Hannah Collins

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Hannah Collins (born 1956) is a British contemporary artist and filmmaker. Collins's works treat the collective experiences of memory, history and the everyday in the modern world. She is known for her photographic installations, but has also made films with gypsies in Spain and in a village in rural Russia.


Collins studied at Slade School of Fine Arts in London (1974–78) and in USA with the Fulbright Scholarship (1978–79).[1] Besides her activity as a plastic artist, she teaches in schools such as the University of Davis, California and the Royal College of Art, London. She was visiting professor at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des Arts Contemporains, Roubaix, in 2007–08.

She has had many international exhibitions and her work is in numerous public and private collections including Tate Modern,[2] Centre Georges Pompidou, MACBA Barcelona, Reina Sofia Madrid, Dallas Museum of Art, the Luxembourg Museum and the Gering Et Lopez gallery in New York.[3] Most recently, (November 2010), she has exhibited at La Galería Javier López – Mário Sequeira, Madrid.[4]

Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1993, Collins received the European Photography Award (1991) and the Olympus Award (2004).

Hannah Collins lives and works between London and Barcelona.[5]



La Cantante – Produced by Basilisk Communications, London


La Mina – Produced by Hannah Collins and Mercury Films
Buscando la Vida – Produced by Hannah Collins


Beshencevo – A Current History – Produced by Hannah Collins, Biennale de Sevilla, Caixa Forum, Film London


Parallel – Produced by Basilisk Communications, London
La Mina 2001–2007 – Produced by Seacex, Spain


Solitude and Company – Produced by Hannah Collins and Le Fresnoy, Studio National, France.



  • Hair Shawl, Hannah Collins, produced and published in 1997 by Les Maîtres de Forme Contemporains (mfc-michèle didier). Edition of 8 copies and 4 artist’s proofs.


  1. ^ "Hannah Collins (1956 − )". British Council. 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Tate Modern tate.org.uk
  3. ^ Gering Et Lopez gallery artknowledgenews.com
  4. ^ La Galería Javier López eventful.com
  5. ^ Official website

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