Gili Lavy (b. 1987) works with large-scale projections and immersive video installations. She is inspired by how socio-political conditions affect cultural identity, and the land where they exist. Lavy holds a Master degree from the Royal College of Art, London, in Contemporary Art Practice. Between 2020 and 2021 Lavy was invited to Artist residency Palazzo Monti, Italy; Artport, Tel-Aviv; Joya:AiR Artist Residency, Spain; and was awarded Responsa Foundation Art Grant, UK.
Between 2019 and 2020 Lavy was awarded the Emmanuele Special Award for contemporary art, Italy; had a solo show as part of Intermezzo, Villa Zito, Palermo, commissioned by Fondazione Sicilia; and was part of BAM Bienniale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, commissioned by Fondazione Merz, Italy.
Between 2016 and 2018 Lavy was an artist in residence at The Florence Trust, London, UK; and Villa Lena Foundation, Italy; she had a solo show in Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri as part of Festival Delle Letterature Migranti, Palermo, and was selected as a finalist for the 2nd edition of Mario Merz prize, Turin, Italy.
Awards and nominations include: Responsa Grant, UK (2021); Talent Prize 2020, IT; Dentons Art Prize, London, UK (2018); Mario Merz Prize, IT (2017); Arts Council England, UK (2016); Hix Prize, London, UK (2016); Clore Foundation Grant, UK (2014-6).
Selected solo & duo exhibitions include: Intermezzo/Villa Zito, Fondazione Sicilia, Italy (2019/2020); Palazzo Chiaramonte/Punte Brillanti Di Lance, Palermo, Italy (2018); Fieldworks Gallery, London, UK (2017); Jerusalem Artist House, Israel (2015). Selected group exhibitions include: Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig, Germany (2020), ELIA/European League of Institutes of The Arts, Amsterdam (2019); BAM/Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Italy (2019); The Koppel Project Gallery, London, UK (2018); Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy (2017); CICA Museum, South Korea (2017); Gutman Museum, Israel (2017); Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (2016); Visio lo Schermo Dell’arte, Florence, Italy (2016); FIF BH International Biennale of Photography, Brazil (2015); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (2014).