About

Grace Villamil's work examines our subjective connection to nature through installation, video, drawing, and sound. Her photography and short videos have been commissioned in US, UK, Germany, and Japan. She currently lives and works in New York. 

 ViaGracia [at] gmail.com  //  Twitter   Instagram

 

Bibliography

Are we having fun yet?, HyperAllergic, New York, NY

#1 from Armory Week 2015, Instyle International

Lifestyle interview, GoodmorningGoodnight, New York, NY

A sense of Home Interview , Frank Magazine, New York, NY

Profile Interview, FreundevonFreunden, Berlin DE

Intimate momentos of her travels , TheFilAm, New York, NY

Blossoming Sci-Fi Serpents of Color, FreundevonFreunden, Berlin, DE

 

Writings

Knowingly in the Unknown, OnBeing.org

Jesus Built my Hotrod , Frank Magazine, New York, NY

 

Live Visuals

04.04.17    Hamburg, DE  Elbphilharmonie Kleiner Saal live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton

03.26.17    Manchester, UK  The Deaf Institute live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton

03.25.17     Reading, UK South Street Arts Centre live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton

03.24.17     Brighton, UK The Haunt live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton

03.22.17     London UK. Koko [for Convergence 2017] live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton

10.20.16     Porto, Portugal. live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton

 

Press

"DrunkTankPink" Opens 05/18/17 Reception Sun 5/21/17 4-7pm.  37 Orchard St. NYC

"DrunkTankPink" Opens 05/18/17 Reception Sun 5/21/17 4-7pm.  37 Orchard St. NYC

Opening 5/06/17 7-10pm 300 Flatbush Ave. Ext. Brooklyn NY.  My largest rock formation yet! 

Opening 5/06/17 7-10pm 300 Flatbush Ave. Ext. Brooklyn NY.  My largest rock formation yet! 

Sunday April 19th 2015 - little mylar rock formations @ 365 S. Mission Los Angeles (OogaBooga #2)  Celebrating the new book release of friends in Manila, Philippines.  Tatlo: Office of Culture and Design


 
 
 
 
 

 Check out the new rock formation I built for Coming Soon. Lay in it and goooo ! COMING SOON 37 Orchard, LES by my favorite lovies Fabiana & Helena !

Read about my installation on curators "Midi-Midinette" (Wernicke's tune)  2014 (click image)

Read about my installation on curators "Midi-Midinette" (Wernicke's tune)  2014 (click image)

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New site specific installation Midi Midinette (Wernicke's tune) on view @ SpringBreak Art Show March 6th-March 9th 2014. 233 Mott St. NYC. 

New site specific installation Midi Midinette (Wernicke's tune) on view @ SpringBreak Art Show March 6th-March 9th 2014. 233 Mott St. NYC. 

 Manila Review Feb 2014  A portion from my LAAND drawings are included on Pg. 9

Come out to the group show supporting aid for Typhoon Haiyan! 

Come out to the group show supporting aid for Typhoon Haiyan! 

Typhoon Yolanda Philippines Nov 2013 Myself as Start Here and Tyondai Braxton put together a benefit concert for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. START HERE is Clara Balaguer (Manila/Office of Culture and Design), Kristian Henson (NYC/Manila), and myself. We create events to raise funds, form dialogue and build awareness for the long-term problematics for disaster response in the Philippines concentrating most recently on the earthquake in Bohol, Cebu (October 2013), and SuperTyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Typhoon Yolanda Philippines Nov 2013

Myself as Start Here and Tyondai Braxton put together a benefit concert for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. START HERE is Clara Balaguer (Manila/Office of Culture and Design), Kristian Henson (NYC/Manila), and myself. We create events to raise funds, form dialogue and build awareness for the long-term problematics for disaster response in the Philippines concentrating most recently on the earthquake in Bohol, Cebu (October 2013), and SuperTyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

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New series with Prefuse73 & Yellow Year Records, album artwork+videos for his first series "Speak Soon" featuring collabs with Teebs, Kendrick Lamar, Nosaj thing & etc. My Fruition project of women is the artwork for the 12 albums to come out over the course of the year. Woman on the cover, embodiment of earth on the back. Beautiful vinyl, limited pressing. Watch the teaser below directed+filmed by us.

Fruition is an ongoing documentation capturing young women as physical body and mind are developing. These women are photographed between the years of 20-40 before their first offspring . A period of emotional growth rarely documented, paired with earth.

 
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Pasalubong my photobook of the Philippines is an intimate journey through the lens of my Yashica and long bus rides around the country, includes drawings from my journal during those hours. Cover is a collage I made, a ripping open of the English-Pilipino dictionary. The special edition comes wrapped in a banana leaf collaboration print by myself & Samia Halaby, renowned Palestinian artist. Its available here, Dashwood Books on Bond St NYC, Arcana and Skylight Books in Los Angeles, &Tsutaya, Shibuya Tokyo! Press Release here by the lovely curator,  Amanda Schmitt. 

 
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Video collaboration piece with Tyondai Braxton for his show with Philip Glass @ ATP (All Tomorrow's Party, NYC)