Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books
Pia Camil, ‘Xiuquilla/Milk Weed’, 2017, Zucker Art Books

Each book is handmade from repurposed fabrics the artist found in Mexico City. Camil’s interventions include cutting shapes common in cloth making such as sleeves, collars, torsos, and recombining them in a colorful array, hand sewn into a double sided sequence. She designed small button holes inbetween the panels so the work can be hung as a banner as well, choosing either side.
This sort of interaction between the work and the viewer is a key element throughout Camil’s oeuvre, which even includes works to be worn or walked on.

Signature: yes

Manufacturer: The Artist

Armory 2017

I Monography will be publish in 2018 by Rizzoli

Publisher

About Pia Camil

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.

Mexican, b. 1980, Mexico City, Mexico

Solo Shows

2016
NuMu (nuevo museo de arte contemporáneo), 
Guatemala City, Guatemala Department, Guatemala,
Divisor Pirata
2015
Contemporary Arts Center, 
Cincinnati, OH, United States,
Skins