Patricia Piccinini

Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1965, Patricia lives in Melbourne. She lived in Novellara (Reggio Emilia), her father's birthplace from 1968 al 72. Her father, married to a teacher of English, had spent a period of time in Africa and subsequently migrated with his family to Australia where he currently works as a photographer. 

Patricia represented Australia at the International Exposition of Art of Venice in 2003, exhibiting five large compositions entitled "We are family", part of a complex project that investigates through the language of art, risks associated with scientific developments and our dreams of having a life free of sicknesses and death. 

Today Patricia is an oft-cited artist, having exhibited in the most important international art galleries including: the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Kassel, at the Biennials of Berlin, Sydney, Liverpool and Gwangju, the Taipei Museum for Contemporary Art, the Centre for Visual Art in Lima. 

Her site www.patriciapiccinini.net offers and interesting overview of her art and career.

(article taken from News Emilia Romagna, Periodical Number 3, 2003)

November 2004 


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