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Ellie Ga

Explore the craft of research with visiting scholars, artists, and experts in an informal setting. This week, artist Ellie Ga will share her strategies for archival and field research, and the ways she activates her research with storytelling and form.

Ellie Ga is a New York City-born artist and writer. She is a recipient of the 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship in Film and Video. Her narrative based-videos and performances reflect a passion for multidisciplinary knowledge exchange told through everyday conversations, poetic side steps, and obsessive research. Her wide-ranging investigations address pressing social issues—often in unexpected contexts—from the submerged ruins of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria and the charting of the quotidian in the frozen Arctic Ocean to messages in bottles, both as tools for studying oceans currents and as a metaphor for exile. In her most recent work, Quarries, stories of resistance are extracted from overlooked surfaces. Her work was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial of American Art and is in numerous public collections including Bard College’s Hessel Museum of Art.

Thursday, January 19, 12:15 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

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Ellie Ga will also be at BGC on the preceding Wednesday for a public presentation. Learn more and register here.