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Paola Pivi: Art with a view

Paola Pivi’s artistic practice is diverse and enigmatic. Her oeuvre appears to have been formed through multiple creative minds. Art with a view at The Bass presents new work by the artist, as well as Pivi’s anthropomorphic, feather-covered polar bears; canvases of cascading pearls; video showing fish in flight on a passenger jet; and an 80-piece mattress installation. Each piece poses questions and is defined by its openness to interpretation, through the appropriation of cultural symbols.

Paola Pivi  (b. 1971, Milan, Italy) has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including I did it again, SCAD, Savannah (2018), I am tired of eating fish, curated, La Rinascente, Italy (2017), Ma’am, Dallas Contemporary, Texas (2016), Tulkus 1880 to 2018, FRAC Bourgogne, France (2014), You started it … I finish it, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (2014), Tulkus 1880 to 2018, Witte de With, Netherlands (2013), Share, But It’s Not Fair, Rockbund Art Museum, China (2012), How I roll, Public Art Fund, New York (2012), It’s a cocktail party, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2008), and It just keeps getting better, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2007). Pivi has exhibited internationally at institutions including Stad Kortrijk, Belgium, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, Fondazione Prada, Italy, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Germany, Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Italy, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, MOMA PS1, New York, and the XLVIII Biennale di Venezia, Italy.