"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.״
Gili Lavy works across sculptural installations and large-scale video projections. Her research-based practice explores social anthropology and investigates collective histories of the aftermath, following an event such as a disaster. Glimpses and fractions of time, relics and recollections appear and pass by, hinting at an event just passed, or soon to occur. With a strong sensation of absence, Lavy's work evokes a feeling of void, in order to unfold what can only be ultimately sensed rather than seen.
Lavy holds a master degree from the Royal College of Art, London. During 2018/9 Lavy was awarded exhibition support by 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, Italy and was commissioned for a solo show at Palazzo Chiaramonte, Palermo, Sicily. During 2016 Lavy was invited to show her work in the Whitechapel Gallery London open screening, Art Basel Switzerland and awarded the Clore Duffield foundation Grant as well as Arts Council England Exceptional Talent Award.
Her work has been exhibited widely including; Visio Lo Schermo Dell'arte Florence, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, International Biennale of Photography Brazil, European League of Institutes of the Arts ELIA, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Unit London 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, Spectrum Artists Moving Image London.
Full CV available upon request.