Born in 1978 in London, Anthea Hamilton is a British artist known for creating large-scale installations and artworks.
She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000 and the Royal College of Art, London, in 2005. Her practice encompasses film, installation, performance, and sculpture, and her work is frequently site-specific. Hamilton’s approach combines archival study, popular culture, and scientific research with resonant images and objects in unusual and surreal ways. Her installations engage visitors with imagined narratives that incorporate references from art, cinema, design, and fashion. Conversation and collaboration are key to her practice. In 2016 Hamilton was short-listed for the Turner Prize for Project for Door (2015). In 2018 she became the first Black woman to be awarded a commission to create a work for Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries.