2018 exhibitions program

2018 exhibitions program

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

[1] Kimsooja, Bottari Truck, Migrateur, 2007 (detail). Courtesy Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland and Kimsooja studio, New York. [2] Khaled Sabsabi, A Self Portrait, 2017 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. [3] Amalia Pica, Yerkish, 2018. Photo by Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. [4] Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Probably Chelsea, 2017. Photo by Paula Abreu Pita. Courtesy the artist and Fridman Gallery, New York. [5] Olga Cironis, Alexandra, 2013 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Turner Galleries, Perth.

February 11, 2018
2018 exhibitions program
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Perth Cultural Centre
51 James Street
Northbridge Perth WA 6003
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Kimsooja: Zone of Nowhere
February 17–April 25

Zone of Nowhere is the first solo exhibition in Australia by internationally acclaimed, New York-based multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja. The exhibition features selected works from the South Korean artist’s 30-year career, as well as a major new site specific installation created for PICA and a public art project on the streets of Perth. Kimsooja’s work is centered around cultural and political issues such as migration and displacement, and invites us to question the major challenges we face today.

Curated by PICA Senior Curator Eugenio Viola and presented in association with Perth Festival and PICA Public Project Partner Wesfarmers Arts.

Hatched: National Graduate Show
May 19–July 22

The Hatched: National Graduate Show tests the pulse of Australia’s emerging arts scene while acting as an important platform for the next generation of Australian artists. Since 1992 Hatched has presented over one thousand artists’ work alongside that of their national peers in this unique showcase of emergent talent. 

Curated by Eugenio Viola

2018 Artist Selection Panel:
Agatha Gothe-Snape, Artist, Sydney
Annika Kristensen, Senior Curator Australian Centre for Contemporary Art 
Fang-Wei Chang, Senior Curator Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Eugenio Viola, Senior Curator Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Amalia Pica: please open hurry
August 4–October 7

Through sculpture, photography, installation, performance and video, Amalia Pica’s work sets out to define how we communicate beyond the barriers of language. Born during Argentina’s dictatorship, Pica explores the relationship between form and politics, and between history and representation. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Australia.

Curated at PICA by Eugenio Viola and developed in partnership with The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and The Power Plant, Toronto, with the generous support of the Keir Foundation.

Khaled Sabsabi: A Self Portrait
August 4–October 7

Working across borders, cultures, and disciplines, Khaled Sabsabi explores the complexities of place, identity, displacement, and ideological differences associated with migrant experiences and marginalization.

Sabsabi’s practice is informed by moving between Lebanese and Australian communities and attempts to enlighten our understanding of universal dynamics.

Curated by Eugenio Viola

October 20–December 23

HyperPrometheus features a set of international artists displaying work that challenges ideas of life and death, reanimation, future life, synthetic biology and the technological non-human. This exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and contextualizes its meanings within the realm of contemporary and biological arts.

Presented in partnership with SymbioticA, University of Western Australia (UWA), this exhibition is curated by Oron Catts, Laetitia Wilson and Eugenio Viola.

Olga Cironis
October 20–December 23

Experimenting with layers of collected stories, muted voices, and cultural heritage, Olga Cironis’ work is a disturbing interplay between material, form and text. As a migrant woman, Cironis’ multidisciplinary practice critiques our political, social and economic structures and articulates the experience of “otherness.”

This exhibition questions the meaning of public and private space as well as the social norms that permeate our accepted actions.

Curated by Eugenio Viola

PICA’s ongoing programs are primarily supported by an investment from the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in association with Lotterywest and assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. PICA is also supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. PICA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.

In addition, PICA’s 2018 exhibitions program has been generously supported by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Visions of Australia Program, the City of Perth, Wesfarmers Arts, Perth Festival, Dr Harold Schenberg Bequest, City Toyota, Hogan Lovells, Grace, Dulux, and PICA’s passionate and invaluable donors.

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