Alice Dittmar was born in 1978 in Ried 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 was presented in the related exhibition “Viele Punkte ergeben noch keine Linie” with works in public space, performances and music.
In October / November 2017, Alice participated in a studio residency at PICA Perth, Western Australia, where she worked on her project: ‘becoming temporary (2012) / becoming permanent (2013)‘, followed by an artist residency at Red Gate Gallery Beijing in March 2018. Since, she works on her forthcoming artist book “Elusion” – related artist talks and presentations in Berlin.