Ilana Savdie (b. 1986, Miami, FL) was raised in Barranquilla, Colombia and Miami, FL and is now based in New York.

Education & Residencies 

Yale University    MFA Painting / Printmaking, New Haven, CT    2018

Rhode Island School of Design    B.F.A Illustration, Providence, RI   2004 - 2008 

Columbia University, Advanced Painting Intensive, Post Baccalaureate, NY, NY   2015

Grants & Residencies

HP Blended Reality Grant Fellow    Yale University Center for Collaborative Arts    New Haven, CT    2017-2018

Artist in Residence    Vermont Studio Center    Johnson, VT   2015


2015   GWP (Gift with Purchase)   Stream Gallery   Brooklyn, NY

2015   International Playground   New York, NY 

2006   Soledad / Toca   Ars Antiqua Galería   Barranquilla, Colombia


2017    B3 Bienale    The Sands    Frankfurt, Germany

2017   Cooper Union School of Art    Reconstruir    New York, NY

2017    Essex Flowers    The Sands    New York, NY

2017   VSOP Projects    Languaging the Body    Greenport, NY

2017   Backyard Biennial   Brooklyn, NY

2017   Yale University E.I.K Gallery   All Is Written   New Haven, CT

2016   Alt Esc    No Vacancy    Brooklyn, NY

2016   Rubber Factory    New Flesh    New York, NY 

2016   Good Work Gallery   Vital Enhancements   Brooklyn, NY

2016   315 Gallery   I'd Rather Be Here Than Almighty   Brooklyn, NY

2016   Knockdown Center   Authority Figure   Brooklyn, NY

2015   Homeostasis Lab   The Wrong Digital Art Biennale

2015   NEWD Art Show   NEWD Booth   Brooklyn, NY 

2014   Bushwick Gone Basel   Popup Show   Miami, FL 

2014   Art Basel | Mukwonago   Bahamas Biennale   Mukwonago, WI 

2014   Thaw Big Law Country Club Gallery   Pop Up Show   Brooklyn, NY 

2013   Nicopanda Popup   Two Hustlers      New York, NY 

2013   Bushwick Gone Basel   Popup Show   Miami, FL 

2013   100 NYC Artists   Pop Up Show   Barranquilla, Colombia 

2013   La Propia   Ars Antiqua Galería   Barranquilla, Colombia 

2011   Make Your Brand   YMEE House   New York, NY 

2011   Bushwick Open Studios   Brooklyn, NY 

2010   Bushwick Open Studios   Brooklyn, NY 

2010   Muestra de Arte Erótico   Venus Bar   Barranquilla, Colombia 

2010   Eros en el Arte   Cinemateca del Caribe   Barranquilla, Colombia 

2009   Student Juried Show   Speos Gallery   Paris, France 

2008   Flux   RISD Illustration Gallery      Providence, RI 

2008   Student Juried Show   RISD Illustration Gallery   Providence, RI 

2007   Queer Week   Carr Hous Gallery     Providence, RI 

2006   Barranquilla Arts Festival   Barranquilla, Colombia 

2014   Print All Over Me,   Artist collaboration,   New York, NY

Press, Publications & Panels

2017    Smithsonian Magazine    Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation (review)

2017    Hyperallergic    A VR Exhibition Pays Tribute to a Long-Gone Vegas Casino (review)

2017    Art F City   The Backyard Biennial: A Biennial Done on Zero Dollars (review)

2016   2 Coats of Paint    Examining Queer at Yale (review)

2016   Creator's Project   A Look Inside the First Queer Show at Yale (review)

2016   New American Painting   Issue #129   (feature)

2016   Mossless, Mossless 4: Public/Private/Portrait

2016   W Magazine, Inside Authority Figure (review)

2016   New York Times, A Mysterious Performance Art Show Where the Audience Plays Along (review) 

2016   Fusion, This Dance Performance About Data, Surveillance, and Obedience F-ed Me Up (review) 

2016   Village Voice, 'Authority Figure' Experiments With Choreo-Politics at Knockdown Center (review)

2015   Metal Magazine, Ilana Savdie | Exploring Depth of Self (interview) 

2014   Mana Contemporary, Panel on Identifications: A discussion about non- conformism, labeling, and forms of identity (panel)   Miami, FL

2014   Print All Over Me, Artist Collaboration: Ilana Savdie (Interview) 

2014   Letra Urbana, Art and Technology: An Interview with Ilana Savdie (interview) 

2014   Bullett Media, An Interview with Ilana Savdie (interview) 

2014   Buzzfeed, A Powerful Film About Artists Defining Feminism (film) 

2014   The Coven Magazine, Ilana Savdie, Artist and Creative Director (interview) 

2013   Bullett Media, Bib + Tuck Re-invents The Wheel (interview) 

2013   Recaps Magazine, Paintings by Ilana Savdie (work feature) 

2013   The Coven Magazine Issue I, Cover art 

2008   Apartment Therapy, Artwork By RISD Graduates (work featured)

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