Jill Magid

  • Artist

Jill Magid is an American artist, writer, and filmmaker. Her work interrogates structures of power on an intimate level, exploring the emotional, philosophical, and legal tensions that exist between institutions and individual agency. Solo exhibitions include The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Tate Modern, London; Dia Bridgehampton; Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; San Francisco Art Institute; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands.

Her first feature-length film The Proposal (2018), commissioned by Field of Vision and distributed in the U.S. by Oscilloscope Laboratories, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received numerous prestigious festival awards.  Her work is included the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fundacion Jumex, and the Walker Art Center, among others. Magid is the recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2021 VIA Art Fund Grant, 2020 Creative Time Artist Commission, and the 2017 Calder Prize.

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