Timeline

1965
Born Freetown, Sierra Leone
1985–1988
BA, economic history, Australian National University
1989
Theodore Urbach Award, Victorian College of the Arts
1990
Theodore Urbach Award, Victorian College of the Arts
1989–1991
BA, painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1991
Christopher James Blyth Memorial Award, Victorian College of the Arts
1994–1996
Coordinator, The Basement Project Gallery
1996
Project Grant, Arts Victoria
1997
Project Grant, Australia Council
1997
International Cultural Exchange Program, Arts Victoria
1998
Tokyo Residency, Australia Council
1999
Arts Development grant, Arts Victoria
2000
New Media Fellowship, Australia Council
2002
International Cultural Exchange Program, Arts Victoria
2006
New York Residency, Australia Council

Exhibitions

2010
The Earth is Blue like an Orange, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
2010
Beyond Our Kin, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
2010
Not as we know it, Haunch of Venison New York, New York (solo)
2010
Relativity, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (solo)
2010
Patricia Piccinini, LEEAHN Gallery, Daegu / Seoul (solo)
2009
Unforced Intimacies, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (solo)
2009
Evolution, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (solo)
2009
Medicine and Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009
2nd Asian Art Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2009
Wonderland: through the Looking Glass, KadE Kunsthal, Amersfoot, The Netherlands
2009
Tier-Werden, Mensch-Werden, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
2009
Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Beurs Van Berlage,, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009
Colliding Worlds, Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia
2008
Contemporary Australia: Optimisim, GOMA Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2008
Neo-Goth: Back In Black, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
2008
Stranger, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
2008
The Wellspring, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2008
Related Individuals, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2008
The Place Where It Actually Happens, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA (solo)
2008
Piccinini, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Australia (solo)
2007
(tender)creatures, ARTIUM, the Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo in Vitoria, Spain and the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa, USA (solo)
2007
Patricia Piccinini, Recent Work, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
2007
Hug: Recent Work by Patricia Piccinini, Des Moines Art Centre Downtown (solo)
2007
Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
2007
Switcher Sex: Video Works from the Teutloff Collection, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
2007
Diagnose [Kunst]: Contemporary art reflecting medicine, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Wurzberg, Germany
2007
Down Under: The Hague sculpture 07, Haags Historisch Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands MCA Collection: New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2007
Artist Makes Video, Art Rage Survey 1994-1998, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2007
Supercharged: the car in contemporary culture, IMA touring show - 24Hr Art, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Pinnacles Gallery
2007
Strange Cargo: Contemporary art as a state of encounter, Newcastle
2007
Region Art Gallery, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and Tweed River Regional Gallery
2006
Recent Drawings, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
2006
Life Cycle, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (solo)
2006
Feature artist in Art Tapei 2006, Tapei, Taiwan (solo)
2006
Patricia Piccinini: In Another Life, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand (solo)
2006
Supercharged: the car in contemporary culture, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2006
Prism, Contemporary Australian Art, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2006
Black & Blue, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
2006
The Idea of the Animal, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2006
Oh! My deer!, Feast of Mind, Buffet of Art XVIII, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2006
Uneasy Nature, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2006
Sculpture: Thomas Schütte, Iskender Yediler, Phillip Metten, Patricia Piccinini, Folkert de Jong, Maurizio Cattelan, Wang Du, Thomas Rentmeister, Katharina Fritsch and Ricky Swallow, The Open Air Museum for Sculpture Middelheim, Antwerp
2006
CRASH (and other earthly pleasures), Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
2006
Becoming Animal, MassMOCA, North Adams, USA, 29 May 2005 - 1 Feb 2006
2006
High Tide: Currents in Contemporary Australian Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2006
Strange cargo - contemporary art as a state of encounter, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Broken Hill City Art Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Tweed River Region Gallery
2005
Patricia Piccinini: Unbreaking Eggs, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2005
Patricia Piccinini: Nature's Little Helpers, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2005
In bocca al lupo, digital projection, Newcastle Region Gallery, New South Wales, Australia (solo)
2005
Figure It Out, Hudson Vallery Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill
2005
Perception, The Daryl Hewson Photographic Collection, Queensland Centre for Photography, Bulimba, QLD, Australia
2005
Group Show, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2005
The Subjective Figure, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2005
C'town Bling, curator Anne Loxley, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW, Australia
2005
10/21 - VCA at the Venice Biennale, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2005
Drawing Centre, curated by Ross Woodrow, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW, Jan-Mar
2005
I thought I knew but I was wrong, curated by Alexie Glass and Sarah Tutton, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea
2005
Almost, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
2004
Patricia Piccinini: Sculpture, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2004
We Are Family, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia (solo)
2004
Repercussions, (individual and collaborative works by Peter Hennessey and Patricia Piccinini), Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia (solo)
2004
X-Mas Stockings, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2004
Auto Fetish: The Mechanics of Desire, curated by Nick Mitzevich, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, New South Wales
2004
Brides of Frankenstein, guest curator Marcia Tanner, San Jose Museum of Art, USA
2004
Written with Darkness: selected photographs from the Corrigan Collection, UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
2004
Andererseits: die phantastik, Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
2004
The Plot Thickens: Narratives in Australian Art, A Heide Museum of Modern Art Travelling Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
2004
thought I knew but I was wrong: New video art from Australia, an Asialink and Australian Centre for the Moving Image touring exhibition, ACMI, Melbourne; Jamjuree Art Gallery, Pathumwan, Bankok, Thailand; Seoul, Korea
2004
We are the world, Chelsea Art Museum, USA
2004
Satellite cities and tabloid life, MUMA Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2004
2004 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Contemporary Photo-media, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
2004
Repercussions: Individual and Collaborative Works by Peter Hennessey and Patricia Piccinini, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2004
Newcastle Region Art Gallery Acquisitions 2001 - 2002, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
2004
BLOOM: Mutation, Toxicity and the Sublime, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
2003
We Are Family, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Shinagawa, Tokyo (to February 2004)(solo)
2003
Precautionary Tales, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
2003
Precautionary Tales, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (solo)
2003
Love Me Love My Lump, Dryphoto arte contemporanea, Monash Centre in Prato, Tuscany, Italy(solo)
2003
We are Family, Australian Pavillion, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (15 June - 2 November). Exhibition tour to Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan (6 December 2003 - 1 February 2004) and Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria (17 April - 27 June 2004) (solo)
2003
Call of the Wild, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia(solo)
2003
Bloom mutation, toxicity and the sublime, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (to February 2004
2003
Face Up: Contemporary Art from Australia, Museum for the Present, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2003
Benale de la Hababa, Havana, Cuba
2003
Stellar, Centre of Contemporary Photography Fundraising Auction, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2003
See here now, Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
2003
Flagship: Australian Art in the National Gallery of Victoria, 1790 - 2000, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2002
Retrospectology: the world according to Patricia Piccinini, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank, Victoria, December 2002 - March 2003 (solo)
2002
Sandman, Project Work, National Gallery of Victoria at Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2002
Call of the Wild: Patricia Piccinini, Museum of Contemporary Art, Level 4, Sydney (solo)
2002
Autoerotic, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
2002
2nd Sight Australian Photography in the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, to 2003
2002
Liverpool Biennale International 2002, Liverpool Tate, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2002
Tech/No/Zone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2002
the world may be) fantastic, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2002
Melodrama: Lo Excesivo en la Imaginacion Posmoderna, Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2002
Modified Terrain, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2002
conVerge: where art and science meet, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art 2002, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2002
For Real, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA
2002
The First Twenty Years: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2002
Heterosis: Digital Art from Australia, Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
2002
Screen Life: Film Screening Programme, Govettt-Brewster Art Gallery Theatre, 3 Aug - 29 Sept, Melbourne, Victoria
2002
The Synthetic Image, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
2001
One Night Love, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (solo)
2001
The Breathing Room, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Images and Technology Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2001
Superevolution, Centro de Artes Visuales, Lima, Peru (solo)
2001
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide [announced a major solo survey exhibition for mid-April to mid-June 2011] (solo)
2001
Seeing Through Landscape, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
2001
Desire, RMIT Gallery, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne hybrid life forms, Netherlands Media Art Institute, The Netherlands
2001
Centenary of Federation: The Australia Projects, RMIT Gallery 1, 2, 3 and 4, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
2001
Contagion: Australian Media Art at the Centenary of Federation, New Zealand Film archive, Wellington, New Zealand
2001
Lightness of Being, Contemporary Photographic Art from Australia, Monash University Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
2001
2nd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Kunst-Werke +Postfuhrant Berlin, Germany
2001
low-down, Monash University Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
2001
Panel Work, Galeria Municipal Pancho Fierro, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, Peru
2000
Desert Riders, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (solo)
2000
Swell, Artspace, Sydney (solo)
2000
Songs of the Earth, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2000
Bonheur des Antipodes, Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France
2000
Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, Korea
2000
Sporting Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2000
Plastic Life (with Christopher Langton), Level 2 Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2000
Flow, National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2000
Akihabura TV 2, Akihabura electrical stores, Tokyo, Japan
2000
Terra Mirabilis, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, Wales
2000
Passing Time: Moët & Chandon, curator Victoria Lynn, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2000
Make/Believe, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
2000
Posthuman Bodies, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
2000
All Stars 2000, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1999
Melbourne International Biennial: Signs of Life, Melbourne
1999
Probe, curator Linda Wallace, Australian Embassy, Beijing, China
1999
Art Life 21, Spiral TV, Spiral/Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan
1999
Window, Inside and Outside, Kwangju City Art Museum, Korea
1999
Akihabura TV, Akihabura electrical stores, Tokyo, Japan
1999
ARTificial Life, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
1999
Signature Works, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
1999
The Liquid Medium: Video Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1999
Protein Lattice (billboard), Republic Tower, Melbourne (solo)
1999
Truck Babies, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (solo)
1999
Plasticology, NTT ICC, Tokyo (solo)
1999
Tolarno Galleries at the Moores Building, Perth Festival, Perth, Australia
1999
Byte me, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia
1999
The Persistence of Pop, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1998
Up the Road, ACCA, Melbourne
1998
New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1998
Sets and Series, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1998
ARCO - 98, (Madrid Art Fair), Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1998
Hype, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
1998
Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Victoria
1998
Sheen, Project work, 1998 Adelaide Festival, Adelaide (solo)
1998
Car Nuggets, Arts Victoria, Melbourne (solo)
1997
Psycho, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (solo)
1997
Wild Kingdom, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1997
Fotofeis, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1997
Second Tokyo International Photo Biennale, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
1997
Australian Perspecta, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1997
Lawyers, Guns and Money, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
1997
Art = Advertising, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
1997
Nothing Natural, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria
1997
Techne, P.I.C.A., Perth
1996
Natural Beauty, The Basement Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
1996
Your Time Starts Now, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (solo)
1996
Basement, Stripp, Auckland, New Zealand
1996
Science Fiction/Social Fiction, Galerie Der Stadt Schwaz im Palais Enzenberg, Austria
1996
Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1996
Nothing Natural, The Basement Gallery, Melbourne
1996
Perception & Perspective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1996
Alternative Realities, Tamsui; Taiwan; India
1996
Moët & Chandon, Touring Exhibition, Melbourne; Sydney; Brisbane; Adelaide
1996
Cyber Cultures, Performance Space, Sydney
1995
Love Me Love My Lump, The Basement Project, Melbourne (solo)
1995
TerrUrbanism, The Australia Centre, Manila, The Philippines (solo)
1995
Alternative Realities, Hong Kong; Melbourne; China; Korea; Taiwan
1995
Technothelylogia, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1995
Ada's Spawn, New Media Network, Melbourne
1995
Our Parents' Children, Access Space, NGV, Melbourne
1995
Fleshly Worn, ASA Gallery, New Zealand
1995
A Gathering of Shades: Seven recent images of death in Melbourne, Temple Studio, Melbourne
1995
Since the accident, The Basement Gallery, Melbourne
1994
Plastiche, (Curator), The Basement Project, Melbourne
1994
Critical Mass, Arts Victoria Gallery, Melbourne
1994
T.M.G.P.,The Basement Project, Melbourne (solo)
1994
TerrUrbanism, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (solo)
1994
lndivisibles, The Basement Project, Melbourne (solo)
1993
Love Story, Platform, Melbourne (solo)
1993
City Screens, Melbourne International Festival, Melbourne
1993
Deliquescence, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
1992
Deliquescence, First Draft West, Sydney
1992
All That Glistens, Temple, Melbourne (solo)
1991
The Body DIS-corporate, Linden, Melbourne (solo)
1991
Heretical Gestures at the Birth of Enlightenment, Swanston Street Gallery, Melbourne
1991
Recent works and Collaborations, Charles Williams Gallery, Melbourne

Public Collections

Pheonix Art Museum, Arizona, USA
Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia