Pia Camil
Installation View
Slats, skins and shop fittings
July 7August 12, 2016
The Little Dog Laughed
The Little Dog Laughed
July 12August 23, 2014


Born in Mexico City, Mexico, 1980

MFA The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK, 2008
BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2003

Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

One-Person Exhibitions

Fade into Black, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Split Wall, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK 
Telón de Boca, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico 
They, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France

Bara, Bara, Bara, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Divisor Pirata, Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Guatemala City, Guatemala
A Pot for a Latch, New Museum, New York, NY; traveled to Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis, CA
Slats, skins and shop fittings, Blum & Poe, New York, NY

Skins, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

The Little Dog Laughed, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Entrecortinas: abre, jala, corre, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Espectacular Telón, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France
Cuadrado Negro, Artium, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Lost In You (A Performance That Never Happened), open studio performance, Mexico City, Mexico

El Resplandor, El 52 Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Pensando en Ti (Thinking of You), site-specific intervention, Mexico City, Mexico

Temporary gallery space, Mexico City, Mexico

Selected Group Exhibitions

Portadores de sentido: Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico 

Objects Like Us, organized by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY

Deshechas, with Ofelia Rodriguez, Instituto de Visión, Bogota, Colombia
Women House, Monnaie de Paris, France; traveled to National Museum in the Arts, Washington D.C. 

Here and Now at Museum Ludwig: Home Visit, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Abstraction in Art since 1950: Modern and Contemporary Selections from the Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
TXT, Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, Colombia

United States of Latin America, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra and Jens Hoffmann, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Falso Movimiento, Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ir para volver, Fundaión Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
Arroz Sem Sal, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, Galeria Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Draft Urbanism, curated by Carson Chan, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO
No A Trio A, curated by Luisa Fuentes Guaza, "En casa" project at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Horizontal, Galeria La Central, Bogotá, Colombia

Popo de Paris, Galeria Sultana, Paris, France
Arteba, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Solo Projects Art-Rio, curated by Pablo León de la Barra and Julieta Gonzalez, ArtRio International Contemporary Art Fair, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
El Grito, curated by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy and María Inés Rodríguez, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Zona Maco Sur, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Mexico City, Mexico
Proyectos Ultravioleta, curated by Beatriz Lopez, Guatemala

El Resplandor performance, Miami Art Basel, Creative Time and Tamayo Museum Mexico City programming for Ocean Front
Sin techo está pelón, a selection of work from La Colección Jumex, curated by Michel Blancsubé. Universidad de Guanajuato, León, Mexico
Draw, Museo de la Ciudad de México, curated by Erik Foss, Curse Mackey, and Miguel Calderón, Mexico City, Mexico
El Resplandor, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
MACO, Contemporary Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

Artbo, Galerie La Central, Colombia 
There are false problems..., Proyectos Monclova, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Resplandor, El 52 Gallery Space, Mexico City, Mexico
[sic], Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Names and Places, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia
This is not an invitation, it’s a presentation, curated by Pia Camil in collaboration with Stefan Brüggemann, El 52 Gallery Space, Mexico City, Mexico

Illumination, an Interval project, Manchester, UK
Lanzarote, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK
Post Graduate Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Woburn Studios, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Croyances Quotidiennes, Palais Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France 
Kate Moss Drawings, Galería de Arte Mexicano, in collaboration with artist Stefan Brüggemann, Mexico City, Mexico
Taenu, TactileBOSCH Gallery & Studios, Cardiff, Wales

Interim Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Eventos Sociales, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
Trace: Recent Works From Slade Post-Graduates, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Turtle, Woburn Studios, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Fire and Ice, drawing study, Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico
MACO Art Fair, Galería Nina Menocal Stand, Mexico City, Mexico
Cinco: A Multi-Media Exhibition From Five Contemporary Mexican Artists, BlackBook Media, New York, NY

To Challenge Death by Holding Your Breath Underwater, Proyectos Monclova Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Morir de Amor, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporéaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

El Sueño de la Razón, collaborative drawing with Andrea Crews for Localismos, Mexico City, Mexico
San Valentín Señorial, audio installation, Hotel Señorial, Mexico City, Mexico

Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

YIA (Young International Artists), Centro Culturale Rialto Sant'Ambrogio, Rome, Italy
Winter and Spring Exhibitions, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy

Awards & Grants
2008 Nominated for The Paul Hamlyn Award, London, UK
2001 European Honours Program, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy



Elderton, Louisa and Rebecca Morrill. Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art. London and New York: Phaidon, 2017, 44-45. 
Hamilton, Julie M. and Lola Kramer. Define Gravity: Sculpture in the Ahmanson Collection. Pinatubo Press, 2017, 28-29.
HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Home Visit. Cologne: Museum Ludwig, 2017,138-66.

Hernandez, Marco Antonio, ed. ¡Sin techo está pelón!. Texts by Roberto Eibenschutz Hartmann, Michel Blancsube, Randy Walz, and Benjamin Valdivia. Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico: Fundaci6n Colecci6n Jumex; Guanajuato: Universidad de Guanajuato, 2010.

Croyances Quotidiennes. Exhibition Catalogue. Strasbourg: Université de Strasbourg, 2008.

Cué Vega, Ana Laura, ed. Morir de Amor: Permanencia Voluntaria. Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2005. 

Articles & Reviews

Clugston, Hannah. “The Strangely Familiar World of Pia Camil.” Apollo Magazine, August 3, 2018.
Hunt, Andrew. "Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary." Artforum vol. 57, no. 2 (October 2018): 240.
"Limnander, Armand. "The 10 Women Leading Mexico's Cultural Renaissance on the World Stage." WMagazine.com, December 5, 2018. 
Rees, Lucy. "Trending Talent: Pia Camil." Galerie Magazine no. 11 (Winter 2018): 54.

Bonnet, Frédéric. "Consumerist Abstraction: Pia Camil." CURA. no. 24 (Winter 2017): 198-201.
Cocking, Lauren. "Mexico City's Best Up-and-Coming Artists and Where to See Their Work." Culture Trip January 30, 2017.
Green, Kate. "Pia Camil: Dallas Contemporary." Frieze 189 (September 2017): 193.
Kaasgaard, Stinne. "Ponchoer, Rockstjerner Og Glaskugler." Eurowoman 3 (February - October 2017): 54-55.
Lehrer, Adam. "Pia Camil Threads Together the Dallas Fine Arts Communities With New Installation." Forbes.com, June 5, 2017.
Ludwig, Justine. “A Mexico’s T-Shirt Artist Makes a Huge Impact in Texas.” Papercitymag.com May 30, 2017.
Nucci, Isabella. "Pia Camil's T-Shirt Art Stitches up the Excesses of Gloabal Commerce." Dmagazine.com, July 18, 2017.
Stromberg, Matt. "For Artists, the U.S.-Mexico Border is Fertile Territory." Artsy, March 7, 2017.
Wolff, Natasha. "Art + Fashion Portfolio: Pia Camil." Editorialist Magazine (Fall/Winter 2017): 130-131.

"9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week." ArtNews, July 5, 2016.
Calderón, Barbara. "7 Can't Miss Art Exhibits in NYC This Week." Remezcla.com, July 8, 2016. 
Cembalest, Robin. "Travel the World Without Leaving Home." Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2016.
Creahan, D. Review of Pia Camil. Blum & Poe, New York. Art Observed (blog), August 12, 2016.
"Editors' Picks: 7 Art Events to See in New York This Week." Artnet News, July 4, 2016. 
Halperin, Julia, and Victoria Stapley-Brown. "Swap Shop: The Stories Behind Six Objects in Pia Camil's New Museum Installation." Art Newspaper, January 7, 2016. 
Herriman, Kat. "Threadbare: Pia Camil Pursues Frank Stella in Her New Show at Blum & Poe." Blouin Artinfo, July 12, 2016.
Indrisek, Scott. "5 Must-See Exhibitions in New York: Pia Camil, Alex Bag, and More." Blouin Artinfo, January 19, 2016. 
Jovanovic, Rozalia. "These Are the Top 10 Booths at Art Basel 2016." Artnet News, June 17, 2016.
Lehrer, Adam. "The 10 Must-See Art Museum Shows in New York City This Winter 2016." Forbes.com, January 7, 2016.
Martinique, Elena. "Pia Camil Art Show Coming to Blum and Poe." Widewalls.ch, June 30, 2016.
"Pia Camil." New Yorker, August 1, 2016.
"Pia Camil at the New Museum." Drawing Center (blog), Feburary 26, 2016.
"Pía Camil exhibe sus obras en Blum & Poe." La Voz de Michoacán, July 18, 2016. Also published in El Siglo de Durango and on Terra.com
Rosenberg, Karen. "Artist Pia Camil on Infiltrating Instagram With Her Subversive Takes on Shopping and Other 'Capitalist Strategies.'" Artspace, January 23, 2016. 
Sobieski, Elizabeth. "Crafts Take A Giant Leap Forward." Huffington Post, July 11, 2016.
Weisblum, Vida. "8 Things to Do in New York's Art World This Weekend." Observer, July 6, 2016.
"Why to Buy Pia Camil's Wearable Works of Art." Artspace, May 6, 2016. 

"16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016." Artsy.net, December 16, 2015.
"Opening Day of Frieze New York 2015 - In Pictures." Guardian, May 14, 2015.
"Phaidon's Frieze NY Interviews: Pia Camil." Phaidon.com, May 2015.
Indrisek, Scott. “Pia Camil Gets into Giving Spirit at New Museum.” Blouin ArtInfo, December 14, 2015.
McGarry, Kevin. "2015's Most Memorable (Sartorial and Experiential) Exhibitions at Frieze New York." T: The New York Times Magazine, May 14, 2015.
Munro, Cait. "Frieze VIPs Go Wild for Pia Camil's Free Ponchos." Artnet News, May 13, 2015. Ramos, Filipa. “Espectacular.” Mousse no. 48 (April/May 2015): 230-237.
Small, Rachel. “Objet dʼArt: Swap at the Museum.” Interview, December 17, 2015.
Zara, Janelle. “The Twenty-Five.” Cultured (Winter 2015): 121.

"Pia Camil at Blum & Poe." Art Talk. KCRW. Santa Monica, CA: KCRW, July 31, 2014.
Cheng, Susan. "The Best Art Exhibitions to See This Month." Complex.com, August 5, 2014. Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "Pia Camil at Blum and Poe." KCRW.com, July 31, 2014.
Maric, Bojan. "The Little Dog Laughed." Widewalls, July 2014.
Slenske, Michael. "Curtain Call: A Mexican Artist on the World Stage." Modern Painters (July/August 2014): 48-50.
Stromberg, Matt. "Pia Camil: The Little Dog Laughed at Blum & Poe." Daily Serving, August 6, 2014.

Hoberman, Mara. "Another Look at the Loom: Tapestry Art Makes a Comeback in Paris." New York Times, November 27, 2013.
Jauregui, Gabriela."Pia Camil 'Expectacular Telón' at Sultana, Paris." Mousse, November 16, 2013.

Museum and Public Collections

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Clugston, Hannah. “The Strangely Familiar World of Pia Camil.” Apollo Magazine, August 3, 2018.
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Bonnet, Frédéric. “Consumerist Abstraction: Pia Camil.” CURA., no. 24 (Winter 2017): 198-201.
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Ludwig, Justine. “A Mexico’s T-Shirt Artist Makes a Huge Impact in Texas.” Papercitymag.com, May 30, 2017.
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Herriman, Kat. "Threadbare: Pia Camil Pursues Frank Stella in Her New Show at Blum & Poe." Blouin Artinfo, July 12, 2016.
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Rosenberg, Karen. "Artist Pia Camil on Infiltrating Instagram With Her Subversive Takes on Shopping and Other 'Capitalist Strategies.'" Artspace, January 23, 2016.
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Small, Rachel. “Objet d’Art: Swap at the Museum.” Interview, December 17, 2015.
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Ramos, Filipa. "Pia Camil." Mousse, No. 48 (April/May 2015): 230-36.
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Slenske, Michael. "Curtain Call: A Mexican Artist on the World Stage." Modern Painters (July/August 2014): 48-50.
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Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "Pia Camil at Blum and Poe." KCRW.com, July 31, 2014.
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