Alicia Framis

Multi-disciplinary artist

(Spain, 1967). Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Alicia Framis is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work blends architecture, design, fashion and performance. Her work is project based and focuses on different aspects of human existence within contemporary urban society. Born in Barcelona, Framis studied in the Fine Arts School, Barcelona University and in École de Beaux Arts, Paris. She also completed a master in the Institut d’Hautes Etudes, Paris; and another one in the Rijksakademie Van Beelde Kunstende, Amsterdam. After art school Alicia has lived and worked in Barcelona (1985-1990), Paris (1990-1993) and Amsterdam from 1995. She has become known around the world for her performances and actions, such as Loneliness in the City (1999-2000), The Secret Strike Films (2003-2006); an installation accessible to women only, Minibar, at the 2nd Berlin Biennial in 2001; and Anti_dog (2002-2003), realized to represent Holland in the Dutch pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennial in 2003. Recent solo shows include Reading Together at Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2014) and Framis in Progress at MMK Arnhem; Galerie I’m TaxisPalais, Innsbruck (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art in Leon; and Centre Contemporary Art Brugge (2014).