Ellie Ga

b. 1976, New York Lives and works in Stockholm, SE


2004 MFA, Hunter College, New York
1998 BFA, Marymount Manhattan College, New York


2024 Quarries, Bureau hosted by Labor, Condo, Mexico City, Mexico
2023 Quarries, Center For Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
2022 Quarries, Bureau, New York, NY
2021 Gyres, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal
2020 Gyres, And Other Driftings, The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Québec, Canada
2017 Strophe, A Turning, Bureau, New York, NY
2015 The Fortunetellers, Frac Franche Comté, Besancon, France
Square, Octagon, Circle, Le Grand Café Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France
2014 Pharos, M-Museum, Leuven, Belgium
It Was Restored Again, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Basel, Statements Section, Basel, Switzerland
Four Thousand Blocks, Bureau, New York, NY
2013 Square, Octagon, Circle, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
2012 Bureau at Liste17, Basel, Switzerland
2011 At the Beginning North Was Here, Millikin Gallery, Stockholm
This Was Later On, Bureau, New York
2010 At the Beginning North Was Here, Agnès b.’s Librairie Gallery, Hong Kong
2009 10:10 (Ten Till Two), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2008 The Fortunetellers (chapters 1-3), Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
2007 The Catalogue of the Lost, Montanaberlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005 Revolve, The Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey
2004 Jalan Scott Condiminiums, Times Square Gallery, New York
2000 Classification of a Spit Stain, Women’s Studio Workshop, New York


2024 Gyres 1-3 (2019-2020) & Strophe, A Turning (2017) screenings, Festival En temps réel, Le Lavoir Numérique, Gentilly, France
2023 Ancient History, Liv Bugge and Ellie Ga, High Line at 14th Street, New York, NY
2022 Quarries, 15th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, Cinema Village, New York, NY
Quarries, The New York Film Festival, Currents Program 2: Fault Lines, New York, NY
Walk&Talk: Cagarros Assembly, Azores Art Festival, Anda&Fala, São Miguel Island, Portugal
Quarries, FIDMarseille, Marseille International Film Festival, Marseille, France
Quarries, invitation from Katinka Bock: Some and any, fleeting, Cahn Kunstraum, Art Basel Parcours Night, Steinentorstrasse 19, Basel, Switzerland
Quarries, Fata Morgana Festival, curated by Béatrice Gross, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2020 The Catalogue of the Lost (and other Revelations), Fondation Giacometti, Paris, France
Gyres 1-3, Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, France
2019 Eureka, a lighthouse play, Flaherty NYC: Surface Knowledge, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Gyres 1-3, Camden International Film Festival, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
The Fortunetellers, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Reading the Deck of Tara, The National Gallery, Skopje, North Macedonia
The Eoliths, The Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
2018 The Eoliths, Bureau, New York, NY
The Eoliths, Mount Tremper Arts, Phoenicia, New York, NY
The Fortunetellers, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
Strophe, A Turning, The Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden
Strophe, A Turning, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Strophe, A Turning, Cinémathèque, Robert-Lynen, Paris, France
2016 The Fortunetellers, La Criée, Rennes, France
The Fortunetellers, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne/Scènes d’Europe, France
2015 Measuring The Circle, Cherry & Lucic, Portland, OR
Eureka, a lighthouse play & The Fortunetellers, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Eureka, a lighthouse play, EMPAC, Troy, NY
The Fortunetellers, EMPAC, Troy, NY
Reading the Deck of Tara + The Fortunetellers, Frac Franche Comté, Besancon, France
Eureka, a lighthouse play, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Eureka, a lighthouse play, The Kitchen, NY
Eureka, a lighthouse play, Playground Festival, Leuven, Belgium
2013 The Fortunetellers, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
The Fortunetellers, New Museum, New York
The Fortunetellers, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2012 Square, Octagon, Circle, Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain, Paris, France
The Fortunetellers, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
Reading the Deck of Tara, Kentucky Museum of Arts & Craft, Louisville
The Catalogue of the Lost (and other revelations), Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum & Goethe, Institute, Alexandria, Egypt
Bureau at Liste17, Basel, Switzerland
2011 The Fortunetellers, Playground Festival, Leuven, Belgium
The Catalogue of the Lost (and other revelations), Fondation D'Entreprise Ricard, Paris
The Fortunetellers: Arctic Circles, Oslo National Library, Norway
The Fortunetellers, Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Reading the Deck of Tara, Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
The Catalogue of the Lost, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
The Fortunetellers, Signal & Noise Festival, Vancouver, Canada
The Fortunetellers, The Kitchen, New York
The Fortunetellers, The Powerplant, Toronto
The Fortunetellers, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris
2010 The Fortunetellers: Part One & Arctic Circles: Ten till Two (10:10), The Berlin Institute for Cultural
Inquiry, Berlin, Germany
2009 The Fortunetellers, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, PS1 Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo, Palermo, Italy
Ecole Supérieure des Artes, Bruxelles, Belgium
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
The Catalogue of the Lost, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York
2008 The Fortunetellers, Projekt 0047, Oslo, Norway
The Catalogue of the Lost, Kunstakadiem, Oslo, Norway
2007 Dispatches from a Taranaut, sound project, Dispatch, New York
The Catalogue of the Lost, 16 Beaver, New York, NY
2006 The Catalogue of the Lost, Gigantic Art Space, New York
The Explorers Club, New York
Exploring the Explorers Club, Swiss Institute/The Armory
The Micro-Explorers Club, The Rubin Museum: Artists on Art, New York


2022 Looking Back / The 13th White Columns Annual, selected by Olivia Sao, White Columns, New York, NY
Alexandria: Past Futures, Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Fata Morgana, curated by Béatrice Gross, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2021 VIDEONALE.18, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
2020 Drive-In, curated by the Henry Art Gallery, On the Boards Parking Lot, Seattle, WA
in the ever changing world in which we live…, curated by Maureen Mahony, The Storefront, Bellport, NY
Four Flags Lisboa, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal
Until tomorrow: Ten Years of Bureau, Bureau, New York, NY
2019 Voyage aux antipodes, FRAC Franche-Comté, Jussey, France
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Anonymous is the answer, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, North Macedonia
Psychogeography, Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
2018 We The People: New Art from the Collection, Alright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Un pas de côté vers les confins du monde, Récits d’exploration, Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
Oceans: A Worldview at the Rhythm of the Waves, curated by Stefanie Hessler, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
2017 Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, curated by Béatrice Gross, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
2015 L'Epais Réel, La Criée Centre for Contemporary Arts, Rennes, France
Les Traversées, Villa Du Parc Centre d'Art Contemporian, Annemasse, France
Storylines, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2014 You cannot step twice into the same river, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
Someone Like Me, Murray Guy, New York, NY
2013 TARA'S 10 YEARS: Views of 20 Artists, Galerie Du Jour, Paris, France
ARKTIS, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging, New Museum, New York, NY
2012 Storytelling as Craft: Chapter One, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY
(im)possibilities, Visual Art Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer, cur. Borre Saethre & James Hoff, Tidens Krav, Oslo, Norway
2011 Wireless, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Matryoshka, cur. galeria perdida, Recess, New York
Naked Nature, Chateau Vert-Mont, Reuil-Malmason, France
You Have Left your Lotus Pods on the Bus, Blackston Gallery and Anthology Film Archives, NY
Dunkle Wolke, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Momentum-The Nordic Biennial, IMAGINE BEING HERE NOW, Moss, Norway
2010 The Narrative Arc: Methods in Storytelling, UNT Denton Gallery, Texas
We don’t record flowers, said the geographer, Bétonsalon, Paris France
Habitat, cur. Beatrice Gross, 21st/21st Gallery, New York
2008 Mois des Photos, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
Storyteller, cur. Elisabeth Byre, Projekt 0047, Oslo
Subject Index, cur. Gabrielle Giattino, Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Konstpause, Galerie Svalbard, Spitsbergen, Norway
2007 Festival des Urbaines, Espace Basta, Lausanne, Switzerland
Special Reconaissance, Gigantic Art Space, New York
2006 VIPER New Media Festival, Museen fur Gegenwartkunst, Basel, Switzerland
3+3, The Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey
Re-make/Re-Model, with David Adamo, D’Amelio Terras (on-line exhibition)
2005 Selections from the Special Collections, Wellesley College


2012 Swans, Amputees, curated by Marcelline Delbecq/Ellie Ga, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
2010 Ugly Duckling Presse–17 years, Artbook@ MoMA PS1, New York, NY
2007 Reports, with David Adamo/Cathleen Chaffee, The Explorers Club, New York, NY
2006 Fine Print : Alternative Media, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
The States, poems by Craig Foltz, photo/concept Ellie Ga, Ugly Duckling Presse
2004 Year, co-organizer/curator of artists’ space, Brooklyn, New York,
2000 Ellie Ga, Boris By the Sea, with Matvei Yankelevich, edition 50, Ugly Duckling Presse
1998 Ugly Duckling Presse, founding member


2023 Animal, Machine, Unfixed Image: Ellie Ga in conversation with Alexandre Estrela, MoMA Magazine, November 3
2020 The streets of Lisbon are paved in calçada.,’ The Hoosac Institute
2019 The Artists’ Artists, Artforum, December, p. 80
2018 North Was Here, Ugly Duckling Presse
Square Octagon Circle, Siglio Press
“Bird Flight, Stone Flight, A Thousand Described Routes”, In Navigation. A Publication for a Place Without a Historical Center, Created Continuously Anew In Meetings And Events That Occur In Empowered Spaces, Simultaneously, Onomatopee 162
2017 Dialogue (with Marcelline Delbecq), Shelter Press
2015 Joe Donahue, 'Ellie Ga at EMPAC,' WAMC Northeast Public Radio, May 5
Les Soirées Nomades, with Béatrice Gross, Fondation Cartier, Paris, April 27
2013 A Hole to See the Ocean Through, Invalid Format: Anthology of Triple Canopy, Volume 3
2012 Mirrors, Doors, code 2.0 Magazine, Fall
2011 Reading the Deck of Tara, Wrong-Rong Magazine, Issue #1
A Hole to See the Ocean Through, Triple Canopy #11: Default Environments
2010 Semaine 2a, Flash Art, March
Three Arctic Booklets, edition 50, Ugly Duckling Presse
Ellie Ga: 500 Words, as told to Lauren O'Neill-Butler, artforum.com, March 20
2009 'Day Photos: Month #2', I know nothing of the weather... catalogue, PNCA
2008 Tara Lexique, Le Journal du Tara et Damocles, No.4: Printemps Classification of a Spit Stain, edition 500, Ugly Duckling Presse 'Art on the Ice Floes', interview on Radio France, May
Reports from a Taranaut, Dispatch, NY
In the Arctic with Tara Expeditions, Alliance Française
2006 The Explorers Club Magazine, photographs for Fall issue
2004 N + 1, photographs, issue number 1
2000 Classification of a Spit Stain, edition 25, Women’s Studio Workshop


2022 Cyril Neyrat, 'Interview - Quarries,' Marseille International Film Festival, July
Amelie Saul, 'Ellie Ga: Quarries,' The Brooklyn Rail, July 13
John Vincler, 'What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now: Ellie Ga,' The New York Times, July 6
Johanna Fateman, 'Ellie Ga,' The New Yorker, June
2020 Christian Whitworth, 'Catastrophe in a Bottle: Ellie Ga’s Medial Detritus of Drift,' MAST, Vol. 1, No. 2, November
Caroline Champetier, ‘Retour sur le FIDMarseille 2020,’ AFC, July 29
Eva Díaz, 'Viewfinder: In films about gender, advertising, and immigration, the visible hand of women’s labor,' Aperture Magazine, #239, Summer
William S. Smith, 'Climate Change Has Already Transformed Everything About Contemporary Art,' Art in America, May 4
2019 Sophie Kovel, 'What Drifts Ashore: Ellie Ga Interviewed by Sophie Kovel,' BOMB, November 29
Tom McDonough, ‘Ellie Ga, Gyres,’ OSMOS, Issue 19, p. 10 - 15
Taylor Renee Aldridge, ‘We Ourselves Are Our Prize’: Lasting Works in the Whitney Biennial Evoke
Toni Morrison and Ancestry Through the Ages,’ ARTnews, September 19
Carlos Kong, ‘Whitney Biennial 2019 Whitney Museum of American Art / New York,’ Flash Art, September 16
Whitney Biennial 2019, Exhibition Catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
John Keene, ‘Whitney Biennial,’ Art in America, September
Holland Cotter, ‘The Whitney Biennial: Young Art Cross-Stitched With Politics,’ The New York Times, May 16
2018 Katherine Beaman, 'North Was Here by Ellie Ga: To Draw Maps,' commonplace review, December 30
'In conversation with Ellie Ga, artist of the intrepid,' by Anna Della Subin, TANK, Issue 77
Max L. Feldman, 'Ellie Ga's Empire of Texts,' Hyperallergic, November 18
Paul Maziar, 'Hide-and-Seek Amid the Ruins,' Los Angeles Review of Books, November 17
Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, Exhibition Catalog, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Exhibition Catalog, Storm King Art Center, New York
Emmy Catedral, ‘Ellie Ga’s Square Octagon Circle,’ BOMB, April 5
2017 Annie Godfrey Larmon, ‘Ellie Ga,’ Artforum, November, p. 248
‘Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink at Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna,’ cura.magazine, October 24
Max L. Feldman, ‘Critic’s Pick: Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink,’ Artforum.com, October 23
Will Heinrich, 'Ellie Ga,' The New Yorker, October
Kaitlyn A. Kramer, 'Ellie Ga: Strophe, A Turning,' The Brooklyn Rail, October 5
2016 Lacey Wozny, ‘Ellie Ga: Square, Octagon, Circle,’ Problems and Provocations pub. by Grand Arts, Kansas City
2015 ‘In Focus: Ellie Ga,’ by Jennifer Kabat, Frieze, Issue 174, October
Patrice Joly, ‘Guest: Ellie Ga,’ 02 Magazine, number 72, winter
2014 Colby Chamberlain, 'Ellie Ga,' Artforum, p. 376-7, September
Ali Pechman, 'Critic's Picks: Ellie Ga, Four Thousand Blocks', Artforum.com, April 25
Will Hunt, 'Submerged Ruins: An Interview With Visual Artist Ellie Ga', The American Reader, April 5
2013 Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Square, Octagon, Circle, exhibition pamphlet, Grand Arts, September
Clément Dirié, 'L'Evocation par l'image, Entre Souvenirs et Imaginaire', Le Quotidian de L'art, Feb 8
Michael H. Miller, 'Art of Darkness: Ellie Ga's North Pole Tell-All', GalleristNY.com, Feb 5
2012 Rachel Wetzler, 'The Art of Fieldwork', Rhizome.org, February
2011 Clemens Krummel, 'The Drift: Ellie Ga’s Layered Performances', Perform a Lecture! Catalogue
Lauren O’Neill-Butler, 'This Was Later On', Artfoum, March
Léo Guy-Denarcy, 'Bruits Blancs', Art 21, Winter
2010 Doretta Lau, 'Critic's Picks: Ellie Ga, At The Beginning North Was Here', Artforum.com
Mimi Luse, 'Nous ne notons pas les fleurs...', Art in America.com, November
Marceline Delbecq, 'At the Beginning North Was Here', Galerie du Jour, Hong Kong, September
2009 Denise Dooley, 'Classification of a Spit Stain', Galatea Resurrects #13, December
Bryan Stokes, 'Gagarbology', Coldfront Mag, April
John Motley, 'I Know Nothing of the Weather...', Portland Mercury, March


2022 Guggenheim Fellowship
2014 Swedish Research Council Three Year Grant for Artistic Research and Development
2011 Mejan Resident, Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 Artist in Residence, Polar Expedition, TARA
2007 The Fund for Contemporary Art: Emergency Projects Grant
2006 National Endowment of the Arts Publication Grant
The Pearlman Photography Grant
The Jerome Foundation Publication Grant
2002 The Albert Murray Trust Foundation Grant
2000 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant
1999 Friends of the Hermitage Study Grant, St. Petersberg, Russia


2018 Mount Tremper Arts, Phoenicia, New York
2013 Artist Residency, EMPAC, Rensselaer University, New York
Artist Residency, Cites des Arts, Paris, France
2012 Artist Residency, Kentucky Museum of Arts & Craft, US
Course in Marine Archaeology and Maritime Heritage, Alexandria Univ., Egypt
2011-12 Mejan Residency, Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, Sweden
2007-8 Tara, scientific research vessel, Arctic Ocean
2005-6 The Explorers Club, New York
2003 Summer Institute of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
2005 The Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey
2000 Women’s Studio Workshop, New York

COLLECTIONS Albright-Knox Art Gallery Fondation Galeries Lafayette The Fluentum Collection Frac Franche-Comté Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Hessel Museum of Art Moderna Museet The New York Public Library Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Whitney Museum of American Art