Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

current exhibitions

Friday, 16 February, 2018 to Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Kimsooja Bottari Truck – Migrateur 2007
Single Channel Video Projection, silent, 10:00, loop, performed in Paris.
Commissioned by Musée D’Art Contemporain du Val-De-Marne (MAC/VAL).
Still Photo by Thierry Depagne.
Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio


Zone of Nowhere will be the first Australian solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed, South Korean-born multimedia artist Kimsooja.

For more than 30 years Kimsooja has dedicated her site-specific works to cultural and political issues facing our world. Kimsooja is perhaps best-known for her use of bottari – the traditional Korean bedcover used to wrap and protect personal belongings – as a symbol of structure and connection.

Heavily influenced by Buddhism, Zen, Confucianism and the age-old role of the artist as shaman, she creates lyrical installations that draw inspiration from everyday activities. The result is a practice that brings together the physical and the metaphysical. The exhibition will feature a new large-scale installation created especially for PICA’s vast central gallery space as well as an associated public art project on the streets of Perth.

Presented in association with Perth Festival

National Graduate Show 2018
Thursday, 17 May, 2018 to Saturday, 30 June, 2018

Kai Wasikowski In-tension 2016
Schenberg Art Fellowship 2017 Winner.
Photo: Alessandro Bianchetti

Since 1992, the Hatched National Graduate Show has presented the work of over one thousand artists alongside that of their national peers in this unique showcase of emergent talent. Many of Australia’s most successful artistic careers have been launched this way.

From painting, sculpture and drawing, to installation, video, and sound work, this exhibition offers an intriguing snapshot of current contemporary art practices in Australia.

Hatched is one of the most enduring and fundamental ways that PICA fulfils its mission of supporting innovative new art practices and providing artists with career nurturing opportunities. Hatched tests the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts scene while acting as an important platform for the next generation of Australian artists.