Jill Magid seeks intimate relations with impersonal structures. She is intrigued by hidden information, being public as a condition for existence, and intimacy in relation to power and observation. Magid will be discussing a series of recent and past projects.
Jill Magid was born in Bridgeport, CT in 1973. She received her Master of Science in Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Magid was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam from 2000-2. She has received various awards including the Basis Stipendium from Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten in the Netherlands in 2006 and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant from 2001-2002. Magid has had solo exhibitions at various institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Sparwasser, Berlin; The Centre D'Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, and Stroom, Netherlands. Magid is the author of three novellas. Magid lives and works in New York.