Amalia Pica

Amalia Pica was born in 1978 in Neuquén (Patagonia), Argentina. She lives and works in Patagonia and London. Pica received her BA from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Buenos Aires, and moved to the Netherlands in 2004, where she had a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Her recent solo exhibitions include Malmö Konsthall (2010) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012). Pica exhibited in many group exhibitions including at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007), Hayward Gallery, London (2010), the 54th Venice Biennale and the Kunsthalle in Vienna (2011). 

Amalia Pica’s oeuvre is a poetic visual translation of social and political systems, which she abstracts into conceptual sculptures, installations or works on paper. A lot of her work seems to resemble incomplete performances, reflecting on concepts of presence and absence, appearing and disappearing. In her exhibitions, Pica strategically combines and recombines different works, building a subtle suspense where each piece affects the one next to it. In this way, Pica engages the viewer, whose movements play an essential role in establishing the meaning of the work.

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For the PinchukArtCentre Pica has created an installation which combines her recent sculpture Radar Construction with two specially created works. The idea of the performative is central to the installation, both from a conceptual viewpoint and for the role ascribed to the viewer.