Vivian Mac Gillavry (1991)
vivianmacgillavry@gmail.com

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My practice is influenced by my background in anthropology. My work often starts with a question, when the work develops further even more questions arise.

Yet, I believe the artworld is a place where you do not necessarily have to have an impact on society, where things do not have to be useful or make sense. Art can be a place where fact and fiction are intertwined.

I want to create a sort of world or landscape in which the viewer is encouraged to wonder or fantasize about the forms and their meaning.


Education

09/2016 – 07/2021
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Bachelor of Fine Arts & Design

09/2015 – 07/2016
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Social and Cultural Anthropology (Msc)

09/2011 – 07/2014
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam 
Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (Bsc)


Awards


Otto Hetterscheid Stimuleringsprijs - Nominated
Clients and collaborations

STEIM

No Academy

Research Center for Material Culture

Museum Volkenkunde

ARTIS

Het Groote Museum

Vrije Universiteit

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Noorderkerkconcerten

Hard//Hoofd

Soundtrackcity

Urban Sound Lab

Hogeschool van de Kunsten Utrecht

Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken


Grants
                
Gerrit Rietveld Academie Profileringsfonds

Max Cohen Fonds

Steven Engelsman Grant

ASC Academy Grant

JoKolk Studiefonds