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.
06.24.18 Calgary, Canada. Live visuals Sled Island Music & Arts Festival w/Tyondai Braxton
06.15.18 Asheville, NC. Live visuals Make Noise 10th Year Celebration w/ Tyondai Braxton
04.18.18 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London UK Live visuals World premiere: TELEKINESIS performed by Tyondai Braxton BBC Concert Orchestra + BBC Singers
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
Knowingly in the Unknown, OnBeing.org
Jesus Built my Hotrod , Frank Magazine, New York, NY
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)