American, born 1975 in Kiev/Ukraine, lives and works in Berlin and London.
From 1993 to 1997 Margolis studied at Columbia University in New York, NY/USA. From 2001 to 2003 she was a postgraduate fellow at de Ateliers artists’ institute in Amsterdam/Netherlands.
She regularly shows her work in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the USA. In 2009, her exhibition »New Paintings« is on view at Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf in Frankfurt/Germany; at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam she takes part in the group exhibition »Walker Evans and the Barn« (working title) also in 2009.
Further exhibitions (selection): »East Shakes the Messenger«, solo exhibition, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam; »Cobra to Contemporary«, group exhibition, Artnews Projects, Berlin; »Freeze Frame«, group exhibition, Thrust Projects, New York (all in 2008); »Ancient History«, solo exhibition, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin; »Out of Art«, group exhibition, Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne/Switzerland (both in 2007); »Alisa Margolis«, solo exhibition, Vilma Gold, London (2006).
Alisa Margolis has been given numerous grants, among others the Delfina Studio Trust Artist Residency in 2005/2006, from 2001 to 2003 she received the de Ateliers fellowship in Amsterdam, in 1997 the Red Grooms Award des National Arts Club, as well as from 1993 to 1997 the Howard I. Jacoby Presidential Scholarship of the Columbia University.