Alia Wilhelm
Photographer
I am a Turkish-German collage artist based in London. I was a longtime contributor at Rookie Mag, Tavi Gevinson's beloved magazine for teenage girls. Now I create collages, packaging, clothes and larger art pieces for a variety of brands and publications including i-D, The Atlantic, VICE, ELLE, MaxMara, Kathmandu, Lazy Oaf, WeTransfer and Boots. I also art direct, frequently collaborating with other artists. In April 2020, I co-founded Nearness, an online magazine that documents the various responses to changes brought on by COVID-19. The beautiful art and writing on the site encourages self-reflection, open conversations about mental health, and a rare and real opportunity to slow down and process what is happening to us. Although it exists primarily as a digital space, it encourages readers to create tangible, homemade art through the use of printable collage kits. I also work as a director's assistant in the film industry and in advertising. Most recently I was the assistant to director Autumn de Wilde on the Focus Features adaptation of Jane Austen's *Emma*, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn. Before that, I worked as a director's assistant on *Viva la Vulva*, Kim Gehrig's award-winning video ad for the feminine hygiene brand Bodyform.
VIDEO
WLDKAT
Boosting Serum
WLDKAT
Skincare
PHOTOGRAPHY
Boots
Collage Kits
ELLE
Nearness
iBlues Clothes Design
Kathmandu
The Atlantic
VICE
WeTransfer
i-D Magazine
Desire
Lazy Oaf
Rookie Mag
Selected Personal Works