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Chisenhale Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Amalia Pica, featuring newly commissioned works across sculpture, photography, installation, and performance. The exhibition elaborates upon Pica's ongoing interest in the social act of listening, sites of celebration, and technologies of mass communication. This exhibition also marks the culmination of Pica's year-long, off-site project, I am Tower of Hamlets, as I am in Tower of Hamlets, just like a lot of other people are (2011/12).

Amalia Pica's exhibition is her first solo exhibition in the UK and is co-produced in partnership with Modern Art Oxford where a second chapter will be developed for exhibition in December 2012.

Amalia Pica (born 1978, Argentina) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Chronic Listeners, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (2012); Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); C-sale, Malmo Konsthall, Sweden (2010); and Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2010). Pica was one of the participating artists in ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2011), and The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New York (2012). In 2013, Pica will have solo exhibitions at MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Massachusetts, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Pica was awarded The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists 2011.

Amalia Pica's exhibition is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, Catherine Petitgas, and Erica Roberts. Chisenhale Gallery Exhibitions Partner 2012: Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

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Amalia Pica