Published by Inventory Press. Text by Justine Ludwig, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Karen Cordero. Interview by Elise Lammer.
This is the first monograph dedicated to the practice of Mexican artist Pia Camil (born 1980). The book combines formal institutional documentation with material from the artistís personal archive to feature 32 projects from 2006 to date. Camilís work engages in a revisionist formal exercise that rethinks canonical figures in Western Art from a Latin American female perspective, while also setting her art within the socio-political realities of Mexico and the United States. The book was designed in collaboration between the artist and Mexican designer Sofia Broid and includes an addendum by Gabriela Jauregui. Three illustrated essays, as well as an interview with the artist, delve into Camilís practice. With English and Spanish texts, this book makes Camilís important contribution to feminist and Latin American artistic practices in the context of late capitalism accessible to a wider audience.