Patricia Piccinini (born 1965 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is an Australian player who works in a variety of media, including painting, video, sound, installation, digital prints, and sculpture. Her works focus on “unexpected consequences”, conveying concerns surrounding bio-ethics and help visualize complex dystopias. In 2003, Piccinini represented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale with a hyperrealist sculpture of her distinctive anthropomorphic animals. In 2016 The Art Newspaper named Piccinini bearing in mind her “grotesque-cum-cute, hyper-real genetics fantasies in silicone” the most popular contemporary performer in the world after a perform in Rio de Janeiro attracted higher than 444,000 visitors.
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