Patricia Piccinini
Curious Affection

24 Mar 2018 – 5 Aug 2018
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed

In her most ambitious exhibition to date, globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini occupies GOMA’s entire ground floor with a retrospective of her most recognisable works from the past 20 years, and a suite of immersive multisensory installations – including a large-scale inflatable sculpture – especially conceived for the Gallery’s expansive spaces.

Known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, lifelike hybrid creatures, Piccinini invites us to think about our place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies are challenging the boundaries of humanity.

Working in Melbourne, Piccinini has attracted international renown since 2003, when she represented Australia at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Most recently, her exhibition 'Consciousness', which toured Brazil in 2016–17, attracted more than 1.3 million visitors.

Patricia Piccinini's fantastic hybrid beings invite us to find beauty in a world not ruled by notions of perfection.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Gallery’s Cinémathèque is featuring films selected by Patricia Piccinini alongside those chosen in response to her longstanding interests in science, storytelling and empathy. The project comprises four thematic programs and surveys a wide range of science fiction and horror classics, together with beloved animations and documentaries.


Patricia Piccinini, The Bond

Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / The Bond 2016 / Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing / 162 x 56 x 50cm / Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist.

Patricia Piccinini, The Couple

Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / The Couple 2018 / Silicone, fibreglass, hair, cotton; ed. 1/3 + 1 AP / 42 x 168 x 65cm / Courtesy: The artist; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist.

Patricia Piccinini, Teenage Metamorphosis

Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / Teenage Metamorphosis 2017 / Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, found objects / Courtesy: The artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist.

Patricia Piccinini Kindred

Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / Kindred 2018 / Silicone, fibreglass, hair; ed. 1/3 + 1 AP / 103 x 95 x 128cm / Courtesy: The artist; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist.

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