Anthea Hamilton

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Anthea Hamilton was born in 1978 in London, United Kingdom, where she continues to live and work. 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. For her exhibition “Gymnasium” at Chisenhale Gallery, London (2008), Hamilton choreographed found objects into a sexually charged environment reminiscent of a sports complex, complete with ropes, red tatami mats and physical training equipment.

Anthea Hamilton has recently presented solo exhibitions and projects at IBID Projects, London (2009), La Salle de Bains, Lyon (2009), Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (2009), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2008) and Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2007). Her work has also been shown as part of “Newspeak: British Art Now” at Saatchi Gallery, London (2010), “Art Now: Strange Solution” at Tate Britain, London (2008), “Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art “ at Barbican Art Gallery, London (2008), and “Blackberrying” at Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen (2007).
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source: kunstbeeldnl

Anthea Hamilton creëert sculpturen van alledaagse objecten, waarin haar eigen benen een belangrijke rol spelen.