Dr Galia Kollectiv

Dr Galia Kollectiv is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the School of Art, Architecture and Design. She teaches studio practice and contextual studies across undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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Dr. Galia Kollectiv is an artist, writer and curator who works collaboratively with her partner Pil. Their work addresses the legacy of modernism and the relationship between art and politics. Through their performance, film and sculptural installations they have been interrogating the organisation of labour and the manifestations of ideology in late capitalism. They have had solo shows at Centre Clark, Montreal, Te Tuhi Center for the Arts, New Zealand and The Showroom Gallery, London, and presented live work at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Berlin Biennial and Kunsthall Oslo. They are the directors of artist run project space xero, kline & coma. Galia works as a lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Reading, where she is co-director of postgraduate research, and at London Met, where she is a Senior Lecturer.

Galia Kollectiv teaches studio practice and contextual studies across undergraduate and postgraduate courses.She has led studios on such themes as performing politics, science fiction and gentrification and projects addressing site specificity and temporary monuments.

Research Interests:

  • Art and politics
  • Irony and overidentification
  • Performance
  • Film and video
  • Immaterial labour
  • Critical curating
  • Installation
  • Art writing
  • Speculative fiction

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2019: Souvenir from the Ghost Pavilion, Hospitale Project, Tottori, Japan
  • 2018: Second Annual Report from the Strategic Sanctuary for the Destruction of Free Will, Centre Clark, Montreal
  • 2017: The Immigrants, Naughton Gallery, Queen's University, Belfast
  • 2016: Progress Report from the Strategic Sanctuary for the Destruction of Free Will, Pump House Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2019: Snow Crash, IMT Gallery, London
  • 2017: Diagonal Diagram of Dispersed Documents, Art Lacuna, London
  • 2017: Medieval City One, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester
  • 2016: I Won't Do What You Tell Me, Kunst Vardo, Ram Gallery, Oslo
  • 2015: Office Space: The Modern Workplace Disrupted, YBCA, San Francisco

Curatorial Projects:

  • 2018 – 2020: EuroNoize, London, Reading, Oslo and Prague

Academic qualifications:

  • We graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, (1995–1998) before gaining an MA at Goldsmiths College, London (2000–2001) and a PhD, also at Goldsmiths (2007–2013)

Awards and Commissions:

  • 2019: Souvenir from the Ghost Pavilion, performance film and exhibition commission supported by Daiwa Art foundation, Sasakawa Art Foundation and the School of Art, Architecture and Design (London Met)
  • 2018: Arts Council England grant
  • 2018: Research Endowment Trust Fund grant from the University of Reading
  • 2017: European Cooperation Commission

Selected publications

  • Kollectiv, G. and Kollectiv, P., "The pamphleteer in the age of the Dark Enlightenment: online manifestos of the Alt-Right", in: Art Politics and The Pamphleteer [Jane Tormey and Gillian Whiteley - eds.], London: Bloomsbury, 2020, ISBN: 9781350022461
  • Kollectiv, G. and Kollectiv, P., "The Missing Body of J. T. Leroy", in: The Bodies that Remain [Emmy Beber - ed.], London: Punctum, 2018, ISBN: 9781947447677
  • Kollectiv, G. and Kollectiv, P., "Rainbow Pixels", in: Law and Taste [Andrea Pavoni - ed.], London: University of Westminster, 2018, ISBN: 9781911534327
  • Kollectiv, G. and Kollectiv, P., "Re-enacting the Archive: Untimely Meditations on the Use and Abuse of Repetition", in: Artists in the Archive: Creative and Curatorial Engagements with Documents of Art and Performance. [Paul Clarke, Simon Jones, Nick Kaye, Johanna Linsley - eds.], London: Routledge, 2018, ISBN: 1138929786
  • Kollectiv, G. and Kollectiv, P.,"Playing Like a Girl", in: Cesura//Acceso, Issue 2, 2017, ISBN: 9780993024610.

Dr. Galia Kollectiv
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art


 Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Souvenir from the Ghost Pavilion, 2019 [Project Hospitale, Tottori, Japan]


 Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet at Conway Hall, 2007
Kollectiv Asparagus A Horticultural Ballet


 WE at Kunsthall Oslo, 2010 - 2018
Kollectiv WE.jppg


 The Decision Maker Does Not Anticipate, part of The Immigrants, 2017


 Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows at the Hayward Gallery, 2014