• Pia Camil
  • Pia Camil

Pia Camil

April 10 – September 19, 2021
Great Hall

The first solo exhibition in the southwest United States by the internationally recognized artist involves a site-specific installation and newly commissioned pieces that speak to the social and environmental context of Tucson. Camil’s large-scale installation Bara, Bara, Bara, will be staged in MOCA’s Great Hall, filling the space with broad swaths of colorful textile tarps composed of secondhand T-shirts produced in Latin America for retailers in the United States that then found their way back––illegally or through charity or waste––to bargain markets in Mexico. The name of the piece comes from the word barato, meaning cheap, an exclamation street vendors use to sell their wares. Alongside this immense display, Camil will present new works that draw from her research about the region as well as themes that mark her practice, including collectivity, textile, craft, thrift, native medicinal, and dye plants.