Ilona Sagar ob
Ilona Sagar, lives and works in London. Using a diverse range of media spanning moving-image, text, performance and assemblage, she has formed a body of work, which responds to the social and historic context found in the public and private spaces we inhabit. A significant aspect of her practice is
the broad cross-disciplinary dialogue generated through collaboration with a
range of art and scientific disciplines; including dance, architecture and
neurology. She has a practice that explores the link between language,
surface, technologies and the body through our increasingly mediated
encounters in social, political and experiential space. Illusion and material [dis]honesty set the stage for works which seek to seduce, alluding to something familiar yet other.
Forthcoming commissions include ‘The Radio Ballads’ Serpentine Gallery with Sonia Boyce, Helen Cammock and Rory Pilgrim (2020), Firstsite Gallery, Colchester (2021) and Uniarts, Helsinki (2021). Recent projects include: ‘Deep Structure’(2019) was exhibited at S1 ArtSpace, Sheffield, ‘Living with Buildings’, Wellcome Collection, London (2018/2019); ‘Self Service’ publication and event series, CCA and GOMA, Glasgow as part of Glasgow International (2018); ‘Correspondence O’, solo exhibition at South London Gallery, London (2017/2018); ‘GLORIA’, Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects 10 year anniversary, London (2018); HereAfter group show as part of the SPACE HereAfter residency, The White Building, London (2017); solo project at Pump House Gallery, London as part of ‘The Ground We Tread’ (2016). ‘Correspondence O’ (2017) won an AHRC Research in Film Award at BAFTA HQ in 2018.