Ava Grauls is a South African/Belgian artist and performer based in London. Her practice is inspired by her experience of multiple migrations into new national norms and disappearing histories. Her current research considers the management of memories.
Grauls has exhibited in Hiroshima, London, Edinburgh, and Dundee. In 2019, she was awarded the Moira McGregor Bursary for a residency at Studio Kura in Japan. In 2021, she won the Royal Scottish Academy David Mitchie Travel Award. Her film "Obliterated" was selected for the Lisbon Art Weekend Programme in 2022. Grauls' painting was selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2023, and she will be working with the Edge artist collective to host an exhibition in Hiroshima City in October, funded by the British Sasakawa Foundation.
She graduated from Duncan Jordanstone College of Art in 2021 in Dundee, before relocating to London to finish her masters at the RCA.