Anthea Hamilton

°1978, London (UK) – lives and works in London (UK)

Research is at the heart of Anthea Hamilton’s work, whether it is into art nouveau design, the roots of 1970’s disco or lichen. Each subject is studied closely and used as a lens through which to view the world. Hamilton talks of being strongly influenced by the early 20th century French writer and dramatist Antonin Artaud and his call for the ‘physical knowledge of images’. It is this bodily response to an idea or an image that she wants us to experience when we encounter her work and its use of unexpected materials, scale and humour.

(courtesy of Tate Britain)

 

Anthea Hamilton
(courtesy of the artist)

Anthea Hamilton’s solo exhibitions include Chisenhale Gallery, London; The Hepworth Wakefield; Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London; Sculpture Center, New York; ICA, London; and Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin. Group exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Paris; M KHA, Antwerp; David Roberts Art Foundation, London;Tramway, Glasgow; and Sculpture Center, New York. Hamilton participated in the 13eme Biennale de Lyon and the 10th Gwangju Biennale.

Anthea Hamilton was nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize.

You can discover more of Anthea Hamilton’s work on her own website.

works by Anthea Hamilton

Anthea Hamilton - Daydreamer's Wavy Boot - 2017

Anthea Hamilton

Daydreamer's Wavy Boot

600
Anthea Hamilton - Thirteen Storey Wavey Boot - 2017

Anthea Hamilton

Thirteen Storey Wavey Boot

550
Anthea Hamilton - Melon - 2017

Anthea Hamilton

Melon

2100

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