Morag Keil was born in Edinburgh in 1985; she studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.
Keil works in diverse mediums, including installation, painting and film, and her practice is shaped by a performative engagement with questions of identity and authenticity. Found jpegs become the subject of spurious ‘self’ portraits; multiple voices, found and filmed recordings are spliced in sound and video installations - there is no easy division between the digital and the analogue self.
Morag Keil’s solo exhibitions include ‘Potpourri’, Cubitt, London; ‘Palais de Token’, Neue Alte Bruecke, Frankfurt (2013); ‘Civil War’, Outpost, Norwich (2012); ‘Virginia Ham’, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen; ‘Moarg Kiel’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; ‘Public Hanging’, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (all 2011). In 2010, Keil received the Prix Lafayette at FIAC in Paris.