Abigail DeVille: No Space Hidden (Shelter) is organized by Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Project Room and Courtyard exhibitions are made possible, in part, by ICA LA’s Curator’s Council.
Abigail DeVille (b. 1981, New York, NY) received an MFA from Yale University (2011), BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology (2007), and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2007). DeVille has exhibited a constellation of site-specific installations in the United States and Europe. Recent exhibitions include Harlem: Found Ways, Cooper Gallery at Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2017); Urban Planning: Contemporary Art and the City 1967-2017, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO (2017); Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars, The Contemporary, Baltimore (2016); Puddle, pothole, portal, SculptureCenter, Queens (2014); Outside the Lines, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2014); Fore (2012), The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2012); Future Generation Art Prize, the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2012); and The Ungovernables, New Museum, New York, NY (2012), among others.
She was an artist in residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency (2017) and The Studio Museum in Harlem (2013–14), and recently awarded the Chuck Close Henry W. and Marian T. Mitchell Rome Prize (2017–18). Previous awards include Creative Capital Visual Artist Award (2015), Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study at Harvard University Visual Arts Fellowship (2014), Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2014), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2012).
DeVille has also designed sets for theatrical productions directed by Peter Sellers and Charlotte Brathwaite at La Mama (2015), Stratford Festival (2014), JACK (2014-16), and Joe’s Pub (2014), and received a 2015 OBIE Award for outstanding design for Braithwaite’s Prophetika: An Oratorio.