"Place, absence and exile are powerfully evoked in Gill Lavy’s contemporary pilgrimage. Subverting recognisable language, she evokes the belief systems of secular and religious historical pasts and draws the viewer into a contemporary post-apocalyptic rural anti-idyll.״ Jane Wilson.
Gili Lavy works across sculptural installations and large-scale video projections. Lavy, currently artist in resident of the Florence Trust London has received her Master degree from the Royal College of Art, London. During 2018 Lavy was commissioned for a new moving image piece to be premiered in Fieldworks London, as well as an exhibition collaboration with Outset Contemporary Art Fund. During 2017, Lavy was invited to exhibit her work at CICA Museum in South Korea, awarded a finalist for the Mario Merz Prize/2nd edition in Italy and was commissioned for a solo show at Palazzo Chiaramonte, Palermo during the Manifesta Biennial year in Sicily. During 2016 Lavy was invited to show her work in the Whitechapel Gallery London, CAFA Art Museum Beijing, Art Basel Switzerland and awarded the Clore Duffield foundation Grant as well as Arts Council England Exceptional Talent Award.
Throughout journeys of nonlinear time, silent sites, and unknown monuments, Lavy attempts to reassemble an experience lived without an order. Often taking place in lands rich of antiquities and full of memoire, Lavy's work evokes a feel of the void, in order to unfold what can only be ultimately sensed rather than seen. Floating through different states of mind, the staged realities embrace that feel within tenuous moments of a post, or possibly even pre trauma. It is the manipulated familiarity and yet indecipherable logic that drives her work beyond any particular place, time or identity.
Her work has been exhibited widely including Art Basel, Whitechapel Gallery London, Off Print Tate Modern, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Unit London, Lo Schermo Dell'arte Florence, International Biennale of Photography Brazil, CAFA Museum of Art Beijing to name a few. She has been awarded and nominated for Awards including Film London, Epos international Art, HIX Award London, Bloomberg New Contemporaries London, Visio acquisition prize Florence, Blooom Award by Warsteiner Germany, Spectrum Artists Moving Image, London to name a few.
Full CV available upon request.