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Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Amalia Pica

b. 1978, Argentina

Amalia Pica (b. 1978 Neuquén, Argentina) lives and works in London.

In 2020, Pica will have a solo exhibition at Brighton CCA. In 2019, she will have solo exhibitions at The New Art Gallery, Walsall and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla. 2019 solo exhibitions include While inside at Herald St, London. 2019 group exhibitions include: After Leaving | Before Arriving, 12th Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania; Summer Exhibition 2019, Royal Academy of Art, London; Fly me to the Moon. The Moon landing: 50 years on, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich; Iteraciones sobre lo no mismo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires; Concrete Contemporary, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings, Bildmuseet Umeå, Umeå, Sweden; Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel, London.

In 2018, solo exhibitions included please open hurry, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth and (un)heard, Cc Foundation, Shanghai. Group exhibitions include Fikra Graphic Design Biennial 01, Bank of Sharjah, Sharjah; 12th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai; Darbyshire, Gander, Pica, Starling, Hayward Gallery, London; The Everyday and Extraordinary, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, Birmingham; DO I HAVE TO DRAW YOU A PICTURE?, The Heong Gallery, Downing College Cambridge, Cambridge; Declaration, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia; Alexandra Bircken, Josh Brand, Matthew Darbyshire, Michael Dean, Cary Kwok, Amalia Pica, Nicole Wermers, Herald St | Museum St, London; Monuments to Us, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

In 2017, solo exhibitions included ears to speak of, The Power Plant, Toronto; please open hurry, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; A un brazo de distancia, NC Arte, Bogotá; Instituto de Visión, Bogotá (two-person with Otto Berchem). Group exhibitions included Double Edge, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone; Unknown Tongues, Tenderpixel, London; Soundtracks, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; The String Traveller, S.M.A.K., Ghent; Drawing Biennial 2017, The Drawing Room, London; The Shyness of the Crowns, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo; FRAC Lorraine, Metz; Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum–SFKM, Førde; Asamble (performance), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Curators’ series #10: Greater than the sum, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; CONDO, Herald St, London.

In 2016 Pica presented solo exhibition Katachrese, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg. Solo shows have also included: Portlligat, El Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala (2015); Instituto de Visión, Bogotá (2015); Galerie Johann König, Berlin (2015); La Criée Centre d’art Contemporain, Rennes (2014); A ∩ B ∩ C (line), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2014); Switchboard, Mostyn, Llandudno (2014); Amalia Pica en el MNBA, Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Neuquén (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2013); List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge (2013); Amalia Pica, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); For Shower Singers, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2012); Chronic Listeners, Kunsthalle St Gallen, St Gallen (2012); I am Tower of Hamlets as I am in Tower of Hamlets, just like a lot of people, Off-site project, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011); babble, blabber, chatter, gibber, jabber, patter, prattle, rattle, yammer, yada yada yada, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2010).

In 2016 Amalia Pica took part in Manifesta 11, Zurich; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju and The Space Between at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts. Other recent group shows include: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; South London Gallery, London (2014—2016); Un Nouveau festival / Expanding the Field of Play, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015); Do it, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2015); Adventures of the Black Square, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); Frieze Projects 2015: Tribute to Flux-Labyrinth (1976/2015), Frieze New York (2015); Ruins in Reverse, Tate Modern Project Space, London (2013); Quiet, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia (2013); When Attitudes Became Form Became Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit (2013); Version Control, Arnolfini, Bristol (2013); On Apology, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2012); The Ungovernables, New Museum, New York (2012); ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); Buen viaje, Hayward Gallery, London (2010).

Pica’s public commissions include Semaphores, King’s Cross, London, UK and Sipping colors, De Pijp Station, Amsterdam, NL. Her work is held in public collections including Tate, London; Guggenheim, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Fundação De Serralves, Porto; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Featured Artworks

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Work the room by Amalia Pica contemporary artwork
Amalia PicaWork the room, 2018 Timber, paper and paint
20 x 64 x 2.5 cm
Herald St
While inside (runt run) by Amalia Pica contemporary artwork
Amalia PicaWhile inside (runt run), 2019 Object for animal enrichment, speckled yellow polyethylene
7 x 58 x 58 cm
Herald St
While inside (rocky lou) by Amalia Pica contemporary artwork
Amalia PicaWhile inside (rocky lou), 2019 Object for animal enrichment, speckled red polyethylene, PETG mirror and polycarb
21 x 43 x 43 cm
Herald St
While inside (round house) by Amalia Pica contemporary artwork
Amalia PicaWhile inside (round house), 2019 Object for animal enrichment, speckled black polyethylene and sandstone polyethylene, 2 parts
Herald St
While inside (shroom room) by Amalia Pica contemporary artwork
Amalia PicaWhile inside (shroom room), 2019 Object for animal enrichment, speckled black polyethylene
36 x 44 x 44 cm
Herald St

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Amalia Pica, While inside at Herald St, London
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18 May–28 July 2019 Amalia Pica While inside Herald St, Museum St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Amalia Pica, While inside at Herald St, London
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18 May–28 July 2019 Amalia Pica While inside Herald St, Herald St, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Group Exhibition at Herald St, London
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21 February–24 March 2018 Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Herald St, Museum St, London

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By asking what art 'does,' the curators of the eleventh Gwangju Biennale betray a palpable anxiety about whether the field in which we work makes any meaningful contribution to the societies in which we live. The feeling will be familiar to many of us in these increasingly ugly times, in which to be 'doing' anything other than...

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