About

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”

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Upcoming/Current:

TBA 4/19 @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

09/18 - 02/19 Between Form and Content: Jacob Lawrence Black Mountain College Museum Opening

 

Select Reviews/Press

#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

 

Select Writings

Desert essay for Self Portraits a photobook by Xavier Guardans Damiani books D.A.P 2016

Knowingly in the Unknown, OnBeing.org 2015

 Info

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
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)