Colour in paperwork (A3), 2016
42 x 29.7cm
Edition of 80
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About the artwork
Amalia Pica is known for her installations and sculptural works which explore communication and realms of civic participation. This new edition continues her 2015-16 series 'Joy in Paperwork', in which the artist created images using bureaucratic stamps she has collected from around the world. Repeated imprints of these administrative tools ('PAID PAID PAID') in abstracted and decorative images suggest freedom from oppressive or rigid systems of command.
About the artist
Amalia Pica (b. 1978, Neuquén Capital, AR. Lives and works in London, UK) has staged solo exhibitions at Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2020); Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville (2019); Tandem, Alexander and Bonin, New York, US (2019); Private & Confidential, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (2019); While inside, Herald St, London, UK (2019); please open hurry, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth (2018); (un)heard, Cc Foundation, Shanghai, CN (2018); ears to speak of, The Power Plant, Toronto (2017); please open hurry, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2017); A un brazo de distancia, NC Arte, Bogotá, CO Instituto de Visión, Bogotá (2017); Kunstverein Freiburg, DE (2016); El Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, GT (2015); Van Abbemuseum, NL (2014) and Museum of Contemporary Art, US (2013). Group exhibitions include The Space Between, MASS MoCA, US; Gwangju Biennale, KR; One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, Kunsthalle Wien, AT; Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, South London Gallery, UK (Guggenheim touring) and Manifesta 11, CH. The artist is represented by Herald St, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles.
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