Amalia Pica (b. 1978 Neuquén, Argentina) lives and works in London.
In 2018, Pica has solo exhibitions at Cc Foundation, Shanghai as well as group exhibitions at Hayward Gallery, London and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
In 2017, Pica presented solo exhibitions at The Power Plant, Toronto; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; NC Arte, Bogotá, as well as group exhibitions at Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; S.M.A.K., Ghent; The Drawing Room, London; FRAC Lorraine, Metz.
In 2016 Pica presented a solo exhibition at 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; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2014; Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Neuquén, 2013; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2013; List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, 2013; Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2012; Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, 2012; Kunsthalle St Gallen, St Gallen, 2012; 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; 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; The Ungovernables, New Museum, New York, 2012; ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011).
Pica’s 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.
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...