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Paola Pivi
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Paola Pivi

Paola Pivi (born in 1971, Italy) is a visual artist who lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. From her first exhibitions she conquered the international scene thanks to the creation of highly impactful works, astonishing in their simplicity. She received the Golden Lion at the 1999 Venice Biennial for the best national participation (Padiglione Italia) together with Monica Bonvicini, Bruna Esposito, Luisa Lambri and Grazia Toderi. She showed again at the Venice Biennial in 2003, in Manifesta in 2004 and in the Berlin Biennial in 2008. She has exhibited in museums such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1999), P.S.1 MoMA, New York (2000, 2001, 2003, 2007), MACRO, Rome (2003, 2010), MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (2005), CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, Hayward Gallery, London (2005), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, (2007), Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2008), Tate Modern, London (2009), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2010) and Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2012). Paola Pivi’s Grrr Jamming Squeak, commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam, was a public art work displayed on Coolsingel 63 in Rotterdam, in 2010 and 2011 (www.grrr.nu).