Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ilana Harris Babou

Civic Square Building

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Ilana Harris- Babou’s work is interdisciplinary; spanning sculpture and installation, and grounded in video. She speaks the aspirational language of consumer culture, using humor as a means to digest painful realities. Her work confronts the contradictions of the American Dream: the ever unreliable notion that hard work will lead to upward mobility and economic freedom. She received a BA from Yale University, and an MFA from Columbia. She has exhibited throughout the US and Europe, with solo exhibitions at the Museum of Arts & Design, Larrie, and 80WSE in New York. Other venues include the De Young Museum, the Jewish Museum, Kunsthaus Hamburg, SculptureCenter, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She was on Forbes Magazine’s list 30 Under 30 in the “Arts and Style” category. She has been the recipient of a Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, a Fountainhead Fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Van Lier Fellowship from the Museum of Arts & Design. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Lighthouse Works, the Museum of Arts & Design, PICA, and Recess. She will be a 2020 artist-in-residence at Pioneerworks in Brooklyn.

Civic Square Building, Room 110