Working through sculpture, ceramics and installation Camilla attempts to provide a voice for fragments of the past that have, over time, become embedded and lost in history. These traces of a former presence help root our memories in an active present rather than a passive past. By materializing the familiar in an unfamiliar context she stimulates our ability to rethink our relationship towards objects, threatening the natural order and toying with the tensions that lie between beauty and repulsion, curiosity and discomfort, desire and disgust.
Camilla Hanney is an Irish artist and current student on the Masters of Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths University. In 2015, she graduated from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) with a first class BA honours degree in Visual Arts Practice. In 2014 and 2015 her work was selected for showcasing at the RDS student art awards exhibition in Dublin. She was the recipient of the Ormond Studios Recent Graduate Award in 2015 which culminated in a solo show. Her exhibition, Resurrecting Monuments to Moral Degradation, marked the end of her 2016/17 residency at A4 Sounds, an artist-run studio and gallery space with a particular focus on socially engaged art forms. Since moving to London her work has been been exhibited by a diverse range of galleries including the South London Gallery in conjunction with Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Earlier this year she was selected by theCoLAB to participate in their 2019 Body and Place residency at Owlpen Manor in Gloucester.