Prior to major projects at the Hayward gallery in London and Baltic Art Centre in Newcastle, Althuis
Hofland Fine Arts is proud to present a solo exhibition by artist Hannah Perry.
The art practice of Hannah Perry can be seen as a self portrait of the inner world of the artist. Flashes of
memories, photo’s, music, footage from herself and others alternate, and are repeated in her videos,
performances, installations and silkscreen prints. Sometimes in a very abstract manner, sometimes very
literal. Her work refers to her youth growing up in the north of England.
Formally Perry translates her topics into materials, sounds and movements that take poses of the viewer.
She recently made a 360-degree video and installation that pays tribute to her friend who committed
suicide, a.o. shown at Kunstverein Hamburg. The installation consists of a life size organic shaped sculpture
with mirroring foil and car speakers, whereby the sound of the speakers subtly vibrates the foil, referring to
the physical performance of mental pain.
The exhibition in the gallery emphasizes the importance of Perry’s collages of silkscreened imagery and
paint on aluminium within her oeuvre. A medium she started working with at the Royal Academy, and
which serve as scripts directing her other works. The prints consist of images, and texts from her archive
which she constantly repeats. The act of repetition as reference to the mass media and its influence on
making people resistant to its meaning. Interpreting her own journey through social class, gender politics,
mental and physical well being, the body, the mind and recently motherhood through repetition.
Hannah Perry (*1984 North of England) lives and works in London. She studied in London at Goldsmiths
College (BA 2009) and at the Royal Academy Schools (2014). Solo exhibitions: kunstverein Hamburg
(2019); KM, Graz (2018); Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna (2018); Somerset House, London (2018); Arsenal
Contemporary, New York/ Toronto (2019/2017); CFA, Berlin (2016); Seventeen, London (2015); Jeanine
Hofland, Amsterdam (2015); Zabludowicz Collection, London (2012). Group exhibitions i.a.: Arsenal
Contemporary, Montreal (2016); MOMA Warsaw (2014); Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); “Stedelijk at
Trouw/ Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013). Performances i.a. at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2014);
Barbican Gallery, London (2013); V22, London (2012).