Patricia Piccinini is a Melbourne-based artist born in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1965. Piccinini has developed an interdisciplinary practice encompassing digital photography, video, installation and sculpture. Key solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include Once Upon a Time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2011; Hold Me Close To Your Heart, Arter Space For Art, Istanbul, 2011; Patricia Piccinini, Leeahn Gallery, Daegu and Seoul, Korea, 2010; Hug: Recent Works by Patricia Piccinini, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines and Frye Museum, Seattle, 2007; and We are Family, Australian Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2003.
Her work has been included in numerous major group exhibitions internationally, including dOCUMENTA (13), The Fredericianum, Kassel, Germany, 2012; Power of Making, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2011; and Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, 2008. Picinini’s work has been collected by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney.