ELLIE GA
b. 1976, New York
Lives and works in Stockholm, SE

EDUCATION
2004 MFA, Hunter College, New York
1998 BFA, Marymount Manhattan College, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Strophe, A Turning, Bureau, New York, NY
2015 The Fortunetellers, Frac Franche Comté, Besancon, France
  Square, Octagon, Circle, Le Grand Café Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France
2014 Pharos, M-Museum, Leuven, Belgium
  It Was Restored Again, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  Art Basel, Statements Section, Basel, Switzerland
  Four Thousand Blocks, Bureau, New York, NY
2013 Square, Octagon, Circle, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
2012 Bureau at Liste17, Basel, Switzerland
2011 At the Beginning North Was Here, Millikin Gallery, Stockholm
  This Was Later On, Bureau, New York
2010 At the Beginning North Was Here, Agnès b.’s Librairie Gallery, Hong Kong
2009 10:10 (Ten Till Two), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2008 The Fortunetellers (chapters 1-3), Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
2007 The Catalogue of the Lost, Montanaberlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005 Revolve, The Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey
2004 Jalan Scott Condiminiums, Times Square Gallery, New York
2000 Classification of a Spit Stain, Women’s Studio Workshop, New York

SELECTED SOLO PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS
2016 The Fortunetellers, La Criée, Rennes, France
  The Fortuntellers, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne/Scènes d’Europe, France
2015 Measuring The Circle, Cherry & Lucic, Portland, OR
  Eureka, a lighthouse play & The Fortunetellers, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  Eureka, a lighthouse play, EMPAC, Troy, NY
  The Fortunetellers, EMPAC, Troy, NY
  Reading the Deck of Tara + The Fortunetellers, Frac Franche Comté, Besancon, France
  Eureka, a lighthouse play, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Eureka, a lighthouse play, The Kitchen, NY
  Eureka, a lighthouse play, Playground Festival, Leuven, Belgium
2013 The Fortunetellers, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
  The Fortunetellers, New Museum, New York
  The Fortunetellers, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2012 Square, Octagon, Circle, Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain, Paris, France
  The Fortunetellers, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
  Reading the Deck of Tara, Kentucky Museum of Arts & Craft, Louisville
 
The Catalogue of the Lost (and other revelations), Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum & Goethe,
  Institute, Alexandria, Egypt
  Bureau at Liste17, Basel, Switzerland
2011 The Fortunetellers, Playground Festival, Leuven, Belgium
  The Catalogue of the Lost (and other revelations), Fondation D'Entreprise Ricard, Paris
  The Fortunetellers: Arctic Circles, Oslo National Library, Norway
  The Fortunetellers, Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
  Reading the Deck of Tara, Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
  The Catalogue of the Lost, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
  The Fortunetellers, Signal & Noise Festival, Vancouver, Canada
  The Fortunetellers, The Kitchen, New York
  The Fortunetellers, The Powerplant, Toronto
  The Fortunetellers, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris
2010 The Fortunetellers: Part One & Arctic Circles: Ten till Two (10:10), The Berlin Institute for Cultural
  Inquiry, Berlin, Germany
2009 The Fortunetellers, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, PS1 Contemporary Art,
  New York, NY
  Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo, Palermo, Italy
  Ecole Supérieure des Artes, Bruxelles, Belgium
  Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
  The Catalogue of the Lost, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York
2008 The Fortunetellers, Projekt 0047, Oslo, Norway
  The Catalogue of the Lost, Kunstakadiem, Oslo, Norway
2007 Dispatches from a Taranaut, sound project, Dispatch, New York
  The Catalogue of the Lost, 16 Beaver, New York, NY
2006 The Catalogue of the Lost, Gigantic Art Space, New York
  The Explorers Club, New York
  Exploring the Explorers Club, Swiss Institute/The Armory
  The Micro-Explorers Club, The Rubin Museum: Artists on Art, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, curated by Béatrice Gross, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
2015 L'Epais Réel, La Criée Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rennes, France
  Les Traversées, Villa Du Parc Centre d'Art Contemporian, Annemasse, France
  Storylines, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2014 You cannot step twice into the same river, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
  Someone Like Me, Murray Guy, New York, NY
2013 TARA'S 10 YEARS: Views of 20 Artists, Galerie Du Jour, Paris, France
  ARKTIS, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
  Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging, New Museum, New York, NY
2012 Storytelling as Craft: Chapter One, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY
  (im)possibilities, Visual Art Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin
  Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer, cur. Borre Saethre & James Hoff, Tidens Krav, Oslo, Norway
2011 Wireless, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
  Matryoshka, cur. galeria perdida, Recess, New York
  Naked Nature, Chateau Vert-Mont, Reuil-Malmason, France
  You Have Left your Lotus Pods on the Bus, Blackston Gallery and Anthology Film Archives, NY
  Dunkle Wolke, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn NY
  Momentum-The Nordic Biennial, IMAGINE BEING HERE NOW, Moss, Norway
2010 The Narrative Arc: Methods in Storytelling, UNT Denton Gallery, Texas
  We don’t record flowers, said the geographer, Bétonsalon, Paris France
  Habitat, cur. Beatrice Gross, 21st/21st Gallery, New York
2008 Mois des Photos, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
  Storyteller, cur. Elisabeth Byre, Projekt 0047, Oslo
  Subject Index, cur. Gabrielle Giattino, Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
  Konstpause, Galerie Svalbard, Spitsbergen, Norway
2007 Festival des Urbaines, Espace Basta, Lausanne, Switzerland
  Special Reconaissance, Gigantic Art Space, New York
2006 VIPER New Media Festival, Museen fur Gegenwartkunst, Basel, Switzerland
  3+3, The Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey
  Re-make/Re-Model, with David Adamo, D’Amelio Terras (on-line exhibition)
2005 Selections from the Special Collections, Wellesley College

COLLECTIVE | CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2012 Swans, Amputees, curated by Marcelline Delbecq/Ellie Ga, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
2010 Ugly Duckling Presse–17 years, Artbook@ MoMA PS1, New York, NY
2007 Reports, with David Adamo/Cathleen Chaffee, The Explorers Club, New York, NY
2006 Fine Print : Alternative Media, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
  The States, poems by Craig Foltz, photo/concept Ellie Ga, Ugly Duckling Presse
2004 Year, co-organizer/curator of artists’ space, Brooklyn, New York,
2000 Ellie Ga, Boris By the Sea, with Matvei Yankelevich, edition 50, Ugly Duckling Presse
1998 Ugly Duckling Presse, founding member

SELECTED WRITINGS | INTERVIEWS | CONTRIBUTIONS IN PRINT
2018 Square Octagon Circle, Siglio Press
2017 Dialogue (with Marcelline Delbecq), Shelter Press
2015
  Les Soirées Nomades, with Béatrice Gross, Fondation Cartier, Paris, April 27
2013 A Hole to See the Ocean Through, Invalid Format: Anthology of Triple Canopy, Volume 3
2012 Mirrors, Doors, code 2.0 Magazine, Fall
2011 Reading the Deck of Tara, Wrong-Rong Magazine, Issue #1
  A Hole to See the Ocean Through, Triple Canopy #11: Default Environments
2010 Semaine 2a, Flash Art, March
  Three Arctic Booklets, edition 50, Ugly Duckling Presse
  Ellie Ga: 500 Words, as told to Lauren O'Neill-Butler, artforum.com, March 20
2009 'Day Photos: Month #2', I know nothing of the weather... catalogue, PNCA
2008 Tara Lexique, Le Journal du Tara et Damocles, No.4: Printemps
  Classification of a Spit Stain, edition 500, Ugly Duckling Presse
  'Art on the Ice Floes', interview on Radio France, May
  Reports from a Taranaut, Dispatch, NY
  In the Arctic with Tara Expeditions, Alliance Française
2006 The Explorers Club Magazine, photographs for Fall issue
2004 N + 1, photographs, issue number 1
2000 Classification of a Spit Stain, edition 25, Women’s Studio Workshop

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017 Annie Godfrey Larmon, ‘Ellie Ga,’ Artforum, November, p. 248
  ‘Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink at Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna,’ cura.magazine, October 24
  Max L. Feldman, ‘Critic’s Pick: Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink,’ Artforum.com, October 23
  Will Heinrich, 'Ellie Ga,' The New Yorker, October
  Kaitlyn A. Kramer, 'Ellie Ga: Strophe, A Turning,' The Brooklyn Rail, October 5
2016 Lacey Wozny, ‘Ellie Ga: Square, Octagon, Circle,’ Problems and Provocations pub. by Grand Arts,
  Kansas City
2015 ‘In Focus: Ellie Ga,’ by Jennifer Kabat, Frieze, Issue 174, October
 
2014 Colby Chamberlain, 'Ellie Ga,' Artforum, p. 376-7, September
  Ali Pechman, 'Critic's Picks: Ellie Ga, Four Thousand Blocks', Artforum.com, April 25
  Will Hunt, 'Submerged Ruins: An Interview With Visual Artist Ellie Ga', The American Reader, April 5
2013 Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Square, Octagon, Circle, exhibition pamphlet, Grand Arts, September
  Clément Dirié, 'L'Evocation par l'image, Entre Souvenirs et Imaginaire', Le Quotidian de L'art, Feb 8
  Michael H. Miller, 'Art of Darkness: Ellie Ga's North Pole Tell-All', GalleristNY.com, Feb 5
2012 Rachel Wetzler, 'The Art of Fieldwork', Rhizome.org, February
2011 Clemens Krummel, 'The Drift: Ellie Ga’s Layered Performances', Perform a Lecture! Catalogue
  Lauren O’Neill-Butler, 'This Was Later On', Artfoum, March
  Léo Guy-Denarcy, 'Bruits Blancs', Art 21, Winter
2010 Doretta Lau, 'Critic's Picks: Ellie Ga, At The Beginning North Was Here', Artforum.com
  Mimi Luse, 'Nous ne notons pas les fleurs...', Art in America.com, November
  Marceline Delbecq, 'At the Beginning North Was Here', Galerie du Jour, Hong Kong, September
2009 Denise Dooley, 'Classification of a Spit Stain', Galatea Resurrects #13, December
  Bryan Stokes, 'Gagarbology', Coldfront Mag, April
  John Motley, 'I Know Nothing of the Weather...', Portland Mercury, March

GRANTS | AWARDS
2014 Swedish Research Council Three Year Grant for Artistic Research and Development
2011 Mejan Resident, Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 Artist in Residence, Polar Expedition, TARA
2007 The Fund for Contemporary Art: Emergency Projects Grant
2006 National Endowment of the Arts Publication Grant
  The Pearlman Photography Grant
  The Jerome Foundation Publication Grant
2002 The Albert Murray Trust Foundation Grant
2000 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant
1999 Friends of the Hermitage Study Grant, St. Petersberg, Russia

RESIDENCIES
2013 Artist Residency, EMPAC, Rensselaer University, New York
  Artist Residency, Cites des Arts, Paris, France
2012 Artist Residency, Kentucky Museum of Arts & Craft, US
  Course in Marine Archaeology and Maritime Heritage, Alexandria Univ., Egypt
2011-12 Mejan Residency, Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, Sweden
2007-8 Tara, scientific research vessel, Arctic Ocean
2005-6 The Explorers Club, New York
2003 Summer Institute of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
2005 The Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey
2000 Women’s Studio Workshop, New York

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
FRAC Franche-Comté
Fondation Galeries Lafayette
Hannebauer Collection
Hessel Museum of Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum