Ilona Gaynor

Ilona is an artist, designer and writer. She is also Director and Founder of research studio, The Department of No. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally, she has also lectured and taught internationally; including institutions such as the Royal College of Art, Princeton University, The Architectural Association, and The Rhode Island School of Design. Ilona’s works and texts have been diversely published and distributed widely: from Architectural Design (AD) Journal, Urbanomic Press and MIT Technology Review to the Hollywood Reporter, WIRED and Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine. She is the recipient of the Ridley Scott Prize and has been awarded various art and research grants including: Sony Motion Pictures, Scott Free and the Wellcome Trust. Ilona set up the Department of No in 2012 as a studio for research and consultancy that’s focus lies directly in the constructs between the real and the imaginary; consulting three ways between law enforcement practices, art and film and entertainment.