Residency dates

November 2019 – February 2020


Ellie Ga’s uses a range of media to build her layered narratives: part observational essay, part documentary and part fragmentary storytelling.
Born New York City, 1976
Lives and works: Stockholm, Sweden / New York City, USA
Education: Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, 2004. Ellie has been the test pilot for several experimental artist residency programs including at the Explorers Club, NYC and Tara Arctic Expedition (France/Arctic Ocean). For a semester, she studied marine archeology at University of Alexandria, Egypt. She has also been in residence at Mount Temper Arts (New York), Cité des Arts (Paris), Iaspis, international studio residency
(Stockholm) and Experimental Media and Performance Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (EMPAC), Troy, New York.
Solo Exhibitions (selected): Strophe, A Turning, Bureau, New York, 2017; The Fortunetellers, Frac Franche Comté, Besançon, France, 2015; Square Octagon Circle, Le Grand Café Centre d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France 2015; Pharos, MMuseum, Leuven, Belgium, 2014; It Was Restored Again, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 2014.

2014-2017 Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council) Fellowship for Artistic Research


She is the author of Square Octagon Circle, Siglio Press, New York and North Was Here, Ugly Duckling Presse, New York, US.


2019, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Anonymous is the answer, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, North Macedonia Océans, Le Fresnoy, France, 2018
Indicators, Artists respond to Climate Change, Storm King Art Center, New York, 2017
Storylines, Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, 2015
L’Epais Réel, La Criée Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rennes, France, 2015.
Her performances have been shown in New York City at The Kitchen, The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as at La Fondation Cartier d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France and the Playground Festival, M-Museum/STUK, Leuven, Belgium.


Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York, US)
FRAC Franche-Comté (Besançon, France)
Fondation Galeries Lafayette (Paris, France)
Hannebauer Collection (Berlin, Germany)
Hessel Museum of Art-Bard College (Annadale-on-Hudson, New York, US)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York City, US)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City, US)

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