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 Israel, Europe, and the USA including Jerusalem Design week, Jerusalem, Israel, Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, Days of Jerusalem,Depo2015 Pilsen, Czech Republic, Neve Schechter Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel.
In addition, she collaborated with different choreographers, artists, and dance groups including Einat Amir, Yasmeen Godder Company and Inbal Theater. Their work participated in different festivals including Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel and Mekudeshet festival, Jerusalem, Israel. She participated in different artist in residence programs in Israel and the USA.
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.