- Barranquilla/ New York, Colombia/ USA
Ilana Savdie was raised between Barranquilla, Colombia and Miami and is now living and working in New York. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and has completed her postbac in painting at Columbia University. At the moment she is an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Ilana had her first solo shows in 2015 at Stream Gallery in Brooklyn and at International Playground in Manhattan. Her work has been exhibited in a number of group shows in the US, Colombia, and France, including at the 2015 NEWD Art Fair in Brooklyn. Ilana has been featured in Metal Magazine, Bullett Media , The Coven Magazine and Buzzfeed , and was invited by Mana Contemporary to speak in a panel during last year's Art Basel. "Through my work, I seek to examine the relationship between the consumer and the product, to reconcile the various notions of beauty that exist entangled in my memory, and the ways in which consumption of information can alter cognitive perception. I strip subjects of their original narrative by pulling the thread of a digital image until it unravels, leaving only fragments of its original form. In doing so, I test how this process can simultaneously unravel the glossiness and impenetrability of consumer culture and shatter the conception of personal and private in a digital world."