Spotlight Tour: Amalia Pica and Owen Watson

Is This Tomorrow? Spotlight Tours

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    Is This Tomorrow? Photo: Dan Weill Photography

Past Event

This event was on Saturday 4 May, 12:30pm

Make the most of your visit and join a Spotlight Tour of Is This Tomorrow?, led by Amalia Pica and Owen Watson.

Free with exhibition entry.

Amalia Pica (b. 1978, Argentina; lives and works in London, UK) uses sculpture, installation, photography, live performance and drawing to explore the nuances of communication and the various forms that verbal or non verbal exchange may take.  Recent solo exhibitions include please open hurry, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, 2018; (un)heard, Cc Foundation, Shanghai, 2018; ears to speak of, The Power Plant, Toronto, 2017; A un brazo de distancia, NC Arte, Bogotá, 2017; Asamble (performance), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2017; and  C (line), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2014. Recent group exhibitions include Darbyshire, Gander, Pica, Starling, Hayward Gallery, London, 2018; Double Edge, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, 2017; Un Nouveau festival /Expanding the Field of Play, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2015; Adventures of the Black Square, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015 as well as the 12th Shanghai Biennial, 2018; Manifesta 11, Zurich, 2016; and 11th Gwangju Biennale, 2016.

6a architects, established in 2001 by Tom Emerson (b. 1970, France) and Stephanie Macdonald (b. 1966, UK) in London, UK combines a culture of making and innovation with humanity and playfulness in its contemporary art galleries, educational buildings, artists’ studios and residential projects. Co-directors Owen Watson (b.1985, UK), and John Ross (b. 1981, UK) joined the practice in 2007 and 2008 respectively.  Recent projects include the new MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and the South London Gallery Fire Station; Cowan Court, a 68-room hall of residence at Churchill College, Cambridge; and new photography studios for Juergen Teller, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2017. The practice is currently completing projects in Melbourne, New York and Hamburg. Tom Emerson is professor of architecture at ETH Zurich and in 2018 was awarded the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize.