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Pia Camil

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, 1980

MFA, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK, 2008
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2003

Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

One-Person Exhibitions

Galerie Sultana, Paris, France

Nidos y Nudos, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Three Works, MOCA Tucson, Tucson, AZ

Velo Revelo, organized by Robert Wiesenberger, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Ríe ahora, llora después, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Unflagging, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

Bara, Bara, Bara, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Fade into Black, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

They, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France
Fade into Black, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
Split Wall, curated by Irene Aristizabal, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK 
Telón de Boca, curated by Itzel Vargas, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
Divisor Pirata Performance, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Bara, Bara, Bara, curated by Justine Ludwig, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX  

Divisor Pirata, Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Guatemala City, Guatemala
A Pot for a Latch, New Museum, New York, NY; traveled to Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis, CA
Slats, skins and shop fittings, Blum & Poe, New York, NY

Skins, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

The Little Dog Laughed, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Entrecortinas: abre, jala, corre, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Espectacular Telón, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France
Cuadrado Negro, Artium, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Lost In You (A Performance That Never Happened), open studio performance, Mexico City, Mexico

El Resplandor, El 52 Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Pensando en Ti (Thinking of You), site-specific intervention, Mexico City, Mexico

Cuantos Cuentos Cuentas, Temporary gallery space, Mexico City, Mexico

Group Exhibitions

The Threads We Follow, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 
A soft place to land, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH

Art and Design from 1900 to Now, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
ARS22: Living encounters
, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

Elementos Vitales: Ana Mendieta in Oaxaca, curated by Su Wu, MASA Gallery, Oaxaca City, Mexico
In Some Form or Fashion, The Momentary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Normal Exceptions: Contemporary Art in Mexico, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Protext! When fabric becomes a manifesto, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Restons Unis, with Justin Fitzpatrick, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France 
OTRXS MUNDXS, curated by Humberto Moro and Andrés Valtierra with the assistance of Regina Elías, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

Desert X Biennial, Coachella Valley, CA
Aichi Triennale, Taming Y/Our Passion, Aichi, Japan
Portadores de sentido: Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

Objects Like Us, The Domestic Plan: New Perspectives On Tabletop Art Objects, organized by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY
Art Basel Cities, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Deshechas, with Ofelia Rodriguez, Instituto de Visión, Bogota, Colombia Women House,
Monnaie de Paris, France; traveled to National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
PERFORMANCE! Celebrating 40 years of the Centre Pompidou Collection, Tripostal, Lille, France

Here and Now at Museum Ludwig: Home Visit, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
TXT, Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, Colombia
Abstraction in Art since 1950: Modern and Contemporary Selections from the Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

United States of Latin America, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra and Jens Hoffmann, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Falso Movimiento, Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ir para volver, Fundaión Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
Arroz Sem Sal, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, Galeria Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Draft Urbanism, curated by Carson Chan, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO
No A Trio A, curated by Luisa Fuentes Guaza, "En casa" project at La Casa Encendida, Madrid,
Horizontal, Galeria La Central, Bogotá, Colombia

Popo de Paris, Galeria Sultana, Paris, France
Arteba, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Solo Projects Art-Rio, curated by Pablo León de la Barra and Julieta Gonzalez, ArtRio International Contemporary Art Fair, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
El Grito, curated by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy and María Inés Rodríguez, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Zona Maco Sur, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Mexico City, Mexico
Proyectos Ultravioleta, curated by Beatriz Lopez, Guatemala

El Resplandor performance, Miami Art Basel, Creative Time and Tamayo Museum Mexico City programming for Ocean Front
Sin techo está pelón, a selection of work from La Colección Jumex, curated by Michel Blancsubé. Universidad de Guanajuato, León, Mexico
Draw, Museo de la Ciudad de México, curated by Erik Foss, Curse Mackey, and Miguel Calderón, Mexico City, Mexico
El Resplandor, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
MACO, Contemporary Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

Artbo, Galeria La Central, Colombia
There are false problems..., Proyectos Monclova, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Resplandor, El 52 Gallery Space, Mexico City, Mexico
[sic], Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Names and Places, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia
This is not an invitation, itʼs a presentation, curated by Pia Camil in collaboration with Stefan Brüggemann, El 52 Gallery Space, Mexico City, Mexico

Illumination, an Interval Arts, Manchester, UK
Lanzarote, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK
Post Graduate Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Woburn Studios, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Croyances Quotidiennes, Palais Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France
Kate Moss Drawings, Galería de Arte Mexicano, in collaboration with artist Stefan Brüggemann,
Mexico City, Mexico
Taenu, TactileBOSCH Gallery & Studios, Cardiff, Wales

Interim Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Eventos Sociales, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
Trace: Recent Works From Slade Post-Graduates, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Turtle, Woburn Studios, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Fire and Ice, drawing study, Galeriá Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico
Cinco: A Multi-Media Exhibition From Five Contemporary Mexican Artists, Black Book Media, New York, NY

To Challenge Death by Holding Your Breath Underwater, Proyectos Monclova Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Morir de Amor, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

El Sueño de la Razón, collaborative drawing with Andrea Crews for Localismos, Mexico City, Mexico
San Valentín Señorial, audio installation, Hotel Señorial, Mexico City, Mexico

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

YIA (Young International Artists), Centro Culturale Rialto Sant’Ambrogio, Rome, Italy
Winter and Spring Exhibitions, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy 

Awards and Residencies

Residency at Monteverdi Tuscany, Castiglioncello de Trinoro, Sarteano, Italy

Nominated for The Paul Hamlyn Award, London, UK

European Honours Program, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy



Fajardo-Hill, Cecilia ed. Remains–Tomorrow: Theme in Contemporary Latin American Abstraction. Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, 2022, 202.

Elderton, Louisa, Catalina Imizcoz, and Rebecca Morrill, eds. Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2019, 80-81. 

Elderton, Louisa and Rebecca Morrill, eds. Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art. London and New York: Phaidon, 2017, 44-45. 
Hamilton, Julie M. and Lola Kramer. Define Gravity: Sculpture in the Ahmanson Collection. Pinatubo Press, 2017, 28-29.
HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Home Visit. Cologne: Museum Ludwig, 2017, 138-66.

Hernandez, Marco Antonio, ed. ¡Sin techo está pelón!. Texts by Roberto Eibenschutz Hartmann, Michel Blancsube, Randy Walz, and Benjamin Valdivia. Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico: Fundacion Coleccion Jumex; Guanajuato: Universidad de Guanajuato, 2010.

Croyances Quotidiennes. Strasbourg, France: Université de Strasbourg, 2008.

Cué Vega, Ana Laura, ed. Morir de Amor: Permanencia Voluntaria. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2005.

Articles & Reviews

Ozer, Samantha. “‘Intervención/Intersección’ Brings Mexican Art Back to Rockefeller Center.”, June 7, 2022.
Baumgardner, Julie. “Mexican Artists and Designers Take Over Rockefeller Center.”, May 24, 2022.
Trouillot, Terence. “La Noche Del Cisne: Mexico City’s Secret Cabaret.”, May 3, 2022.

Hughes, Sally. “Pia Camil.”, November 12, 2021.
“Pia Camil: Nidos y Nudos.”, July 2021. 
Trouillot, Terence. “What to See during Los Angeles Gallery Weekend.”, July 26, 2021.
Levi, Inbar. “In Her Element: A Conversation with Artist Pia Camil.”, July 26, 2021.
Regan, Margaret. “Spring Arts 2021: This Spring, Tucson’s Galleries, Museums Offer Art, If Not Parties.”, February 18, 2021.
Angeleti, Gabriella. “Desert X Postpones Opening Amid COVID-19 Surge in California.”, January 11, 2021.

Purcell, Barbara. “Blowin’ in the Wind: Ballroom Marfa’s ‘unFlagging.’”, December 18, 2020.
Farrell, Jane. “Best events in Florence this December, 2020.” The Florentine, November 30, 2020.
“5 Must-See Shows at Blue-chip Galleries You Can View Online.”, April 14, 2020.
“8 Leading Artists Create Flags Accompanied by Sound-Based Works in 'Unflagging' Series at Ballroom Marfa.”, October 26, 2020.
Amé, Di Francesca. “Mostre 2020: “Protext! Quando IL Tessuto Si Fa Manifesto” a Prato.”, October 23, 2020.
Cohen, Alina. “16 Influential Young Curators Shaping Contemporary Art.”, April 9, 2020.
Laster, Paul. “Highlights from Upstate Art Weekend.”, September 2020.
Montemayor, Regina. “La Artista Mexicana, Pia Camil, Crea Para Vogue La Obra ‘Nuevos Comienzos.’” Vogue México (July 2020).  

Archer, Greg. "Desert X: Pia Camil's Rainbows Bring Visibility to Immigration Issues 'on Both Sides' of Border.", February 12, 2019. 
Cascone, Sarah and Caroline Goldstein. “23 Essential New York Museum Shows to See This
Fall, From Vija Celmins at the Met to Pope.L at MoMA.” Artnet News, September 9, 2019.
Cepeda, Gaby. “In the Studio: Pia Camil.” Art in America (April 2019): 43, 74-81.
Dixon, Carole. "Desert X Returns to the Coachella Valley.", February 14, 2019. 
Farley, Michael Anthony. "Material Art Fair Charms the Pants off Buyers with a Tactile Trend.", February 8, 2019. 
Greenberger, Alex. “Here’s the Artist List for Desert X’s 2019 Edition.” Artnews, January 28, 2019.
Holmes, Helen. “The 12 Unmissable Art Exhibitions of Fall 2019.”, September 3, 2019.
Howarth, Dan. "California's Desert X Returns with Colourful and Provocative Installations.", February 19, 2019. 
Klein, Kristine. “Dezeen’s Top 10 Installations of 2019.”, December 15, 2019.
Limnander, Armand. "The 10 Women Leading Mexico's Cultural Renaissance on the World Stage.", December 5, 2018. 
"Mexican Art Display Comes to Glasgow.", April 15, 2019. 
Quinn, Bridget. “A New Book Culls the Favorite Museum Pieces of World-Famous Artists.”, August 16, 2019.
Radin, Sara. "Pia Camil Turns Old T-Shirts into Art.", December 3, 2019. 
White, Kate. “We Asked We Asked Three of the Art World’s Most Plugged-In Young Women What They Can’t Wait to See (and Read) This Fall.” Artnet News, August 16, 2019.
"Why I like It: Three Women Artists Give a Tour of Their Favorite Artworks from Their Hometown Museums.", May 28, 2019. 

Clugston, Hannah. “The Strangely Familiar World of Pia Camil.” Apollo Magazine, August 3, 2018.
Fauq, Cédric. “Pia Camil: They.”, June 18, 2018. Hunt, Andrew. "Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary." Artforum vol. 57, no. 2 (October 2018): 240.
"Limnander, Armand. "The 10 Women Leading Mexico's Cultural Renaissance on the World Stage.", December 5, 2018. 
Peebles, Will. "SCAD Kicks Off deFINE Art Festival With Public Performance.", February 20, 2018. 
Rees, Lucy. “Trending Talent: Pia Camil.” Galerie Magazine no. 11 (Winter 2018): 54.

Bonnet, Frédéric. "Consumerist Abstraction: Pia Camil." CURA., no. 24 (Winter 2017): 198-201.
Cocking, Lauren. "Mexico City's Best Up-and-Coming Artists and Where to See Their Work." Culture Trip, January 30, 2017. 
Green, Kate. "Pia Camil: Dallas Contemporary." Frieze 189 (September 2017): 193.
Kaasgaard, Stinne. "Ponchoer, Rockstjerner Og Glaskugler." Eurowoman 3 (February - October 2017): 54-55.
Lehrer, Adam. “Pia Camil Threads Together the Dallas Fine Arts Communities With New Installation.”, June 5, 2017.
Ludwig, Justine. “A Mexico’s T-Shirt Artist Makes a Huge Impact in Texas.”, May 30, 2017.
Nucci, Isabella. “Pia Camil’s T-Shirt Art Stitches up the Excesses of Global Commerce.”, July 18, 2017.
"Pia Camil and Ofelia Rodríguez at Instituto de Vision.", December 2, 2017. 
Speicher, Dan. "Students Become Living Art Installation at Ligonier Valley Middle School.", December 7, 2017.
Stromberg, Matt. "For Artists, the U.S.-Mexico Border is Fertile Territory." Artsy, March 7, 2017. 
Wolff, Natasha. "Art + Fashion Portfolio: Pia Camil." Editorialist Magazine (Fall/Winter 2017): 130-131.

"9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week." ArtNews, July 5, 2016. Calderón, Barbara. "7 Can't Miss Art Exhibits in NYC This Week.", July 8, 2016.  Cembalest, Robin. "Travel the World Without Leaving Home." Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2016.
Creahan, D. Review of Pia Camil. Blum & Poe, New York. Art Observed (blog), August 12, 2016. "Editors' Picks: 7 Art Events to See in New York This Week." Artnet News, July 4, 2016. 
Gottesman, Sarah. “10 Pioneering Textile Artists, From Sheila Hicks to Nick Cave.”, October 31, 2016.
Halperin, Julia, and Victoria Stapley-Brown. "Swap Shop: The Stories Behind Six Objects in Pia Camil's New Museum Installation." Art Newspaper, January 7, 2016. 
Herriman, Kat. "Threadbare: Pia Camil Pursues Frank Stella in Her New Show at Blum & Poe." Blouin Artinfo, July 12, 2016.
Indrisek, Scott. "5 Must-See Exhibitions in New York: Pia Camil, Alex Bag, and More." Blouin Artinfo, January 19, 2016. 
Jovanovic, Rozalia. "These Are the Top 10 Booths at Art Basel 2016." Artnet News, June 17, 2016.
Lehrer, Adam. "The 10 Must-See Art Museum Shows in New York City This Winter 2016.", January 7, 2016.
Martinique, Elena. "Pia Camil Art Show Coming to Blum and Poe.", June 30, 2016. "Pia Camil." New Yorker, August 1, 2016.
"Pia Camil at the New Museum." Drawing Center (blog), Feburary 26, 2016.
"Pía Camil exhibe sus obras en Blum & Poe." La Voz de Michoacán, July 18, 2016. Also published in El Siglo de Durango and on
Rosenberg, Karen. "Artist Pia Camil on Infiltrating Instagram With Her Subversive Takes on Shopping and Other 'Capitalist Strategies.'" Artspace, January 23, 2016. 
Sobieski, Elizabeth. "Crafts Take A Giant Leap Forward." Huffington Post, July 11, 2016. Weisblum, Vida. "8 Things to Do in New York's Art World This Weekend." Observer, July 6, 2016.
"Why to Buy Pia Camil's Wearable Works of Art." Artspace, May 6, 2016. 

"16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016.", December 16, 2015.
"Opening Day of Frieze New York 2015 - In Pictures." Guardian, May 14, 2015.
"Phaidon's Frieze NY Interviews: Pia Camil.", May 2015.
Indrisek, Scott. “Pia Camil Gets into Giving Spirit at New Museum.” Blouin ArtInfo, December 14, 2015.
McGarry, Kevin. "2015's Most Memorable (Sartorial and Experiential) Exhibitions at Frieze New York." T: The New York Times Magazine, May 14, 2015.
Munro, Cait. "Frieze VIPs Go Wild for Pia Camil's Free Ponchos." Artnet News, May 13, 2015. Ramos, Filipa. “Espectacular.” Mousse no. 48 (April/May 2015): 230-237.
Small, Rachel. “Objet dʼArt: Swap at the Museum.” Interview, December 17, 2015.
Zara, Janelle. “The Twenty-Five.” Cultured (Winter 2015): 121.

"Pia Camil at Blum & Poe." Art Talk. KCRW. Santa Monica, CA: KCRW, July 31, 2014.
Cheng, Susan. "The Best Art Exhibitions to See This Month.", August 5, 2014. Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "Pia Camil at Blum and Poe.", July 31, 2014.
Maric, Bojan. "The Little Dog Laughed." Widewalls, July 2014.
Slenske, Michael. "Curtain Call: A Mexican Artist on the World Stage." Modern Painters (July/August 2014): 48-50.
Stromberg, Matt. "Pia Camil: The Little Dog Laughed at Blum & Poe." Daily Serving, August 6, 2014.

Hoberman, Mara. "Another Look at the Loom: Tapestry Art Makes a Comeback in Paris." New York Times, November 27, 2013.
Jauregui, Gabriela."Pia Camil 'Expectacular Telón' at Sultana, Paris." Mousse, November 16, 2013.

Museums and Public Collections

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI


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