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Alice Könitz

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Alice Könitz (b. 1970, Essen; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (1999) and graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1996). Solo exhibitions have been held at Commonwealth and Council (2019, 2016); Museum der Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr, Mühlheim (2017); Main Museum, Los Angeles (2017); and Nächst St Stephan, Vienna (2015). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (2019); Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont (2018); Qingdao Sculpture Museum, Qingdao (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 (2013); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008). Könitz is a recipient of the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (2019) and Kreativkraftpreis der Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr (2017). She has participated in residencies at Forest Island, Mammoth Lakes (2019); Fountainhead, Miami (2013); Wall House, Groningen (2013); and TongXian Art Center, Beijing (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.