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Pia Camil & Mateo Riestra

Pia Camil. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, 1980

Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.


Pia Camil has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work has been exhibited internationally with recent solo-exhibitions including: Laugh Now, Cry Later at OMR Gallery, Mexico City (2020); Here Comes The Sun, performance at Guggenheim Museum, New York (2019); Fade into Black: Sit, chill, look, talk, roll, play, listen, give, take, dance, share, Queens Museum, New York (2019); Bara, Bara, Bara, Tramway Art Space, Glasgow (2019); Telón de Boca, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2018); Split Wall, Nottingham Contemporary (2018); They, Galerie Sultana, Paris (2018); Bara, Bara, Bara, Dallas Contemporary (2017); Slats, Skins & Shopfittings, Blum & Poe, New York (2016); A Pot for a Latch, New Museum, New York (2016); Skins, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2015); The Little Dog Laughed, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2014); Espectacular Telón, Galerie Sultana, Paris (2013); Cuadrado Negro, Basque Museum Centre for Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2013). 

Camil’s work is usually associated to the Mexican urban landscape, a critical approach to modernism's legacy and the politics of consumerism. In her recent work she emphasizes the importance of collectivity through public participation.

Camil's work is in the permanent collection of the Colección Jumex (Mexico City, Mexico), the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (New York, USA), the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), the Kadist Collection( Paris, France), the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, USA), among others.