Pia Camil (b. 1980) lives and works in Mexico City. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London.
Her work has been exhibited internationally with recent solo-exhibitions including : Bara, Bara, Bara, at Tramway Art Space, Glasgow (2019), Split Wall at Nottingham Contemporary (2018) ; They, at Galerie Sultana (2018); Bara, Bara, Bara at Dallas Contemporary (2017) ; Home Visit at Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2016) ; Slats, Skins & Shopfittings at Blum & Poe, New York (2016) ; A Pot for a Latch, New Museum, New York (2016); Skins, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2015); The Little Dog Laughed, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2014); Espectacular Telón at Sultana Gallery, Paris (2013); Cuadrado Negro, Basque Museum Centre for Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2013). Recent group exhibitions include: Desert X Biennial, California (2019); Art Basel Cities, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); LISTE, with Galerie Sultana, Basel, Switzerland (2018); Descheas at Instituto de Vision, Bogota (2017); «Womenhouse », Monnnaie de Paris (2017); « Performance ! », Le Tripostal, Lille (2017).
Camil’s work is in the permanent collection of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, La Colección Jumex, Mexico, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (USA), and at the Kadist collection amongst others.
Camil’s work is usually associated to the mexican urban landscape, the aesthetic language of modernism and its relationship to retail and advertising. Recently she has engaged in public participation as a way to activate the work and engage with the politics of consumerism.
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