Fri 29-Oct-2021 - Sun 10-Apr-2022
Centre of Contemporary Art
87-100 Torun
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13

Centre of Contemporary Art (Poland)

The exhibition is accompanying the 29th edition of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival

Starting October 29, 2021, Torun will be the place of an extraordinary artistic event. For the first time in Poland, there will be a chance to see the works of the world-renowned Australian sculptor Patricia Piccinini, including the highly acclaimed sculptures presented at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition is entitled Patricia Piccinini. We Are! and is organized by the World Art Foundation, founded in 2006 by director David Lynch and director of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Film Festival Marek Zydowicz, who is the exhibition’s curator. Sculptures, installations and video presentations of the artist will be presented at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun and take up the space of about 2000 m2. One of the artist’s sculptures will have its world premiere at the exhibition in Torun. The exhibition will be accompanied by a film review, meetings with artists, discussions with experts and workshops.


Thu 17-Feb-2022 - Sun 22-May-2022
The Hilger Collection
The City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Institute of Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML)
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Institute of Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML) (Slovenia)

Showcasing works of art from the distinguished and well-known collection of Austrian gallerist and collector of modern and
contemporary art Ernst Hilger.

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Thu 11-Nov-2021 - Sun 14-Nov-2021
Yavuz at West Bund Art and Design
West Bund Art and Design
2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District

West Bund Art and Design (China)

The eighth edition of West Bund Art & Design returns with 120+ exhibitors from 45 cities across 18 countries. With strong support of the lead partners UBS, Dior, and BMW, the fair takes place at West Bund Art Center Hall A, Hall B, and West Bund Dome, from November 12-14, with a VIP Preview on November 11.

Sat 23-Oct-2021 - Wed 24-Nov-2021
Where We Are
Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hosfelt Gallery (USA)

In a sprawling group exhibition marking this moment in history (and celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hosfelt Gallery) the work of 34 artists is employed to reflect on the zeitgeist of the year 2021. What defines the spirit or mood of this particular point in time?

The function of art — the job of artists — is to hold up a mirror, to help us understand our lives in terms of social, cultural, intellectual and art history. And of course, to address the big existential questions: Who are we? How did we get to this place? How do we know what we think we know? And where do we go from here?

The jumping-off place is artwork referring to lexicons or cartography, which become metaphors for finding our place in the universe. How do we define ourselves? How do we find our way? But definitions can be shackles; maps can become labyrinths. This show is about everything every one of us has been feeling — loss, loneliness, fear and frustration — and also about empathy, opportunity and hope for new beginnings.

Fri 23-Jul-2021 - Mon 20-Dec-2021
Future U
RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC

RMIT Gallery (Australia)

Future U explores what it means to be human during a time of rapid technological acceleration. The exhibition presents creative responses to developments in artificial intelligence, robotics and biotechnology.

Wed 7-Jul-2021 - Sat 13-Nov-2021
Connecting the World through Sculpture
Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East VIC 3145

Monash University Museum of Art (Australia)

celebrating sixty years of the Monash University Collection, this exhibition of sculpture acquired across six decades will be curated by MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day and presented in three chapters: ‘From the Ground Up’; ‘The Sculptural Body’; and ‘Into the Air’.

Sat 29-May-2021 - Sun 17-Oct-2021
Oulu Museum of Art
Kasarmintie 9,

Oulu Museum of Art (Finland)

SUPERNATURAL is an international exhibition of contemporary art. Its core is formed by hyper-realistic sculptures. The extreme realism that started in American art of the 1960s, then spread through the world and evolved into different styles, is characterised by a combination of authenticity and strange and breathtaking attention to detail. SUPERNATURAL explores the dimensions and potentials of embodiment. In addition to sculptures, it features a number of video works and a series of photographs.

Wed 26-May-2021 - Thu 13-Jan-2022
A Miracle Constantly Repeated
Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street

Flinders Street Station (Australia)

After holding Melbourne's imagination for decades, the mysterious Flinders Street Station ballroom (and its surrounding hidden rooms) will open to the public to become A Miracle Constantly Repeated—an eco-system of hyper-real silicone sculptures, video, sound and light devised by Patricia Piccinini.

Working on the border of art and science, Piccinini has spent close to three decades exploring humanity’s relationship to technology and the environment. Her work has been exhibited at major Australian and international institutions and events including the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the Vancouver and Venice biennales.

For her first extensive hometown show in almost two decades, Australia’s foremost visual artist will augment the ballroom’s architecture with enormous dioramas, sentient saplings, nurturing marine mammals and enormous life-sustaining foliage.

In A Miracle Constantly Repeated, technology and nature coexist and combine. It’s an empathetic vision of the future built on resilience and care.

Sat 15-May-2021 - Sun 15-Aug-2021
The McClelland Collection: 50 Years
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery
390 McClelland Drive
Langwarrin 3910

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery (Australia)

In its 50-year history, McClelland has developed a significant collection of over 2600 works in all media through significant gifts, bequests and acquisition funds.
Augustine Dall’Ava, Richard Giblett, Stephen Haley, Inge King, Janet Laurence, Akio Makigawa, Fiona McMonagle, Sanné Mestrom, Ron Mueck, Patricia Piccinini, Ken Reinhard, Tim Silver, Kylie Stillman, Colin Suggett, Simon Terrill, George Tjungarrayi, Lisa Waup.

Sat 15-May-2021 - Sun 22-Aug-2021
Museum of Contemporary Art
NO.39 Chang-An West Road Taipei, Taiwan 103


Sat 1-May-2021 - Sat 12-Jun-2021
The Awakening
Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
San Francisco
CA 94103

Hosfelt Gallery (USA)

In September of this year (2021) Hosfelt Gallery will host Piccinini’s most recent sculptures in an immersive installation. In May, as a foretaste of that exhibition, Hosfelt is screening Piccinini’s new 9-minute digital animation, The Awakening — its premiere in the Americas.

The Awakening is about something both quintessentially common and inordinately miraculous — birth. It is mesmerizing, beautiful and frightening.

Sat 27-Mar-2021 - Sun 3-Oct-2021
Embracing the future
Kunsthalle Krems
Museumsplatz 5
Krems 3500

Kunsthalle Krems (Austria)

The exhibition in Krems represents a retrospective cross-section of Piccinini's artistic oeuvre. The first large-scale presentation of the artist's works in Austria shows sculptures, installations, collages, and video projects from nearly two decades, including The Bond (2016), showing a hyperrealistic female figure lovingly holding a hybrid creature in her hands, their heads nestled together; and Kindred (2018), a sculpture of two babies clinging to their mother – half-ape, half-human.

Sun 21-Feb-2021 - Sun 14-Mar-2021
The ALPHA60 kiosk in collaboration with Patricia Piccinini
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105

Heide Museum of Modern Art (Australia)

Teaming up for the first time with artist Patricia Piccinini, Alpha60 founders Georgie and Alex Cleary have created a series of whimsical, inspiring and emotive textile works based on Piccinini’s works, under the collective title Hugs – artwork/keepsakes emblematic of nurture and warmth, two themes that live at the heart of Piccinini’s complex and captivating sculptural forms.

Fri 19-Feb-2021 - Fri 16-Apr-2021
Curious Affection on Tour
Pinnacles Gallery
Riverway Arts Centre
20 Village Boulevard,
Central QLD 4817

Pinnacles Gallery (Australia)

Patricia Piccinini (b.1965) invites audiences to think about their place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies blur the lines between human, nature and the artificial world. The artist's fascination with these boundaries and relationships led The New York Times to describe her creations as 'sculptures of life forms that don't exist' her lifelike hybrid creatures seamlessly blend human, animal and machine elements to reveal life forms that are extraordinarily familiar.

Sat 13-Feb-2021 - Sat 6-Mar-2021
Patricia Piccinini
Scott Lawrie Gallery
2 Murdoch Road, Grey Lynn, 1021
Auckland Aoteoroa
New Zealand

Scott Lawrie Gallery (New Zealand)

Known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, ultra-lifelike chimera works (human/animal hybrids), Piccinini invites us to think about our place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies are challenging the boundaries of humanity. Thjis is her first exhibition in Auckland for more than 10 years.

Fri 22-Jan-2021 - Sun 25-Apr-2021
The Instruments of Life
Kai Art Center
Peetri 12, Noblessner
Tallinn 10415, Estonia

Kai Art Center (Estonia)

Kai Art Center opens its 2021 exhibition season with a show by Patricia Piccinini, an acclaimed Australian artist, introducing her work in Estonia for the first time. Piccinini creates sculptures of hypothetical life forms, born out of the possibility of genetic cross-breeding. Each of the sculptures takes approximately one year to complete, and in order to achieve a hyperrealistic look, the artist uses silicone and human hair in the process. Visually uncanny, the surreal pieces raise numerous questions about the ethics of future developments in biotechnology and genetics as well as humans’ responsibility in conducting scientific research.

Sat 5-Dec-2020 - Sat 30-Jan-2021
Curious Affection on Tour
Bulmba-ja Arts Centre
96 Abbott Street, Cairns
Queensland 4870

NorthSite (Australia)

Patricia Piccinini (b.1965) invites audiences to think about their place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies blur the lines between human, nature and the artificial world. The artist’s fascination with these boundaries and relationships led The New York Times to describe her creations as ‘sculptures of life forms that don’t exist’ – her lifelike hybrid creatures seamlessly blend human, animal and machine elements to reveal life forms that are extraordinarily familiar.

Sat 10-Oct-2020 - Sun 7-Mar-2021
Kunsthalle Tubingen
Philosophenweg 76
72076 Tubingen

Kunsthalle Tubingen (Germany)

Group Exhibition
Given the technological developments in biogenetics, man will be in a position in the future to existentially alter everything living, nature, the animal world and the images of man. What will bodies look like in the future? Who or what will we be? In what kind of environment will we live? The exhibition SUPERNATURAL presents responses from the realm of hyper-realistic and realistic sculpture.

The forward-looking works not only reflect impacts of the digital revolution and genetic technology on “post-human” man and the environment, they also illustrate by means of hybrid creations that in our day the borderlines between nature and culture have become fluid. Increasingly, technical innovations also play a role in the development of the latest hyper-realistic sculptures.

When the artists perfect their production processes using 3D printing and extend the sculptural limits in the direction of robotics and synthetic biology, for them too, new design possibilities open up that are located somewhere between artefact, biology and technology.

Fri 25-Sep-2020 - Sun 29-Nov-2020
Curious Affection on tour
Artspace Mackay
Civic Centre Precinct
Gordon St
Mackay QLD 4740

Artspace Mackay (Australia)

A touring version of QAGOMA's massive solo exhibition in 2018, Patricia Piccinini's Curious Affection invites audiences to think about their place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies blur the lines between human, nature and the artificial world. The artist’s fascination with these boundaries and relationships led The New York Times to describe her creations as ‘sculptures of life forms that don’t exist’ – her lifelike hybrid creatures seamlessly blend human, animal and machine elements to reveal life forms that are extraordinarily familiar.

Sun 23-Aug-2020 - Sun 31-Jan-2021
Reshaped Reality
Osthaus Museum
Kunstquartier Hagen
Museumsplatz 1
58095 Hagen

Osthaus Museum (Germany)

Based on a selection of around 30 hyperrealistic sculptures by 26 pioneering international artists the exhibition shall display the development of the human figure in hyperrealistic sculpture during the last 50 years.The selection reveals five different key issues in the approach towards the depiction of figural realism in order to emphasize how the way we see our bodies has been subject to constant change.

Thu 20-Aug-2020 - Sat 19-Sep-2020
The Gardeners Eye
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane
NSW 2021

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Australia)

This exhibition brings together a number of new works that looks at ideas about nature and the contemporary world in order to ask questions about how people might reimagine our relationship with nature, and what exactly ‘nature’ might be. This is a long-term interest of mine, and one that I have come at from many angles over the years. In this exhibition my main focus is plants. I am fascinated by their vegetal resilience, by their strangeness but also by the many things we have in common. In plants we see the same basic approach to sexual reproduction that we have, and we also see a way of living that involves intricate networks of communication and interaction with the organisms around us. Plant intelligence is not something that we would understand or be able to interact with, but it is something we are starting to recognise.

Sat 15-Aug-2020 - Sun 25-Oct-2020
Between the shadow and the soul
Kunsthalle Helsinki
Nevanderinkatu 3
00100 Helsinki

Kunsthalle Helsinki (Finland)

Piccinini’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki consists of environments created specifically for the space including an immersive installation, a new two channel video work and a group of four major sculptures that together present an entire lifecycle from birth, through childhood to adulthood and old age.

Sat 28-Mar-2020 - Sun 10-May-2020
A conversation with the wind
The Vivian
39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana
RD5, Warkworth 0985, New Zealand
New Zealand

The Vivian (New Zealand)

After 15 years Patricia Piccinini returns to New Zealand with a major exhibition of new work

Sat 29-Feb-2020 - Sun 17-May-2020
Moving Energies 10 years me Collectors Room
Auguststrasse 68, 10117 Berlin, Germany

me (Germany)

This exhibition takes a highly personal look into the activities of the foundation and the Olbricht Collection.

Sat 8-Feb-2020 - Sun 30-Aug-2020
Omfamna framtiden
Boras Konstmuseum
P A Halls Terrass 2,
Boras 50180

Boras Konstmuseum (Sweden)

A spectacular and thought-provoking exhibition about the life-forms and collectivities of the future which will be Piccinini's first venue for an exhibition touring Europe into 2021.

With her hyperrealist sculptures Patricia Piccinini (b. 1965) has aroused attention and enthusiasm all over the world. Her large-scale, sensual installations are played out amidst cross-currents of science fiction, natural science and feminism. The Australian artist's universe teems with magical, fabulous animals, humanized machines and mutated humans given life by new technologies. With silicone, fibreglass, nylon, plastic and human hair Piccinini creates lifelike futuristic narratives that raise highly relevant issues of existence, climate and technology.

Mon 16-Dec-2019 - Sun 9-Feb-2020
Australia. Antipodean Stories.
PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea
via Palestro 14
Milano — 20121

PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (Italy)

curated by Eugenio Viola
in collaboration with Judith Blackall

The PAC continues its exploration of the continents on the trail of art by drawing a map of Australian artistic geography: from Aboriginal artists to those who have come to Australia from Europe or Asia, contributing to the formation of the current Melting Pot.

Sat 23-Nov-2019 - Sun 19-Apr-2020
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Victoria and Albert Museum (UK)

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies.

Tue 19-Nov-2019 - Sun 29-Mar-2020
Future and the Arts.
Mori Art museum
50F Mori Tower
Roppongi Hills
6-10-1 Roppongi
Tokyo 106-6150

Mori Art museum (Japan)

What Is True Affluence, What Is It to Be Human, What Is Life?

Tue 19-Nov-2019 - Sun 3-May-2020
Hyperrealism Sculpture Ceci n'est pas un corps.
La Boverie
Parc de la Boverie

La Boverie (Belgium)

With a selection of some forty hyperrealist sculptures by leading international artists Hyperrealism – Sculpture will illustrate the evolution of the human figure in the works of hyperrealist sculptors from the 1970s to the present day.

Sat 16-Nov-2019 - Sat 14-Dec-2019
Chromatic Balance
Tolarno Galleries
104 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC

Tolarno Galleries (Australia)

A new solo exhibition that explores the naturalisation of technology through for, colour and surface.

Sat 14-Sep-2019 - Sun 29-Dec-2019
Encounters: Honoring the Animal in Ourselves
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Palo Alto Art Center (USA)

Exploring human/nonhuman animal interactions and relationships -- positive, negative and ambivalent -- through a great variety of media, styles and tones from more than a dozen artists.

Thu 22-Aug-2019 - Sun 8-Dec-2019
Life Clings Closest
Cairns Art Gallery
Cnr Abbott & Shields Sts

Cairns Art Gallery (Australia)

This exhibition brings together works from the last twenty years of Piccinini’s practice, as well as a new group of works inspired by the unique environment of Far North Queensland. These works celebrate the wondrous ecology of the area, but also wonders at how we can cope with the overwhelming challenges facing it.

Fri 16-Aug-2019 - Sun 27-Oct-2019
Licht Luft Scheisse
Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
14195 Berlin

Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (Germany)

"Light air shit. Perspectives on Ecology and Modernity "introduces a whole range of different thought models and practices from the last century that are reflected in our current notions of sustainability.

Fri 28-Jun-2019 - Sun 1-Dec-2019
The Coming World
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
119049, Moscow, st. Krymsky Val, 9, bldg. 32

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia)

Will unite historical and new works of more than 50 authors from Russia and from all over the world and will occupy the entire space of the Museum. The project is focused on the future, more precisely, the future that is in its development and in which the environmental agenda will become one of the key political issues.

Sat 16-Mar-2019 - Sun 21-Jul-2019
Housemuseum Galleries
217 Cotham Road, Kew VIC 3101

Housemuseum Galleries (Australia)

explores the interrelationships between art, the space of the museum and the viewer.

Tue 5-Mar-2019 - Sun 15-Sep-2019
Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105.

Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery (Australia)

Apocalyptic Horse is an exhibition exploring psychology, the body and the landscape—and the theatre that ties them together

Fri 1-Mar-2019 - Sun 1-Sep-2019
Broken Nature
Palazzo dell Arte
La Triennale di Milano and the surrounding areas of Parco Sempione, where the Palazzo dell Arte the, building housing the Triennale, is located.
Piazza Sempione, 20154 Milano MI

Palazzo dell Arte (Italy)

The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature is composed of a thematic exhibition and a number of international participations solicited through official channels. Design Takes on Human Survival, highlights the concept of restorative design and studies the state of the threads that connect humans to their natural environments some frayed, others altogether severed.

Sat 9-Feb-2019 - Sun 8-Sep-2019
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Skovvej 100
2635 Ishøj

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (Denmark)

ARKEN presents a vast, sensual exhibition featuring Patricia Piccinini’s wondrous universe – full of tales of realistic fabulous creatures, animal machines and mutated human beings.

Sat 26-Jan-2019 - Sun 17-Mar-2019
The Gifts of Tony Podesta
Katzen Arts Center
American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Katzen Arts Center (USA)

Exhibition featuring the collection of Tony Podesta, including Photography, sculpture, and mixed-media work. Curated by Klaus Ottman, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at The Phillips Collection, and Jennifer Sakai, photographer and George Washington University Professor.

Sat 1-Dec-2018 - Sat 26-Jan-2019
Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hosfelt Gallery (USA)

In her second solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, Patricia Piccinini presents an immersive installation of hyper-realistic sculptures probing the increasingly permeable boundaries of humanness.

Fri 30-Nov-2018 - Sun 17-Feb-2019
Obsession: Devil in the Detail
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road
Mornington, Victoria 3931

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Australia)

Examining our fascination with the meticulous and micro, the real and the hyperreal. The exhibition brings together nearly 50 works across sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and printmaking.

Sat 24-Nov-2018 - Mon 11-Mar-2019
Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through love
TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road

TarraWarra Museum of Art (Australia)

Love and intimacy are the focus of this major exhibition that pairs the work of globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini with that of important Australian modernist Joy Hester.

Sat 29-Sep-2018 - Sun 2-Jun-2019
Auto-didactic: The Juxtapoz School
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
United States

Petersen Automotive Museum (United States)

Experience how the culture of car customization influenced contemporary art. Featuring the work of fifty artists from over six decades

Fri 14-Sep-2018 - Sat 15-Dec-2018
Vancouver Biennale / Patricia Piccinini - CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel
403 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P6, Canada
403 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P6

403 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P6, Canada (Canada)

Patricia Piccininis Curious Imaginings immersive sculpture experience will exhibit in Vancouver this September as part of the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale. For the first time in the Biennales fifteen years of creating transformative experiences through public art, and in keeping with the 2018 – 2020 theme of re-IMAGE-n, the exhibition will take over an interior space in the historic Patricia Hotel.

Thu 13-Sep-2018 - Sun 4-Nov-2018
Science Gallery Melbourne
University of Melbourne

Science Gallery Melbourne (Australia)

Mathematical precision, quantum physics, utopian worlds, body modification, internet dating and Instagram filters.
Why do humans strive for perfection?
Underpinned by the accuracy and precision of maths and physics, a wave of new science and technology allows us to modify, hack and transform our lives into our own personal perfection. We can surgically modify our bodies, build perfect cities, clone our dogs and live in ecological harmony with our environment. With growing cultural pressures to look perfect and live an ideal life, is striving for perfection a positive goal? Or is imperfection what sustains life and creates diversity and difference?

Thu 13-Sep-2018 - Sun 16-Sep-2018
21/94 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Carriageworks (Australia)

Sydney Contemporary's program presents a showcase of the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires with four days of curated exhibitions, ambitious installations, engaging conversations and cutting-edge performances that appeal to collectors and the art-loving public.

Sat 1-Sep-2018 - Sun 21-Oct-2018
This Wild Song
Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road Hawthorn VIC 3122

Town Hall Gallery (Australia)

This Wild Song celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Coming from varied backgrounds and working in a diverse range of mediums, the featured artists are unified by their unique voices and distinct style.

Thu 30-Aug-2018 - Sun 28-Oct-2018
43 - 51 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Artspace (Australia)

THE PUBLIC BODY .03 is the final in a three-part series of exhibitions we have presented annually from 2016–18 exploring multifaceted ideas around the public body.

Sat 23-Jun-2018 - Sat 11-Aug-2018
Frankensteins Birthday Party
Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

Hosfelt Gallery (United States)

2018 is the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. That her story — of a man who generates life through scientific experimentation, is horrified by and rejects his creation, thereby unleashing a string of tragic events — would seem so timely after 200 years is remarkable. This exhibition seeks to illustrate through contemporary visual art practice, why the novel continues to be so relevant.

Sat 24-Mar-2018 - Sun 5-Aug-2018
Queensland Art Gallery Of Modern Art
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland 4101, Australia

Queensland Art Gallery Of Modern Art (Australia)

In her most ambitious exhibition to date, globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini will occupy GOMA’s entire ground floor with a retrospective of her key works and a suite of daring new commissions conceived for the Gallery’s expansive spaces.

Sat 3-Mar-2018 - Sun 3-Jun-2018
2018 Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
North Terrace

Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. (Australia)

The 2018 Adelaide Biennial
presents an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the
drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment.

Mon 19-Feb-2018 - Thu 20-Dec-2018
Mirror Mirror
Paul Robeson Galleries
Main Gallery, Express Newark, 54 Halsey Street 3rd Floor, Newark NJ 07102

Paul Robeson Galleries (USA)

Mirror Mirror plumbs the relationship between identity, cultural norms, and representation. In the most abbreviated of forms, a portrait is a depiction of a person, usually a face, occasionally a torso, sometimes more of the body, or even a symbolic presentation of an aspect of an individual’s character. The artists in the show have approached the subject of portraiture in a multitude of ways.

Sat 3-Feb-2018 - Sun 18-Mar-2018
The Exodus of Ordinary
The Vivian
39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana RD5
New Zealand

The Vivian (New Zealand)

Exodus heralds a new chapter in the history of The Vivian, as it’s the first show curated by our Director, Scott Lawrie. With a hand-selected group of some of the most outstanding artists working in New Zealand and Australia today

Fri 2-Feb-2018 - Sun 18-Mar-2018
Soft Core
Shepparton Art Museum
70 Welsford St

Shepparton Art Museum (Australia)

Soft Core presents artistic practices that explore the many facets of ‘softness’ - from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to materials that simply look soft. These artists are making works that demand attention - forms that are not simply bumped into while looking at paintings.!/488/event/soft-core

Fri 15-Dec-2017 - Sun 25-Feb-2018
Let's Play
Bunjil Place Gallery
Bunjil Place
2 Patrick Northeast Drive

Bunjil Place Gallery (Australia)

Let's Play: The art of our time embarks on a quest with some of the most playful and inquisitive artists from Australia and around the globe to explore some of life’s big questions.

Thu 23-Nov-2017 - Sat 3-Mar-2018
All the better to see you with; Fairy tales transformed
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne
Swanston Street between Faraday and Elgin Streets
Victoria 3010 Australia
T +61 3 8344 5148

The Ian Potter Museum of Art (Australia)

Curator: Samantha Comte

All the better to see you with: Fairy tales transformed, the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s 2017 summer show, traces the genre of the fairy tale, exploring its function in contemporary society.

The exhibition presents contemporary art work alongside a selection of key historical fairy tale books that provide re-interpretations of the classic fairy tales for a 21st-century context, including Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and The Little Mermaid.

Featuring international and Australian artists, All the better to see you with explores artists’ use of the fairy tale to express social concerns and anxieties surrounding issues such as the abuse of power, injustice and exploitation.

Fairy tales can comfort and entertain us; they can divert, educate and help shape our sense of the world; they articulate desires and dilemmas, nurture imagination and encapsulate good and evil. All the better to see you withinvites us to delve into this shadowy world of ancient stories through the eyes of a diverse range of artists and art works.

This major summer exhibition is presented across all three levels of the museum and is accompanied by a catalogue and public and education programs.

Broersen & Lukács, Kate Daw, Peter Ellis, Dina Goldstein, Mirando Haz, Vivienne Shark Le Witt, Amanda Marburg, Tracey Moffatt, Polixeni Papapetrou Patricia Piccinini, Paula Rego, Lotte Reiniger, Allison Schulnik, Sally Smart, Kiki Smith, Kylie Stillman, Tale of Tales, Janaina Tschäpe, Miwa Yanagi, Kara Walker and Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh)

Fri 20-Oct-2017 - Sun 18-Feb-2018
Hyper Real
National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place

National Gallery of Australia (Australia)

A levitating man, a genetically engineered baby, towering giants – welcome to humanity amplified. Featuring uncanny figures with painted silicon skin, glass eyes, human hair and cutting-edge digital art, Hyper Real provokes reflection, fascination, fear and joy.

Sat 16-Sep-2017 - Sun 12-Nov-2017
Abdulmecid Mansion
Kuzguncuk Mahallesi,
Kusbakisi Caddesi, No 16

Abdulmecid Mansion (Turkey)

A group exhibitiob from the Koc collection presented in association with the Istanbul Biennial 2017.

Thu 14-Sep-2017 - Sat 28-Oct-2017
Galerie Ernst Hilger
Absberggasse 27,
Stiege III, 2. Stock
1100 Wien

Galerie Ernst Hilger (Austria)

16 contemporary art positions from Australia, Southeast Asia & the Pacific Region.
Khadim Ali, Del Kathryn Barton, Zean Cabangis, Jigger Cruz, Marina Cruz, FX Harsono, Mit Jai Inn, Eko Nugroho, Patricia Piccinini, Ben Quilty, José Santos III, Yudi Sulistyo, Melati Suryodarmo, Agus Suwage, Rodel Tapaya, Entang Wiharso, Yeo Kaa

Mon 28-Aug-2017 - Sat 30-Sep-2017
The Struggle and the Dawn
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street) Paddington NSW 2021 Sydney Australia

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Australia)

Sat 26-Aug-2017 - Sun 8-Oct-2017
Soft Core
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
Darling Street, Cowra - opposite the Australian World Peace Bell.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery (Australia)

Soft Core presents artistic practices that explore the many facets of ‘softness’ - from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to materials that simply look soft.

Thu 17-Aug-2017 - Sat 2-Sep-2017
Tolarno Galleries
Level 4
104 Exhibition St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Tolarno Galleries (Australia)

Celebrating 50 years of Tolarno galleries with new work by represented artists
Part Three

Thu 29-Jun-2017 - Tue 17-Oct-2017
Zavest | Conscienceness
Kibla Portal
Valvasorjeva 40


Fri 23-Jun-2017 - Sun 10-Sep-2017
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
D.C. 20005

National Museum of Women in the Arts (USA)

In celebration of NMWA’s 30th anniversary in 2017, Revival presents contemporary sculptors and photo-based artists whose arresting aesthetics and intense subject matter spur viewers into a transcendent encounter with the art object.

Sat 17-Jun-2017 - Wed 11-Oct-2017
Momentum 9 Biennale 'Alienation'
Galleri F 15
PB: 1033, Jeløy
N – 1510


Galleri F 15 (Norway)

The ninth edition of the Momentum Biennial takes the notion of alienation as its starting point. By alienation the curators refer to a contemporary world where alien processes and entities are becoming an integrated part of our lives through technological, ecological and social transformations.

Tue 6-Jun-2017 - Sun 17-Sep-2017
Mad Love

10719 BERLIN


The group exhibition Mad Love provides a contemporary image of current Australian art within the context of Germany and Europe. Held at Arndt Art Agency’s premises in Berlin, the show is curated by leading Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton.

Sat 1-Apr-2017 - Sun 30-Jul-2017
The Universe and Art
Art Science Museum
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue

Art Science Museum (Singapore)

The Universe and Art is an artistic voyage through space, exploring where we came from and where we are going.
It weaves a rich constellation of Eastern and Western philosophies, ancient and contemporary art, and science and religion, to explore how humanity has constantly contemplated its presence in the universe.

Fri 31-Mar-2017 - Sun 4-Jun-2017
Beyond Belief: The Sublime in Contemporary Art
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70 -78 Keppel St
NSW 2795

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (Australia)

Contemporary artists using elements of hyper realism, trompe l’oeil, scale, illogic and biology to reinvent the concept of the sublime for modern audiences.

Thu 16-Feb-2017 - Sat 18-Mar-2017
No fear unmingled with hope
Tolarno Galleries
Level 4
104 Exhibition St
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Tolarno Galleries (Australia)

Sat 4-Feb-2017 - Sun 6-Aug-2017
Arken Museum of Modern Art
Skovvej 100, 2635

Arken Museum of Modern Art (Denmark)

Sweat, freckles, wrinkles, pores and veins. In a ‘lively’ exhibition, 39 human body sculptures by 31 internationally acclaimed artists have taken up residence at ARKEN. The artworks make use of extreme realism, which imitates the surrounding world with an overwhelming wealth of detail. The bodies are almost more real than reality itself – they are hyperrealistic. Encountering the works, we come exceptionally close to other ‘human beings’, and the experience is both titillating and transgressive.

Sat 5-Nov-2016 - Mon 17-Apr-2017
655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart

MONA (Australia)

What is art—and why do we make it?
We want you to look at art without a cultural filter. Art has a basis in biology. It is possibly adaptive—just as your opposable thumb is adaptive, something that helped you survive and to procreate, and to pass your genes into future generations.

Sat 15-Oct-2016 - Sun 4-Dec-2016
Soft Core
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Australia)

Soft Core presents artistic practices that explore the many facets of softness - from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to materials that simply look soft. These artists are making works that demand attention - forms that are not simply bumped into while looking at paintings.

Wed 12-Oct-2016 - Wed 4-Jan-2017

Belo Horizonte


To bring the issue of genetic mutations to the territory of art, the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini using realism as language, presenting the viewer a universe of unknown creatures, but palpable and surprisingly affectionate. ComCiencia, a neologism that carries a double meaning, connecting conscious and science, offers the public a narrative path between sculptures, drawings, photographs and videos. Curator: Marcello Dantas.

Sat 20-Aug-2016 - Sun 6-Nov-2016
Murray Art Museum Albury

MAMA (Australia)

See how contemporary artists interpret things that go vroom across painting, sculpture, photography and more. From Albury's tradition of motorised innovation to modern car culture, SPEED: The Fast and The Curious is where art, technology and our need to always go faster collide.
Featuring newly commissioned works by leading Australian artists, interactive exhibits and works on loan from the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) White Rabbit Gallery (Sydney), the Laverty Collection and private owners.

Sat 30-Jul-2016 - Mon 9-Jan-2017
The Universe and Art
Mori Art Museum
53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Mori Art Museum (JAPAN)

A First for Japan: Astronomy Manuscripts Penned by Genius Leonardo da Vinci,
Plus The Latest, Immersive Installation by teamLab That Lets You Experience The Cosmos First Hand!
Mori Art Museum is proud to present “The Universe and Art” from Saturday, July 30, 2016 to Monday, January 9, 2017. Our universe is of perennial interest, appearing in art all around the world as an object of worship and study over the centuries, and spawning countless stories. “The Universe and Art,” in just one exhibition, will offer a diverse selection of around 200 items from across the globe and down the centuries.

Thu 30-Jun-2016 - Sun 4-Sep-2016
NEW ROMANCE – art and the posthuman
Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street
The Rocks NSW 2000

Museum of Contemporary Art (Australia)

New Romance: art and the posthuman brings together artists from Australia and Korea whose works encourage us to ask what it means to be human today, and what it might mean in the future.

Sun 15-May-2016 - Sun 11-Sep-2016
Bodyscape: Patricia Piccinini
Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art
No.28, Pingzhong Ln.,
Pingxue Rd., Caotun Township,
Nantou County 542


Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art (Taiwan)

Bodyscape focuses on an imaginary landscape composed of unique and mythicised ‘bodies’.

Sat 14-May-2016 - Sat 9-Jul-2016
We feel, conceive or reason, laugh or weep
Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
t 415-495-5454

Hosfelt Gallery (USA)

In her first solo exhibition on the West Coast, Piccinini will exhibit sculptures, drawings and a single channel video exploring possibilities of genetic variation and modification, the natural versus the unnatural, and love and parenthood. Piccinini raises questions about the most important topics of our time from a surreal perspective somewhere between thought and emotion -- but always from a place of empathy and openheartedness.

Tue 19-Apr-2016 - Mon 27-Jun-2016
CCBB Rio de Janeiro
Rua Primeiro de Marco, 66 - Centro
CEP: 20010-000
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
(21) 3808-2020

CCBB Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Patricia Piccinini's first major solo exhibition in Brazil brings together sculptures, video, photography and drawing from the past 15 years of her practice. The title is a neologism in Portuguese, combining the ideas of science, conscience and consciousness alluding to Piccinini's interest in empathy, ethics and humaness in the contemporary world.

Sat 16-Apr-2016 - Sun 29-May-2016
Australian exotica
Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road WHEELERS HILL VIC 3150

Monash Gallery of Art (Australia)

A range of photographic work, primarily from the MGA collection, engaging with the theme of the exotic antipodes

Fri 8-Apr-2016 - Sun 30-Oct-2016
Weird and Wonderful
Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen

Museum Folkwang (Germany)

Thomas Olbricht shares his personal take on the large installation Helm/Helmet/Yelmo by Los Carpinteros.
Olbricht has chosen his favourite objects from his astonishingly eclectic collection, in a selection based on highly subjective decisions and personal tastes.

Sat 27-Feb-2016 - Sun 22-May-2016
Shepparton Art Museum
70 Welsford St Shepparton 3630

Shepparton Art Museum (Australia)

Cornocopia (meaning Horn of Plenty) profiles works by established artists that utilise food and flora as an artistic medium or point of departure.

Sat 13-Feb-2016 - Mon 16-May-2016
Museum Arnhem
Utrechtseweg 87 6812 AA Arnhem
t +31(0)26 30 31 400
e [email protected]


Museum Arnhem (Netherlands)

Vanessa Beecroft, Louise Bourgeois, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Mona Hatoum, Hellen van Meene, Patricia Piccinini, Cindy Sherman en vele anderen

Tue 2-Feb-2016 - Mon 4-Apr-2016
CCBB Brasilia
SCES, Trecho 02, lote 22
CEP: 70200-002
Brasilia (DF)
(61) 3108-7600

CCBB Brasilia (Brazil)

Patricia Piccinini's first major solo exhibition in Brazil brings together sculptures, video, photography and drawing from the past 15 years of her practice. The title is a neologism in Portuguese, combining the ideas of science, conscience and consciousness alluding to Piccinini's interest in empathy, ethics and humaness in the contemporary world.

Thu 12-Nov-2015 - Sun 8-May-2016
Materia Prima
LABoral Centro De Arte
Los Prados, 121
33203 Gijon (Asturias)


LABoral Centro De Arte (Spain)

Materia Prima presents outstanding work at the nexus of art and science but it is also a showcase for the notoriously curious and as such the whole exhibition space serves as an inspiring laboratory environment which in a literal way has a set of visitor labs as its central core. This hybrid form of presentation is a clear commitment to the didactic and inspirational potential of art and science and an expression of our wholehearted believe in the impact that art and science can unfold beyond their own territories and in the power and creative energy which can be derived from the collaboration of art and science.

Mon 12-Oct-2015 - Mon 4-Jan-2016
CCBB Sao Paolo
Rua Alvares Penteado,
112 - Centro
CEP: 01012-000
Sao Paulo (SP)
(11) 3113-3651/3652

CCBB Sao Paolo (Brazil)

Patricia Piccinini's first major solo exhibition in Brazil brings together sculptures, video, photography and drawing from the past 15 years of her practice. The title is a neologism in Portuguese, combining the ideas of science, conscience and consciousness alluding to Piccinini's interest in empathy, ethics and humaness in the contemporary world.

Tue 22-Sep-2015 - Sun 20-Dec-2015
New Romance, Art from Australia and Korea
MMCA Seoul
30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong,
Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062
TEL : +82-2-3701-9500

MMCA Seoul (Korea)

Thu 10-Sep-2015 - Sun 11-Oct-2015
Another Life
University of Quebec Art Museum
5445, avenue de Gaspe, espace 335
Montreal (Quebec)
H2T 3B2

University of Quebec Art Museum (Canada)

Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal presents, in partnership with the Galerie de l'UQAM, Another Life, the first solo show of artist Patricia Piccinini in Canada. In keeping with the theme of this 14th edition of the International Biennial of the Contemporary Image, The Post-Photographic Condition, the exhibition Another Life takes an intriguing and ambivalent look at the relationships between species in a context of genetic tinkering. Through photography, video and sculpture, Piccinini creates a world where humans, animals and monsters coexist and even help each other.

Fri 4-Sep-2015 - Sun 6-Sep-2015
Piccinini at Hosfelt
ArtInternational 2015 Istanbul
Halic Congress Center

ArtInternational 2015 Istanbul (Turkey)

Hosfelt Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Patricia Piccinini this year at ArtInternational. Piccinini creates hyperrealist sculptures that envision transgenic, humanoid constructs—eerily lifelike hybrids that are both repellant and loveable.

Tue 14-Jul-2015 - Mon 27-Jul-2015
Festival Gallery
Market St

Festival Gallery (Ireland)

Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia's most acclaimed artists who has received worldwide attention for her startling sculptures and digital environments.

Piccinini's work examine the connections between science, nature, art and the environment. She creates an imaginative world peopled with families of charming and slightly unsettling creature; mutants who are half-human and half-beast, baby trucks and humanized scooters who love one another.

Audiences are drawn to Piccinini's work because they appear so real. Her scultptures are familiar yet fantastical, a possible future species from a strange new world.

Piccinini won Australia's National Arts Prize in 2014 following the creation of her spectacular Skywhale which will also be seen in Galway at the Festival. She reperesented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.

Sat 13-Jun-2015 - Sun 2-Aug-2015
The shadows calling
Detached, Old Mercury Building
Enter via Argyle St tunnel
91-93 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania

Detached, Old Mercury Building (Australia)

Something strange has taken over the industrial guts of the Old Mercury Building.

Fri 5-Jun-2015 - Sun 13-Sep-2015
Super Natural
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
T 202-783-5000

National Museum of Women in the Arts (USA)

Super Natural focuses on historical and contemporary women artists’ unrestrained absorption with nature. Rather than merely document beauty, artists in the exhibition engage with the natural world as a space for exploration and invention.

Thu 9-Apr-2015 - Sat 9-May-2015
And colour is their flesh
Tolarno Galleries
Level 4
104 Exhibition St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Tolarno Galleries (Australia)

The title of this exhibition - And colour is their flesh - comes from some remarks from Nicolas Poussin about art; where he likens drawing to the skeleton of what an artist does and colour to its flesh. This idea rings true to me on many levels. Drawing has always been at the core of my practice and these drawings often become something very fleshy. I would say that flesh is very much central to what I do also.

I have wanted for a long time to do an exhibition of drawings and to focus on the process of drawing as a way to explore ideas further. There is a very personal investment in a drawing, an amount of time that cannot be rushed and a real physicality between the artist and the paper.

These drawings are a series of explorations of ideas and aesthetics that currently excite me. They are a space in which I can think about Surrealism, for example, which is as central to my broader practice as realism is. These works are emotional, and funny, free and perhaps a bit obsessive.

There is a number of tropes that I have returned to again and again in my work. The body, obviously; this thing that we all have in common but which also makes us all different to a greater or lesser degree. This fleshiness also joins us to other animals and to the rest of the world. There is also my love of botanical and zoological illustration. I am very interested in hummingbirds, those avian pollinators whose incredible variety symbolises evolution as much their relationship with plants expresses the omnipresence and variety of sexual reproduction.

Hair is a big part of these works, as it has been a big part of my practice forever. There is wild unruly hair. There is elaborately styled hair. There is hair that forms into something else. There is stuff that just looks like hair but isn’t. For me, hair is one of the great symbols because it is so amorphous and can be so many things at once. It is ambiguous but emotive and beautiful. Hair is living but it is not alive. It is sensuous but it has no feelings. Hair is never fixed, we can transform our hair into whatever we choose but at the same time it will always try to return to a tangle. What we do to our hair expresses both our interiority and our relationship to social pressures. Hair is one of these things that is used to divide us but it is also what unites us with all other mammals.

For me, hair in all its manifestations is beautiful to draw. It is the clothes for the amorphous characters I am creating, sometimes it is all there is to give them form. And sometimes that is more than enough.

Patricia Piccinini 2015

Tue 27-Jan-2015 - Mon 9-Mar-2015
Beautiful Beast
The New York Academy of Art
111 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

The New York Academy of Art (USA)

Figurative sculpture frequently falls along two clearly defined lines; artists who use the medium to explore interiority through an aggressive handling of materials and artists who approach the figure from a more external and presumably cerebral point of view, subtly crafting their work to allow the viewer to arrive at their own conclusions. This tension is frequently framed as “interior vs. exterior”, “romantic vs. classical”, “id vs. super ego” or “open form vs. closed form”, but it is a consistent counterpoint that frequently becomes contentious. Beauty and the Beast looks at this phenomenon by presenting sixteen of the most dynamic and renowned figurative sculptors of our era whose work defines the extremes of these tendencies and many of the subtle permutations in between.
Beauty and the Beast represents the extremes of progressive figurative sculpture today, but the most exciting aspect of the exhibition is found in the unlimited ways that these artists are exploring the subtle permutations between these extremes. This show asks you to examine what craft is, how it can be deployed, what it means to be abject or beautiful and ultimately what it takes to make a genuinely challenging work of art.

Fri 12-Dec-2014 - Sun 1-Mar-2015
ACCA Main Exhibition Gallery
111 Sturt Street
Victoria 3006

ACCA Main Exhibition Gallery (Australia)

Menagerie explores the human tendency to anthropomorphise through animals and their behaviours as a process of metaphoric discovery of the self. Curated by ACCA Artistic Director Juliana Engberg, the exhibition features works by international and national artists including Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Joseph Beuys, Thomas Binks, Rosa Bonheur, Basil Bradley, Mircea Cantor, Maurizio Cattelan, Henry Coombes, Herbert Thomas Dicksee, Annika Eriksson, Elliott Erwitt, Fischli & Weiss, James Giles, H. Hall, Benjamin Herring Jnr, Robert Gligorov, Lucy Gunning, Deborah Kelly, Anastasia Klose, Loretta Lux, David Noonan, Michael Parekowhai, Patricia Piccinini, John Nost Sartorius, Sinibaldo Scorza, William Strutt, Ricky Swallow, Shannon Te Ao, Caroline Tisdall, Peter Wächtler, Amelie von Wulffen, Paul Wood...and historical works.

Sun 7-Dec-2014 - Sun 30-Aug-2015
Olbricht Foundation
Auguststrasse 68, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Olbricht Foundation (Germany)

me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation presents from 7 December 2014 until 30 August 2015 its first ever exhibition dedicated entirely to women artists, in a show entitled ‘QUEENSIZE – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection’. With close to 60 artists, the exhibition represents a third of all women artists featured in the collection. The some 150 works on display in all manner of media stem from such respected artists as Helene Appel, Louise Bourgeois, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Klara Kristalova, Sükran Moral, Elizabeth Peyton, Patricia Piccinini, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and Carolein Smit, to name but a few.

As one of the largest bed sizes, ‘queensize’ serves as the springboard for the exhibition, with the bed seen as a key existential site of human experience, a symbol of death and birth, temptation and eroticism, dreams and nightmares. The selected artists present us with their own distinctive view of human existence and of what makes us uniquely ourselves: our innermost being and innermost needs, our desires and passions. The display investigates the disparities between how we see ourselves and how others see us, and asks whether there really is such a thing as the specifically female view.
The exhibition is curated by Nicola Graef (documentary film producer and director) and Wolfgang Schoppmann (chief curator of the Olbricht Collection).
Children under the age of 18 only in company or with permission of a parent or legal guardian.
Collage Queensize

Featured artists:
Ellen Altfest, Helene Appel, Monika Baer, Tina Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Katharina Bosse, Louise Bourgeois, Ulla von Brandenburg, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman, Sylvie Fleury, Hope Ginsburg, Jitka Hanzlová, Mona Hatoum, Almut Heise, Laurie Hogin, Jenny Holzer, Klara Kristalova, Makiko Kudo, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Abigail Lane, Sharon Lockhart, Teresa Margolles, Alex McQuilkin, Hellen van Meene, Dawn Mellor, Marilyn Minter, Sükran Moral, Elizabeth Peyton, Patricia Piccinini, Chloe Piene, Bettina Rheims, Daniela Rossell, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Taryn Simon, Carolein Smit, Anj Smith, Kiki Smith, Rebecca Stevenson, Kirsten Stoltmann, Anett Stuth, Paloma Varga Weisz, Katharina Wulff, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Lisa Yuskavage

Sat 29-Nov-2014 - Sun 22-Feb-2015
LIKE US: Patricia Piccinini
Newcastle Art Gallery
Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Newcastle Art Gallery (Australia)

LIKE US: Patricia Piccinini
29 November 2014 - 22 February 2015
Like Us is a substantial exhibition that highlights the key themes of my practice. The work is often intense, sometimes strange, sometimes beautiful, frequently emotional, accessible yet complex and always looking to create connections with the audience and stimulate thought and discussion.

Like Us invites the viewer to enter a world that is clearly different from the one we live in. It is a world unlike our own but not so far removed from it. It is a world that plays out the implications of the processes and ideas that animate much of contemporary life. It is a reflection of our world, but reshaped by my own personal perceptions. Many of the works reflect on what might come from contemporary research, but it is more ambiguous than didactic. I am inspired by the implications of the science that shows how closely related all earthly life is. I am intrigued by the possibilities and compromises that are tied together when research is put into practice. I am aware of what happens in the space between certainty and reality, where people do the wrong things for all the right reasons. I am not trying to tell people what to think, I am more interested in how they feel, and in offering them a space to reflect for themselves or just to wonder.

Connection and empathy are at the heart of my practice, and at the heart of this exhibition. Many of the works are beings of one sort or another; creatures. The word creature comes from Middle English and means literally ‘something created’. My creatures are just that, imaginary beings that are almost possible. They are not always traditionally beautiful, but they always have a beauty and an honesty within them. They are more vulnerable than threatening. People sometimes find their strangeness off-putting at first, but they usually learn to see past this. The creatures literally appeal to the audience’s empathy, they entreat the viewer to look beyond their strangeness and see the connections. This is the double meaning of the title. ‘Like us’ - the creatures implore; ‘because, deep down, you are just like us.’

This process of connection is led to a certain degree by the other inhabitants of the exhibition, which tend to be children. Many of my works contain different representations of children and infants, who for me embody a number of the key issues. Obviously children directly express the idea of genetics – both natural and artificial – but beyond that they also imply the responsibilities that a creator has to their creations. The innocence and vulnerability of children is powerfully emotive and evokes empathy – their presence softens the hardness of some of the more difficult ideas. The children in my works are young enough to accept the strangeness and difference of my world without difficulty, and they hint at the speed at which the extraordinary becomes commonplace in contemporary society. For me, the clear emotional bonds that connect the children and the creatures in my work are simultaneously optimistic and disturbing. Their closeness is both moving and unsettling.

Like Us is comprised of sculptures, paintings, drawings and video works that approach these issues, and others, from numerous different angles. There are important early works as well as some of my most recent, alongside significant pieces from the last fifteen years. The space has been broken into a series of connected, yet discrete spaces, some large and some more intimate. There is flow from dark to light and the works arranged in a way that emphasises the more unexpected connections between them rather than the obvious. The gallery becomes an immersive world that the viewer enters and moves through, discovering unexpected places and occupants at every turn.

Exhibition text by Patricia Piccinini

Fri 7-Nov-2014 - Sun 22-Feb-2015
In the Flesh: Experiencing the New Real
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2604

National Portrait Gallery of Australia (Australia)

An exhibition exploring new concepts of humanness and finely tuned emotional states through contemporary figurative and portrait-related work. Allowing the subjectivity of the works to resonate, the exhibition will enable audiences to engage with the concerns of the individual artists as well as broader social and personal themes. With a contemporary psychological edge, In the flesh: Portraits from the new real will confront emotional experiences of nurture, vulnerability, self-possession, isolation, acceptance and intimacy. The exhibition will present works in diverse media by artists including Jan Nelson, Natasha Bieniek, Patricia Piccinini, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Ron Mueck, Yanni Floros, Sam Jinks and Robin Eley with further works by Michael Zavros, Sam Leach and other contemporary video artists and photographers yet to be selected.

Sat 18-Oct-2014 - Sat 21-Feb-2015
PULSE: Reflections on the body
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City

Canberra Museum and Gallery (Australia)

The project comprises the work of 24 contemporary artists, whose practices reflect a deep engagement with the human body and whose practices articulate a set of key questions, forming the basis of the project’s curatorial investigation.
What is it to be human? What are the constituent elements of the human body? What are the defining parameters between health and disease? As a result of these ambiguities, how do we, or can we expect to define normality?

Sat 9-Aug-2014 - Sat 13-Sep-2014
Topographic Resolutions
Screen Space
Ground Floor 30 Guildford Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Screen Space (Australia)

Swell (2000), a three channel video installation by Patricia Piccinini is presented at Screen Space as the opening exhibition in a continuing series: Topographic Resolutions. This series of exhibitions will present significant video works, all older than 10 years, which incorporate computer-generated images in their production of landscape. Future exhibitions in the series include Nicolas Moulin (25 September - 25 October) and Kelly Richardson (6 November - 6 December).
Topographic Resolutions will be accompanied by a broader program of public forums, talks, screenings, catalogues and exhibitions, which will consider issues related to archiving, collecting and conserving media works within the context of digitisation. Render, curated by Simone Hine (details below), inaugurates this, and is also the first Screen Space exhibition in its new gallery (upstairs), in the former Beam Contemporary gallery space.

Thu 3-Apr-2014 - Thu 12-Jun-2014
The Touch of Another
Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street
VIC 3280

Warrnambool Art Gallery (Australia)

This exhibition brings together a group of recent works that all look at the way the body motivates action. Some of the works look at the body’s autonomous functions, the involuntary activities that sit below consciousness or beyond control. Others express more emotional situations, where feelings overwhelm rational will. There is a sense of the irrepressible, a feeling that they can barely contain the forces that dwell within them. This is both wonderful and unsettling, sometimes a joyous fecundity and sometimes an overwhelming outpouring. This is a collection of contrast and ambiguity; strangeness is often countered by an unexpected familiarity. Materials are transformed and situations are revealed to be more complex or simpler than they appear.

Sat 8-Mar-2014 - Sun 11-May-2014
The Gathering II
Wangeratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street

Wangeratta Art Gallery (Australia)

'The Gathering II' will be a dynamic exhibition of sculptural works following on from 'The Gathering' which was organised and exhibited in 2006.

Sat 23-Nov-2013 - Sun 19-Jan-2014
Post-humanist Desire: Sexuality and Digitality in Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
39 ChangAn West Road Taipei 103, Taiwan ROC

Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (Taiwan)

The first museum in Taiwan to be dedicated exclusively to contemporary art.

Fri 22-Nov-2013 - Sun 23-Mar-2014
Melbourne Now
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square

National Gallery of Victoria (Australia)

Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne. This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition across NGV Australia and NGV International will show how visual artists and creative practitioners have profoundly contributed to creating a place with a unique and dynamic cultural identity.

The exhibition will represent Melbourne as a dynamic centre for the production of, debate about, and participation in contemporary art, architecture, design and performance - innovative creative practice in all its forms. Melbourne Now will encompass an ambitious program with well over 120 artists and projects as well as architectural and design projects and commissions, commissions for kids and families and a community hall, which will host a rotating program, encouraging community expression from choirs, workshops, multicultural groups, performance artists, cake decorators, philosophers and poets, among many other activities, public programs and events.

Thu 7-Nov-2013 - Fri 31-Jan-2014
Myths Memories and Mysteries
The Scottish Historic Building Trust, Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh
Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge (1 July to 23 October 2014)
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA
Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB.

The Scottish Historic Building Trust, Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh (Scotland)

The exhibition “Myths, memories and mysteries : how artists respond to the past” at The Scottish Historic Building Trust, includes works by 9 Greek artists and four from elsewhere.
The exhibition, curated by Roger Wollen, is presented within the framework of the international conference “Greek laughter and tears in late antiquity and Byzantium: looking all ways”, Never a funeral without a joy, nor a wedding without tears (proverb From Pontos), organized by Dr. Meg. Alexiou, Emeritus Professor of Classics (Harvard University).
Artists: George Hadjimichalis, Dimitris Kontos (1931-1996), Kostas Panagiotakopoulos, Markos Kampanis, Nikos Alexiou (1931-2011), Katerina Samara, Marianne Strapatsakis, Theologos Palaiologos, Manolis Zacharioudakis, Derek Jarman (1942-1994), Tim Croft, June Yun and Patricia Piccinini.
The exhibition will tour to Jarrow and Cambridge.

Sat 5-Oct-2013 - Sun 24-Nov-2013
Under My Skin (Contemporary Australian Photography from the Corrigan Colllection)
Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
Rockhampton QLD 4700

Rockhampton Art Gallery (Australia)

Under my skin presents a collection of photographs by contemporary Australian artists that challenge a long-held perception in Australian culture that suburbs, and congested urban living, represent mediocrity and consequently a bland life devoid of spontaneity. Instead, many artists recognise the suburb as a complex site: a tangled web of homes and hospitals; service stations and fast food restaurants. It is a playground for popular culture, but equally a place to explore sub-cultures.

Other artists show that inherited suburban anxieties persist. Memories and dreams are pervaded with threats – real or imagined – about what goes on behind closed doors. The domestic sphere is also a space for the weird or the aggressive; the melancholic and the beautiful.
Under my skin is drawn from the collection of Pat Corrigan AM, a generous supporter of contemporary Australian art, and artists include: Bill Henson, Patricia Piccinini, Rosemary Laing, Tracey Moffatt, Shaun Gladwell, Selina Ou, Deborah Paauwe, Darren Siwes, Matthew Sleeth, Mark Kimber, and Petrina Hicks.

Thu 3-Oct-2013 - Sat 30-Nov-2013
Seven Sisters
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
464 Sutter Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108

Jenkins Johnson Gallery (USA)

Jenkins Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Seven Sisters, a group exhibition opening Thursday, October 3 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm, and running through December 7, 2013. Seven Sisters features ethnically diverse and world-renowned artists’ commentaries on the intersection of ethics, race, culture, and self-expression. Among the hottest young and established artists of today, Seven Sisters includes Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, Rina Banerjee, Patricia Piccinini, Camille Rose Garcia, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Toyin Odutola, and Vanessa Prager.

Fri 13-Sep-2013 - Tue 31-Dec-2013
Ninth Kaunas Biennial Unitext
NGO Kaunas Biennial
M. Zilinskas Art Gallery of
National Art Museum of M. K. Ciurlionis
Nepriklausomybes a. 12, LT-44311 Kaunas

NGO Kaunas Biennial (Lithuania)

Patricia Piccinini has been selected as the featured artist in the 9th Kaunas Biennial. The Kaunas Biennial is one of the oldest in eastern Europe.
The 9th Kaunas Biennial UNITEXT will create conditions for immediate collisions of an artwork and a spectator, allowing the experience of art as a universal text. Curators of the exhibition together with artists will pursue a concept that is new and unfamiliar in a cultural context and will consolidate it by presenting practical examples. We will go into the question of a unitext, which is the latest link in work -> text -> intertext -> hypertext -> unitext semiotic chain of a philosophic / art criticism / artistic field.

Thu 1-Aug-2013 - Wed 1-Jan-2014
Yours Synthetically
Ars Electronica
Ars Electronica Linz GmbH
Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1
4040 Linz

Ars Electronica (Austria)

Scientific achievements of the last years make us read and write on genetic information. Why do we need street lights when we can make trees to lighten our ways? Isn’t it time to awake extincted species back to life or even create new ones? Could we protect ourselves from diseases by sorting our bad DNA? The exhibition opens insights into synthetic biology.

Matthew Gardiner has put together the artistic works of the exhibition – on the Ars Electronica Blog he talks about the possibilities that are available through synthetic biology and how we will be affected.

Sat 20-Jul-2013 - Sat 17-Aug-2013
Call of the Wild
Hosfelt Gallery
Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hosfelt Gallery (USA)

A companion exhibition to Christian Houge's photographs, the group show Call of the Wild features work that reflects our primal, tenacious urge to explore the remote corners of the world, and the simultaneous drives to conquer and embrace nature. Artists include Joseph Beuys, Tim Hawkinson, Birgit Jensen, Michael Light, Patricia Piccinini, Alan Rath, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith and Helmut Wietz.

Performed at the Rene Block Gallery in New York in 1974, Joseph Beuys' action, "I Like America and America Likes Me," exemplifies the yearning to embrace the savage, untamed, and instinctual. For three days Beuys remained confined in a room, interacting with a live coyote using symbolic props and gestures. The 37-minute film by Helmut Wietz documenting the performance reveals alternating moments of harmonious co-existence and ominous threat between human and animal.

The shadowy image of a tall ship in Ed Ruscha's "Homeward Bound" calls up associations of the golden age of voyage and adventure, while Birgit Jensen's painting, "Sagarmatha," refers to Mt. Everest, the ultimate aspiration of any mountaineer. Both works play on idealized notions of adventure that ignore the likelihood of tragic consequences. Michael Light's FULL MOON series of photographs depicting NASA's first forays into space points to our fierce determination to conquer new frontiers under the most adverse conditions.

Tim Hawkinson's sculpture "Scout" takes the form of the fringed buckskin outfit worn by Davy Crockett in the TV and movie vernacular of the 1960s. Not only does it speak to Hollywood's romanticized notions of exploration, but also to the role of the senses in discovery. Proportioned as a sensory homunculus, Scout is a distorted scale model reflecting the relative number of nerve endings in different parts of the human body.

The work of Patricia Piccinini also deals with the mutant body. Her hyper-realistic sculptures envision transgenic, humanoid constructs - eerily lifelike hybrids that are both repellant and loveable. Like Piccinini, Kiki Smith's works often merge human and animal forms. The combination of woman and wolf is a frequent occurrence, sometimes in altered versions of the story of Little Red Riding Hood as one of harmonious union.

Alan Rath's robotic sculptures made with feathers, speakers, and custom electronics are feats of engineering genius. Their uncannily animate qualities point to our fascination with the power to engineer life itself, as evidenced by continuing advances in biotechnology, and the increasingly blurred boundaries between the natural and the artificial.

Fri 24-May-2013 - Sun 4-Aug-2013
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Denham St, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4727 9011

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Australia)

The 2013 Children’s Exhibition includes film, painting, sculptural and photographic works by leading Australian contemporary artists. With the motor vehicle providing a central and unifying motif for the exhibition, VRROOOM invites children and their families to explore, discover, engage and interact.

Activities include plasticine scene sculpting, comic drawing and development, and abstract drawing using a driving video game. VRROOOM coincides with Townsville’s hugely popular Sucrogen Townsville 400 and will be supported by a free activity booklet, a host of public education programs and art workshops.
Margaret Dodd, Jenny Finn, Phil Gordon, Robert Moore, Ben Morieson, Ann Newmarch, Eamon O’Toole, Patricia Piccinini, Ben Quilty, Michael Zavros

Mon 6-May-2013 - Sun 19-May-2013
Structures of support
Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and Gallery
Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City

Gallery 4, Canberra Museum and Gallery (Australia)

Be intrigued by the work of artist Patricia Piccinini and the poignant connections her work makes between human and nonhuman species.

Fri 3-May-2013 - Sun 23-Jun-2013
The Wandering
Cairns Regional Gallery
Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns Queensland, Australia

Cairns Regional Gallery (Australia)

The Wandering: Moving images from the MCA Collection is a touring exhibition showcasing the development of digital video imagery in Australian contemporary art. The artworks range from hand-drawn animations, computer-generated imagery, and video and explores a range of themes, artistic styles, voices, actions and performances by artists working across Australia and internationally. Artists represented include Patricia Piccinini, Vernon Ah Kee, Lauren Brincat, Daniel Crooks, Shaun Gladwell, and Richard Lewer.

Fri 26-Apr-2013 - Sun 30-Jun-2013
Nature of the Beast
The New Art Gallery Walsall
The New Art Gallery Walsall
Gallery Square
West Midlands

The New Art Gallery Walsall (U.K.)

Mat Collishaw, Mark Fairnington, Tessa Farmer, Polly Morgan, Olly & Suzi, Patricia Piccinini

This exhibition will bring together a diverse range of contemporary artists, who through their work, confront and challenge our attitudes towards the natural world, and in particular, the animal kingdom.

Humankind has long been fascinated by animals, who in turn, have been subjected to research, collection, categorisation, documentation, display and experimentation. Each of the artists within the exhibition creates works which involve an intensive scrutiny of animals and nature as well as a critical engagement with the ways in which we have attempted to understand and control the natural world.

Thu 7-Mar-2013 - Sat 30-Mar-2013
I have spread my dreams under your feet
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane
NSW 2021


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Australia)

Sat 9-Feb-2013 - Sat 13-Apr-2013
Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange
New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ
Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange
T 01736 363715

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange (U.K.)

A group exhibition of work by ten international artists.

Thu 17-Jan-2013 - Sat 2-Mar-2013
How to tell the future from the past
Haunch of Venison New York
550 West 21st St
New York, NY, 10011
tel +1212259000

Haunch of Venison New York (USA)

Yang Jiechang
Justin Mortimer
Patricia Piccinini
Eve Sussman and Angela Christlieb
Joana Vasconcelos

Tue 27-Nov-2012 - Sat 12-Jan-2013
Those who dream by night
Haunch Of Venison, London
103 New Bond Street
London W1S 1ST
United Kingdom

Haunch Of Venison, London (UK)

Haunch of Venison presents the first UK solo exhibition of Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini. This exhibition will include a selection of new large-scale sculptural works. Piccinini’s work encompasses sculpture, photography, video and drawing and examines the increasingly blurred boundary between the artificial and the natural as it appears in contemporary culture.

Sat 24-Nov-2012 - Sun 10-Mar-2013
Louise Bourgeois: Late Works
7 Templestowe Road
Bulleen, VIC 3105



In November 2012 Heide will present ‘Louise
Bourgeois: Late Works’, a major exhibition assembling
key works from the last fifteen years of Bourgeois’s
Bourgeois was one of the most influential, inventive
and provocative artists of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries, and her work continues to define
contemporary art. ‘Late Works’ will focus on
Bourgeois’s use of fabric in her sculpture and what
she termed ‘fabric drawings’.
The works range from surreal to emotionally intense representations of sexuality, human frailty and
Bourgeois’s reflections on fear and the passing of time, such as in the key fabric-drawing suites Dawn (2006)
and The Waking Hours (2007). One of the artist’s major Cells, dominated by one of her famous gargantuan
spiders, is central to the exhibition. Bourgeois created her powerful spider works partly in tribute to her
mother, saying: 'Like a spider, my mother was a weaver … spiders are helpful and protective, just like my
‘Louise Bourgeois: Late Works’ is a major undertaking for Heide and is designed to extend our interaction with
this profoundly important artist’s work, and introduce it to new audiences and generations.
This exhibition will also feature work by Australian artists who have been influenced by Bourgeois, among them Patricia Piccinini.

Fri 9-Nov-2012 - Sun 17-Feb-2013
Inspiring Artists>Recipients of the Pat Corrigan Artists' Grants
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street, Maitland

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (Australia)

A display of the current work being created by the recipients of the Corrigan Nava grant, awarded to emerging artists from 1990 – 2009.

Fri 28-Sep-2012 - Wed 2-Jan-2013
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination
Glenbow Art Museum

Glenbow Art Museum (Canada)

Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who are inspired by the fantastic stories and characters of myths, fairy tales and science fiction in which the boundaries between human and animal are blurred.

Whether in mythology, fairy tales, or science fiction, these stories and their wondrous characters are often thought of as children's entertainment. But as the artists in this exhibition demonstrate, while the novelty of invented creatures makes them delightful or frightening, they also have a serious dimension; they can cause us to reconsider our notions of what it means to be human. This takes on a new immediacy today, when scientists are able to conceive new species by mixing and matching existing genetic material.
For the artists in this exhibition, the hybrid body- whether imagined or potentially real- expresses hidden desires, ancient fears, the intrigue of transformation and the wonderful irrationality of life's paradoxes. Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination includes approximately 60 paintings, photographs, sculptures and video works by contemporary artists from Canada and around the world, including David Altmejd, the Chapman Brothers, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Patricia Piccinini and Cindy Sherman.

Fri 21-Sep-2012 - Sun 4-Nov-2012
The future’s not what it used to be
Chapter Gallery
Chapter Gallery
Market Rd

Chapter Gallery (Wales)

Curated by Deborah Smith
Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Darren Almond, Susan Hiller, Jeremy Millar, Patricia Piccinini, Marjetica Potrč, Amie Siegel & Monika Sosnowska

Sun 26-Aug-2012 - Sun 11-Nov-2012
BIOS: Concepts of Life in Contemporary Sculpture
Sensburger Allee 25
14055 Berlin
Georg-Kolbe-Museum is located in the former studio-building of the sculptor Georg Kolbe (1877-1947) in Berlin-Westend close to the Olympic Stadium.

Georg-Kolbe-Museum (Germany)

Fri 10-Aug-2012 - Thu 10-Jan-2013
Blue: Matter, Mood, and Melancholy
21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY
700 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY (USA)

Featuring over thirty works by artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, this multi-media exhibition evokes the musical tradition of “the blues”—bittersweet, yearning for love, for knowledge, for truth, for transformation.

Cited as the most popular color worldwide, blue incites joy and sadness, wonder and nostalgia, vitality and illness, nature and science. While this spectrum of meaning and effect embraces broad polarities, longing and transformation consistently attend contemporary artistic use of blue as mood and hue. Brilliant blue pigment derived from lapis lazuli stones has been prized by artists since Medieval times; Renaissance painters reserved blue to denote divinity; and the blue fabrics featured in 18th and 19th century portraits signaled exalted social or political status. “A quest for the infinite” is how 20th-century French artist Yves Klein described his obsession with the color blue: in 1958 he patented International Klein Blue.

The transformation of everyday materials, experience, and imagery animates this contemporary exploration of the chromatic, sensory, and psychological effects of blue as color and concept. Blue horizons illuminate utopian visions of nature and art in paintings by Hubert Noi Johannesson and Marta Kucsora; blue skies suffuse the dream-like visions in photographs and videos by Pano Pra Manga, Denise Grunstein, Dinh Q Le, Mark Fox, and Alain Declerq; blue is the hue or mood of obsession in works by Elmgreen and Dragset, Slater Bradley, Graham Dolphin, and others; and blue lends existential resonance to meditations on family, adolescence, and aging by Gaela Erwin, Anders Krisar, Pierre Gonnord, Trine Sondergaard, and Alessandra Sanguinetti. Patricia Piccinini’s wall sculpture alludes at once to the evolution of nature and 21st-century technology and the abiding longing to reach new, farther shores: Mare Cognitum—“the sea which has become known”—is the name given by scientists to a lunar sea bed.

“The weight of the world is love,” repeat the three graces featured in Ragnar Kjartansson’s six-hour video, Song. Filmed in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art, the neo-classical setting aligns Kjartansson’s contemporary reverie with the ancient Greek ideal of beauty and truth. Here, truth emerges from endurance and idealization, offering a transformative immersion into the blue.

Mon 23-Jul-2012 - Fri 17-Aug-2012
Chromogenic 2012
The Age Media House
Media House (ground floor gallery)
cnr Spencer and Collins Sts

The Age Media House (Australia)

Chromogenic 2012, an exhibition curated by Phillip Virgo and on display in the upper ground floor gallery of Media House, corner of Spencer and Collins Streets, until August 17. The artists featured use chromogenic, or C-type photography, processes to create their prints. Images courtesy of Colour Factory.

Thu 21-Jun-2012 - Sun 12-Aug-2012
Controversy: The power of art
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Melways map reference: 145 G4

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Australia)

An exclusive Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition
Guest curator: Dr Vivien Gaston

Controversy: The power of art explores the social and cultural impact of art through examples that have provoked intense response and controversy.

Beginning with key works that redefined the nature of art itself, including abstract art, Dada and art that provoked public outcry in the history of the Archibald Prize, the exhibition charts the involvement of art with salient social and political issues including social injustice, violence, refugees and the homeless. Controversies over lifestyles and critiques of bourgeois values are considered, alongside the importance of the human body and the volatile re-interpretations that have provoked controversy on several levels, including sexuality, gender and the representation of children in recent art.

This timely exhibition includes works from the late 19th century to the present day and will represent major works by both Australian and international artists working in painting, photography, print-making, video, sculpture, installation and video.

Fri 15-Jun-2012 - Sun 9-Sep-2012
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg Art Gallery (Canada)

Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who invent humanlike, animal, or hybrid creatures to symbolize life’s mysteries, desires, and fears. Finding inspiration in sources ranging from Aesop’s Fables to the products of genetic experimentation, the artists in the exhibition examine interactions between nature and humanity in the context of oral and written lore, psychology, ethics, and visions of the future in both science and science fiction. The exhibition will include approximately 60 contemporary paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video works.
This exhibition includes contemporary artworks inspired by fantastic stories in which the boundaries between human and animal are blurred. Whether in mythology, fairy tales, or science fiction, these stories and their wondrous characters are often thought of as children’s entertainment. But as the artists in this exhibition demonstrate, while the novelty of invented creatures makes them delightful or frightening, they also have a serious dimension; they can cause us to reconsider our notions of what it means to be human. This takes on a new immediacy today, when scientists are able to conceive new species by mixing and matching existing genetic material. For the artists in this exhibition, the hybrid body—whether imagined or potentially real—expresses hidden desires, ancient fears, the intrigue of transformation, and the wonderful irrationality of life’s paradoxes.,exhibition/101/fairy-tales-monsters-and-the-genetic-imagination

Sat 9-Jun-2012 - Sun 16-Sep-2012
The Worldly House at dOCUMENTA (13)
Karlsaue Park, Kassel
The Wordly House
Karlsaue Park

Karlsaue Park, Kassel (Germany)

In recognition of the work and ideas of Donna Haraway, member of the dOCUMENTA (13) Honorary Advisory Committee and renowned feminist theorist, dOCUMENTA(13) presents “The Worldly House” an archive compiled by Tue Greenfort, within the exhibition part of Karlsaue Park that will give visitors the opportunity to think through Haraway’s writings and teachings in the form of artists' materials, texts, books, and videos. As homage to Haraway, the space functions like a concentrated archive of the thoughts that inform the exhibition, and presents multispecies co- evolution as a key position of dOCUMENTA (13).

Fri 8-Jun-2012 - Sat 28-Jul-2012
FaMa Gallery
Corso Cavour, 25/27, 37021 Verona

FaMa Gallery (italy)

Nature vs Nurture. This dichotomy – between an individual’s natural features, those antecedent any influences coming from society and education, and what, on the other hand, moulds him and derives from the context in which the individual himself develops – has been the centre of scientific debates for a long time, in particular between the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX century, and has produced a large number of studies on the innate or environmental origin of physical and behavioural traits of man. In recent times academics have been turning their attention back to this dichotomy again, mainly in humanistic fields.

The exhibition NATURE VS NURTURE moves from this ample and complex debate to investigate the work of five artists who analyse – though with different techniques and approaches - the scientific method so as to get possession of its assumptions and objectives. But at the same time they examine the consequences – even in politics – that the ideas of evolution and progress may have in the definition of a modern society.

David Casini – whose artistic practice is particularly focused on a careful research of materials – meticulously selects, elaborates and gives new shape to the objects and elements - both natural and artificial, and with a strong symbolic value – of his works. Casini’s installations, which seem to represent his private imagery, are permeated by a light nostalgic feeling and they appear like fragments of a suspended, silent and solitary time. In his recent work Déjà Vu, three vintage mirrors duplicate and dematerialize some objects – both mineral and organic – hanging in front of them thanks to thin brass structures, thus recalling the symbolic value of the mirror as the possibility of the double and establishing a strong emotional tension with the viewer. This tension is mainly given by the constantly changing perspectives from which the viewer can follow this game of visual references.

Venal Muse, the new series of photographs by Mat Collishaw, on display on occasion of this exhibition, starts from a tribute to Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. As the French poet’s poems are centred on such themes as decay and erotism, in the same way Collishaw’s flowers, genetically modified, marked by wounds and sores, seem to be suffering from an unstoppable decay which causes the loss of their beauty and seems to be inevitably caused by man. By evoking the atmospheres of the Renaissance studiolo, the artist presents, through these images, a sort of spectacularization of scientific experiments, investigating the seduction exerted by beauty and its corruption.

The research of the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini starts, on the other hand, from a deep interest in such important themes as genetic engineering, bioethics and biotechnologies and it is characterised by the use of different artistic languages, painting, installation and video. Piccinini’s creatures – familiar and disturbing at the same time – are made of silicone, fiberglass, human hair and clothes that make them astonishingly realistic and they play on the register of ambivalence: on the one hand, their appearance and the pose in which the artist seems to have caught them by surprise communicate a feeling of familiarity and closeness, on the other, when the viewer is in front of these weird creatures, he or she cannot but wonder about their origin and if they are aliens or they belong to a future in which – maybe – we all will be living soon.

The artist places the viewer in front of the genetically modified hybrid and – without expressing any judgment or opinion – she urges the viewer to wonder both about the limit and the relationship between the natural and the artificial and about the reaction resulted from meeting something unknown and different.

In his new series of works, Barry Reigate explores the relation between the shape and what is conceptually projected onto it. This investigation is carried out with a highly critical analysis and through the use of simple geometric shapes taken from decontextualized diagrams contained in the questions of children’s school math tests. His paintings are characterized by a language containing repetitions of geometric forms that look back, play on the aspirational ideologies /aesthetics of modernism, but that, at the same time, empty themselves, through, an evacuated kind of brutal ornamentalism. Taking the forms from an academic and translating them to a cultural context, Reigate plays on our cultural assumptions and social-political aspirations as a kind of dormant test that sees former orders collapsing and questioning what that language, the school test, might be still used for. Through the work Reigate teases with ideas around the social-political and plays with the links between social and physical structures, education and labour, culture and play.

By putting her ideas through an ironic but absolutely precise analysis and scientific catalogation, which results in an extremely disciplined, almost obsessive artistic practice (every element is hand-made), the Bolognese artist Sissi creates a paradigm along which she makes experiments that give origin to sculptures, installations and performances strictly linked to her personal past life – but also about universal themes - constantly in search for new places or bodies where to live, proliferate or sprout.

Sat 12-May-2012 - Sun 22-Jul-2012
The University of Queensland Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11)
University Drive
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Qld 4067 Australia

The University of Queensland Art Museum (Australia)

Artists today are depicting animals in their work with remarkable frequency. The exhibition ANIMAL/HUMAN presents a selection of works by contemporary Australian artists that explore our complex, contradictory and sometimes contentious relationship with other species. Their work variously touches on the psychological, ethical, philosophical, scientific and cultural parameters of the relationship. A number of works continue traditions whereby animals are depicted in symbolic or totemic form, are endowed with human qualities, or stand in for the self. Works range from playful to provocative, while others refuse easy categorisation.

ANIMAL/HUMAN includes works by artists such as Lisa Adams, Adam Cullen, Marian Drew, Julie Fragar, Fiona Hall, Pat Hoffie, Janet Laurence, Sam Leach, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Laith McGregor, Noel McKenna, Tim McMonagle, Danie Mellor, Dennis Nona, Patricia Piccinini, Ryan Presley, Alick Tipoti, Jenny Watson, and Michael Zavros.

Curator: Michele Helmrich

Fri 4-May-2012 - Sat 7-Jul-2012
Haunch of Venison, London
Haunch of Venison, 51 Eastcastle Street.
United Kingdom

Haunch of Venison, London (United Kingdom)

Haunch of Venison presents a group show featuring work by Jia Aili, Jitish Kallat, Susanne Kuhn, Justin Mortimer, Patricia Piccinini and Uwe Wittwer.

In this exhibition Haunch of Venison presents Beijing based Chinese artist, Jia Aili for the first time in Europe; Australian artist Patricia Paccinini for the first time in London; and new work by British artist Justin Mortimer for the first time with the gallery.

The Observer includes the work of six international contemporary artists - five painters and one sculptor - who all create art within the realm of figurative realism. Despite the impact of photography, abstraction, film and video, realism and figurative realism continues to be prevalent in contemporary art from around the world. The works on display demonstrate the range of methods used in this genre - from meticulously constructed photo-realist images to looser, more naturalistic work.

The exhibition takes its title from an emblematic work by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini. The Observer, 2010, is a sculpture of a young boy perched precariously on top of an unbalanced stack of chairs that look set to collapse at any moment, a visual metaphor of the world the human race has constructed for itself and the uncertain future it faces. A key theme running through the show is the way in which artists are using figuration to explore a shared sense of crisis, and to create a new iconography of melancholy. The prevalence of melancholic imagery and disturbing themes in the work of these leading figurative artists articulates their perception of a world in turmoil.

Sat 24-Mar-2012 - Sat 21-Apr-2012
There are no strangers
Tolarno Galleries
Level 4
104 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel +61 3 9654 6000

Tolarno Galleries (Australia)

Fri 24-Feb-2012 - Mon 28-May-2012
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination
The Frist Center
919 Broadway
Tennessee, 37203

The Frist Center (USA)

Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who invent humanlike, animal, or hybrid creatures to symbolize life’s mysteries, desires, and fears. Finding inspiration in sources ranging from Aesop’s Fables to the products of genetic experimentation, the artists in the exhibition examine interactions between nature and humanity in the context of oral and written lore, psychology, ethics, and visions of the future in both science and science fiction. The exhibition will include approximately 60 contemporary paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video works.

This exhibition is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and curated by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala.

The exhibition will travel to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada: June 15–Sept. 9, 2012, and to the Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Sept. 28–Jan. 2, 2013.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by Vanderbilt University Press.

Thu 2-Feb-2012 - Sat 17-Mar-2012
The Freeze
The Maroondah Art Gallery


The Maroondah Art Gallery (Australia)

Freeze! A diverse selection of works by artists who pursue the narrative possibilities of the photograph as an inherently performative space. These constructed scenes offer socio-political commentary along with poignant insight into the human condition.

Fri 2-Dec-2011 - Sat 28-Jan-2012
2112: Imagining the Future
RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne

RMIT Gallery (Australia)

This is a free exhibition held at the RMIT Gallery from 2 December 2011- 28 January 2012.;ID=ag0ab5sdddwg

Fri 4-Nov-2011 - Mon 5-Dec-2011
Patricia Piccinini
Conner Contemporary Art

Conner Contemporary Art (USA)

Sat 22-Oct-2011 - Sun 15-Jan-2012
mémoires du futur, la collection Olbricht
La Maison Rouge
10 Boulevard de la Bastille
75012 Paris France
phone +33(0) 1 40 01 08 81
fax +33(0)1 40 01 08 83

La Maison Rouge (France)

A medical doctor and art collector from Essen, Germany, Thomas Olbricht, two years ago set up Me Collectors Room, a contemporary art venue in Berlin which, like La Maison Rouge, hosts temporary exhibitions.
The Olbricht collection, one of the biggest in Germany, comprises in excess of 2,500 works, a selection of which is on permanent show at Me Collectors Room. This is the first time the collection has travelled to France.
The Olbricht collection is remarkable for its scope, as it covers a period of five hundred years from the 16th to the 21st centuries and takes in a huge diversity of media and genres, from engravings by Albrecht Dürer, Martin Schongauer and Francisco de Goya to others by the Chapman brothers; from photographs by Robert Capa to prints by Cindy Sherman and Vic Muniz; from paintings of the Flemish and Italian schools to the work of Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke and Allan McCollum; from Renaissance ivory statuettes to bronzes by Thomas Schütte and wax sculptures by Berlinde de Bruyckere.
Thomas Olbricht’s journey through the history of art is guided by powerful themes. They inform his choices, run throughout the collection, and connect the works despite their different eras, media and statuses.
Death and its representation, vanity, religious faith, war, the fragility and beauty of the female body, and artists’ renderings of the strange and the marvellous, make this a unique and highly disconcerting collection.
One of its most striking objects is the reconstruction of a Kunst und Wunderkammer (cabinet of curiosities). A Renaissance precursor to the western concept of the museum, these cabinets are a collection of objects intended to further wonderment and knowledge, and an attempt to understand the world and how art, nature and science interrelate.
In Olbricht’s Wunderkammer, organic and mineral matter, intricate miniature anatomical models, unusual measuring and surgical instruments juxtapose artworks, particularly Memento Mori. The skulls and skeletons made indifferently from ivory, walnut shells, wood or coral, whose essential purpose, above and beyond their artistic prowess, is to remind Man of his mortality.
For the past twenty years, Thomas Olbricht has been compiling a collection of contemporary art which he shows alongside this historic collection.

Thu 6-Oct-2011 - Mon 2-Jan-2012
Power of Making
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7
+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Daily 10.00–17.30
Friday 10.00–21.30

Victoria and Albert Museum (UK)

Power of Making celebrates the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. Curated by Daniel Charny, the exhibition is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world, presenting a range of skills with imaginative and spectacular results.

Fri 23-Sep-2011 - Sat 5-Nov-2011
Boundaries Obscured
Haunch of Venison New York
New York

Haunch of Venison New York (USA)

Haunch of Venison is delighted to present Boundaries Obscured from September 23rd to November 5th 2011, a
group exhibition that will mark the gallery’s inaugural exhibition in its new Chelsea location. The show will
feature new works by artists including Ahmed Alsoudani, Kevin Francis Gray, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Jitish
Kallat, Patricia Piccinini, Peter Saul, Eve Sussman, Günther Uecker and Joana Vasconcelos. Several of the
aforementioned artists will also have solo shows in the new space over the next year.

Fri 12-Aug-2011 - Sun 4-Sep-2011
The Fitzroy Series
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street

Centre for Contemporary Photography (Australia)

To mark its 25th anniversary, CCP’s Limited Edition Print fundraiser will be a special exhibition of new photographic work from internationally acclaimed Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini. Piccinini is a longstanding supporter of CCP, having held solo exhibitions at the gallery in 1994 and 2001. The Fitzroy Series will be the artist’s first photographic work in six years.

Fri 29-Jul-2011 - Sat 15-Oct-2011
Our Origins
Museum of Contemporary Photographty at Columbia
600 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, 60605
tel 312.663.5554

Museum of Contemporary Photographty at Columbia (USA)

The exhibition Our Origins considers the human inclination to trace our beginnings beyond recorded history and explores our limited capacity to draw conclusive answers about the meaning of life. Sixteen participating contemporary artists use photography, video, drawing, and sculpture to reflect on natural history from a distinctly human and often humorous point of view. This approach emphasizes questions about the paradoxical nature of human intelligence in a universe that cannot be altogether explained. Where did we come from? How is it that we have come to possess a consciousness and a psyche? What does the future hold? The exhibition does not provide explicit answers to the great, mysterious questions of our universe, but rather confronts, and then ponders, the very idea that such questions might be unanswerable.

Tue 21-Jun-2011 - Sun 21-Aug-2011
Beni Bagrina Bas - Hold Me Close to Your Heart
Arter, Space for Art
Istiklal Cad. 211
34433 Beyogyu

Arter, Space for Art (Turkey)

Solo exhibition, curated by Basak Doga Temur

Thu 14-Apr-2011 - Sun 26-Jun-2011
Once upon a time...
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

T +61 8 8207 7000
F +61 8 8207 7070

Art Gallery of South Australia (Australia)

An exciting, major new exhibition showcasing the life’s work of leading contemporary Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini - called PATRICIA PICCININI Once upon a time... will be staged at the Art Gallery of South Australia in April 2011.

Premier Rann said, “The Patricia Piccinini exhibition will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of this influential Australian artist ever staged. I am delighted to announce it will be unique to Adelaide, showcasing never-before-seen works of art made especially for the exhibition.”

Patricia Piccinini is perhaps best known in Adelaide as the artist behind Big mother; the lifesize silicon sculpture of a genetically-engineered baboon breast-feeding a human baby, which the Art Gallery of South Australia acquired in 2010.

Art Gallery of South Australia Director, Nick Mitzevich said, “Since Big mother was unveiled in February 2010, around 125,000 people have flocked to see her. We’ve been so inspired by the overwhelming public response that we’ve decided to introduce South Australian audiences to the rest of Piccinini’s fantastical creatures and creations.”

Thu 11-Nov-2010 - Sat 4-Dec-2010
Recent Sculpture
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane
(off Hampden Street)
Paddington NSW 2021
Sydney Australia
Tel: +61 2 9331 1919
Fax: +61 2 9331 5609

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Australia)

Fri 29-Oct-2010 - Sun 30-Jan-2011
Tokyo Art Meeting Transformation
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5245-4111

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) (Japan)

People have always been fascinated by images of transformation involving the human body. What does it mean for human beings to transform themselves into “something other than human”? Transformations into animals, imaginary creatures, robots, and cyborgs . . . Transformations by means of plastic surgery, gene manipulation, and organ transplants . . . Along with ecology, a return to the primitive, and research into new human characteristics for future survival, this has recently become a hot topic in contemporary art. Produced in collaboration with anthropologist Shinichi Nakazawa, this exhibition will bring a new perspective to contemporary art, with “art expansions” as its keyword. As a  cross-disciplinary endeavor, it will traverse fields to present historical artworks, subculture, and archive materials together with contemporary art.

Thu 16-Sep-2010 - Sat 30-Oct-2010
Not as we know it
Haunch Of Venison New York
1230 Avenue of the Americas
Between 48th and 49th Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10020

T +1 212 259 0000
F +1 212 259 0001

Haunch Of Venison New York (USA)

Haunch of Venison is pleased to announce an exhibition of new and recent sculptures by celebrated Australian artist Patricia Piccinini.
Piccinini is best known for creating a transgenic menagerie of hype-realistic creatures made of silicone and fiberglass that simultaneously question the implications of new biotechnologies and elicit diverse and often-conflicting emotional responses from the viewer.

Fri 11-Dec-2009 - Sun 7-Mar-2010
Niet Normaal: Difference on Display
Beurs Van Berlage
The Netherlands

Beurs Van Berlage (The Netherlands)

Who is normal? And who decides? The exhibition Niet Normaal · Difference on Display departs from a paradox that is becoming increasingly evident in today's society. Do (bio)technological developments indeed offer promising possibilities in terms of diversity or do commerce and global economics tend to exploit new developments in favour of normality and homogeneity? These questions are central to Niet Normaal · Difference on Display. Several phases, platforms and partners form and take part in a larger campaign, Niet Normaal, which will culminate in an ambitious, international art exhibition. Niet Normaal · Difference on Display is visionary and ambitious: the project has a mission, is of high artistic and international quality and also aims to reach a wide audience. The exhibition contains visual art, games, movies and documentary films.

Fri 23-Oct-2009 - Sat 14-Nov-2009
Patricia Piccinini - Sculpture
Tolarno Galleries

Tolarno Galleries (Australia)

Sat 3-Oct-2009 - Wed 23-Dec-2009
Patricia Piccinini - Recent Work
Byblos Art Gallery
Corso Cavour, 25/27
37121 Verona, Italy
phone : +39 045 8030985
fax: +39 045 8011410

Byblos Art Gallery (Italy)

Sat 9-May-2009 - Sun 14-Jun-2009
Tier-Werden, Mensch-Werden
NGBK Berlin
Oranienstr. 25, 10999

NGBK Berlin (Germany)

Tier-Werden, Mensch-Werden / Becoming animal, becoming human
The exhibition brings together the positions of international artists who have chosen to focus on the processes of destruction and creation of animal and human identity and thus opened up new ways of looking at both animals and people. It takes the idea of becoming-animal formulated by Deleuze und Guattari in “Mille Plateaux” as a starting point which the curators however then develop and reinterpret. The works shown include ones in which the artist attempts to adopt the perspective of an animal, to break down classificatory boundaries in trans-species performances or to attribute quasi-human qualities to animals.

Sat 2-May-2009 - Sun 30-Aug-2009
Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass
KadE Kunsthal in Amersfoort
Zonnehof 8, 3811,
NC Amersfoort, Netherlands
The Netherlands

KadE Kunsthal in Amersfoort (The Netherlands)

When Alice steps into wonderland, she steps into a parallel world that is both bewildering and elusive. In her naivety she takes the journey, and with her lack of self-awareness, she surrenders to the surreal events creating a magical world. It is what is hoped will happen in this exhibition: for the viewer to be so absorbed into the world of the artist that the real world seems very far away. This international group exhibition will work with sculpture, installations, paintings and videos to create a world that will excite amazement, combining a poetic world with the dark undertones that remind us that, as with kingdom of the tale, it is not always safe and free.

Fri 13-Mar-2009 - Sun 14-Jun-2009
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
40 Macquarie Street,
Tasmania 7000

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (Australia)

Curator: Juliana Engberg
This is the first major survey of Patricia Piccinini's works exhibited in Tasmania. In Evolution she takes us on an incredible journey to encounter the possible flora and fauna of our future world.
Patricia has received worldwide attention for her startling sculptures, digital environments and images that compel us to consider an ecology and biology that blend species in the frontier world of experimental technological and biological environments. Her works take us to a post-Darwinian destination populated with fantastical creatures, new communities and bioethical conundrums.

Sat 15-Nov-2008 - Sun 22-Feb-2009
Contemporary Australia: Optimism
Queensland Art Gallery
Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place
South Bank

Phone + 61 (0)7 3840 7303
Fax + 61 (0)7 3844 8865

Queensland Art Gallery (Australia)

Following the acclaimed Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series, the Queensland Art Gallery is initiating a major series of contemporary Australian art exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art, commencing in November 2008.

‘Contemporary Australia’ will be the most significant regular national statement of contemporary Australian art and will show its extraordinary range, ambition and achievement. As with APT, these exhibitions will be large-scale spectacular projects encompassing art, film and performance.

The first exhibition in this series, ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’, explores the rich, broad and complex territory of the possible in Australian life and culture. Optimism is a modern word for a positive attitude towards the world, expressing belief in favourable outcomes and that good will ultimately triumph over evil. Today optimism is more crucial than ever, an act of will and a positive commitment to a better world.

‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’ will present work by more than 60 emerging, mid-career, and senior Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary artists from every state and territory. In keeping with the Gallery’s commitment to cinema, film and the moving image will be in integral component of ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’.

Wed 12-Nov-2008 - Sat 6-Dec-2008
Related Individuals
Roslyn Oxley9 Galleries
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden St)
Paddington NSW 2021
tel: 02 9331 1919

Roslyn Oxley9 Galleries (Australia)

This solo exhibition includes a selection of new and recent works, including the Australian premieres of two substantial new figurative sculptures: 'Doubting Thomas' and 'The Long Awaited'. While predominantly sculpture, the exhibition also features the first public presentation of Patricia's latest video work 'The Gathering'.

Fri 10-Oct-2008 - Sat 1-Nov-2008
The Wellspring
Tolarno Galleries
Lvl 4, 104 Exhibition St
Melbourne, 3000
tel: 03 9654 6000

Tolarno Galleries (Australia)

This solo exhibition of recent sculpture and painting extends Patricia's fascination the intersection of mechanical and organic forms. The show will feature the premiere of 'The Stags', a major new sculpture that follows on from 'Nest' (2006), as well as a selection of completely new paintings and the imposing and amorphous bronze sculpture titled 'The Uprising'.

Sat 27-Sep-2008 - Sun 9-Nov-2008
Gallery Artists
Conner Contemporary Art
1358-60 Florida Avenue, NE
Ground floor
Washington, DC 20002
(in the H Street Corridor/ Atlas Arts District)

Conner Contemporary Art (USA)

An exhibition of recent work by Conner Contemporary artists including: Mary Coble's Blood Script performance documentation, Mark Bennett's Mommie Dearest architectural drawing, Erik Sandberg's latest monumental canvas, Kenny Hunter's recent sculpture, Zoë Charlton's figural drawing, Gabriel de la Mora's memento mori drawings, Harry Shearer's latest political videos, and works by Maria Friberg, Julee Holcombe, Dean Kessmann, David Levinthal, Avish Khebrehzadeh, John Kirchner, Jeremy Kost, Brandon Morse, Joe Ovelman, Patricia Piccinini, as well as *gogo art projects artists: Geoffrey Aldridge, Taylor Baldwin, Ryan Carr Johnson, Adam De Boer, Isaac Maiselman, Natalia Panfile, Sabeen Raja, Nathaniel Rogers, Zach Storm, and Matthew Sutton.

Thu 18-Sep-2008 - Sat 18-Oct-2008
Bloodline: The Evolution of Form
McClain Gallery
2242 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas 77098
T: 713.520.9988
F: 713.520.0055

McClain Gallery (USA)

Bloodline: The Evolution of Form is a thematic group exhibition featuring 15 sculptural works from a diverse selection of artists. The exhibition surveys the plurality of approaches to sculpture and art making: assemblage, the manufactured object, the figure, conceptual and political work, and multi-media installation. Exhibiting artists include major figures such as Rebecca Horn, George Segal, and Bernar Venet; well-known mid-career artists Donald Baechler, Stephen Dean, Tara Donovan, Patricia Piccinini, Jonathan Seliger, and Fred Wilson; and Texas artists Christian Eckart, The Art Guys, and Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher.

Tue 16-Sep-2008 - Sat 4-Oct-2008
Life (Death Thereafter)
Lvl 3, 167 Flinders Lane
VIC 3000

Silvershot (Australia)

curated by Mark Feary
featuring Steve Carr, Emily Floyd, Matthew Griffin, Kate Just, Patricia Piccinini

Opening Tuesday September 16th, 6-8pm

Fri 25-Jul-2008 - Sun 21-Sep-2008
Neo-Goth: Back in Black
University of Queensland Art Museum
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4067
Tel: 61 7 3365 3046

University of Queensland Art Museum (Australia)

Sun 22-Jun-2008 - Sun 5-Oct-2008
In the Land of Retinal Delights
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971

Laguna Art Museum (USA)

In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz School is an exhibition that presents the work of 150 artists and posits that there has been a huge, but unacknowledged art movement taking place in this country for the last 40 years. Since 1994, this ground swelling of lowbrow, surrealistic, pop, figurative, narrative work has coalesced and found a voice in the pages of Juxtapoz magazine published in San Francisco. This rag has become the most widely read art magazine in the US. It is an influencing force on the aspiring artists of Generation Y and the Millenials, who are now enrolling in art schools in numbers never seen before.

Thu 19-Jun-2008 - Thu 31-Jul-2008
The Stranger
Yvon Lambert New York
550 W21st ST
New York
NY 10011
Tel +212 242 3611

Yvon Lambert New York (USA)

The Stranger including sculptures by:

“As if that blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for
the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened
myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much
like myself – so like a brother, really – I felt that I had been happy
and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated,
for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large
crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet
me with the cries of hate.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

Fri 4-Apr-2008 - Sun 25-May-2008
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Denham St and Flinders Mall,
Townsville, Queensland.
PH: +61 (0)7 4727 9011.
FAX: +61 (0)7 4772 3656.
E-MAIL: [email protected]

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Australia)

A survey of work by Patricia Piccinini, including major works from Australian collections as well as recent sculpture, video and drawing.

Thu 28-Feb-2008 - Sun 2-Mar-2008
Roma Contemporary Art Fair
Roma Contemporary Art Fair

Roma Contemporary Art Fair (Italy)

Tolarno Galleries will be exhibiting 'Big Mother' by Patricia Piccinini as part of the inaugural Roma Contemporary Art Fair.

Thu 21-Feb-2008 - Sat 22-Mar-2008
The place where it actually happens
Yvon Lambert New York
550 W21st St
New York NY 10011

Yvon Lambert New York (USA)

With this series of recent sculptures, Patricia Piccinini continues her long-standing investigation into the ever more dubious boundary that separates the artificial and the natural. While the artist is most know for her hyper-realistic sculptures of genetically-engineered creatures, these works represent an important and long-standing strand of her practice that is less familiar to a New York audience. These new pieces relate directly to Truck Babies, featured in the 2000 Gwangju and 2001 Berlin Biennales, imagining the extension of ‘biotechnology’ to the point where everyday technologies are given an organic dimension.

In regards to Nest (2006), she states: “This work continues my fascination in the ‘life cycles of technology’. I am interested in exploring the tangled interrelationship between the artificial and the natural by imagining the lives of machines beyond their usual ‘adult’ forms. Nest presents the viewer with a family group of motor scooters: a mother watching over an infant. The work takes its formal inspiration from the depiction of the nobility of animals, which can be seen from the nineteenth century painting to present day documentaries. In doing so, it removes these prosaic vehicles from the industrial processes that usually define them and imagines them as part of the world of ‘wildlife’, making them both more sympathetic and less easy to control.”

Sat 9-Feb-2008 at 18:00:00
Artist's talk
Ipswich Art Gallery
d'Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas Street, Ipswich CBD Queensland 4305
Telephone 07 3810 7222
Facsimile 07 3812 0428
Email [email protected]

Ipswich Art Gallery (Australia)

Patricia Piccinini Artist's Talk

To Complement the exhibition Strange Cargo: Contemporary art as a state of encounter Piccinini will talk about her featured installation "Nature's Little Helpers: Surrogate (for the northern hairy nosed wombat)", as well as her career and recent work.

Admission to the artist's talk is free, however seating is limited, and bookings are essential.

Wed 19-Dec-2007 - Sat 9-Feb-2008
Switcher Sex: Video Works from the Teutloff Collection
Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3513
Ph: 215.701.4627 |

Slought Foundation (USA)

Peter Weibel, Patricia Piccinini, Landau Sigalit, Jürgen Klauke, Tracey Emin, et al.

Slought Foundation, Philadelphia is pleased to announce the first exhibition of works from the Teutloff Collection, Germany, featuring a selection of international artists whose film and video works examine the varied manifestations of the human body in contemporary society. The exhibition will be on display in the galleries at Slought Foundation from December 19, 2007-February 9, 2008; the opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 19th, 2007 from 6:30-8:30pm. The works featured in this exhibition will be selected by Osvaldo Romberg, Senior Curator at Slought Foundation; a complete list of artists featured is forthcoming in October 2007.

At an early juncture, more than twenty years ago, the German collector Lutz Teutloff began to develop a sensibility marked by a concern for the perpetual transformations that constitute the ‘human’ and the ‘body,' as documented in contemporary photography, film, and video production. The individual works of art in the Teutloff collection, as well as the collection itself, inform and constitute a critical commentary on the ‘condition humaine’ and the momentous changes taking place today. The collection thus exemplifies a thematic approach to collecting art, and it illustrates the ever-increasing fascination with and alterations to the concept of the ‘human’ in this age of technological and cultural transformation. It takes place at a particular moment when the human body is increasingly reduced to a supposedly self-evident and instrumentalized ‘thing’ under the all-pervasive gaze of commerical media and the biological sciences, as well as the body cults and healthcare crazes that predominate amongst the public at large.

Fri 16-Nov-2007 - Sat 8-Dec-2007
Patricia Piccinini: Recent Work
Roger Williams Contemporary
61 Randolph Street
Newton, Auckland, 1010
New Zealand
P + 64 9 377 2695
F + 64 9 377 2687
[email protected]
New Zealand

Roger Williams Contemporary (New Zealand)

Fri 19-Oct-2007 - Sat 1-Dec-2007
Double Love Knot
Lismore Regional Gallery
131 Molesworth Street,
Lismore NSW 2480
Tel: 61 2 6622 2209
Fax: 61 2 6622 2228
Email: [email protected]

Lismore Regional Gallery (Australia)

A solo exhibition by Patricia Piccinini.

Wed 3-Oct-2007 - Mon 28-Jan-2008
Patricia Piccinini: (tiernas) Criaturas/(tender) Creatures
Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art
C/ Francia, nº 24 01002 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Telf: 945-20 90 00 fax: 945- 20 90 49

ARTIUM (Spain)

This is Patricia Piccinini's first major solo museum exhibition in Spain. The show will feature a wide selection of recent work along with some earlier works to proved a broader understanding of the artist's work.

Sun 23-Sep-2007 - Sun 6-Jan-2008
Hug: Recent Works by Patricia Piccinini
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104

Frye Art Museum (USA)

This is the second venue for Patricia Piccinini's first solo museum exhibition in the USA. The show will feature a range of recent sculpture, drawings, video and photographs.

Thu 17-May-2007 - Sun 22-Jul-2007
Diagnose [Kunst]: Contemporary art reflecting medicine
Museum im Kulturspeicher
Veitshochheimer Strasse 5
9780 Wurzburg
tel +49 (0)931 322250

Museum im Kulturspeicher (Germany)

Fri 23-Mar-2007 - Sun 1-Jul-2007
Global Feminisms
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
T(718) 638-5000 F(718) 501-6134

Brooklyn Museum (USA)

Global Feminisms, the first major exhibition to explore international feminist art at the turn of the 21st century, will inaugurate a portion of the new Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the first such center in the world. Slated to tour to venues to be announced, the exhibition will be on view in Brooklyn from March 23, 2007 through July 1, 2007. Co-curated by Maura Reilly, Curator of the new Center, and the renowned art historian and feminist scholar Linda Nochlin, the exhibition brings together more than one hundred artists from over fifty countries. A portion of Global Feminisms will also be installed on the fourth floor of the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, adjacent to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Thu 18-Jan-2007 - Fri 6-Apr-2007
Hug: Recent Works by Patricia Piccinini
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center Downtown
800 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Art Center (USA)

This is Patricia Piccinini's first solo museum exhibition in the USA. The show will feature a range of recent sculpture, drawings, video and photographs. The exhibition will tour to the Frye Museum, in Seattle Washington.

Tue 14-Nov-2006 - Sun 25-Feb-2007
New to the modern: Heide’s Collection 25 years on
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road
Bulleen Victoria 3105
T + 61 3 9850 1500
F + 61 3 9852 0154

Heide Museum of Modern Art (Australia)

The identity and character of a Collection are shaped by both history of origin and the context of works within exhibitions, and New to the modern incites unexpected dialogues between artworks that share viewpoints and inspirations rather than periods or styles.

New to the Modern draws on the spectrum of the Heide Collection, reflecting on developments in Australian art and, given the strength of its modernist holdings, the way in which the ideational and formal qualities of modernism continue to inform contemporary practice when seen afresh and interpreted anew. Such comparisons are instructive for an understanding of where we’ve been, but should not indict the past as circumscriptive on the present; new modes of expression are also revealed in this exhibition, notable because they eschew history or offer revelations unlikely in other times or under alternative conditions. In other words, what is new to the modern works in layered and multi-perspectival ways.

While scores of thematic connections are apparent across works in Museum holdings, certain points of conjunction have been selected for their recurrence and present relevance: the mutability of the Australian landscape; shifting perspectives on identity, both individual and cultural; the cyclical return of socio-political concerns; abstraction; and the appurtenances of psychological conditions are all explored. More broadly, timeless themes of allegory, appropriation and the fugitive nature of myths and truths, interleave the works and extend their relevance. In the dialogues conveyed amidst the iconic modernist, abstract and figurative art in New to the Modern are inserted five new works – proposed acquisitions – which augur the Collection’s future.

Sun 22-Oct-2006 - Sun 11-Feb-2007
Diagnose [Kunst]: Contemporary art reflecting medicine
Kunstmuseum Ahlen
Museumsplatz 1
59227 Ahlen

Kunstmuseum Ahlen (Germany)

Sat 7-Oct-2006 - Sun 3-Dec-2006
Prism: Contemporary Art from Australia
Bridgestone Museum of Art
1-10-1, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku,Tokyo 104-0031
Phone +81(3)3563.0241
Fax +81(3)3561.2130

Bridgestone Museum of Art (Japan)

The Bridgestone Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition of Australian contemporary art as an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Ishibashi Foundation. Featuring 73 works, including two made especially for this show, by 35 artists, “Prism: Contemporary Australian Art” is organized according to different principles than previous exhibitions of Australian art in Japan and is unprecedented in scale and originality of approach. Australia has become very familiar to the Japanese, but our views of Australia may still be quite stereotyped. This year has been designated “2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange” and we feel that this is a good opportunity to focus on the cultural identity of Australia as a country, exploring an aspect of Australia not yet well understood by most Japanese.

Australia is a young nation. The history of its settlement by Europeans goes back less than 220 years and it is just about 100 years since it became a nation state. It is also a diverse nation with fluid cultural identities based on the indigenous culture, a history of colonialism, and the development of a multicultural modern state. Artists who reflect on the past, observe the present, and consider the future through these various “prisms” have expressed themselves in a variety of media, including paintings, photographs, DVD works and installations. For artists who live in the diasporic conditions of contemporary times, Australia offers the time and opportunity for critical re-examination of their own identity. Artistic practice resulting from this heightened awareness has much to say, whether subtly or more directly, to a Japanese audience, which belongs to the same age but lives under quite different conditions.

Based on the view that “diversity is the hallmark of contemporary Australia,” we have avoided dividing the exhibition space into specific categories. We invite visitors to enjoy the exhibition and engage in a fruitful dialogue with individual works.

Thu 5-Oct-2006 - Sat 28-Oct-2006
Patricia Piccinini: Recent Drawings
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane
(off Hampden Street)
Paddington NSW 2021

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Australia)

Thu 7-Sep-2006 - Sun 18-Feb-2007
Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography
The Ian Potter Centre: NGVA
Federation Square
Corner of Russell and
Flinders Streets, Melbourne.

The Ian Potter Centre: NGVA (Australia)

<p>Photography has come to dominate the contemporary art scene but despite the photo rich days we live in, large-scale surveys of Australian photography are relatively rare. Light Sensitive seeks to redress this lack and features a major exhibition of work by early to mid-career Australian photographers. The exhibition comprises 65 photographs by 38 photographers including, Brook Andrew, Patricia Piccinini, Simon Cuthbert, Cherine Fahd, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Simon Obarzanek, Selina Ou and Deborah Paauwe.</p>
<p>Light Sensitive comprises five themes and ranges from the 'uncanny' which includes evocative camera-less images called 'photograms' and surrealist-inspired images; 'new portraiture' which takes a time-honoured subject into fresh creative areas; a distinctive examination of physically (but not psychically) vacant spaces; documentary work that considers reality in provocative ways; and photographs that explore the complex nature of social groupings in our modern world.</p>
<p>All the photographs are part of the NGV's permanent collection and were acquired through a generous donation given by Mrs Loti Smorgon, A.O. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, featuring an essay by the NGV Senior Curator of Photography, Isobel Crombie, along with extensive biographies.</p>

Thu 13-Jul-2006 - Mon 8-Jan-2007
Corcoran Museum of Art
500 17th Street, NW
Washington DC 20006
T 202.639.1700

Corcoran Museum of Art (USA)

redefined is the largest exhibition of modern and contemporary art from the Corcoran’s permanent collection since the founding of the museum. It provides an unprecedented opportunity to experience many of the museum’s most important works from the 1950s to the present.