A conceptual artist, writer, and filmmaker, Jill Magid interrogates structures of power on an intimate level, exploring the emotional, philosophical, and legal tensions that exist between institutions and individual agency. 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. Magid has had solo shows at major institutions including The Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth; The Renaissance Society in Chicago; Dia Foundation, Bridgehampton; Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her forthcoming exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris, features a significant body of Magid’s work acquired by the museum. Recent honors include a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship and VIA Art Fund grant, 2020 Creative Time Artist Commission, and the 2017 Calder Prize.
Jill’s work was included in the 2022 exhibition Books Revisited.