↑ Bragueta No.3, 2022
Acrylique sur toile de jean
Acrylic on denim
53 x 53 x 2.5 cm
↑ Azure Study No.5 (Rising), 2022
Jeans javellisés
Bleached denim
128 x 100 x 4.5 cm
↑ Multi-Organism (Red), 2022
Jeans rembourrés
Stuffed denim
360 x 150 x 150 cm

Pia Camil, "Organismo Multi Organismo", Sultana, Paris, France, June - September 2022

Pia Camil, Saca tus trapos al sol, (Air Out Your Dirty Laundry), 2022, Rockefeller Center, New York

Composed out of secondhand clothing gathered in public exchanges with Mexico City residents, lines of wear create an intimate sight familiar to rooftops worldwide. In the past, Camil has used clothing as a material in her installations to question ideas about identity and border politics. Participants shared audio recordings for archival about the memories attached to their donated clothing - including breakups, summer loves, weaving artisans, and refugees finding a home in Mexico. Meant as a collective portrait, the installation bears witness to the artist's belief that communities are based on personal relations and stores, rather than borders and nationalistic values.

Presented by MASA Galeria and Rockefeller Center® with support from LAGO and curated by Su Wu.

Pia Camil, "Nidos y nudos", Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, USA, July - August 2021

Installation view, Three Works, Moca, Tucson, USA

Pia Camil, Ríe ahora, llora después, 2020, Galerie OMR, Mexico

↑ Pia Camil, Here Comes the Sun performance view at the Guggenheim Museum. © Photos: Enid Alvarez / © Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Pia Camil, Exhibition view of Fade into Black, 2019. Courtesy the Queens Museum. Photo by Hai Zhang.

Bara Bara Bara, installation view, Tramway, Glasgow, 2019

Lover’s Rainbow, 2019, Rebar and acrylic paint, Villa Del Valle, Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, Mexico.

View instalation, Telón de boca, Museo Universitario del Chopo; Mexico City, Mexico, 2018

Pia Camil, ’Split wall’, 2018, installation view at Nottingham Contemporary, Photo-credit: Stuart Whipps

They, 2018 Exhibition view at Galerie Sultana, Paris

«  Bara, Bara, Bara », installation view, Dallas Contemporary, 2017

Divisor Pirata, Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de Guatemala, 2016

Installation Views, "Pia Camil: A Pot for a Latch", 2016. Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Vue d'exposition "Skins", Contemporary Art Center, Cincinatti, USA, 2015

Saatchi Gallery London, PANGAEA II: New Art from Africa and Latin America 11 Mar 2015 - 6 Sept 2015

Installation view, Espectacular Telon, 2013, Galerie Sultana

GALLERY SHOWS:

Organismo Multi Orgásmico
24 Jun 2022 — 24 Jun 2022

Restons Unis
13 Jun 2020 — 13 Jun 2020

FAIRS:

Frieze New York. New York, USA
8 May 2020 — 8 May 2020

Paris Internationale - SUPERSALON. Paris, France
20 Oct 2020 — 20 Oct 2020

Frieze London 2021. London, United Kingdom
13 Oct 2021 — 13 Oct 2021

BIO:

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.

Select solo exhibitions include ':Organismo Multi Orgásmico', (Sultana, 2022) Paris; 'Tokyo Twilight', (Commissioned by Balenciaga, 2022),Tokyo, Japan;
'Aurora Scarlet', (Commissioned by Balenciaga, 2022), Shanghai, China; 'Saca tus trapos al sol', (Rockefeller Center, 2022) New York; 'Velo Revelo', The Clark Institute (Williamstown, MA, US 2021); 'Fade into black: sit, chill, look, talk, roll, play, listen, give, take, dance, share', Queens Museum (New York, US 2020); 'Rie Ahora, Llora Después', Galeria OMR (Mexico City, MX 2020); 'An Evening with Pia Camil: Here Comes the Sun' (Performance) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, US 2019); Bara, Bara, Bara, Tramway Art Space (Glasgow, UK 2019); 'Split Wall', Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK 2018); 'They', Galerie Sultana (Paris, FR 2018); Bara, Bara, Bara at Dallas Contemporary (2017) ; Home Visit at Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2016) ; 'Slats, Skins & Shopfittings', Blum & Poe (New York, US 2016); 'A Pot for a Latch', New Museum (New York, US 2016).

Recent group exhibitions include: 'unending beginnings', USC Roski School of Art and Design (Los Angeles, US 2022); 'Republica', La Nueva Fabrica (Antigua Gatemala, 2021); 'unFlagging', Ballroom Marfa (Mexico City, MX 2021); 'Otrxs Mundos', Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, MX 2021); 'Protext! When fabric becomes a manifesto', Centro Pecci Prato (Mexico City, MX 2021); Desert X Biennial, California, US 2019; Art Basel Cities, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); LISTE, with Galerie Sultana, Basel, Switzerland (2018); 'Descheas', Instituto de Vision (Bogota, CO 2017); 'Women House', Monnaie de Paris (Paris, FR 2017); 'Performance !', Le Tripostal (Lille, FR 2017).

Camil’s work is in the permanent collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, La Colección Jumex, Blanton Museum of Art, and the Kadist collection amongst others.

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RELATED NEWS:

Group Show. Rockefeller Center. New York, USA.
(https://www.rockefellercenter.com/)
4 May 2022 — 4 May 2022

Solo Show. Rockefeller Center. New York, US.
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3 May 2022 — 3 May 2022

Group Show. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Helsinki, Finland.
(https://kiasma.fi/)
8 Apr 2022 — 8 Apr 2022

Group Show. USC Roski School of Art and Design. Los Angeles, US.
(https://www.artandeducation.net/)
21 Jan 2022 — 21 Jan 2022

Group Show. La Nueva Fábrica. Antigua, Guatemala.
(www.newrootsfoundation.org/la-nueva-fabrica-eng/)
31 Jul 2021 — 31 Jul 2021

Group Show. Centro Pecci. Prato, Italia.
(centropecci.it)
8 Oct 2020 — 8 Oct 2020

Solo Show. Clark Art Institut. Williamstown, USA.
(www.clarkart.edu)
26 Feb 2020 — 26 Feb 2020

PRESS:

pia-camil-presse.pdf (17.08 MB)

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