Anna Ill
(1990, Vilanova i la Geltrú)
Based in London

My work explores the notions of time, identity and body. Concerned with the social and personal boundaries defining the “outsides” and “insides” that we are all bound to inhabit I work around the concepts of intimacy and extimacy. Combining sculptures with textiles, video and photography, my practice is inherently multidisciplinary and recently focuses on the idea of representing the memory of the body through its absence.

Studies
-MA Art and Space. Kingston University London (2015-2017)
-Modern and traditional decoration.  Erasmus École Boulle Paris (2014-15)
-Textile Art/Design. Escola Massana de Barcelona (2012-2015)
-Nurse degree (Euimar Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2008-2021)
Solo exhibitions
2020
HOW TO DISAPPEAR
June 2020 at Jupiter Woods London
 August 2020 at Filet Space London
2019
BECOMING OBLIQUE 
Trait d'Union (Hectolitre) Bruxelles
 
2019
OBJECTIVE CHANCE
L&B Contemporary Gallery Barcelona
2016
INNER
Gallery Sensei London

Awards & Prizes

2nd Prize PREMI ESCULTURA 2021 Fundació Vila Casas;Museu Can Mario Palafrugell  

IN-RUINS 2021, in partnership with Fondazione Armonie d’Arte and supported by Regione Calabria and Comune di Squillace (July 2021)

Award  ALLARTNOW RESIDENCY - Virtual residency / work in progress

MAWA in partnership with Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Art (Canada) , AllArtNow (Sweden) and Jiser (Spain)

1st Prize ARTPERTOT + Grant  /  Casa Solleric (P. de Mallorca) and Maison de la Catalanité, 2020

Prize SALA ART JOVE 2020 / Exhibition Sala Art Jove Barcelona 2020

Award  INUND'ART 2019 / Casa de Cultura de Girona, 2020

Award JISER 2019 / Fully funded residency in Tunis  (May and June 2019) 

Award  + <35ART 2018 / Exhibition at Sala Parés (Barcelona) and FAC Greco2 (Madrid), among the artsits of the Barcelona Art Nou 2018 

Award + Grant XXIa Biennal d'Art Contemporani Català  2018 /

Exhibition at Centre of Art Maristany (Barcelona), Sala  Fortuny (Reus), Tinglado1 (Tarragona), Public Library of Lleida, La Sala (Vilanova and the Geltrú) and Culture Forum Berger Balaguer (Vilafranca of the Penedés) 

Award Fundació Privada  Reddis (II edition) 2018 /

Exhibition at Museum of Reus (Tarragona) 

Award  for Incheon Art Platform Seoul 2018 /

Scholarship from Incheon Catholic University (South Korea) 

Exhibition with Sandwich collective at Incheon Art Platform Seoul 2018

Award JCE Biennale 2015-2017, Fully funded residency in Paris (November-February, 2018)  and  exhibition at Le Beffroi of Montrouge (Paris, France), Museum of the Empordà (Figueres,Spain), Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti (Como, Italy), Kunstbygningen (Vrå, Denmark), Hala Stulecia (Wroclaw, Poland), CēsixBrewey (Latvia) and Museum Cardoso De Souza (Amarante, Portugal).

Group exhibitions
2020-21

PREMI ESCULTURA 2021 Fundació Vila Casas Museu Can Mario Palafrugell (Girona) : Second prize 

ALLARTNOW RESIDENCY - Virtual residency / work in progress

MAWA in partnership with Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Art (Canada) , AllArtNow (Sweden) and Jiser (Spain)

TEN LITTLE INDIANS 2020 - VIDEO ARTE

“Losing touch” selected artwork. Upcoming online exhibition:

online MLAC and Khlab, organised by Silvia Giambrone and Fabrizio Pizzuto. Art critic by Chiara Cottone Link website MLAC

ART KM 0 / L&B Gallery Barcelona, January 2020 -

SALA D'ART JOVE 2020 / Sala d'Art Jove Barcelona 2020
PREMI ART PERTOT INUND'ART 2020 / Casa Solleric (P. de Mallorca) and Maison de la Catalanité, 2020
CÀPSULES DE CONFINAMENT 2020 / Fundació Vila Casas 2020
2018-2019

4 ARTISTS:Barcelona Gallery Weekend in L&B Gallery Barcelona, 2019

JISER 2019: Exhibition Musée Safia Farhat in Centre d’Arts Vivants

Radés Tunis, 2019

<35ART:  Exhibition Sala Parés (Barcelona) and FAC Greco2 (Madrid) 2018
XXI BIENNAL D'ART CONTEMPORANI CATALÀ 2018-2019
Centre d’Art Maristany (Barcelona), Sala Fortuny (Reus), Tinglado1 (Tarragona),  Biblioteca Pública de Lleida, la Sala (Vilanova i la Geltrú) and Cultura Fòrum Berger Balaguer (Vilafranca del Penedès)
IIº PREMI D'ART CONTEMPORANI FUNDACIÓ PRIVADA REDDIS 2018
Exhibition Museu de Reus (Tarragona)
N.S.E.O: in collaboration with Joan Ill. 
Exhibition Essenheimer Kunstevern, Mainz (Germany) 2018
STUDIOLESS: Exhibition organised by Sandwich at Incheon Art Platform Seoul  (South Korea) 2018
2017
WATER IS WET:  Exhibition Stanley Picker Gallery (London)
SACRIFICI: Art work selected for the Teatre Villaroel (Barcelona)
JCE Biennale 2015-2017 (JEUNE CRÉATION EUROPÉENNE): Exhibition 
Le Beffroi de Montrouge (Paris, France), Museu de l’Empordà (Figueres, Spain), Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti (Como, Italy), Kunstbygningen (Vrå, Denmark), Hala Stulecia (Wroclaw, Poland), Cēsis Brewey (Latvia) and Museu Cardoso De Souza (Amarante, Portugal)
2016-2014
CALL IT SWAN  /  THE FAKE SHOW
Organised by Pluszerocollective. Kingston University (London) 2015-2016
EXTIMACY: Organised by Pluszerocollective. Safe House 1 (London) 2016
DIS-SIDERE: Front window for the exhibition “Prêt-à-porter 1958-2008”. Palau Robert (Barcelona) 2014
DILO (EVOCO and ODAS 1.11): Performances in collaboration with Laura Pardo. Centro de Arte Mutuo (Barcelona) 2013-2014

Art Residencies

-IN-RUINS, CATANZARO ITALY (July 2021)
ALLARTNOW VIRTUAL RESIDENCY - CANADA, SWEDEN AND SPAIN  

-HECTOLITRE, Bruxelles (July 2019)

–JISER,Tunisia (May and June 2019)
-PILOTENKUECHE,Leipzig Germany (April-July 2018)
-THE WHITE GIFT with SANDWICH,London (December 2017)
-JCE BIENNALE, Paris (November 2017-February 2018) 
 
Collective
SANDWICHsince 2016: Ongoing art collective. Recent shows: Tapas,

Gluten Free, HotPot, KitKat,AfterParty, The Mall and Art Platform (London and Seoul). Workshops/Symposiums at Raven Row, Croydon Arts Shop, Ugly Duck, Jupiter Woods and 4cose (London)  Link

Online Press 

"Desaparèixer cap endins" Segon Premi Escultura Fundació Vila Casas 2021 Link  Link 2
Losing touch, text critic by Chiara Cottone, Ten Little Indians 2021 Link critic
“Què van crear els artistes confinats?” Gemma Ventura 2020 (Artist Number 9) Link

“Diversos artistes - Càpsules de confinament: art i pandèmia a Catalunya”  Link

8tv- Artic “Com van viure els artistes el confinament” Link

“Càpsula de confinament Anna Ill” April 2020, Link

L’art que hem vist, gaudit i patit , El Punt d'Avui Link

Anna Ill, tots els objectes que som de Clàudia Rius (El Núvol) Link

Tots els organismes by Pli-é Collective , Sala Art Jove 2020 Link

Sala Art Jove 2020, Travessies: 5 Anna Ill Link

La presse -Exposition « Entrelacés » au Musée Safia Farhat à Radès : De fils et d’aiguilles…- Tunisie Link 

Interview for Jiser, Anna Ill BCN/TNS/ALG 2019 Link

Jiser BCN/TNS/ALG 2019 Link
L’artista que filava objectes de Clàudia Rius (El Núvol)  Link

Sala Parés - Press release Link

8tv- Artic Art jove i emergent (6′) Link

TV3 Telenotícies Cultura Link

TV2: Punts de vista (18’02’’) Link

Bonart “Finalistes de la XXI Biennal d’Art Contemporani Català: Avui, Anna Ill (Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1990)”  Mercè Vila Link 

Collected press Link 

XXI Biennal d’Art Contemporani Català per Màrius Domingo -Altacapa Link

CanalBlau “La Sala de Vilanova mostra l’obra seleccionada per la Biennal d’Art Contemporani Català” Link

JCE Biennale Como Italy, 2018 Link

JCE Biennalen – Kunstbygningen i Vra (Denmark) 2016 Link

JCE Biennalen – Magazine Link