Ilona Sagar


Datum, States of Matter The Swiss Church Covent Garden (detail)

Film installation and performance

Through a diverse range of media spanning performance, film and assemblage, Sagar explores our shared interactions in both public and private space. Her work often uses the processes involved in making to construct a sense of fractured narrative. This forms a body of work which responds to the social and historic context found in the public and private spaces we inhabit. Illusion and material [dis]honesty set the stage for works which seek to seduce, alluding to something familiar yet other. Her most recent exhibitions include The Swiss Church, Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects, The Hospital Club, Barbican Art Gallery and Jerwood Gallery.

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Supported by: Bowers Wilkins



BA Hons, Fine Art (Studio Practice and Contemporary Critical Studies) (First class), Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2008; Foundation Art and Design, Colchester Institute, Essex, 2005


Visiting tutor, The Ruskin School, Oxford, 2012; Visiting tutor, Camberwell College of Art, London, 2011-12; Visiting tutor, Brighton College of Art, Brighton, 2012; Jury panellist, Architectural Association (AAIS), London, 2009-10


Visionary Trading Project, Yinka Shonibare Studio - Guest Projects (Supported by Arts Council England, The National Arts Council Singapore and Resonance FM), London, 2012; States of Matter , Swiss Church, Covent Garden (Supported by The Swiss Cultural Fund), London, 2011; The Enchanted Palace, Kensington Palace, London, 2011; Architectural Playgrounds, Barbican Gallery, London, 2010


AlumniRCA Scholarship Fund, 2012