Paola Pivi is an Italian artist, born in 1971 and now living in Alaska. She established herself on the international art scene more than 10 years ago with a singular and formally unpredictable body of work. Whether through installations, photographs or performances (overturning an aeroplane, photographing zebras on the ice flots, releasing a leopard amid fake cups of cappuccino…),
Paola Pivi creates unusual and ambivalent situations that disturb our habitual reference points for understanding what we see. Proceeding from visions that are then created ‘for real’, the artist constructs a universe in the form of a visual puzzle where the wild natural world frequently borders the artificial. A distinctive form of language emerges from the meeting of dream and reality, opening up a new field of possibilities for the spectator: an unusual, poetic and untamed space.
At Le Grand Café, Paola Pivi is showing several new works brought together around a film produced for the occasion: I Wish I Am Fish. Which is concerned with making goldfish fly…
Courtesy Portikus, Frankfurt
Born in 1971 in Milan, Italie.
Lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska.
The artist is represented by the Perrotin Gallery.