Grace Villamil is a multidisciplinary artist exploring human interconnectivity to nature and technology through installation, video, and sound. She has performed live-video manipulations as accompaniment to electronic & live instruments in venues as Southbank London, Elbphilharmonie Kleiner Saal Hamburg, The Broad/Redcat Los Angeles, Issue Project Room NYC & in Boston w/ ACT, a MIT Media Lab. Her latest installation Search for function, 2018, a collaboration with composer Tyondai Braxton, is currently on view at Black Mountain College Museum, Asheville, NC. Search for function is 1 of 4 new works commissioned by BMCM for their inaugural exhibition “Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence”.
4/12/19 It Started with a Spark 2 person show @CarvalhoPark Gallery 112 Waterbury St. Brooklyn NY 11206
03/16/19 weekend Yewyew & Coveteur Women in Cannabis event @ Hoxton Hotel 97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn NY 11249
#1 from Armory Week Instyle International 2015
HyperAllergic, New York, NY 2014
Intimate momentos of her travels , TheFilAm, New York, NY
Lifestyle interview, GoodmorningGoodnight, New York, NY
Profile Interview, FreundevonFreunden, Berlin DE
Blossoming Sci-Fi Serpents of Color, FreundevonFreunden, Berlin, DE
Knowingly in the Unknown, OnBeing.org 2015
Sept 29, 2018 - Jan 10. 2019 BMC 120 College St. Asheville, NC
Grand Opening Black Mountain College Museum
Sculptural installation collab w/Tyondai Braxton .
Conference/Talk Sept 30, 2019 3pm @ Reuters Center, UNC Asheville
3.09.18 ALL ABOUT FRANK Opening Reception 6-9PM Curated by
Arielle de Saint Phalle + Taylor Roy
32 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Andrea Bergart, Erika Blair, Joe Brainard + Frank O'Hara, Kari Cholnoky,David Cutrone, Joey Frank, Leo Fitzpatrick, Henny Garfunkel, Duncan Hannah, Robert Hawkins, Max Heiges, KT Hickman, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Tom Jarmusch, Jim Jarmusch, Ambre Kelly, Malcolm Kenter,Rachel Marino, Frank 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!
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
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.
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.
Video collaboration piece with Tyondai Braxton for his show with Philip Glass @ ATP (All Tomorrow's Party, NYC)