Ant Hamlyn

 
 

Ant Hamlyn (UK, 1993) showcases works as a tactile performance of objects, producing metaphorical and anthropomorphic scenarios, manipulating recognisable forms, language, fairground lights, and other visual elements to act out parts in dystopian predictions, real-life anxieties and bodily imperfections. This allows him to explore the relationship between modern technology and the self in relation to contemporary life. These artworks take form as kinetic sculptures, text, objects and interactive installations. He graduated in 2017, MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art after receiving the Cecil Lewis sculpture Scholarship.

He is a recipient of the 2018/19 Red Mansion Art Prize. Hamlyn had exhibited at Zabludowicz Collection, V&A and in various museums and galleries in Europe, Australia and Asia.

 

Exhibitions

2019

Solo Show, Lungley Gallery, London. UK

Here + Now, Pablo's Birthday, New York, USA

United Residency UK & Kristiansand, Norway. June & October

‘Pareidolia’, Daniel Benjamin Gallery Hoxton, London, June

Editions, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, June
Here & Now, Pablo's Birthday Gallery, New York. June


Creekside Open Selected by Brian Griffiths, APT Gallery, London, May


Red Mansion Art Prize, Royal Academy of Arts, London May


Micro, Air Gallery, Altrincham, April - May


Sculpture Exhibition 2019, Royal West Academy of Art, Bristol, March

Everything But The Girl, Cube Gallery - Liana Zoza, Patras, Greece, January

 

2018

Cognitive Sensations, THECUBE, Shoreditch, London, November - March 2019

Ingram Collection Purchase Prize, Cello Factory, London, November

Perfection, Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, September


Red Gate / Red Mansion Residency, Beijing, September

On The Road, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece, July


Plop Residency, The Koppel Project, London, July


Unit 1 Gallery Workshop Foundation Summer Show, June


Cyprus Film Festival, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, Cyprus, May

Feria de Arte en Mi Casa (FAC18 Art Fair). Madrid, May 


There's No Such Thing As Boredom, Scaffold Gallery, Paradise Works, Manchester, May

Radical Residency, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, Mar - April


Rise Art Prize Installation, House of Vans, London, February

 

2017

Let's Yarding, 123 Graham Rd, Hackney, London. November


Celeste Prize, Finalist, Super Young. OXO Tower Wharf, Southbank, London, October


MA Summer Show, Triangle, Chelsea College of Art, September


Summer Exhibition, The Concept Space, Bermondsey, London, Aug


NOW&After, ICC Fabric, Moscow, Russia, July


Mediterranea18, European & Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists, Tirana, Albania, May 2 - 28th

Friday Late, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, April


MA Fine Art Interim Show, Triangle and Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, London, April

LESS TIGHT LIMES, (Curator, Producer, Artist) mafa:chelsea, Pimlico, London, March

One and Other, Zabludowicz Collection, London, February


Manifenco, M2 Gallery, Central St Martins, London, January

 

2016

Counterpractice, Triangle Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London, November

UK Young Artists National Festival Biennial, Derby, November
A Whisper to a Shout, Manchester School of Art, November


Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece, August

Audible information (Assistant curator) Here East, London, July

 European City of Science, 70 Oxford Road, Manchester, July

FOLLOW – FACT, Liverpool, December - February


Crash 2016 – Brierfield Mill, – January

 

2015

Neo: ArtPrize – The Marketplace, Bolton, August – November

MakerFest with FACT– Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool, July

Build Your Own – FACTLab, FACT, Liverpool, June – August

 

Commissions

One Hundred and Nineteen Me, Cognitive Sensations, THECUBE, London (Nov 2018)

The Strobe Globe - Victoria and Albert Museum, Pocket Privacy, (April 2017)


Shadow Software - Zabludowicz Collection, Performance Night, (Feb 2017)


Concept Sketch, veterans project - FACT, (July 2016)

Beautiful Sludge - Manchester School of Art, Peppered Moth Project, (July 2016)

Private Commission for a permanent sculpture - Naesby, (September 2015)


The Boost Project - FACT x Hope – Production Residency, (June – December 2015)

Animating Opera - European Opera Centre, (2015)

Caricature - BBC Radio Merseyside, Comic Relief (2015)

Commercial Mural Painting - Purple Carrot, (2014)

 

Awards

Red Mansion Prize, Winner 2018


Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship, Winner 2016/17


Deanslist Scholarship for Excellence, Liverpool Hope University, Winner 2015

Ingram Collection Purchase Prize, Finalist, 2018


Secret Art Prize, Finalist, 2018


Tiffany and Co Studio Award, Finalist, 2017


Celeste Prize, Super Young Nominee. 2017


ACME Studio Award, Shortlist 2017


Publications