Grace Villamil is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. She explores identity and 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 [for Convergence 2017] & 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.
Are we having fun yet?, HyperAllergic, New York, NY
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
Knowingly in the Unknown, OnBeing.org
Jesus Built my Hotrod , Frank Magazine, New York, NY
12.16.17 IssueProjectRoom / BOMB Party live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton
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
10.20.16 Porto, Portugal. live-visuals w/Tyondai Braxton
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)