Visual/Sound Artist

Flax Art Studios

44-46 Corporation St, Belfast

Northern Ireland, BT1 3DE

Northern Irish artist, Helena Hamilton (24) has been awarded third place in the Installation + Sculpture category of the international Celeste Prize competition, which was held in Brooklyn, New York 2010.  Her work “To Whom It May Concern (IEQUALSYOUEQUALSWEEQUALSME)” exhibited at PS2, Donegall Street, Belfast in April 2010, was first selected by four international critics and curators from a pool of 1,733 art works to become one of the ten finalists in her category.  The curators that selected Hamilton’s piece were, Kati Kivinen (Finland based critic/curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA), Paz Aburto Guevara (Berlin based critic/curator), Manon Slome (New York based critic/curator) and Yuliya Sorokina (Kazakhstan based critic/curator).  At the opening night in New York each of the 50 finalist artists voted for their preferred piece in each of the 5 categories.  Hamilton was later awarded third prize in her category (Installation + Sculpture).

In Memory of I

Celeste Prize

Installation + Sculpture Category

Awarded 3rd Place

The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, New York

December 2010

Photo courtesy Michela Del Forno (4)

Photograph courtesy of Michela Del Forno www.micheladelforno.com