Major Patricia Piccinini exhibition in Brisbane


The most ambitious exhibition to date of work by Patricia Piccinini will open exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in March 2018, becoming GOMA’s largest ever solo exhibition by an Australian artist.

Featuring more than 50 new and recent works by the globally renowned artist, ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘ will include sculpture, photography, video, drawing and installation, as well as never-before-seen commissions including entirely immersive environments. The exhibition also considers the challenging world of science and genetic engineering developments and nature, and how humanity will face its future.

Piccinini is one of the most interesting Australian artists working today, exploring the interrelationship of humanity and the natural world, and the social and moral impact of scientific research, genetics and biotechnology on people, animals and our planet.

Working with a skilled team of collaborators and computer technology, her art collapses the boundaries between reality and artifice to create captivating environments populated by strangely compelling, often hybridised, startlingly realistic sculptures, that are foreign and strange looking, yet seemingly familiar. The artworks will deliberately challenge conceptions about what it means to be human and the power of empathy.

Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / The Bond 2016 / Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing / 162 x 56 x 50cm / Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

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Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘ is exclusive to Brisbane at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from Saturday 24 March until Sunday 5 August 2018. Patricia Piccinini presents a keynote address on Saturday of the opening weekend at 11.00am, followed by an In-conversation at 1.30pm and artist tour of the exhibition at 2.30pm. Tickets for ‘Curious Affection‘ are on sale now.