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Patricia Piccinini

Melbourne Enterprise Professor Of Visual Arts
Victorian College Of The Arts
Sculpture
Installation
Video art
drawing
new media
posthumanism
contemporary life
arts & humanities
fairy tale
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Prof

Patricia Piccinini

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Visual arts
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Prof

Patricia Piccinini

 

Patricia Piccinini has been called "one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary artists". She was born in Sierra Leone and lives and works in Melbourne.

Her work encompasses sculpture, photography, video and drawing and her practice examines the increasingly nebulous boundary between the artificial and the natural as it appears in contemporary culture and ideas. Her surreal drawings, hybrid animals and vehicular creatures question the way that contemporary technology and culture changes our understanding of what it means to be human and wonders at our relationships with – and responsibilities towards – that which we create. While ethics are central, her approach is ambiguous and questioning rather than moralistic and didactic. In 2003 her exhibition 'We Are Family' represented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale before touring to the Hara Museum, Tokyo. Recent solo museum exhibitions include 'ComCiência' at CCBB Brazil, 'Relativity' at the Galway International Art Festival, 'Hold Me Close To Your Heart' at Arter Space For Art, Istanbul, 'Once Upon a Time' at AGSA, as well as numerous solo and group shows and Biennials in Europe, UK, USA, South America, Asia and Australia. Notable groups exhibitions include 'The Universe and Art' at Mori Art Museum Tokyo, 'Global Feminisms' at the Brooklyn Museum and 'Face Up' at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2013 she was commissioned by the Centenary of Canberra to create The Skywhale.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

The Dublin Prize

University of Melbourne

2014

Lifetime Achievement Award

Melbourne Art Foundation

2006

ISCP New York Residency

Australia Council for the Arts

2002

International Cultural Exchange Program

Art Victoria

2000

New Media Arts Fellowship

Australia Council for the Arts

1999

Arts Development Grant

Arts Victoria

1998

Tokyo Studio Residency

Australia Council for the Arts

1997

Project Development Grant

Australia Council for the Arts

1997

International Cultural Exchange Program

Arts Victoria

1996

Project Grant

Arts Victoria

1991

Christopher James Blyth Memorial Award

Victorian College of the Arts

1991

Christopher James Blyth Memorial Award

Victorian College of the Arts

1990

Theodore Urbach Award

Victorian College of the Arts

1989

Victorian College of the Arts

Victorian College of the Arts

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Melbourne Enterprise Professor Of Visual Arts

Victorian College Of The Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art Board Member

Board of Museum of Contemporary Art

Education

Education


Doctor of Visual and Performing Arts (Honoris Causa)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts (Painting)

Victorian College of the Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Economic History)

University of Sydney