Asamble, 2015, Argentina
Strangers, 2008, Venice Bienalle, Italy
Rearranging the conference table, 2020, Haus Konstruktiv, Switzerland
(un)heard (room), 2019, CAAC Sevilla, Spain
Yerkish, 2017, Perth ICA, Australia
Brighton CCA is delighted to present a new body of work commissioned from London based, Argentinian artist Amalia Pica for her first exhibition in Brighton
Pica’s art is conceptual, marked by wit and a sense of play and using a range of materials from found objects to photography as well as live performers, often taking the form of temporary interventions to explore communication, metaphor, civic participation and how particular signals speak to different people and are interpreted in different cultural contexts.
Communal experience is an important touchstone for her, and her works address themes ranging from freedom of speech and the awkwardness and often contrived nature of social situations to language and its potential for nonsense, related puns and communicative humour.
Amalia Pica has made more than 40 solo exhibitions to date, most recently at The New Art Gallery Walsall (2019), including The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada; and NC Arte, Bogota, Colombia, (2017); Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (2016); El Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Instituto de Visión, Bogota, Colombia (2015); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2014); Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Neuquen, Argentina; List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, United States; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, United States; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal; and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2013); Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom and Basis, Frankfurt, Germany (2012); Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden (2010).
Amalia Pica studied at the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003, and was a participant at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2005. She was born in Neuquén Capital, Argentina, 1978, and lives and works in London, United Kingdom. She is represented by Herald Street.