Alice DittmarChinese Culture Festival - Artist Talk: "Abundance and Emptiness"
Sat, 05.05.2018, 7 PM
Admiralspalast Berlin (Studio), Friedrichstraße 101, 10117 Berlin
Alice Dittmar was born in 1978 in Reid im Innkreis, Austria. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich from 1999-2006 and was conferred the title ‘Meisterschülerin’ by Professor Nikolaus Lang. Upon completing her studies, Alice participated in several international artist residencies, including: Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, 2008 / 2012-13; pilot projekt Düsseldorf, 2009; Tafe, Perth, 2010; Schieleartcentrum, Cesky Krumlov, 2010; and Alexander Ochs Gallery, Beijing, 2011.
Alice was invited by the German Goethe Institute Beijing, to conduct a lecture at UCCA, 798 Art District Beijing, on her artist book and exhibition: ‘My daily Beijing diary’ (2008). In 2010, her artist book ‘Alice-D in Wonderland’ was published; the drawings from this project were exhibited at Kulturmodell, Passau. This was followed by: ‘Beijing Series 2011’, a solo exhibition at Alexander Ochs Gallery, Beijing; ‘Invented Identities’ (2014), a group show at Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi; and ‘Pattern∞Landscapes’ (2014), a solo show at Ying Gallery, Beijing, which also represents her.
In 2012 Alice commenced her research project: ‘Ambiguous landscapes – untangling transcultural interweavings through materiality’ (ongoing). In 2015, she initiated ‘Smuggling (an artistic strategy)’, a Symposium in Wernstein am Inn (Austria) and Kunstverein Passau hosted ‘RAUMZWEIT‘, an exhibition with Austrian ceramic artist Fritz Radlwimmer. From March to May 2016, Alice is undertaking ‘Void Lands‘, a project with Stefanie Thiedig (aka Kulturgut Blogger / kulturgut-china.de) in Beijing, that has been exhibited at the Art Fai in Guangzhou 2016 and is now further installed at a Provate Collection in Guangzhou. In August 2016 the project ‘Wernstein and Neuburg/Inn – Grenzorte II’ takes place with participating artists from Austria and Germany and in July 2017 the outcome shall be presented in a related exhibition with works in public space, performances and music.
Also, a studio residency at PICA Perth, Western Australia, has been confirmed, where Alice will work on her project: ‘becoming temporary (2012) / becoming permanent (2013)‘.