Helena Hamilton (b. 1986, N. Ireland) lives and works in Belfast. She received MA in Sonic Arts from SARC, Queen’s University Belfast (2014) and holds a BA Honours degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster (2009).
Helena is based at Flax Studios Belfast and is represented by The Agency Gallery, London. She has exhibited and performed in both gallery spaces and contemporary music/sound festivals across UK & Ireland as well as Berlin, Rome, Tokyo and New York.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Semblance and Event, The Agency Gallery, London (2018); Order, Effect, Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan (2016); The Weight Of My Soul Keeps Ringing In My Ears ,The Golden Thread Gallery Project Space, Belfast, NI. (2013); Untitled (Hope), Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast, NI (2013). Recent group exhibitions include: The Headless City, TULCA, Galway, Ireland (2016); The Making, The Agency Gallery, London, England (2015/16); Sonorities festival of Contemporary Music, Goldsmiths University of London, England (2015); Reassemble for Purpose, Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast, NI (2015). Showcases of work include: Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2017). Recent artist residencies include: Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan, 2 months (2016); Goldsmiths University of London within the Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group, 3 months (2015).
"Helena Hamilton’s practice is pioneering work by a female artist who enriches the sonic with conceptual materialism through digital means. Her sonic explorations and multidimensional formalism open up new ways of experiencing art as a lived event, with sculpture, photography, works on paper, site-specific action and live sound. " Bea Gassmann de Sousa