Atelier Pica Pica

Atelier Pica Pica is Boris Magotteaux (1978), Manuel Falcata (1979) and Jerome Degive (1980), all born and raised in Liege, Belgium. The collective has a very distinct, personal and yet somehow obvious universe. You will, provided you've kept somewhat of your inner child, be simply marveled by their simple constructions and colors. What seems simple at first, is in fact the result of a collection of multiple references and different techniques. Through photography, sculpture and painting, Atelier Pica Pica develops a very personal alphabet. A shape, subject or color skips from an art work or medium to the next with absolute fluidity and coherence. The sculptures influence the paintings that influence the photography and vice-versa. The 3 artists from Atelier Pica Pica produce all the paintings, drawings, photographs and installations jointly. They have worked together since 1999, first within the ERS collective and as Atelier Pica Pica since 2007.

Pica Pica is Boris Magotteaux (1978), Manuel Falcata (1979) and Jerome Degive (1980), all born and works in Liege, Belgium.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Soft Cell, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
The Watch (mural). Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2015
Aotearoa (duo with Simon Laureyns). Loods12, Wetteren (BE)
Meeting on the Shore (duo with Francesco Igory Deiana). Parklife, San Francisco (CA)

2014
Summer Bummer. Residency at Alice Gallery; Brussels. Guests: Lawrence Ledoux (BE), Roger 3000 (BE), E. B. Itso (BE), Magnus Vind (DK), Julien Couic (FR), Julien Meert (BE)

2013
Atelier Pica Pica. Joyride, Botanique – Galerie Merc-Dim, Brussels, Belgium
Intérieurs. Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Flat Lands, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2012
Formes et Couleurs, collaborative works with children. Curtius Museum, Liège, Belgium

2011
De l’Aube au Crépuscule. Arts Centre of Chênée, Liège, Belgium
Studio View With Michael Swaney and Julien Meert, Belleflamme, Liège, Belgium
Emo Kiss. Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Untitled. Worlder, Brussels, Belgium

2010
Speedy Wash #10. Speedy Wash, Brussels, Belgium

2009
A.R.C. Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Belleflamme Bazar. Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2008
Project Room. Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Bad Boys. 85 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2005
N.Y.F: in a near future. Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
Bread and Butter. Berlin, Germany

2004
A family. Plin tub’ Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2003
Seven of a Kind .3Déstructure Gallery, Charleroi, Charleroi

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Tables, Pots & Plants – A song for Matisse, V1 Gallery at VOLTA14, Basel, Switzerland

2017
De Biënnale van Belgie. In de Ruimte, Gand
Dialogue. Centre Culturel des Chiroux, Liège

2016
Meervoud. Emergent, Veurne
Furniture Sculpture. Hugo Voeten Art Center, Herentals
Form Follows Function. Hugo Voeten Art Center, Herentals

2015
Enlightened Fountains, Jan Colle Galerij, Gent
;-). V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

2014
Based Paintings, Croxhapox, Gent
Just Before Brazil, Group show, A.L.I.C.E. Gallery, Brussels, Charleroi
Lost in Space, curated by aliceday, A.L.I.C.E. Gallery, Brussels, Charleroi
Atelier Pica Pica et Annick Nölle, Liege, Belgium
Hindsight. V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

2013
Joe Delahaut. Hors Limits, Botanique – Museum, Brussels, Charleroi
Constructions, Emergent Galerie&association, Veurne, Veurne
Industrious Abstraction, V1 Gallery – Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, DK

2012
Tonight we won’t be bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Prix de la Création 2012, Musée d’Ansembourg, Liège, Belgium
Domesticated Souls. Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Copenhagen Art Fair, Copenhagen, DK
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Prix de la Creation, les Drapiers, Liege, Belgium
At how many Lux, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, Netherlands
SPACE Collection mit Freunden, Maastricht, Netherlands
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Status. V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2010
Petit Poilu. Les Chiroux Arts Centre, Liège, Belgium
Nothing political. Komplot, Brussels, Belgium
A group show curated by Laurent Impéduglia. Slow Boy Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Silex Lexx. Piano Fabriek, Brussels, Belgium
To the road less travelled… V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2009
Oneshot. Werkstette, Copenhagen, Dk

2008
Pattern. Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco
Untitled. La Passerelle, St Brieuc, France
Now or die. Hôtel de Ville, Liège, Belgium

2007
Untitled. Nownow webgalley
Artz Attack. Plan B, Brussels, Belgium

2006
Ravelissimo. Liège, Belgium

2005
Talents. Tour et Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

2004
Lux Market. Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
NuSign 2.4. Art Core Gallery, Paris, France

2003
Zeke Bazaar. Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium


PUBLIC PROJECTS

2015
Panorama. Mons


PRIZES

2016
BPS22, Charleroi

2014
Soho House Istanbul, Istanbul

2013
Permanent collection of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brussels

2012
Awarded the 1st prize at Prix de la Création 2012, Liège, Belgium


PUBLICATIONS

2015
Les Voyageurs. Magpie Books, Liège

2014
Our New Neighbourhood is a Stranger, with E.B. Itso (DK), Magnus Vind (DK) and Julien Couic (FR). Magpie Books, Liège
Subsos. Magpie Books, Liège
Untitled. Magpie Books, Liège

2013
Flat Lands. Magpie Books, Liège
Romance. Sunroom Press, Australia
Interieurs, Alice Gallery Editions, Brussels
Ruck Fules, Risotoreverse Editions, Brussels

2012
B.N.T., Risotoreverse Editions, Brussels

2011
Swag, Swag Magazine, New York

2009
A.R.C., Risotoreverse Editions, Brussels
Raspberry, Raspberry Magazine, #3, London
Café Royal, Café Royal, Numéro 5, Liverpool
Like Lipstick Traces, Dokument Forlag, Stockholm

2008
Gasmask, Gasmask, Issue 6, Helsinki


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Atelier Pica Pica

Atelier Pica Pica is Boris Magotteaux (1978), Manuel Falcata (1979) and Jerome Degive (1980), all born and raised in Liege, Belgium. The collective has a very distinct, personal and yet somehow obvious universe. You will, provided you've kept somewhat of your inner child, be simply marveled by their simple constructions and colors. What seems simple at first, is in fact the result of a collection of multiple references and different techniques. Through photography, sculpture and painting, Atelier Pica Pica develops a very personal alphabet. A shape, subject or color skips from an art work or medium to the next with absolute fluidity and coherence. The sculptures influence the paintings that influence the photography and vice-versa. The 3 artists from Atelier Pica Pica produce all the paintings, drawings, photographs and installations jointly. They have worked together since 1999, first within the ERS collective and as Atelier Pica Pica since 2007.