Ilana Halperin

Ilana Halperin (b. 1973, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. She received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art; Glasgow, Scotland in 2000 and her BA from Brown University; Providence, RI in 1995. Her work has featured in solo exhibitions worldwide including National Museum of Scotland, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité and Artists Space in New York. Halperin’s creative output focuses upon geological activity and phenomena in an engagement with our understanding of time. The artist’s oeuvre combines geology and fieldwork in diverse locations: Hawaii, Iceland, France, Japan and in museums, archives and laboratories with an active studio-based practice. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including Estratos curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, PAC Murcia, Spain; Volcano at Compton Verney; Polar Dispatches at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; the Sharjah Biennial 8 and Experimental Geography, ICI, curated by Nato Thompson. Halperin is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Inaugural Artist Fellowship at National Museums Scotland, a British Council Darwin Now Award and an Alchemy Fellowship at the Manchester Museum. She has undertaken artist residencies at the Camden Arts Centre, Cove Park and aboard the Professor Molchanov, an ecotourism vessel that travels into the far North. Halperin is the Artist-Curator of the geology collection for the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, in the birthplace of Charles Darwin.  

Last updated: 13.11.2015