Alicja Khatchikian
b. 1988, Gorizia (IT)
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EDUCATION
2018–2021 Photography, graduating class of Ute Mahler and Göran Gnaudschun, Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin
2016 Master Degree (with honors) in Social and Cultural Anthropology with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Fillitz, University of Vienna
2011 Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences, University of Trieste 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Denali Thai Food, curated by Simonetta Mignano, Bivy, Anchorage, Alaska

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Die Rose ist ohne Warum, curated by Ute Mahler and Göran Gnaudschun, Schloss Neuhardenberg
2020 Transitions, Rotterdam International Photography Festival

CURATORIAL WORK
2018 Bakunin, performance by Goda Palekaite, The Swamp Pavilion, 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice

SELECTED WRITING AND PUBLICATIONS
2019 ‘Between archive and repertoire: The Ju|’hoansi San Living Museum in Grashoek,’ in W. Zips and M. Zips-Mairitsch (eds), Bewildering Borders: The Economy of Conservation in Africa, pp. 121-135, Berlin and Zürich: LIT Verlag
2018 ‘Trespassing Borders: Encounters and Resistances in Performance Art,’ in T. Fillitz and P. van der Grijp (eds), An Anthropology of Contemporary Art: Practices, Markets, and Collectors, pp. 163-178, London: Bloomsbury
2017 «On participation, beyond participation: a conversation with Maya Quattropani.», roots§routes – research on visual cultures, No 24 | January – April 2017
2016 «Intertwining discourses: a visual history of bodies.», roots§routes – research on visual cultures, No 22 | May – August 2016
2015 Denali Thai Food, Turin: Quiet Propaganda Editions

SELECTED TALKS
2018 ‘Attempts at collaboration between ethnography and performance (or: how to fail better?),’ in Art, Materiality and Representation conference by Royal Anthropological Institute, British Museum, London
2017 ‘Farther than I thought,’ artist talk at Delta Mityba, Vilnius
2016 ‘Art and anthropology: researching the process’, artist talk with Manuela Macco, Xiaoguan-Chongqing, PRC
2016 ‘Trespassing borders: encounters and collaboration in performance art’ in EASA 2016, University of Milano-Bicocca
2014 (with G. Palekaite) ‘The performing body-in-space through the lens: The Living Museum in Namibia,’ in Anthropology and Photography conference by Royal Anthropological Institute, British Museum, London

FIELDWORK
2016 Invited observer at Up-On Live Art Festival in Chengdu and Regeneration-Expansion festival in Chongqing, PRC
2014–15 Researcher at torinoPERFORMANCEART and Venice International Performance Art Week
2014 Researcher among San communities in Northeastern Namibia in the field of cultural performance/living museums

MEMBERSHIPS
2017–2018 Italian Society for Photography Studies (SISF)
2017 Association for Research and Production of Images in Anthropology and Art (ARPIA)
2014–2018 European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)