Alicia Framis (1967 Barcelona, Spain) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice blends architecture, design, fashion and performance. Her work is project based and focuses on different aspects of human existence within contemporary urban society. Framis often starts out from actual social dilemmas to develop novel settings and proposed solutions. She develops platforms for creative social interaction, often through interdisciplinary collaboration with other artists and specialists across various fields.

 

Alicia Framis studied at the Barcelona University and the École de Beaux Arts in Paris. She completed two masters programs, one at the Institut d’Hautes Etudes, Paris and another at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Framis won Prix Lleida Contemporary Art, Spain (2000) and Prix de Rome, Italy (1997). Her recent solo exhibitions include the MUSAC, Castilla y Léon (2014), Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (2013), La Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen (2012), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2010), Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2008), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002), and many more.

 

Framis represented The Netherlands in the Dutch Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and has had work featured in the 2nd Berlin Biennale (2001), Performa 09 New York (2009), and Manifesta 2 Luxemburg (1998). Her work is included in numerous permanent collections, including those of Collection FRAC Lorraine (France), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Switzerland), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Netherlands), MUSAC de Castilla y Léon (Spain), Rabo Art Collection (Netherlands), Stedelijk Museum Collection (Netherlands), among others.

 

 

SELECTED SHOWS

 

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016

    Everyday Sunshine, Horrach Moya Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016

    Artefact Festival, STUK Onhaal, Leuven, Belgium

    Of Magic Carpets and Drones, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

  • PROJECTS IN PUBLIC SPACE 2015/ 2017

    Land Project, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    CREATIVETIME, New York, USA

    Human Rights, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015

    Heaven or Hell, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

    Global Control and Censorship, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Drifting in Daylight, CreativeTime, Central Park, New York, USA

    When I Give, I Give Myself, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Room for Forbidden Books, selected for Art Basel, Parcours, Switzerland

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015

    I’m in the wrong place to be real, 3bisf, Aix-en-Provence, France

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014

    Framis in Progress, MUSAC, Leon, Spain

    Forbidden Rooms, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

    Framis in Progress, CC Brugge, Belgium

    Chambre des livres Interdites, Picasso Museum, Nice, France

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014

    Real imaginary futures, Bureau Europe, Maastricht, Netherlands

    CITIES, NAT LAB, Eindhoven, Netherlands

    A screaming comes across the sky, Centro Laboral, Gijon, Spain

    NonMonument, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013

    Forbidden Rooms, Habitaciones Prohibidas, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain

    Framis in Progress, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

    Framis in Progress, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013

    Dread, Museum de Hallen Haarlem, curator Juha Zwelfde, Haarlem, Netherlands

    Tolerance, Chambre d’Amies, curator Siebbe Trentto, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Habitat, Museum Serralves, Porto, Portugal

    COLLECTION ON DISPLAY, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland

    Shift, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Full Printed – Printing Objects, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012

    Cinema Solo, La Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France

    Daily Future, Kunstzone Rabobank Utrecht, Netherlands

    Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012

    Somnio Film Festival, Alkmaar, Netherlands

    Anti_dog (Palma de Mallorca), Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    L’amour à mort, FRAC Corse, Corte, France

    Cartas al Cielo, Amstelpark Amsterdam (supported by Stadsdeel Zuid), Netherlands

    Through an open window, Institute Neerlandais, Paris, France

    Genealogías feministas en el arte español: 1960-2010, MUSAC, Léon, Spain

    The Ideal Place, NEST Den Haag, Netherlands

    Screening of Lost Astronaut (the project re.act.feminism #2- a performing archive) at Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia

    Screening of Lost Astronaut (the project re.act.feminism #2- a performing archive) at Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland

    Screening of Lost Astronaut (the project re.act.feminism #2- a performing archive) at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

    Screening of Lost Astronaut (the project re.act.feminism #2- a performing archive) at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2011

    Apuntes sobre el cielo, Sala de Exposiciones de la Diputación de Huesca, Huesca, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2011

    Imagine Being There, Kunstzone Rabobank Utrecht, Netherlands

    Moonlife Concept Store, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Medianoche en la ciudad, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

    Screening of Lost Astronaut (the project re.act.feminism #2- a performing archive) at Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

  • PROJECTS 2010

    MOON LIFE CONCEPT STORE, Shanghai, China

    MOON ACADEMY, with European Space Agency, Netherlands

    CAGE&DEGAS&DEMOS&LOOPS, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain

    THINKING OF DALLIPUR with for Purificacion Garcia and LABORAL, Gijon, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010

    Aware: Art Fashion Identity Exhibition, Royal Academy of the Arts, GSK Contemporary, London, England

    Drafts Establishing Future, Flux/S Eindhoven, Netherlands

    De Nederlandse identiteit? Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands

    C.O.N.T.R.A.V.I.O.L.E.N.C.I.A.S. Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

    Secret Strikes, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

    Double infinity, Dutch Cultural Center, Shanghai, China

    Performance Video, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2009

    Ball Park, Galería Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain

    Looking from the Outside, ArtAids, Barcelona, Spain

    Minimal Histories, Galleri Box and Institute Cervantes, Göteborg, Sweden

    Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia

    Def drafts establishing future, ABC Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

    Is this Spain? Saint Pancras Crypt Gallery, London, UK

    Utopía? –Art and Human Rights, Addaya Centre d’Art Contemporani, Mallorca, Spain

    Auto, Sueño y Materia, Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijón, Spain

    Estuary biennale, Nantes, France

    Contraseñas, Montehermoso Cultural Centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

    The Show must go on, GMG Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    Mi Vida. From Heaven to Hell. Life experiences in art from Musac Collection, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungrary

    Una fábrica, una máquina, un cuerpo… Arqueología …espacios industriales, La Panera, Lleida, Spain

    URBANEA, Fundació Es Convent, Mallorca, Spain

    200 years Prix de Rome, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Performa 09, New York City, NY, United States

    Auto. Sueño y materia, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain

    25 OBRAS, 17 ARTISTAS, 4 RELATOS, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain

    Holland Experience!, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea

    Inventari, Galería Estrany, De La Mota, Barcelona, Spain

    Nuevas Historias. A New View of Spanish Photography, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2009

    Barbara Gross Galerie; Munich, Germany

    GMG Gallery Moscow, Russia

    New Buildings for China Institute Cervantes, Beijing, China

  • PROJECTS 2009

    LOST ASTRONAUT, PERFORMA 09, New York City, NY, United States

    FORBIDEN PLACES, ART AIDS, Barcelona, Spain

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008

    Guantánamo Museum, Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, curator Montse Badía, Barcelona, Spain

    Not for Sale (performance), Madrid Abierto, Madrid, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008

    Zonas de Riesgo, Caixa Forum, curator Ninfa Bisbe, Barcelona, Spain

    Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

    “Wouldn’t it be nice… wishful thinking in art and design”, Somerset House, London, England

    Risque d’attente, Galerija Karas, Zagreb, Croatia

    Extraordinary rendition, Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

    Imágenes a pie de calle, Festival Loop, curator Neus Miró, Barcelona, Spain

    “Wouldn’t it be nice…wishful thinking in art and design”, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland

    Locked-In, Images of Humanity in the Age of Intrusion, Casino de Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain, Luxemburg

    Everywhere is War (and rumours of War), Bodhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

    Mondo e Terra, La collezione del Frac Corsica, Museum d’Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2007

    CHINA WITH LOVE, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2007

    Pensa-Piensa-Think, Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain

    Artist Pention Trust, Today Art Museum, curator Dan Cameron, Beijing, China

    Montevideo program: Acciona, Observatori-festival, Valencia, Spain

    After the News, BankART1929, Yokohama, Japan

    MOCA Museum, Shanghai, China

    Entreprise du lieu, POMMERY, curator Daniel Buren, Reims, France

    Would be so nice, Centre of Art Contemporaine, Genève, Switzerland

    Rightfully Yours, Justina M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Existencias, Musac – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain

    Background IV, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Indiana, United States

    Colección de Arte Contemporáneo 3 del Ayuntamiento de Lleida, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2006

    Alicia Framis, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

    Acciones secretas, Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

    Secret Strike: Archivo momentos, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Partages, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux CACP, Bordeaux, France

    Secret Strike– Mireille Mosler Ltd., New York City, NY, United States

    Alicia Framis – CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2006

    Big City Lab, Art Forum Berlin, curator Friederike Nymphius, Berlin, Germany

    On Mobility, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

    59, Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, Locarno, Switzerland

    Dresscode, Historisches und Voelkerkundemuseum (Borrower), St. Gallen, Switzerland

    Femmes d’Europe, Saint-Tropez, France

    Alicia Framis. 8 de junio, las modelos libran. A Life in a Bag, Loewe 160 Years Anniversary, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

    Fusión, MUSAC, León, Spain

    INVIDEO, Milan, Italy

    FASHION VICTIM, CRAC, Alsace, France

    FASHIONS, Center of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany

    Secret Strike Tate Modern, Art Unlimited, Art 38 Basel, Basel, Switzerland

    Architecture au Corps, Galerie Anton Weller, Paris, France

    Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, United States

    Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, Art Museum at U.C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

    Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL, United States

    Dormir, rêver… et autres nuits, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

    Paisaje del arte latinoamericano actual, Instituto Cervantes Milan, Milan, Italy

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2005

    Actions Tour, curator Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, San Vicente, Pollença, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Museo Universitario Contemporáneo de Arte, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico

    Contemporary Visions, Photographs and videos from the Collection Helga de Alvear Oulu City Art Museum, Oulu, Finland

    Carrera de Fondo, Santa Inés Exposition Gallery, curator Margarita Aizpuru. (Cat.) Sevilla, Spain

    Bodytalk, Museum Beelden aan Zee, El Cheveningen, Netherlands

    Pattern Language; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, University of California; Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

    Dreaming Bodies, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, Japan

    Express yourself, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

    Super, Biennial of Belgium, Hasselt, Belgium

    On Mobility, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Fascination, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden

    Express yourself, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany

    Pattern Language, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

    Pattern Language, Tufts Univeristy Art Gallery, Medford, MA, United States

    Super, Bienal of Belgium, Hasselt, Belgium

    Fascination, Museum Dusseldorf, Germany

    Fascination, Museum in Bradford, Germany

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2004

    anti_dog, Center of Art La Panera, curator Gloria Picazo, Lleida, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2004

    No lo llames performance, Museo del Barrio, New York, United States

    Hors d’ooeuvre: ordres et desordres de la noriture, CAPC, Bordeaux, France

    Hit and Run, Istanbul, Turkey

    Dream Island, Riga, Lettonia, Latvia

    Video-shop, Zaragoza, Spain

    Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Bodytalk, Beelden aan Zee, curator Anne Berk, The Hague, Netherlands

    Brave New World, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece

    ‘Fuckin’ Trendy, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, curator Ellen Seiferman, Nuremberg, Germany

    The violence of the tone, W139, curator Anders Kreuger, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Women video artists, UNESCO, Paris, France

    We are the world, Museum Boijmas, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Utopia Station, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Napoli, Italy

    Utopia Station, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Munich, Germany

    Revolving Doors, Fundacion Telefonica, curator Montse Badia, Madrid, Spain

    No lo llames performances, Centro Andaluz Art Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2003

    Muebles de tiempo, Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

    Anti_dog, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

    Anti_dog, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsinborg, Sweden

    Anti_dog, performance, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

    Anti_dog, performance, Metronom, Barcelona, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2003

    We are the world, Venice Biennale Dutch Pavilion, curator Rein Wolf, Venice, Italy

    Fantastic, MassMoca, curator Nato Thompson, Massachusetts, USA

    Anti_dog, Rituals, Berlin, Germany

    Pequenas politicas, EAC, Castellon, Spain

    Utopia Station, Venice Biennale, curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Molly Nesbitt, Italy

    Kidea, Tuscia Electra, Florence, Italy

    Armour, curator Lidewij Edelkoort, Fort Asperen, Netherlands

    No lo llames performances, Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2002

    Anti_dog, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Anti_dog, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2002

    Projects Centre D’Art Santa Monica, curator Montse Badia, Barcelona, Spain

    Montevergini, Galleria Civica d’arte contemporanea di Siracusa, Siracusa, Italy

    Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, curator Ami Barak, Montpellier, France

    Catalan International Artists Palau Sorajec, curator Josep Miquel Garcia, Mallorca, Spain

    Museum Dhondt – Dhaenens, curator Edith Doove, Deurle, Belgium

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2001

    Minibar, Arco, Madrid, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2001

    2nd Berlin Biennale, curator Saskia Bos, Berlin, Germany

    Sonsbeek 9: Locus/Focus, curator Jan Hoet, Arnhem, Netherlands

    Squatters, Fundacion Serralves, Porto, Portugal

    Triennale Yokohama, curator Nabuo Nakamura, Japan

    Artline 5: Interaktionen Natur & Architektur, curator Jan Hoet, Borken, Germany

    Silhouettes and Shadow, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands

    Demonstration Room: Ideal House, The Big Show, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium

    Vostestaqui, Palau de la Virreina, curator Chus Martinez, Barcelona, Spain

    Parasites, Stork area, SKOR/AFK Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2000

    Remix Buildings- Proposals, Pand Paulus, Schiedam, Netherlands

    Remix Buildings, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

    Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2000

    Loneliness in the City/Einsamkeit in der Stad -Inventions against Loneliness, Zurich, Switzerland

    Loneliness in the City/Yksinnaisyys Kaupungissa-World record of Contact, Helsinki, Finland

    Loneliness in the City/Soledad en la cuidad- Remix, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

    Over the Edges, SMAK, curator Jan Hoet, Ghent, Belgium

    I made a list of things I’m going to do: … Plan B, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Etats des lieux # 1, Nicolas Bourriaud, Fribourg, Switzerland

    Domestic Loneliness, a project by Alicia Framis with Stefan Banz, Otto Berchem, Fortuyn / O’Brien, Una Henry, Johannes Schwartz, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Zona F, EACC, Castellon, Spain

    Miradas indiscretas, fundacion la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

    Living Apart Together, Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

    Ideas for living, ACHK-de Paviljoens, curator Janwillem Poels, Almere, Netherlands

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1999

    Architectura Integrada, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1999

    Indoor, with a.o. Jimmie Durham, Musée Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

    EXTRAetORDINAIRE Le printemps de Cahors, 9e édition, Cahors, France

    Loneliness in the City/ Einsamkeit in der Stadt- Der Paradies so nah, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Germany

    Loneliness in the City/Eenzaamheid in de stad- LOCO, CBK Dordrecht, The Netherlands

    12e mois de l’Image de Dieppe, dualité, Hotel de Ville de Dieppe, France

    Sympathikus, Einblicke in das vegetative Nervensystem der Kunst von heute, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

    Go Away, Artists and Travel, curated by final year students on the Royal College of Art’s MA in Visual Arts Administration, Royal College of Art, London, Great Brittain

    Private Room, Public Space, ACHK De Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1998

    Hijas sin hijas / daughters without daughters, Alicia Framis, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, Netherlands

    Dreamkeeper, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1998

    Pictures for the Blue Room, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway

    Projetto indoor, work in progress, Zerynthia, Centro Civico per l’Arte Contemporanea, Spain

    La Grancia, Serre di Rapolano, Italy

    La terre est ronde, nouvelle narration, Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, Haute Vienne, France

    Manifesta II, Luxemburg

    Irony, Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Zürich, Switzerland

    Self – Portraits, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, Netherlands and Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium