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.

Meditations on the continuum of vitality (Symbiotic parasite) 2014
Ink and gouache on paper, framed
57 x 76 cm (paper size) 72.5 x 91 cm (framed size)
And colour is their flesh 2015
Installation view
And colour is their flesh 2015
Installation view
And colour is their flesh 2015
Installation view
And colour is their flesh 2015
Installation view
And colour is their flesh 2015
Installation view
And colour is their flesh 2015
Installation view
Metaflora (Twin Rivers Mouth) 2015 2015
Silicone, bronze, fibreglass, hair
150 x 32 x 34 cm
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Metaflora (Twin Rivers Mouth) 2015
Silicone, bronze, fibreglass, hair
150 x 32 x 34 cm
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
The Welcome Guest 2011
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing, taxidermied peacock, bed
Dimensions variable