anthea hamilton

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Born in London, 1978. Lives and works in London.


Upcoming group exhibitions

Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; The New Art Gallery Walsall; The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth; Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
CA2M, Madrird, curated by Julie Boukobza


Selected solo exhibitions

Anthea Hamilton: The Prude, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
Volcano Extravaganza 2019 – DEATH, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy

The New Life, Secession, Vienna, Austria
A is for… and, am, anxious, apple, adore…, kaufmann repetto, Milan
The Squash, Tate Britain Commission 2018, Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London, UK, curated by Linsey Young

Corn Smut, White Cubicle, London, UK (with Samuel Nicolle)

Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK Grasses, The Magazine Sessions, in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
Frieze Projects New York, Randall’s Island, New York, US
LOVE IV: Cold Shower, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (with Nicholas Byrne)

Lichen! Libido! Chastity!, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, US
House, KORO, Oslo, Norway
Donuts, Fig-2, ICA, London, England

Just Kimonos, Shanaynay, Paris, France
LOVE, Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK, (with Nicholas Byrne)

Venice (The Kabuki Version), 59th International Short Film Festival
Flatness: Cinema after the Internet, Curated by Shama Khanna, Oberhausen
LET’S GO!, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

Kabuki, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London, UK
Sorry I’m Late, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
Frieze Projects East: LOVE, Poplar Baths, London, UK, (with Nicholas Byrne)
Les Modules, Foundation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Venice, Frieze Film, commissioned by Frieze Foundation, UK
Open Set, IBID Projects, London, UK

Calypsos, Studio Voltaire at Zoo Art Fair, London, UK, (with Nicholas Byrne) Spaghetti Hoops, La Salle de bains, Lyon, France
Turnhalle, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Gymnasium, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Cut-outs, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Athens, IBID Projects, London, UK


Selected group exhibitions

Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, milan

May You Live In Interesting Times, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, curated by Ralph Rugoff
Get up, stand up now, curated by Zak Ové, Somerset House, London Selfessness, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
As Seen on Screen: Art and Cinema, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
Paralympic heritage-stories from bradford, cartwright hall art gallery, bradford objects of wonder, palais populaire, berlin
Perceptions: Berrneshat, The National Gallery of Kosovo

Public Fiction: The Conscientious Objector, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

Footnotes, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Domesticity VI, Kayu-Lucie Fontaine, Bali, Indonesia
Uummannarsuaq, 1857, Oslo, Norway
I go, you go, good to go, Unclebrother, Hancock NY
Disobedient Bodies, curated by JW Anderson, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England

Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, England
History of Nothing, White Cube, London, England
8 Femmes, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

Chance Encounters, Loewe Foundation, Miami FL
La Vie Moderne, 13eme Biennale de Lyon, Curated by Ralph Rugoff, Lyon, France
The Averty Show, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Terrapolis, Neon and the Whitechapel Gallery, École de Française d’Athènes, Athens, Greece
Mon Horizontalité, Until Then, Paris, France
British Art Show 8, Curated by Anna Colin and Lydia Yee, Leeds Art Gallery, England Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery, Norwich, England; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, England

Burning Down The House: 10th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Jessica Morgan, Gwangju, South Korea
Athletic Valentin, Chez Valentin, curated by Ilaria Marotta, Paris, France
That Obscure Object of Desire, Luxembourg and Dayan, New York NY
Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics, MuKHA, Antwerp, Belgium
Period Room, Curated by Gallien Dejean, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008– 2013, Tate Britain, London, England
Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age, organised by Hayward Touring, Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

Flatness: Cinema after the Internet, curated by Shama Khanna, Oberhausen, Germany Better Homes, curated by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter, Long Island NY
ICA Off-Site: A Journey Through London’s Subculture; 1980’s to now, The Old Selfridges Hotel, London, England
Souvenir, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Antibody, Lisa Cooley, New York NY
Island, curated by Sarina Basta, Dairy – The Frank Cohen Collection, London, England Notes on Neo-Camp, curated by Chris Sharp, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England

Tramway Festival of Artist’s Moving Image, in association with LUX, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Space-Time Festival, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, England
Glaze, Chez Valentin, Paris, France
LUX Biennial of Moving Images, ICA, London, England
One Person’s Materialism is Another Person’s Romanticism II, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
In the Belly of the Whale (Act III), Centro Culturel Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain Phases, Wallspace Gallery, New York NY

There Are Two Sides to Every Coin and Two Sides to Your Face, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
One Person’s Materialism is Another Person’s Romanticism, ReMap 3, Athens, Greece Savage Messiah, Rob Tufnell Gallery, London, England

Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Le Verite Tropicale, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
Small Collections, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
Art Now: Strange Solution, Tate Britain, London, England


Anthea Hamilton’s work weaves complex symbols and narratives, bringing together references from architecture and design history to personal themes via fashion and popular culture. Her sculptures and immersive installations are often animated by performances that involve and activate the public as much as the space.


Anthea Hamilton: museum exhibitions selection

She was one of four shortlisted artists for the 2016 Turner Prize. Recent solo shows include: The Squash, Tate Britain Commission 2018, Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London; The New Life, Secession, Vienna, Austria; A is for… and, am, anxious, apple, adore…, kaufmann repetto, Milan, Italy; Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard, Hepworth Wakefield; LICHEN! LIBIDO! CHASTITY! at Sculpture Center, New York; Sorry I’m Late, Firstsite, Colchester, UK; Les Modules, Foundation Pierre Bergé– Yves Saint Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Her work has been presented as part of the British Art Show 8 and in numerous international venues, such as at the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, (with Nicholas Byrne), the 13th Lyon Biennale and the 1th Gwangju Biennale.


Anthea Hamilton: Education

Hamilton studied at the Royal College of Art London, and Leeds Metropolitan University.


Anthea Hamilton: exhibitions at the gallery

A is for… and, am, anxious, apple, adore…, 2018, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, 2016, group show at kaufmann repetto Milan