Visual/Sound Artist

Flax Art Studios

44-46 Corporation St, Belfast

Northern Ireland, BT1 3DE

Curriculum Vitae

Year of Birth:   1986

Place of Birth:   N. Ireland

Lives and Works:   Belfast, Flax Art Studios.

 

Helena is represented by the Agency Gallery, London: theagencygallery.co.uk

 

Education

 

2013 - 2014         Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, MA Sonic Arts (Distinction)

2006 - 2009        University of Ulster, BA Honours Degree Fine Art

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2016

Order, Effect, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan

 

2013 

The Weight Of My Soul Keeps Ringing In My Ears, The Golden Thread Gallery, Project Space, Belfast, N. Ireland

Untitled (Hope), The 14th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, The Green Room, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2011

Climb Through The Holes In My Brain To Get To My SoulluoS, I Promise To Wake Up Soon, Sound Installation / Live Performance, Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2010

To Whom It May Concern (IEQUALSYOUEQUALSWEEQUALSME), PS2, Donegall Street, Belfast, N. Ireland

NOTETOADISTANTGOD, Live Performance, PS2, Donegall Street, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions/Performances

 

2016

The Headless City, TULCA Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland.

 

2015

The Making, the Agency Gallery, London, England (Nov - Jan 2016)

Sonorities, Festival of Contemporary Music, Goldsmiths University of London, England.

Sonorities, Festival of Contemporary Music, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, N. Ireland.

Reassemble for Purpose, Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland.

 

2014

Temporary Sights, MART, Gallery 2, 190A Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6, Ireland.

Sonorities, festival of contemporary music, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast, N. Ireland.

Round Buttons Square Tones, PS2, Donegall Street, Belfast, N. Ireland.

 

2013

OUT|TUO, Catalyst Arts Gallery, 5 College Court, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2012

reKOLLEKT, A Retrospect of Perspectives from Selected Eclected, 24 hour durational site specific work, Curated by Yaneq Kage, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Sing Sweet Songs of Conviction, Touring Exhibition, Schau Fenster Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Sing Sweet Songs of Conviction, Touring Exhibition, Label 201, Rome, Italy

 

2011

Condition of I, Castello de Carlo V, Lecce, Italy

Place All Dreams In The Bag Of Hope, Palazzo Palmieri, Martignano, Puglia, Italy

]PS[+++ArtEvict, Durational Live Performance, Performance SPACE, White Post Lane, London

 

 

2010

Celeste Prize Finalist Show, The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, New York

 

 

Selected Commissions

 

2013

British Council + Black Box, Site Specific Installation, Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

 

 

Community Engagement/Collaborations

 

2015

Lives and Legacy, Interactive Sound Work, Intergenerational Arts and Older People Programme, Banbridge, N. Ireland.

Big Ears with Drake Music NI, Designing Inclusive Interactions, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, N. Ireland.

 

2013

20/20 Visualise, Cross Community Collaboration with the elderly and young people of Bailieborough, Cavan County Council, Ireland.

 

2012

PLACE, Built Environment Center Belfast, Community Engagement in Collaboration with PLACE, ‘I Wish This Was_____’, Candy Chang inspired work

 

 

 

Residencies

 

2016

Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan (Duration: 2 months).

 

2015

EAVI group, Computing Department, Goldsmiths University of London, England (Duration: 3 months).

 

2011

Self Arranged Residency, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Martignano, South Italy (Duration: 3 months).

 

2009 - 2010

Flax Art Graduate Residency, Flax Art Studios, 44-46 Corporation Street, Belfast, N. Ireland (Duration: 1 year).

 

 

Awards/Nominations

 

2015

Artists Career Enhancement Scheme, Arts Council of Northern Ireland in partnership with Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland.

 

2014

General Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

2012

General Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

2010

Celeste Prize, International Arts Prize, Installation Finalist, Awarded Third Place in Installation and Sculpture Category

Self Arranged Residency Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Travel Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

 

Reviews/Publications

 

2014

The Visual Artists’ News Sheet,  Tone and Noise: Rob Hilken Details The Rise of Sound Art In Belfast, Visual Artist Ireland, Issue 5 September - October 2014, p 27

 

2013

Adbusters, #110: The Epic Human Journey: Part 4, International, p 46

Culture Northern Ireland, Helena Hamilton at Catalyst Arts, 31st January, 2013

 

2012

Sugar High, Mind Over Matter: A Stream of Consciousness, Berlin, Germany, 16th May, 2012

 

2011

Brutal Silences, Pure Labour: Helena Hamilton: NOTETOADISTANTGOD, A Live Art Development Agency Study Room Guide on Live Art in Ireland, Ann Maria Healy and Helena Walsh, p 41

 

2010

Laminate: Arts and Design Culture, Helena Hamilton: To Whom It May Concern, UK Edition, Issue 2, International p 69

Celeste Prize International Catalogue 2010, Helena Hamilton: To Whom It May Concern, p 40

 

 

OTHER WORK

 

2015

WheelWorks, Freelance Workshop Designer and Facilitator, current.

Goldsmiths University of London, Visting Lecturer, Computational Arts Department (MA/MFA Students), July - Sep.

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