Gina Prat Lilly (she/they) writes through theory, haptics, and translation. They write essays located at the intersection of poetry, queer and feminist critical theory, visual art and philosophy. Their writing has been commissioned by Sticky Fingers Publishing and Visual AIDS (New York); has been published by Synoptique: Journal of Moving Image Studies, TACO!, New Voices Peer to Peer; and is forthcoming in a special issue of Classical Antiquities on Anne Carson, published by University of California Press. She is currently foraying into noise via her practice playing the saxophone with electronic music collective GATE.
At the Royal College of Art, Gina was part of the editorial team for An Engine for Thinking, a collaboration between the Warburg Institute and MA Writing cohort, and coordinated readings and performances for the launch event.
Alongside other students, they co-founded the translation research group please enter with heart open and hands out for what we have to give, holding a series of collaborative translation workshops and culminating in a published pamphlet series.
Before studying at the Royal College of Art, Gina majored in Classical and Hellenic Studies at King's College London, and was awarded the Katie Lentakis prize by the Anglo-Hellenic League for their thesis on the myth of Antigone in post-war Spain.
Gina is passionate about access to arts and culture, and to this end facilitates creative writing workshops for older adults. They also work as an Editorial Assistant at FIELDNOTES.