Alumni News: Ellie Ga ’98 at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

July 10, 2017
  • Ellie Ga
Artist Ellie Ga will presenting at the sixth edition of EPHEMEROPTERÆ #6 at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna.

“Ellie Ga’s work is inspired by the indeterminacy of exploration and the human desire to contact and chart the unknown. She uses a range of media to build her layered narratives. Over the past two years, she has been developing a history of messages in bottles: their use in oceanography, folklore, and literature. “The message in a bottle” is used as a portal into the circumstances that contribute to drift and how a person interprets what they find on the shoreline. Objects drift and human stories drift. Ga explores how flotsam on the shore engages one’s own humanity and becomes a vehicle for action.”