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Amalia Pica

Argentine, b. 1978

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Amalia Pica

Argentine, b. 1978

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In her sculptures, installations, drawings, photographic collages, and performances, Amalia Pica explores our desire to be understood, while highlighting the imperfections in our modes of communication. As she explains: “A lot of my work stems from that almost childish desire to be understood, and I think that a lot of the ways that we invent to talk to each other have to do with that extreme desire to reach…100% empathy with other people. That will never happen, but the fact that we try…is beautiful, somehow.” With understatement and elegance, she exposes our efforts in works like Switchboard, an iterative installation of tin-can telephones, whose crisscrossed strings make it impossible to tell which two cans connect. Pica is especially interested in examining the effectiveness of the artist as a communicator, and art—so often misunderstood—as a message.

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Museo Tamayo, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 9 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
Biography

In her sculptures, installations, drawings, photographic collages, and performances, Amalia Pica explores our desire to be understood, while highlighting the imperfections in our modes of communication. As she explains: “A lot of my work stems from that almost childish desire to be understood, and I think that a lot of the ways that we invent to talk to each other have to do with that extreme desire to reach…100% empathy with other people. That will never happen, but the fact that we try…is beautiful, somehow.” With understatement and elegance, she exposes our efforts in works like Switchboard, an iterative installation of tin-can telephones, whose crisscrossed strings make it impossible to tell which two cans connect. Pica is especially interested in examining the effectiveness of the artist as a communicator, and art—so often misunderstood—as a message.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museo Tamayo, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 9 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
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