Ellie Ga

Reading the Deck of Tara, performance still, Bureau, New York, 2011
The Fortunetellers, performance still, Diechmanske Library, Konsthall Oslo, Norway,
Eureka, A Lighthouse Play, performance still, Playground Festival, Leuven, Belgium,
Measuring the Circle, video still, 2014
Gyres 1-3, installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2019

Ellie Ga (New York City, 1976) is a Stockholm-based artist whose immersive, wide-ranging investigations include the classification of stains on city sidewalks to the charting of the quotidian in the frozen reaches of the Arctic Ocean. In performances and video installations, Ga’s braided narratives intertwine extensive research with first-hand experiences that often follow uncertain leads and take unexpected turns.

She has exhibited and performed internationally at the New Museum, The Kitchen and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and at M-Museum, Leuven; Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, among many others. Her video series Gyres was produced by the Whitney Museum of American Art for the 2019 Whitney Biennial in New York. Her performances have been shown in New York at The Kitchen, The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum as well as at La Fondation Cartier d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France and the Playground Festival, M-Museum/STUK, Leuven, Belgium. She was awarded a 3-year Swedish Research Council Fellowship for Artistic Research. Ellie Ga is represented by Bureau in New York.

At AiR 351 Ellie Ga collected material to inform a new video work inspired by the Portuguese calçada.

11.2019 – 02.2020