Please join us on Friday 8 February from 5.30-7.30pm for the opening of Alicia Frankovich.

Alicia Frankovich’s practice has long explored the equivalency between physical forms and the potential for new modes of imagining both human and non-human form and behaviour. Performances are matched by a parallel practice that asks us to reconsider the body as a critical landscape through which various discourses of encounter, technology, and self can be reconsidered. This new body of work reflects a recent interest in microchimerism (the existence of the DNA of others within our own bodies) and microscopic imaging. Intrigued by the unknown worlds inside the body Microchimerism (2018) explores this phenomenon through a composition of gold and pink metallic shapes across the gallery wall. The wall work takes a female karyotype, or number and appearance of chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell, as its form. This karyotype is the artist’s own, identified from blood taken and visualised by scientists in Australia.


  • Fri 08 Feb


  • 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm


  • 510 Karangahape Road
  • Auckland 1010