EJ Hill, Pillar, 2017. Wood and PVC. Dimensions variable. 57th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy. May 12–August 13, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. Photo: Sergey Illin / PinchukArtCentre.

EJ Hill

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EJ Hill (b. 1985, Los Angeles, California) works in the Manchester Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Hill received his BFA from Columbia College Chicago, in 2011, and MFA from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2013. He has exhibited or performed at Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France (2017); Underground Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Future Generation Art Prize at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2017); Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2017); and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2016), among others. He was an artist in residence at Praxis Studio, California State University, Dominquez Hills (2017), Studio Museum in Harlem (2015), and Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (2010). He was nominated for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation Future Generation Art Prize (2017) and is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2018), Art Matters Foundation Award (2017), William H. Johnson Prize (2016), and American Austrian Foundation Prize for Fine Arts, Salzburg (2012).