Somerset House Studios resident

Hannah Perry

Visual artist

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Hannah is a British artist working mainly in installation, sculpture print and video. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts, Perry uses a network of personal references to continuously generate and manipulate videos, sounds, images and objects, exploring intimate memory in a hyper-technological society. Guided by music, repetition and deceleration, Perry reveals youth and femininity as defined through images as well as beholder of desires. 

Recent exhibitions include: ‘100 Problems’ at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2016); ‘I feel we think bad’ at Arsenal Montreal, Canada (2016); Mercury Retrograde, Seventeen, London (2015); ‘You’re gonna be great’ at Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam (2015); ‘Private settings: Art After the Internet’ at MOMA Warsaw, Poland (2014); ‘New Order II’ at Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); ‘A sense of things’ at Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); ‘Stedelijk at Trouw’ at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013); ‘Hannah Perry’ at Zabludowicz Collection, London (2012).


"To reject distance and autonomy in favour of enlightenment and contingency, communication and recording technologies have become the linchpins of selfhood, making it inevitable to see the world from inside a filter bubble. Alongside her evident interest in sociocultural mapping (gender, social class, pop culture), the personal/diaristic aspect of perry's work has become more pronounced."

Alexander Scrimgeour, Spike Magazine, Berlin

During her residency Hannah will be exploring how she might work collaboratively with musicians to create a written script and a musical score for a performance.