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Anthea Hamilton was born in London, in 1978. She lives and works in London.

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.


selected museum exhibitions

Recent solo shows include: The Squash, Tate Britain Commission 2018, Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London; The New Life, Secession, Vienna, Austria; Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard, Hepworth Wakefield; LICHEN! LIBIDO! CHASTITY!, 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 58th Venice biennale, the 13th Lyon Biennale and the 1th Gwangju Biennale.

She was one of four shortlisted artists for the 2016 Turner Prize.


shows at the gallery

cold, cold heart, 2022, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
A is for… and, am, anxious, apple, adore…, 2018, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

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Anthea Hamilton (b.1978 London) lives and works in London.


Selected solo exhibitions

cold, cold heart, kaufmann repetto, milan
The Pillow Book, O’Flaherty’s, New York
Mash Up, M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp

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

The New Life, Secession, Vienna
A is for… and, am, anxious, apple, adore…, kaufmann repetto, Milan
The Squash, Tate Britain, London

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

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

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

Just Kimonos, Shanaynay, Paris
LOVE, with Nicholas Byrne, Glasgow International, Glasgow

LET’S GO!, Bloomberg Space, London

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

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

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

Gymnasium, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Cut-outs, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdamì

Athens, IBID Projects, London


Selected group exhibitions


Les Mondes Imaginaires, Fondation Villa Datris, Paris


Paraventi: Folding Screens from the 17th to 21st Century, Fondazione Prada, Milan

 Le Retour, Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées- Méditerranée, Sérignan 

Myriad Reflector, ca2m – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Avda, madrid
Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
Radical Landscapes, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
No Stranger or Lover to Me, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved

an ego of her own, kaufmann repetto, milan
The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance
, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Wishbone Vision, Project Native Informant, London Hockney to Himid: 60 years of British Printmaking, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
KOLÉ SÉRÉ, Braunsfelder, Cologne

Living Things, JTT, New York
the year i stopped making art, sultana gallery, paris
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, milan

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

Public Fiction: The Conscientious Objector, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
Perceptions; Women Tailored to Society?, The Gallery of Matica srpska, Novi Sad

Footnotes, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Domesticity VI, Kayu-Lucie Fontaine, Bali
Uummannarsuaq, 1857, Oslo
I go, you go, good to go, Unclebrother, Hancock
Disobedient Bodies, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

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

Chance Encounters, Loewe Foundation, Miami
La Vie Moderne, 13eme Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
The Averty Show, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers
Terrapolis, Neon and the Whitechapel Gallery, École de Française d’Athènes, Athens
Mon Horizontalité, Until Then, Paris
British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, leeds; Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery, Norwich; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

Burning Down The House: 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Athletic Valentin, Chez Valentin, Paris
That Obscure Object of Desire, Luxembourg and Dayan, New York
Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics, MuKHA, Antwerp
Period Room, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008– 2013, Tate Britain, London
Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age, Galway Arts Festival, Galway

Venice (The Kabuki Version), 59th International Short Film Festival, trieste
Flatness: Cinema after the Internet, Oberhausen
Better Homes, SculptureCenter, Long Island
ICA Off-Site: A Journey Through London’s Subculture; 1980’s to now, The Old Selfridges Hotel, London
Souvenir, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Antibody, Lisa Cooley, New York
Island, Dairy – The Frank Cohen Collection, London
Notes on Neo-Camp, Office Baroque, Antwerp
Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

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

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

Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
Aquarius, Bold Tendencies 4, London

vérité Tropicale, Circuit, Lausanne
Small Collections, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

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


Public Collections

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Arts Council Collection, London
Tate Collection, London
V&A Collection, London
Government Art Collection, London
The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris
fRAC Grand Large – Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp


Public Art Commission

Primetime, Hayward Gallery, London

The Garden, Studio Voltaire, London
Extensions, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami

frieze, 2022

wallpaper, 2022

Art in America, 2018

frieze, 2018

The Observer, 2018

vogue, 2018

eye loewe you, 2018

the new york times, 2017

wallpaper, 2016

financial times, 2016

the New York Times, 2016

Frieze, 2016

the guardian, 2012

artforum, 2012


Secession – Anthea hamilton, 2018

Anthea HamiltonSorry I’m Late, 2012