Ilona Sagar (b.1985) received her BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College (2008) and her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (2012). Using a diverse range of media spanning performance, film and assemblage, she has formed a body of work which responds to the social and historic context found in the public and private spaces we inhabit. Illusion and material [dis]honesty set the stage for works which seek to seduce, alluding to something familiar yet other.
Recent exhibitions include include Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art (March 2014). Solo Show at Tenderpixel (2014), Art Rotterdam, NL (February 2014); The Ballad of Peckham Rye, Bussey Building, Peckham, Art on the Underground as part of the Art Licks Weekend; Saturated Space commission for the Architectural Association (all 2013); Heart of Darkness, Le Centre national d’art contemporain, Nice FR; The Visionary Trading Project, Guest Projects (both 2012); States of Matter, the Swiss Church (2011); and Architectural Playgrounds, Barbican Gallery (2010) Recently she has exhibited at Embassy gallery, Edinburgh and screening work as part of the Onscreen programme at Carroll Fletcher, London, currently exhibiting in the group show, Whats love got to do with it Hayward Gallery Project Space and Softcore: Subverted Superstructure and the Systemic Sublime, Intelligentsia gallery, Beijing