About

Grace Villamil is a multidisciplinary artist exploring interconnectivity through installation, video and sound. Her mylar multi-sensory environments are places where hope, curiosity and reflection coexist and are implanted with visitors to share in their individual worlds. Her live-visuals have been performed as accompaniment to  Tyondai Braxton's electronic sets in Hamburg at Elbphilharmonie Kleiner Saal, in London at the Koko & in Boston with ACT, a MIT Media Lab w/Jan St. Werner. Her photography and short videos have been commissioned in US, UK, Germany, and Japan. She is based in NYC. 

 ViaGracia [at] gmail.com  //  Twitter   Instagram

 

Upcoming:

03.09.18    "All about Frank" Group Show curated by Arielle de Sant Phalle & Taylor Roy (see below)

04.18.18     Queen Elizabeth Hall, London UK    Live visuals   World premiere: TELEKINESIS performed by  Tyondai Braxton BBC Concert Orchestra + BBC Singers

06.15.18      Asheville, NC.   Live visuals   Make Noise 10th Year Celebration w/ Tyondai Braxton

06.24.18     Calgary, Canada.  Live visuals   Sled Island Music & Arts Festival w/Tyondai Braxton

 

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

 

Press

3.09.18  ALL ABOUT FRANK  Opening Reception  6-9PM Curated by
Arielle de Saint Phalle + Taylor Roy
SchoolHouse Projects
32 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Artists include:
Andrea BergartErika Blair, Joe Brainard + Frank O'Hara, Kari Cholnoky,David CutroneJoey Frank, Leo Fitzpatrick, Henny Garfunkel, Duncan HannahRobert HawkinsMax HeigesKT HickmanTessa Hughes-Freeland, Tom Jarmusch, Jim Jarmusch, Ambre Kelly, Malcolm Kenter,Rachel MarinoFrank Mouris, Caroline Mouris, Iggy Pop, Larry Rivers,Walter Robinson, Taylor Roy, Jonny Sabbagh + Nick Ball, Luc Sante, Curtis Talwst Santiago, David Shapiro, Ken Tisa, Betty Tompkins, Gracia Villamil +Tyondai Braxton, White Hills, Winshluss, Robin Winters, Rob Wynne, the collection of Frank Andrews.

 

Upcoming Live-visuals w/ Tyondai  for Issue / BOMB Magazine !! Link below!

 "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)