Jill Magid

2013–2015 Vera List Center Fellow
Artist and writer Jill Magid explores themes of intimacy and secrecy within systems of power. Magid's work develops from her own experiences inside systems like the military (being trained to embed with the US Army in Afghanistan), the police (being followed by the Liverpool Police Department through its citywide CCTV system), and the intelligence agency (being mentored as a spy after being commissioned by the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service), an organization that would eventually confiscate her work from London's Tate Modern. Magid has received awards from the Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten, the Netherland-America Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant, and most recently the 2017 Calder Prize. Magid has participated in the Liverpool, Bucharest, Singapore, Lyon, Gothenburg, Manifesta and Performa Biennials. She is an associate of the Art, Design, and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a 2013–15 Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.




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