Patricia Piccinini

Exploring concepts of what is “natural” in the digital age, Patricia Piccinini brings a deeply personal perspective to her work.

Curator Rachel Kent notes: “Since the early 1990s, Piccinini has pursued an interest in the human form and its potential for manipulation and enhancement through bio-technical intervention.  From the mapping of the human genome to the growth of human tissue and organs from stem cells, Piccinini’s art charts a terrain in which scientific progress and ethical questions are intertwined.”

Visit the Breathblooms and Lighthavens online exhibition (2021).

Download the 2019 Chromatic Balance exhibition essay, written by Patricia Piccinini.

The Student 2012
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, books
79 x 41 x 33 cm
There are no strangers 2012 Installation view
Nectar 2012
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, refrigerator
83 x 48 x 51 cm
Nectar 2012
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, refrigerator
83 x 48 x 51 cm
The Coup 2012
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing, taxidermied parrot
116 x 60 x 55 cm
The Coup 2012
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing, taxidermied parrot
116 x 60 x 55 cm
The sound as it approaches 2012
Automotive paint on aluminium
100 x 200 cm
The pressure as they close 2012
Automotive paint on aluminium
100 x 200 cm
The moment before it breaks 2012
Automotive paint on aluminium
100 x 200 cm
Alley,11.15am 2011
Type C Photograph
100 x 160 cm