Hilla Shapira is a body object maker. She was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. She received her BFA in Fashion and Jewelry from Bezalel Academy Of Art Jerusalem, Israel (2014) and her MFA in Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI, USA (2020). Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Hilla’s work deals with the relationships between common design and body regimen. By making functional mundane objects or representations of them she questions design norms and the political aspects of everyday things. Her work is multidisciplinary and includes critical research, clothing construction, performance, video, sound, and installation.
She has presented her work in group exhibitions in Israel, Europe, and the USA. In addition, she commissioned costumes for different choreographers, artists, and directors including Einat Amir and Yasmeen Godder.
Awards and Residencies
- Carrizozo Artist-in-Residence, Carrizozo, NM, USA.
- Makerspace Studio Residency- Brooklyn, NY, USA.
- Popps Packing –Artist residency, Hamtramck, MI, USA.
- Finalist– VCU Fountainhead Fellowship, Richmond,VA, USA.
- Cranbrook Academy Of Art Merit scholarship, Bloomfield Hills, MI,USA.
- Cranbrook Gallery A award, Bloomfield Hills, MI,USA.
- Scholarship from Cranbrook Academy Of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI,USA.
- Artist Residency at Midrash Yotzer , supported by Neve Schechter, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Travel scholarship by Ruhch Hadasha organization and Jerusalem Municipality, Pilsen. Czech Republic.
- Interfaith WWC residency at Geneva, Switzerland.
- Artist Residency of Mrae Makom, Jerusalem, Israel.