Ilana Harris-Babou


20 Jay Street, 317 & 318

Split screen image still of two woman on one side and dish of food on other
Ilana Harris-Babou, Cooking with the Erotic still (2016). 2-channel hd video. 11:37min.

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 as a means to digest painful realities. Her work confronts the contradictions of the American Dream: the ever unreliable notion that hard work will lead to upward mobility and economic freedom. She has exhibited throughout the US and Europe.

In her interview with Triangle Arts intern Humza Murtza, Ilana Harris-Babou discusses her interest in new media and the ideas behind her body of work in Decision FatigueReparation Hardware, and Human Design. For more information please click here.

About Triangle

Triangle is a visual arts residency in New York founded in 1982, providing a life-changing working environment for committed artists through studio-based opportunities to experiment and create new work; shared community with other artists that lasts a lifetime; introduction of curators and other experts to the work at crucial times; cultivation of new and diverse audiences with public programs, such as open studios; and meaningful exposure to and interaction with the surrounding Brooklyn community and the wider world.