Ilana Halperin

born in New York, NY 1973


2000 MFA (Fine Arts), Glasgow School of Art
1995 BA with Honours, Brown University


Physical Geology (slow time). Spring Exhibitions, three solo projects. Artists Space, New York 2009
Physical Geology. Alchemy Project. Manchester Museum. Manchester. 2008
Towards Heilprin Land. doggerfisher. Edinburgh. 2007
Infinite Orogeny, a two person show with Adam Putnam. Studio Visconti. Milan. 2007
Nomadic Landmass. doggerfisher. Edinburgh. 2005
Dromocroma, a two person show. Curated by Laura Garbarino. Autori Cambi. Rome. 2004
The Difficulty of Falling in Love During an Earthquake. Tramway. Glasgow. 2001
Geologic Intimacy, Switchspace. Glasgow. 1999
Boiling Milk Solfataras. Café Karolina. Akureyri, Iceland. 1999


Volcano. Curated by James Hamilton. Compton Verney
Portscapes. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Running Time, Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to now, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
An Entangled Bank. Talbot Rice Gallery
Portscapes. Latitudes. Rotterdam
The Audio Show. Curated by Seth Kelly. Friedrich Petzel Gallery. New York
Spring Exhibitions. Artists Space. New York
Polar Dispatches. Portland Museum of Art. Portland
Timecode. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Dundee
Experimental Geography. Curated by Nato Thompson. ICI. Touring

The Fleeting. A two person project with Nathalie de Briey. Taigh Chearsabhagh. North Uist
Art Forms from the Ocean. National Glass Centre. Sunderland
Estratos. Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud. PAC MURCIA
Conspire. transmediale08. Curated by Natasa Petresin-Bachelez. House of World Cultures. Berlin
Experimental Geography. Curated by Nato Thompson. ICI. Venues TBC

It Starts from Here. De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill on Sea
Sharjah Biennial 8. Sharjah, U.A.E.
Alchemy Artists. Manchester Museum. Manchester
Enlightenment; Collecting for the Future. Hunterian Art Museum. Glasgow

The Square Root of Drawing. Temple Gallery. Dublin
How I Finally Accepted Fate. Curated by Jason Murison. Elizabeth Foundation. New York
Where the Wild Things Are. Curated by Anne Marie Watson. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Dundee
Drawing Links. The Drawing Room. London
Public Holiday Projects. Expodium. Utrecht
Our House is a House that Moves. Living Art Museum. Reykjavik

The Dazzled Eye. The Whitworth Gallery. Manchester
Our House is a House that Moves.Skuc Galerija. Ljubljana
Platform for Art Poster Series. Curated by Tamsin Dillon. London Underground Piccadily Circus Tube Station

Our House is a House that Moves. Curated by Natasa Petresin. Part of the Steirischerbst 2003. Pavel Haus. Laafeld
Vatnajokull, the farthest north. London Underground Virtual Platform for Art. Curated by Tamsin Dillon
Into the Abyss, a one night event. Derek Eller Gallery. New York
Nomadic Landmass. Tag Team Experiment. Edinburgh
International Drawing Institute Exhibition. Xi'an Academy of Fine Art and touring. China
Participation in the Makrolab project. Venice Biennale
Re-Launch. Market. Glasgow
Gruppe Show. Tag Team Experiment. Edinburgh

Art and Mountains - Conquistadors of the Usless. Curated by Bruce Haines and Paul Claydon. Alpine Club. London
Two-person show with Adam Putnam. The Kettilhouse. Akureyri, Iceland

Two-person show with Sally Osborn. Doggerfisher. Edinburgh
Diplomatic Immunity. Hunter College Galleries. New York

Exhibition for Archibald Campbell and Harley WS Photography Award. Curated by Toby Webster and Kate Bush. Stills Gallery. Edinburgh.
New Contemporaries 2000. Curated by Jeremy Millar, Sarah Kent and Gavin Turk. The Cornerhouse and touring. Manchester
Museum Magogo. Curated by Beagles & Ramsey. PB Gallery. Melbourne, Australia
Multiples in Time and Space, Ampersand International Arts. San Francisco
Additional Research into the Phenomenon. Curated by Mick Peter. Project Room. Glasgow
A Day Like Any Other. Curated by Francis Mckee. Stavanger Kulturhus. Stavanger, Norway
Topographico, Intermedia. Glasgow

Story. Curated by Pi Li. The Assembly Gallery/The Courtyard. Glasgow
Intimate Three Part Fractions. CCA. Glasgow.
Festival of Art/Music Collaborations. R.S.A.M.D. Glasgow

Invitational Show, Soho 20. New York
FranklinFest Downtown Arts Festival. New York
Portraits and Interiors, 401 Washington. New York


British Council Darwin Now Award
Scottish Arts Council Visual Artist Award
Research Commission. Storey Gallery. Lancaster
Project Commission. Stills. Edinburgh

Esmee Fairbairn Residency. Cove Park. Scotland

Alchemy Fellow. Manchester Museum. Manchester

Honorary Research Fellow, Glasgow School of Art
Scottish Arts Council Artist Grant
Hope Scott Trust Artist Grant
Artist-in-Residence. Oceanwide Expeditions/Tiffin Projects. Greenland

Research Residency. Camden Arts Centre. London

Artist-in-Residence. Skaftfell Cultural Center. Seydisfjorder, Iceland
Commissioned Residency. Accident and Emergency Department, New Royal
Infirmary, Artlink. Edinburgh

Earthwatch Institute Fieldwork Participant. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

MAKROLAB. The Arts Catalyst and Project Atol. Perthshire, Scotland
Network North Residency. NIFCA. Lapland and the Barents Region
Artist-in-Residence. The Gilsociety. Akureyri, Iceland

Cell Culture Science/Art Residency. Arteleku, San Sebastian
Darklights Commission. Tramway. Glasgow

Four Year Research Award. Glasgow School of Art
Finalist. Archibald-Campbell and Harley WS Photography Award. Stills. Edinburgh

Artist in Residence. The Gilsociety. Akureyri, Iceland
Postgraduate Scholarship Award. Glasgow School of Art
Landscape Drawing Prize. Glasgow School of Art

Group Residency. La Cipressaia Art Center, Italy
Residency. Kokoro Arts Center, USA

Roberta Jocelyn Award for Excellence in Art. Brown University. USA
Rockefeller Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. USA
Mimi Hicks Premium in Art Award. Brown University. USA


At What Moment Does Limestone Become Marble. Bard Center for Curatorial Studies. Annandale-on-Hudson

Physical Geology. Terra Mobilis: Fire and Ice Colloquium. Brown University. Providence
A Brief History of Mobile Landmass. Future Land. Port of Rotterdam/SKOR
Physical Geology. Dundee Contemporary Arts; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow           

Geologic Intimacy. Species of Origin. Edinburgh College of Art
Towards Heilprin Land. Cendeac, Murcia; Hunterian Museum, Glasgow; E.A.F. Edinburgh
Ruins in Reverse (Nomadic Landmass). Manchester Museum, Manchester

Emergent Landmass, a chronicle of disappearance. EFA Gallery; Camden Arts Centre
Ruins in Reverse (Nomadic Landmass). Camden Arts Centre, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York (delivered by artist Adam Putnam); Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Integrating Catastrophe. Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi, China; China Academy of Art. Hangzhou, China
Geologic Intimacy. Wednesday Open Series, G.S.A.

Integrating Catastrophe. Institute for Drawing. Xi'an Academy of Fine Art. Xi'an, China

The Pursuit of Flora and Other Environmental Anecdotes. International Society for
Literature and Science, Aarhus, Denmark

Nomadic Landmass. CCA/Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
The Pursuit of Flora and Other Environmental Anecdotes. Arteleku, Donostia; Tramway
Space Art Forum. The Arts Catalyst/Lux, London


2010 Visiting Artist. Lancaster University, Lancaster
2005-2009 Visiting Lecturer.  Duncan of Jordanstone School of Fine Art. Dundee
2008-2009 Visiting Artist. Edinburgh College of Art, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Edinburgh University
2006-2007 Honorary Research Fellow. Glasgow School of Art 
2004 Visiting Tutor. School of Design. Southern Yangtze University. Wuxi, China
Visiting Professor. Postgraduate Art/Design Department. The China Academy of Art. Hangzhou, China
2003-2005 Visiting Artist. MFA and Painting Departments. Glasgow School of Art
2000-2005 Research Affiliate. Glasgow School of Art
2000-2005 Project Artist. Artlink, Edinburgh
1999-2000 Alternate Teacher in Continuing Education Program. Glasgow School of Art


2010 Forthcoming :Body Mineralogists. Berlin Medical Museum. Berlin

2009 An Entangled Bank. Text by Moira Jeffrey. Talbot Rice. Edinburgh
In Conversation, Spring Exhibitions. Artists Space. New York
Physical Geology. Text by Karen Holmberg. Artist Book. Manchester Museum

2008   Experimental Geography. Edited by Nato Thompson. ICI. New York
Estratos. Pac Murcia. Spain

2007   Sharjah Biennial 8 Catalogue. U.A.E.
Frozen Tears 3. Edited by John Russell. UK

2006   Where the Wild Things Are. Text by Anne Marie Watson. D.C.A. Dundee
Emergent Landmass (a chronicle of disappearance). Artist publication. D.C.A. Dundee
Drawing Links. Text by Andrew Patrizio. Drawing Room. London

2005   Nomadic Landmass (London). Text by Mungo Campbell. File Note. Camden Arts Centre
Ruins in Reverse, lecture series publication. Edited by Adam Putnam. Presented at the Whitney
Museum of American Art at Altria. New York
Ruins in Reverse (Nomadic Landmass). Artist publication. doggerfisher. Edinburgh

2004   Frozen Tears 2, the sequel. Edited by John Russell. UK
Dromocroma. Text by Laura Garbarino. Autori Messa. Rome
Our House is a House that Moves. Text by Natasa Petresin. Pavel House. Laafeld

2003 24/7 Wilno/Nueva York. Edited by Raimundas Malasauskas. CAC. Vilnius
Into the Abyss. Edited by Adam Putnam. New York
Institute for Drawing Exhibition Catalogue. Beijing
Makrolab. Arts Catalyst. London

2002   Re-Launch. Market. Glasgow 
Punkt. NIFCA. Helsinki

2000 Diplomatic Immunity. GSA. New York/Glasgow
Archibald Campbell and Harley Photography Award. Text by Moira Jeffrey. Edinburgh.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2000. Manchester


Top Ten Films of 2009. Chrissie Iles. Artforum. December 2009
Artist of the Week. Jessica Lack. The Guardian. November 4, 2009
Spring Exhibitions. Artists Space. The New Yorker. May 18, 2009
Estratos/PAC Murcia. Max Andrews. Frieze. June 2008
What Lies Beneath the Icy Surface. Susan Mansfield. Scotsman. November 30, 2007
Performing Landscapes; Traveling to Greenland with Ilana Halperin. Amoreen Armetta. Art on Paper. Vol. 11. No. 3. January/February 2007
Ilana Halperin; Open Frequency. Sally O’Reilly. Axis. 2006
Ilana Halperin. Nick Barley. Map. Issue 3 / Autumn 2005
Anniversary leap of faith into volcano of discovery. Iain Gale. Scotland on Sunday. Review. May 15, 2005
Time is of the essence in 30th celebrations. Sunday Herald. The Critics. Arts. May 15, 2005
So gifted, naturally. Moira Jeffrey. The Herald. Friday December 14, 2001                           


The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
University of Dundee, Dundee