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.

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2019 

Big Fat Narcissist, (SOLO), Lungley Gallery, London, UK 

United Residency UK & Kristiansand, Kristiansand, Norway 

Here +Now, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York, USA 

Pareidolia, Space Station Gallery and Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK 

Editions, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK 


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


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

Micro, Air Gallery, Altrincham, UK 

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

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

2018 

Cognitive Sensations, THECUBE, London, UK  

Ingram Collection Purchase Prize, Cello Factory, London, UK 

Perfection, Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 

Red Gate / Red Mansion Residency, Beijing, China  

On the Road, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece 


Plop Residency, The Koppel Project, London, UK 

Foundation Summer Show, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK 

Cyprus Film Festival, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, Cyprus 

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

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

Radical Residency, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK 

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

2017 

Albania Let's Yarding, 123 Graham Rd, London, UK 

Celeste Prize, Finalist, Super Young, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK 

MA Summer Show, Triangle, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK 

Summer Exhibition, The Concept Space, London, UK 

NOW&After, ICC Fabric, Moscow, Russia 


Mediterranea18, European & Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists, Tirana, Albania

Friday Late, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 

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

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

One and Other, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK 


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

2016

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

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

Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece

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

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

FOLLOW, FACT gallery, Liverpool, UK 

2015 

Neo: ArtPrize, The Marketplace, Bolton, UK 

MakerFest with FACT– Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool, UK 

Build Your Own – FACTLab, FACT, Liverpool, UK 

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​

The Age, 3-Aug – Perfect humans: good or bad? https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/perfect-humans-good-or-bad-science-and-art-examine-tomorrows-brave-new-face-20180803-h13ilw.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

 Christie’s magazine – Conversation with Patricia Ellis

AFR, 20-Aug – How far will we go to look good in this Instagram age? https://www.afr.com/lifestyle/arts-and-entertainment/art/perfection-exhibition-how-far-we-will-go-to-look-good-in-this-instagram-age-20180816-h1425m

The Australian, 12-Sep -  The imperfect science of imperfection - https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/instagram-algorithms-and-the-imperfect-science-of-perfection/news-story/529088ab4994a46d46c92351d54f07ad

Art Guide Sep – should we strive for perfection? https://artguide.com.au/should-we-strive-for-perfection

Belle Magazine – September issue – feature on Yiyun Chen’s work, Sick Better

ABC Radio Melbourne – Rose Hiscock on The Conversation Hour (co-host and guest), 13 & 29 August

ABC Radio Melbourne – Dr Ryan Jefferies and Mr Terry Wu on afternoons with Richelle Hunt on body modification and perfectionism 

Herald Sun – photo of Biometric Mirror to run in EGN w/c 17 Sep 

ABC TV – Breakfast news with Virginia Trioli recording live at Biometric Mirror installation at State Library of Victoria 25-Sep

Broadsheet – Reviewer coming w/c 17-Sep 

The Australian – Reviewer visited on 15-Sep (Christopher Allen) 

Triple J – August - Hack interview with Dr Niels Wouters on Biometric Mirror  

The Conversation – https://theconversation.com/art-and-science-come-together-to-examine-the-power-and-perversions-of-perfection-103753

Science Friction 'Go Hack Yourself' http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sciencefriction/go-hack-yourself/10312864

Rise Art, Ones to Watch 2018. February 2018

Interview, The Skinny, Liverpool. Oct 2017

UK Young Artists, Derby Telegraph, November 2016

‘A Whisper To a Shout’. Contributor, Manchester Metropolitan University, November

Private Life Magazine, Showcase, Liverpool, August 2016

BAY TV, Christmas Day, 2015

The Skinny, SHOWCASE, September 2015

ArtinLiverpool, ‘Artist of the Week’, June, 2015

FACT + Hope, Residency publication, FACT, Hope University

The Double Negative, ‘ The North West’s Top Fine Art Graduates 2015’ May, 2015

 

Education

2017 

MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK 

2015 

BA Fine Art, Liverpool Hope University, London, UK