Abigail Deville: Only When It's Dark Enough Can You See the Stars

Miscellaneous items clustered together to create a cave, wires, lights, plastic parts.

Installation view of No Space Hidden (Shelter) (2018), Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. photo / Brian Forrest

Abigail DeVille, born in 1981 in New York City, received her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2011 and her B.F.A. from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007. DeVille has exhibited a constellation of site-specific installations in the U.S. and Europe. Her most recent exhibitions include No Space Hidden (Shelter), Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2018); The American Future at PICA, Portland (2018); Empire State Works in Progress, The Whitney, New York City (2017); Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum, Kansas City (2017); Urban Planning: Contemporary Art and the City 1967-2017, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2017); Only when it's dark enough can you see the stars, The Contemporary, Baltimore (2016); Revolution in the Making, Hauser Wirth, Los Angeles (2016); and Future Generation Art Prize 2013 Venice Biennale of Art. DeVille has designed sets for theatrical productions at venues such as the Stratford Festival (2014), directed by Peter Sellers, Harlem Stage (2016), La Mama (2015), Jack (2014–16), and Joe's Pub (2014) directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. She has received honors including a 2014–15 fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, 2015 Creative Capital grantee, and a 2015 OBIE Award for design. She was also the 2017–18 Chuck Close Henry W. and Marion T. Mitchell Rome Prize fellow.

Supported by the Tenaglia family.
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