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. Her 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. In all of those mediums, she finds the “normalcy” and questions it.
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. Since 2018 she has collaborated with Yasmeen Godder Company as a costume designer for Demonstrate Restraint and Practicing Empathy #1.