Pia Camil

Mexican, born 1980

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Pia Camil

Mexican, born 1980

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Pia Camil takes inspiration from urban and industrial forms, reinterpreting them as handmade objects that recode the artist’s relationship to the city and notions of public space. The Mexico City-based artist began by photographing her native city, particularly the billboards that compose the visual fabric of the environment. From these hand-colored photographs, she moved toward textile-based and sculptural works, reducing the urban images to colors and geometric forms. The textile-based pieces approximate the architecture of the city, transforming the mass-produced, industrial landscape into a meticulous, handmade corollary. These works build on the legacy of Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, as they are wearable and meant to engender new relationships between the artist, audience, and artwork.

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New Museum, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Museum Ludwig
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frieze, and 2 more
Biography

Pia Camil takes inspiration from urban and industrial forms, reinterpreting them as handmade objects that recode the artist’s relationship to the city and notions of public space. The Mexico City-based artist began by photographing her native city, particularly the billboards that compose the visual fabric of the environment. From these hand-colored photographs, she moved toward textile-based and sculptural works, reducing the urban images to colors and geometric forms. The textile-based pieces approximate the architecture of the city, transforming the mass-produced, industrial landscape into a meticulous, handmade corollary. These works build on the legacy of Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, as they are wearable and meant to engender new relationships between the artist, audience, and artwork.

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
New Museum, and 1 more
group
Group show at a major institution
Museum Ludwig
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Pia Camil
Articles Featuring Pia Camil
10 Textile Artists Who Are Pushing the Medium Forward
Oct 31st, 2016
16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016
Dec 16th, 2015
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