Evolving out of a cross-disciplinary engagement with performance, Hamilton’s sculptural practice is engaged in opening up theatrical spaces into which she projects herself, creating elaborately staged self-portraits that resemble three-dimensional Surrealist tableaux. Her sculptures are props for narratives that have yet to be realized. They are precarious and subjective formations that seem to be poised on the cusp of realization and collapse. Although made deeply autobiographical through the recurring insertion of personal motifs, such as Hamilton’s signature cut out of her own leg, these installed scenarios involve viewers on a bodily level through a combination of tactile materials and sensual allusions.

Anthea Hamilton
Anthea Hamilton
London, 1978

Past Exhibitions

Anthea Hamilton: The Squash

Tate Britain
22/03/2018 — 08/10/2018

Notes on Neo-Camp

Office Baroque
24/02/2013 — 20/04/2013

Solo Shows

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

Lichen! Libido! Chastity! Sculpture Center, Long Island City, US
House, Curated by S Handlykken & P Eeg-Tverbakk, Commissioned by KORO, Oslo, NO
Donuts, Fig-2, ICA, London, UK

Just Kimonos, Shanaynay, Paris, FR
Love (with Nicholas Byrne), Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK

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

Sorry I’m Late, firstsite, Colchester, UK
Kabuki, Performance Year Zero, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London, UK (performance) Daisy: Manwatching, Peles Empire, London, UK & Cluj, RO (with Julie Verhoeven) Frieze Projects East – LOVE, (with Nicholas Byrne), Poplar Baths, London, UK
Les Modules, Foundation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

Open Set (series of performances and events), IBID Projects, London, UK

Group Shows

History of Nothing, White Cube, London, UK
8 Femmes, Office Baroque, Brussels, BE

Chance Encounters, Loewe Foundation, Miami, US
La Vie Moderne, 13eme Biennale de Lyon, Curated by Ralph Rugoff, Lyon, FR
The Averty Show, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, FR
Terrapolis, Neon and the Whitechapel Gallery, École de Française d’Athènes, Athens, GR
Mon Horizontalité, Until Then, Paris, Fr
British Art Show 8, Curated by Anna Colin and Lydia Yee, Leeds Art Gallery, UK

Burning Down The House: 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KO
Athletic Valentin, Chez Valentin, curated by Ilaria Marotta (CURA), Paris, FR
That Obscure Object of Desire, Luxembourg and Dayan, New York, US
Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics, MuKHA, Antwerp, BE Period Room, Curated by Gallien Dejean, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013, Tate Britain, UK
Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in thE Digital Age, Hayward Touring, UK
We Play at Paste, Lisa Cooley, New York, US

Better Homes, Curated by Ruba Katrib, Sculpture Center, Long Island, NY, US
ICA Off-Site: A Journey Through London’s Subculture; 1980’s to now, London, UK Souvenir, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, FR
Antibody, Lisa Cooley, New York, US
Island, Curated by Sarina Basta, Dairy – The Frank Cohen Collection, London, UK Notes on Neo-Camp, Curated by Chris Sharp, Office Baroque, Antwerp & Studio Voltaire, London
Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

Group Show (curated by Rosie Cooper and Ariella Yedgar), Montehermoso,Vitoria, ES

Group Show, Galerie Xippas, Paris, FR
Young London, V22, London, UK
In the Belly of the Whale
 (curated by Ariella Yedgar and Rosie Cooper), works by Adam Chodzko, Côme Ciment, Anthea Hamilton and Jacopo Miliani, Cartel Gallery, London, UK
Freies Material (curated by Martina Schmücker), Weltraum, München, DE
Savage Messiah, Rob Tufnell at Sutton Lane, London, UK
Condensation, Danielle Arnaud, London, UK
Tuck Box, St Giles Church, London, UK

Contacts & Details

City of birth: London Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1978 Lives in: London