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Dr Pil and Dr Galia Kollectiv

  • Lecturer in Art
  • Art Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Areas of interest

Art and Politics, Irony and Overidentification, Performance, Belief, Film and Video, Immaterial Labour, Curating, Installation, Music, Writing.


Our practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary, encompassing film, performance, sculpture, costumes, music and collage. Our work addresses the legacy of modernism and the avant-garde and the relationship between art and politics.


We are especially interested in the role of art and creativity in post-Fordist labour. We often use choreographed movement and ritual as both an aesthetic and a thematic dimension, juxtaposing consumerism and religious ceremonies to find the underlying rites and convictions of a secular, post-ideological society. We also run xero, kline & coma, an artist run project space.


Recent lectures, seminars and workshops have addressed performance and video practice and theory, belief and radical orthodoxy, object oriented philosophy and sculpture, art and democracy and immaterial labour.


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 honours

Residency \ Fellowship:

  • 2017 Centre Clark, Montreal.

Awards and Commissions:

  • 2019: Souvenir from the Ghost Pavilion, performance film and exhibition commission supported by Daiwa Art foundation, Sasakawa Art Foundation and CASS School of Art
  • 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 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.


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