Helen Hamilton (b.1991, Sheffield) is a contemporary artist based in Leeds, where she is a studio holder at Assembly House. Her work investigates questions of objecthood, animacy, and bodiliness. Much of her research is based in material culture studies and object-oriented ontology, with a particular interest in the role of objects within our mental and physical lives, the importance and feelings we attach to them, and their capability to act upon us in return. She works across sculpture, writing, and photography, often using soft sculpture and tactile materials alongside found or made objects reminiscent of domestic items and those relating to the body.

Education

BA Fine Art & History of Art (joint honours); Goldsmiths, University of London 2012-2015.

Syllabus VI; jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Iniva, Spike Island, Eastside Projects, and Studio Voltaire. Sept 2020 -November 2021. More information here.

Current & Upcoming

Infection; Collaborative publication with SPAM zine and Syllabus VI. Launched at Good Press, Glasgow 21st May 2022. 

Solo & Duo

2022 Gossamer Skin; solo show at Assembly House, Leeds. 

2019 Making Space; commissioned by Index Festival. The Ridings Centre Wakefield.

2017 Knucklebones; duo show with Flora Scott. serf Leeds. 

Group

2022 Put Your Feet Up; Assembly House + Hyde Park Art Club, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds.

2020 Members Show 2020; Bloc Projects, Sheffield. 

2019 Fun; curated by Graft. Lancaster Central Library. 

2019 Club Editions; commissioned by Club and Index Festival. Leeds.

2016 Lick It Up, Baby, Lick It Up; Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds.

2016 Paint By Number launch exhibition; The Brunswick, Leeds.

2015 The Artificial Exhibition; Safehouse 1, London. 

2015 Silent Movies; Q-Park Cavendish Square. 

2015 Glomer; hARTSlane Studios, London.

2015 Goldsmiths Fine Art & History of Art Degree Show; Goldsmiths University of London.

2015 Permeations of the Self; Goldsmiths University of London.

2015 Misbehaviour; Mile End Art Pavillion, London.

2014 Misbehaviour; CMR Gallery, Redruth.

2014 The Middle; The Rag Factory, London.

Residencies

2015 The Whittingdale Residency, London.

Writing

2022 Infection; Collaborative publication with SPAM zine and Syllabus VI.

2017-2018 Life 2.0 pavilion, curated by isthisit?, The Wrong Biennial.

Projects

2017-2019 Member of Club.

2018 Making Matters; with Club and Yorkshire Sculpture International.

2014 The Middle; The Rag Factory, London.

Press & Print

2016 Paint By Number magazine, Issue #1

2015 Interview with The Leopard, June edition.

2014 The Middle reviewed by Cassone Art, June edition.