Anthea Hamilton (b. 1978, London) will present a newly commissioned work for ICA Miami’s central stairwell. Hamilton works across installation, assemblage, sculpture, and performance. Her works reflect on the pleasures and politics of looking as they connect found imagery and narratives. Hamilton’s immersive installations often play with scale and proportion, while referencing architecture, fashion, and popular culture. At times uncanny or comedic, Hamilton covers walls in faux-fur grids, creates oversize soft sculptures of butterflies and moths, or applies tartan-patterned wallpapers that revisit visual tropes of contemporary culture and shift them into surreal and estranged environments.
Hamilton has had solo exhibitions at numerous international institutions, including Tate Britain, London (2018); Vienna Secession (2018); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016); SculptureCenter, New York (2015); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015); and Tate Modern, London (2012). Her work was included in the 2019 Venice Biennale, the 2015 Biennale de Lyon, as well as the 2014 Gwangju Biennial, along with numerous other group exhibitions. Hamilton was shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2016 and her works are held in the collections of the Tate, London, as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among others.
Additional support is provided by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and National Endowment for the Arts.
Exhibitions at ICA Miami are generously supported by the Knight Contemporary Art Fund at The Miami Foundation.