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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 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA (2019); 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 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (2019); Kreativkraftpreis der Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr (2017) and has participated in the Forest Island Residency, Mammoth Lakes, CA (2019); 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.