whitney Musuem of American Art, New York, NY (catalog) We construct the chorus, I-Space, Chicago, IL 
2007 Hug Fu: Kathryn Andrews, Alice Könitz, Stephanie Taylor, Daniel Hug Gallery Young artists from St Petersburg and Los Angeles, Gallery G18, Helsinki, Finland, curated by Emily Newman Time Writers from the Mirror Horizon, curated by Gabie Strong, David Patton Los Angeles Cock: Kathryn Andrews, Alice Könitz, Stephanie Taylor, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China, curated by Zhao Gang Laying Bricks, Wallspace Gallery, NY, curated by Michael Ned Holte Blockbuster Summer, Taxter and Spengemann, New York Aspects, Forms, and Figures, curated by Joao Ribas, Bellwether, New York Being There, curated by Richard Wearn, Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA Half Square Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France (catalog)
2006 Reality is an August Imagination, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Andrew Hahn Bring the War Home, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York and QED, Los Angeles, curated by Drew Heitzler New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, Or Gallery Vancouver, Kunsthaus Dresden, curated by Katrin Pesch
Material Witness, gallery at University of California, Riverside, curated by Ciara Ennis
2005 Celine and Julie Go Boating, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, organized by Michael Ned Holte Kicking Rocks, curated by Anna Sew Hoy, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA Bull's Eye, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY
2004 Brown Constructions, LemonSky Miami, Miami, FL, curated by Amir Zaki. Backstage Tourismus, with Corinna Schnitt and Isabell Spengler, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (catalog) Upstream: Idea drawings, curated by Chris Lipomi, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 Sundown Salon at the Schindler House presented by the MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the Schindler House International Paper, curated by James Elaine, Claudine Isé, and Ann Philbin, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Win, Loose, or Draw, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA If the Hippies Cut Their Hair, I Don’t Care, I Don’t Care, Galerie Michael Hall, Vienna, Austria
Play it as it Lays, 17 Artists from Los Angeles, The London Institute, London Out of the Ground Into the Sky Out of the Sky Into the Ground, A Detour show organized by Kopp/Kordansky at Pond in San Francisco, Black Dragon Society in Los Angeles
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, Low Gallery, Los Angeles
2001 Sharing Sunsets, curated by Julie Deamer, MOCA Tucson Drawn from LA (Home is where the Heart is), curated by Julie Deamer, Midway Initiative, Saint Paul, Minnesota Tirana Bienniale, Albania (catalog)
2000 Guggenheim Gallery of the Chapman University in Orange County The Closet Show, organized by Kimberly Varella, Los Angeles, 3424 Council ST. Los Angeles Legal Paper Work, curated by John Geary, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles DRS Project Wall, organized by Dispute Resolution Services, 2000, Los Angeles
1999 Colab at 240 South Broadway, Los Angeles Expanding Limited Space, curated by Andrea Bowers, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles Touring the Frame, curated by Charles Gaines, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles Remaining Speculations, curated by Stefan Zucker, 926 Chung King Road, Los Angeles The Temptations, curated by Dennis Cooper, Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles The CAA Show, Barnsdall Building, Los Angeles
1998 Anwander Bazaar de Cologne, Cologne
1997 Das Leben in der Wüste kj, Cologne
1995 Papier, Bärbel Grässlin Gallery, Frankfurt
1994 Zwischenbilanz, curated by Heiner Schepers, Kunstverein Lingen

2017 Steffen Tost, Eine Oscar-Verleihung für die Kreativen in Mülheim, October 23, 2017, Dennis Vollmer, Die 1970er im Schrankwandformat, WAZ, September 07.2017, Münsterland Zeitung Ausstellung im Kunstmuseum, Bildhauerin Kunitz erinnert sich an Kindheit in Mülheim, September 12, 2017, Stefanie Roenneke, Dinge selbst in die Hand nehmen: Interview mit Alice Könitz, November 14, 2017, Mortali, Alice Königs im Kunstmuseum Mülheim, Abenteuer Ruhrpott, Thomas Hirsch, Erinnerung an Mülheim mit Gästen, Trailer Ruhr, Alice Könitz,
Austellungen, Heinz Magazin, Bildhauerin Erinnert sich an Kindheit in Mülheim, Ruhr Nachrichten, Barbara Slotta, Wichtig, dass Kunst Gedanken öffnet, Interview mit Alice Könitz, Trailer Ruhr, Margitta Ulbricht, Künstlerin Alice Kunitz verbindet Mülheim mit Los Angeles, WAZ, Pressetext: Ausstellung in Mülheim and der Ruhr - Alice Kunitz - art Das Kunstmagazin
Catherine Wagley: Support Structures, Alice Könitz and LAMOA CARLA , June 15, 2017
Catherine Wagley, Alice Könitz:Commonwealth, LA Weekly, March 23  
Summery Guthery, A round-up of the best current shows in the cIty, Critics guide: Los Angeles,, March 29 Calder Yates, Alice Könitz: Commonwealth&Council, April 4, Daily
Meghan Gordon, The Common Methods of Commonwealths: An Exhibition by Alice Könitz, artcritical, April 27  
Grant Johnson, Alice Könitz, Commonwealth and Council Artforum Summer issue
Alice Könitz, Mohn Award 2014, artist monograph, Alice Könitz was published as a component of the Mohn Award of the Hammer biennial Made in L.A. 2014. Alice Könitz was the 2014 awardee and this catalogue represents the first published monograph for the artist. This publication focuses on Könitz’s career from 1995 to date, with a section on her Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA) project, for which she won the 2014 award.  
Language English 207 pages, Images
Wow, Artists Alice Könitz, Sonia Leimer, Authors Joanna Fiduccia, Andrew Berardini Publisher Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Year published 2015 Language English 32 pages, Images ISBN no. 978-3-85042-057-0 Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna 
Jessica Gelt, Made in L.A.'s Mohn Awards winners a varied, creative lot, Los Angeles Times, August 23 Jori Finkel, Hammer Museum Announces Three Biennial Prizes, New York Times, August 19
Fiona Ng, Rather than wait for galleries to show their work, L.A. artists form institutions of their own, Los Angeles Magazine, Culture Sarah Bowman, 6 Ideas for Your August Weekend, Huffington Post ,Los Angeles  
William Poundstone on Art and Chaos, LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM ON FIRE, Wende Gets a Secret Police Guardhouse,
The Biggest Little Museum in L.A., Blouin, Mike Fricano Clarissa Tossin, Move over, Monet, it’s time for ’Made in L.A. 2014’, My Science LA Art Book Fair Underway, Hamptons Art Hub Patrick Steffen, LA Talks Michael Ned Holte, Flash Art JB Fung, ‘MADE IN L.A. 2014? OPENS IN JUNE AT THE HAMMER MUSEUM, Modern Living in LA Catherine Wagley, L.A. Art Predictions for 2014, LA Weekly Christina Catherine Martinez, Me and You and Everyone We Kind of Know: Made in L.A. 2014, ArtSlant: the #1 contemporary art network, Los Angeles Kristen Lepore, Free weekend? Watch 'Purple Rain,' explore DTLA and eat unlimited bacon, August 01 2014, 89.3 KPCC Maxwell Williams, Made in L.A. 2014 Curator Michael Ned Holte on SoCal Cultural Microclimates , February 20, 2014, KCET Su Wu, Art Matters | A Biennial in, and About, Los Angeles, T, The New York Times Style Magazine, CULTURE By SU WU JUNE 13, 2014 2:00 PM LA Forum, Delirious LA | August 11th, 2014: Alice Könitz on micro museums and the Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Abe Ahn, Broadcasting Los Angeles, Hyperallergic Catherine Wagely, Loosening Up the Edges: Interview with “Made in L.A.” Co-curator Connie Butler, Art in America
Keith Plocek, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Revisited, Glasstire Deborah Vankin, Public Fiction is collectively in Hammer Museum's 'Made in L.A., Los Angeles Times Deborah Vankin, Hammer Museum's 'Made in L.A. 2014' Draws on City's Artful Bounty, Los Angeles Times Opening in June, the Hammer Museum's second 'Made in L.A.' biennial will feature 35 artists, including Marina Pinsky, Alice Konitz and Gabriel Kuri. Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2014
Catherine Wagley, '5 Artsy Things to do in LA, This Week: Cocaine and American Hustle Cutouts', LA Weekly
Cal Arts News and Events, Cal Arts Alumna Builds 13 Foot Art Museum in LA 
Michelle Mills, The Los Angeles Museum of Art is Eagle Rock's Hidden Gem, Pasadena Star News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News Kaveri Nair, Why You Should Visit a 13-Foot Long Art Museum in Southern California, The New York Times Style Magazine (print) Best of T-Magazine Kaveri Nair, Why You Should Visit a 13-Foot Long Art Museum in Southern California,T-Magazine Blog, Arena, The New York Times Style Magazine Shana Nys Dambrot, This is Not My Beautiful House (5 Awesome Free Things To Do in L.A. this Week)  Kaveri Nair, Critic's Pick,  
Travis Diehl, 500 Words, Interview,
Aili Schmeltz, Interview, Artist Resource
Stephanie Taylor and Alice Könitz, A Leash for Fritz and Kale For Stray Bunny, Material Magazine  
Alyse Ronayne, *Interview * 
Victoria Ellison, An Experimental Video Smorgasbord, REDCAT's Artist Theater Program, LA Weekly
Mario Vasquez, Interview with Pamela Jorden, artist and curator for the group show 'Sun Zoom Spark' at WPA in Chinatown, Los Angeles, California, Super Mario's Fine Art: Fine Art in the Fast Lane 
Sharon Mizota, Resort A Station for Display, Textfield 
Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, catalog, Saatchi Gallery 
Language English, 672 pages, ISBN 978-0-8478-3253-8
Chuan Tan, Pey, Alice Könitz in Berlin, Art Info, September 18 Jocob Weil, Harry, Whitney Biennial 2008, artUS, Summer Dambrot, Shana, Report: New York City, The Ghost of Jason Rhoades, Art Ltd, July Holte, Ned Michael, Openings: Alice Könitz, Artforum, Summer Keehn Dorka, Frame of Reference: Alice Konitz”, California Home and Design Magazine, June,  The LA Annual, Artillery, May/June Vikram, Anuradha, Artillery, May/June Volk, Gregory, Spring In Dystopia, Art In America, May Sneed, Gillian, The Whitney Biennial 2008: Expanded Walls, Expanded Practices, Art Fairs International, March 10 Cotter, Holland, Art’s Economic Indicator The New York Times, March 7 Dalton, Trinie, 2008 Biennial Exhibition Catalogue, The Whitney Museum of American Art, March 10
2007 Vogel, Carol, Whitney Biennial Stretches to Armory, New York Times, November 16 Artists Announced for 2008 Whitney Biennial,, November 16 Smith, Roberta, In these Shows, the Material is the Message, New York Times, August 10 Coburn, Tyler, Build it High: Laying Bricks, Art Review, July/August Cotter, Holland, Aspects, Forms and Figures, New York Times, March 2
2006 Brooks, Amra, Must See Art, LA Weekly, July 26 Miles, Christopher, Disconcerting world views, Los Angeles Times, July 21 Site, Publication of text and images Melrod, George, Sculpture, July/August Bluhm, Erik, Perfect City Telepathy, Art US, March/April, issue 12 Balaschak, Chris, Alice Könitz, Frieze, April Martin, Victoria, Alice Könitz at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Artweek, April Holte, Michael Ned, Alice Könitz, Artforum, April, pgs 255-256
2005 Myers, Holly, Six journeys of imagination, LA Times, August 12 Rath, Jessica, Alice Könitz, Art US, March 10
2004 Weinberg, Michelle, Brown Constructions, Miami New Times, November 11 Holte, Michael Ned, Alice Konitz - Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Artforum critic's pick, March 4 Backstage Tourismus, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, catalog
2003 Ruhrpreis für Kunst und Wissenschaft, 1987-2001, catalog Frank, Peter, The Paper Chase, art on paper, April issue, pg 36-39 Mathis, Sommer, Paper Trail, UCLA Daily Bruin, January 31 Worman, Alex, L.A. Confidential, artnet, February Knight, Christopher, Drawing, not toeing, the Line, Los Angeles Times, February 7 Hammer Calendar, Winter Spring issue, Elaine, James, International Paper - Drawings by Emerging Artists, UCLA Hammer Museum, exhibition catalog, Los Angeles, CA, 2003 Leah Ollman, Three mediums, three messages, Los Angeles Times, January 10
2002 Play it as it Lays at London Institute Gallery, by JJ Charlesworth, artext, Summer issue Deamer, Julie, London Street Projects, Quick Stretch, Flashart?, August 2 The London Institute, Contemporary, March issue Charlesworth, JJ, "Play it as it Lays" at London Institute Gallery, artext, Summer issue
2001 Tirana Biennale 1, interview with Paul Quiñones Bruce Hainley, Artforum, April Julie Deamer, Flashart, March/April I-D Magazine, The Gallery Issue Malik Gaines, Art and Text, May Malik Gaines, essay about the show at the Guggenheim Gallery of the Chapman University Doug Harvey, LA Weekly, November 26 - December 2 David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, July 30  Great God Pan, number thirteen, publication of drawings Christopher Smith, The Salt Lake Tribune, July
1998 Matthew Coolidge, CLUI Newsletter
1996 Martin Pesch, Frieze, November

2017 Kreativkraftpreis der Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr
Mohn Award (jury award, honoring artistic excellence)
Faculty Enrichment Grant (FEG), Art Center College od Design, Fountainhead residency, Miami
2012 Wall House residency, Groningen, Holland
2007 Tong Xian Art Center residency, Beijing, China
1999 Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) residence program
1997 DAAD Jahresstipendium für Nordamerika Förderpreis zum Ruhrpreis für Kunst und Wissenschaft der Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr