Anthea Hamilton

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Anthea Hamilton (born 1978) is a British artist, and one of four shortlisted for the 2016 Turner Prize and was responsible for the show's most popular exhibit, Project For Door.[1][2] She is known for creating strange and surreal artworks and large-scale installations.

Hamilton was born in 1978 in London, where she lives and works.[3] Her exhibitions have included Sorry I'm Late at Firstsite.

In 2017 she became the first black woman to be awarded a commission to create a work for Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries, and according to Alex Farquharson, Tate Britain's director, Hamilton has made a "unique contribution to British and international art with her visually playful and thoughtful works".[4][5]

Early Life[edit]

Hamilton was born in London, and expressed no interest in becoming an artist as a child. She told her mother at an early age that she wanted to be an accountant, because of her love for math.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Brown. "Turner prize 2016 shortlist features buttocks sculpture and choo-choo train". The Guardian. theguardian.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ Iqbal, Nosheen (2018-03-20). "Anthea Hamilton on how she plans to top her Turner prize buttocks". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  3. ^ "Anthea Hamilton - Artist's Profile - The Saatchi Gallery". saatchigallery.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ Anny Shaw, "Anthea Hamilton becomes first black woman to be awarded Tate Britain commission – The London-born artist follows Cerith Wyn Evans and Pablo Bronstein taking up the Duveen Galleries commission", The Art Newspaper, 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ Adrian Searle, [https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/21/anthea-hamilton-review-the-squash-duveen-commission-tate-britain Anthea Hamilton review – gourds move in mysterious ways at Tate Britain"], The Guardian, 21 March 2018.
  6. ^ Iqbal, Nosheen (2018-03-20). "Anthea Hamilton on how she plans to top her Turner prize buttocks". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-18.