Initially showing an interest in the sciences, Pivi set out on her career as a student at Milan’s Faculty of Engineering, but she soon left university to enrol at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999, Pivi entered her work in the Biennale for the second time in 2003, in Manifesta in 2004 and 2014, and at the Berlin Biennale in 2008. She has shown her work at leading museums and galleries, including the P.S.1 MoMA in New York, the MACRO in Rome, the Kunsthalle Basel in Basel, the Portikus and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Framkfurt, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the Tate Modern in London and the Public Art Fund in New York (for which she produced an installation in which a Piper Seneca plane rotated on its own axis, suspended by its wings). Her work may be admired in a number of prestigious permanent collections, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, and the MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo in Rome.

Paola Pivi
Paola Pivi
Milan, 1971
Italy

Current Exhibitions

The Street. Where the World is Made

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – MAXXI

07 Dec — 28 Apr
The exhibition gathers more than 200 works by around 140 artist to pay an homage to the street, investigated not just as a fundamental infrastructure, but also as a place crossed by multiple meanings as well as the stage of visual and physical bombardment,...

New Exhibitions at the Margulies Collection 2018

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

23 Oct — 27 Apr
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse will open this season with an additional 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, expanding the facility to a total of 50,000 square feet. The new exhibitions at the Warehouse will include installations...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Focus Collezione Acacia: Paola Pivi

Museo del Novecento
01/04/2019 — 30/05/2019

Past Exhibitions

Paola Pivi: Art With a View

The Bass
13/10/2018 — 10/03/2019

Paola Pivi: You don’t have to believe me

Massimo De Carlo London
21/04/2017 — 27/05/2017

Paola Pivi: I am tired of eating fish

la Rinascente 29/03/2017 — 09/04/2017

Tulkus 1880 to 2018 by Paola Pivi

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
24/01/2013 — 05/05/2013

Solo Shows

2015

Yee-Haw, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

2014

Tulkus 1880 to 2018, FRAC Bourgogne, France

2013

Ok, you are better than me, so what?, Galerie Perrotin, New York
Once upon a time. (A dream by Paola Pivi)” with Carla Accardi, Carlson Gallery, London
Tulkus 1880 to 2018, Witte de Withe, Rotterdam

2012

Tulkus 1880 to 2018, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Share, But It’s Not Fair, curated by Larys Frogier, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
How I roll, Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York

2011

Nice Ball, Museo del Novecento, Milan
The beauty is in my eyes, Museo del Risorgimento and Palazzo Morando, Milan

2010

Sorry, I can’t tell you, Galerie Perrotin, Miami
What goes round – art comes round, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Sorry I can’t tell you, Carlson Gallery, London
Special Project: “Grrr Jamming Squeak”, public artwork commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam, Rotterdam

Group Shows

2014

One Way, Peter Marino, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA

2012

Retour à l’intime, La collection Giuliana et Tommaso Setari, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
La Belle et la Bête, curated by Ashok Adicéam, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
Fuoriclasse. 20 anni di arte italiana nei corsi di Alberto Garutti, curated by Luca Cerizza, Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Milano, Italy
Gli artisti italiani della collezione Accia, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

2010

21st Century : Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
21×21. 21 artisti per il 21° secolo, curated by Francesco Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Parkliv, curated by Bettina Pehrsson & Helena Selder, Marabouparken, Sundbyberg, Sweden
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, Guggenheim Museum, New York
WYSTAWA, curated by Susanne Pfeffer, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Hope, curated by Ashok Adicéam, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard, France
Things that only an artist can do, curated by Javier Marroqui and David Arlandis, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain
SI – Sindrome Italiana, curated by Yves Aupetitallot, Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Milan Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1971 Lives in: Anchorage (Alaska) and New Delhi (India)
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