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Alice Könitz

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Alice Könitz (b. 1970, Essen, Germany; lives and works in Los Angeles) received her MFA from the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf in 1996 and a second MFA from the California Institute for the Arts in 1999. Könitz has had solo exhibitions at Museum der Stadt Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Mühlheim, Germany (2017); Main Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Nächst St Stephan, Vienna, Austria (2015); Wall House, Groningen, Netherlands (2012); LA><ART, Los Angeles (2009); and Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Berlin, Germany (2008). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont (2018); Qingdao Sculpture Museum, Qingdao, China (2017); DOCUMENT, Chicago (2015); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2013); Verein für Raum und Form in der bildenden Kunst, Vienna, Austria (2013); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008). Könitz is the recipient of the Kreativkraftpreis der Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr (2017) and has participated in the Fountainhead Residency, Miami (2013); the Wall House Residency in Groningen, Netherlands (2013); and the Tong Xian Art Center Residency, Beijing, China (2007). In 2012, Könitz founded Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), an experimental exhibition space that the artist describes as a “platform for an organic institution that lives through participation.” LAMOA was featured in the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2014 and won the Mohn Award for artistic excellence.