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Lives and works in Margate & London, UK
hannah.j.lees@gmail.com

Education:
2011        Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
2004-06   BA (Hons) Fine Art, UCCA, Canterbury, UK
2003-04   BA (Hons) Fine Art & Visual Culture, UWE, Bristol, UK

Solo Exhibitions, Projects & Events:

2018
Reading Rooms, Melbourne, AU

2017
The Turning Of Existence Into Its Opposite, Kingsgate Workshops,  London, UK

2016
Turner Contemporary & the British Museum Commission: Hannah Lees, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
The Oldest Thing You Can Hold In Your Hand, Workbench, Milan, IT
Floated On Foam [] Flew With Birds, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE
All That There Is, Is The Eternal Now, Tenderbooks, London, UK
Let us go then, you and I, Nomadic Vitrine, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK. Curated by Recent Activity

2015
Hannah Lees: May I Have Ease of Being, Cairn, Fife, UK
Hannah Lees: Ever-New Oldness /|\ Ever-Old Newness, The Sunday Painter, London, UK
As rust consumes the iron which breeds it, Cell Project Space, London, UK

2014
http://relaax.in/nothing-and-nowhere-by-hannah-lees Website commission. Curated by Joey Villemont
Everything that happens simply happens, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK

2013 
Hannah Lees Friday Late: If I won’t burn, where will the light come from? V22, London, UK

2012 
The Fertile Crescent, Rod Barton gallery, London, UK. Curated by Alex Ross
www.busysleep.com website collaboration with Michael Pybus

Group Exhibitions, Projects & Events:

2017
CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK
The Hive Mind, The Koppel Project Hive, London, UK
Companion Planting,The LivingRoom, London, UK
On Cold Spring Lane, Assembly Point, London, UK
Overview, SAMUEL Gallery, Chicago, IL, US. Curated by Lewis Teague-Wright.

2016
Like Golden Petals Scattering, Tenderbooks, London, UK
Harvest, Kunstraumlangenlois, Langenlois, AT. Curated by Peter Foolen
AFA 2.2, 63rd-77th STEPS Offsite, Mama Beach, Marseille, FR. Curated by Fabio Santacroce
Overlay, White Rainbow, London, UK. Curated by Jeremy Millar
Uep Figures of Speech #4: Allegory, ADDAYA Centre d'Art Contemporani, Majorca, ES. Curated by Cristina Ramos Gonzalez.
Europa and the Bull, Lambda Lambda Lambda, Pristina, KS. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini
Пикник на обочине (Piknik na obochine), Exo Exo, Paris, FR. Curated by Florent Delval
Cuts, Shapes, Scrapes and Breaks, Seventeen gallery, London, UK. Curated by Rhys Coren & Gabriel Hartley
Safety Deposit Box, Lock Up International, Frankfurt, DE
Uncommon Chemistry, Observer Bld, Hastings, UK
Jumanji, Soft Focus Institute, Ghent, BE
Is this living? The Approach, London, UK

2015
An Englishman's House is His Castle, Global Committee, Brooklyn, New York, US
Local Object, IKEYAZHANG, Milan, IT 
Act III: A Leap of Faith, The Living Room Projects, St Laurence Church, London, UK
m-Health, Cell Project Space, London, UK
Hold, Sway, Generator Projects, Dundee, UK
Bitches Brew Daughter of Bastard Son of Hot Sauce, NEWD Art Show, Brooklyn, New York, US curated by Law Office
ADVENTURES IN BRONZE, STONE & CLAY, Arezzo City of Arts Festival, Arezzo, IT. Curated by Adam Carr.
Business as Usual, (Touring) Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds, UK; Turf Projects, Croydon, UK; Pyramid Art Center, Warrington, UK. Curated by Perce Jerrom
John, The Sunday Painter, London, UK 
Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
4 REAL DEAR, Open Source, London, UK. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini 

2014 
On the Devolution of Culture, Rob Tufnell, London, UK
Nicodim Collection, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, RO
I Dunno Shit, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, UK. Curated by Calum Crawford & Joe Fletcher Orr
Wearing Potentiality, Paradise Row Gallery, London, UK. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini
Conversation #5 Andrew Gillespie, Jack Lavender & Hannah Lees, Weekends, Millington | Marriott, London, UK
Peachy, Salt + Powell, York, UK
Thin Air, SLOPES, Melbourne, AUS

2013 
Apartment 4, Rue Jeanne d'Arc, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
The Fresh Air Collection, S P A C E, London, UK. Curated by Paul Pieroni
Young London, V22, London, UK
The Unpainted Landscape, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2012 
Transfert 2012, La Plate-Forme, Dunkerque, FR
System of Objects, Departure Foundation, London, UK
The Conch Part V, South London Gallery, London, UK

Residencies:

2016    
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Micro Residency, Edinburgh, UK
2014    Forest Studio Residency, Stour Valley Arts, Kings Wood, Kent, UK 
2013    Artistes en Residence, Clermont Ferrand, FR 
2012    Transfert 2012 Residency, La Plate-Forme, Dunkerque, FR
            Foundry Residency, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Press and Publications:

Certain things flow and others are excluded (2016) Artist edition commissioned by South London Gallery. Edition of 20 + 5 APs http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/edition-launch-hannah-lees
To Open What Is Shut () To Shut What Is Open Part II: To Enrich, Prosper & Thrive (2016) Published by Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven, NL. First Edition of 50 +5 APs. http://peterfoolen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/hannah-lees-to-open-what-is-shut-to.html
Overlay (2016) Catalogue published by White Rainbow, London, UK
To Open What Is Shut () To Shut What Is Open Part I: To Bring About Positive Change (2016) Published by Tenderbooks, London, UK. First Edition of 50 +5 APs.
http://tenderbooks.co.uk/collections/artist-books/products/to-open-what-is-shut-to-shut-what-is-open-part-i-to-bring-about-positive-change-hannah-lees
Mara de Wachter, Ellen. Art and Life, Video Essay for Frieze.com (22/04/16) http://frieze.com/media/art-and-life
Mahon, Emily. Hannah Lees Time Out (10/09/15) http://www.timeout.com/london/art/hannah-lees
Reception Gallery (14/09/15) http://www.receptiongallery.com/archive/2015/9/28/hannah-lees
Sterns, Jamie. 15 Artists to Watch: London Edition ArtNews 19/08/2015 http://www.artnews.com/2015/08/19/15-artists-to-watch-london-edition/
Pathetic Fallacy, Issue 5: Materialhood Generator Publications, Dundee, UK (2015)
The Limits of its Beginning and its End HOAX Publications, London, UK. http://www.hoaxpublication.co.uk 18/12/14 http://www.hoaxpublication.co.uk/2014/12/the-limits-of-its-beginning-and-its-end.html
Young London Artists 2011-2014 (2014) Catalogue compiled by V22, published by Grey Tiger Books, London, UK. 
Portalen Portalen http://portalenportalen.blogspot.co.uk/ 29/06/14
"Retracing the traces of life" atractivoquenbello http://www.aqnb.com/ 23/06/14 
This is the Path (2014) Edition of 30. Self-published.
Hannah Lees answers FAD's questions ahead of: Young London 2013 @ V22 10/09/13 
Art Wednesday #15: Hannah Lees 09/01/13 
Chimera Flarf poem constructed by Hannah Lees, Illustrated by Jack Lavender PDF
catalogue Chimera Q.T.E. Cell Project Space 15/11/12-17/01/13
The Limits of its Beginnings and its End (2012) Edition of 5. Self-published.
McMillan, Sian. Dream Chasers www.aqnb.com 15/08/12
Layers | Remains / Time \ (2012) Edition of 25. Self-published. 
De Pulford, Matthew. The Bridge The Conch Part V booklet (2012) published by South London Gallery.

Public Collections:

V22 Collection

AGI Verona