Somerset House Studios resident

Anthea Hamilton

Visual Artist

Somerset House Studios
New Wing
LOVE IV: Cold Shower, 2016, Schinkel Pavillon, DE. Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne.  Photo: Andrea Rossetti
LOVE IV: Cold Shower, 2016, Schinkel Pavillon, DE. Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne. Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Anthea Hamilton works with sculpture, painting, moving-image and performance to manipulate and alternate the history and image of popular culture. In this manner, the artist expresses her preoccupation with the meaning of contingency and the effect of surprise. Her work has been presented in British Art Show 8, Frieze New York, 10th Gwangju Bienniale and SculptureCenter, New York. She was nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize.

"Hamilton juxtaposes recognizable goods with extravagant flourishes of design and construction, trading codes of functionality for an aura that engages viewer desire—under scrutiny, these objects stir an unresolved, immiscible tension of attraction and repulsion.”

Artforum

Whilst in residence, Anthea is developing a new cycle of work which will continue existing collaborative relationships and initiate new ones to develop an understanding of her practice.

Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard, 2016, Installation View, The Hepworth Wakefield.  Photo: Stuart Whipps
Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard, 2016, Installation View, The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo: Stuart Whipps