Jemila MacEwan is a Scottish-born Australian interdisciplinary artist based in New York. MacEwan’s work is characterized by the reconfiguration of the body and familiar objects into uncanny beings, which negate the world around them. Their bodies are simultaneously of this world and a window into alternative realities where accepted hierarchies are rearranged.
She received a Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia. Her work has been exhibited at Arquetopia (Mexico), Governor’s Island Art Fair (New York), the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York), the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Place of Assembly, Melbourne), and the Gertrude Street Projection Festival (Australia). She has been generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, the Ian Potter Cultural Council and the Graduate Women of Victoria.