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 :
Rie Ahora, Llora Después at Galeria OMR Mexico, Velo Revelo at Clark Institute USA, Fade to Balck at Queens museum NYC, Here Comes the Sun at Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 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:
UnFlagging, Ballroom Marfa, Mexico City; Otrxs Mundos, Museo Tamayo, Mexico CityProtext! at Centro Pecci Prato, 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 Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 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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