Ilana Halperin
RSA (Elect)

  • Academician Elected : 27/09/2017

BIOGRAPHY

  • Academician Elected : 27/09/2017

Ilana Halperin is an artist, originally from New York, and currently based in Glasgow. Ilana’s work explores the relationship between geology and daily life. Her approach combines fieldwork in diverse locations: Hawaii, Iceland, France, and Japan and in museums, archives and laboratories with an active studio-based practice. Her work has featured in solo exhibitions worldwide including National Museum of Scotland, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité and Artists Space in New York. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Inaugural Artist Fellowship at National Museums Scotland. She was Artist-Curator of geology for Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, in the birthplace of Charles Darwin. The Library of Earth Anatomy, a permanent commission at The Exploratorium in San Francisco has recently opened. Schering Stiftung, Berlin have published a monograph of her work entitled New Landmass. Ilana shares her birthday with the Eldfell volcano in Iceland. She is honoured and delighted to have been elected as a new member of the Royal Scottish Academy.