Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil creates projects that negotiate between formal, historical and critical modes of operation. Formally, Camil’s works are often colorful objects, voluptuous fabrics, photographs or performances deeply related to items of domesticity, studies of the body, and have strong references to the legacy of conceptual art and modernism. Her works are critical of the exponential and irregular growth of Latin America’s capitals, and reference informal economies and the dynamics of merchandise distribution systems.
Pia Camil (b. 1980, Mexico City, Mexico) received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and her MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. Forthcoming solo shows include: Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; Sultana, Paris; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (all 2018). Selected group shows include: Monnaie de Paris, Paris; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas (all 2017); Museum Ludwig, Köln (2016).
Through a varied and often collaborative body of work including performance, sculpture, sound and video, London-based artist Paul Maheke considers the potential of the body as an archive in order to address how memory and identity are formed and constituted. Most recently Maheke has worked with performance and video to create works that disrupt representations of queer Blackness, which have emerged out of a Western discourse.
Paul Maheke (b. 1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France) lives and works in London. Previous shows include Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018); CA2M, Madrid; Sultana, Paris; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; 57th Venice Biennale, Venice; Tate Modern, London; Room E-10 27 @ Center, Berlin (all 2017).