Ilana Harris-Babou (b. 1991, Brooklyn, New York) lives and works in Brooklyn and Middletown, Connecticut.
Ilana Harris-Babou’s work is interdisciplinary; spanning sculpture and installation, and grounded in video. She speaks the aspirational language of consumer culture and uses humor to digest painful realities. Her work examines the ways we find community and identity in everyday objects.
She has presented solo exhibitions of her work internationally. Institutions include: The Highline, New York (2022), Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut (2022); Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (2021); ICA Chattanooga, Tennessee (2021); and The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (2017). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions including 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2022); the Istanbul Design Biennial, Turkey (2020); and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (2019).
She received her BA in Art from Yale University, and an MFA in New Genres from Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Wesleyan University.