Lives and works in Margate & London, UK

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

Solo & Two-person Exhibitions, Projects & Events:

(TBA) Make an appearance with a view to their disappearance, The Road, Florence, IT 
(TBA) Tillingham Vineyard, Rye, Sussex, UK
(TBA) The material substance of their origin May Hands & Hannah Lees, Collective Ending HQ, London, UK
The floor was where it fed, the oven was where it fruited, Well Projects, Margate, UK
[Index] Hannah Lees, Brockley Gardens, London, UK

OOOO: Hannah Lees, Quench gallery, Margate, UK
The last of the doors can be heard closing in the distance Performance at Rectory Projects, London, UK

Eternal (2014-ongoing) Kupfer Project Space, London, UK
End of Summer Show: Jack Lavender & Hannah Lees, A299 Bunker, A299, Kent, UK
Desktop Residency 81: Hannah Lees

Hannah Lees & Spencer Lewis, ltd los angeles, Sunday Art Fair, London, UK
The screen goes black, Walpole Bay, Margate, UK
Cranes in the sky, La Centrale, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FR

Nicholas Kirkwood Presents Hannah Lees, Nicholas Kirkwood, London, UK
The Trees That Yield, Whitstable Biennale, Kent, UK
Smoke, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, AUS

When branches emerge undivided, Slugtown, Newcastle, UK
Dream Art Fair Miami, Barnie's gallery, London, UK
The Turning Of Existence Into Its Opposite, Kingsgate Project Space,  London, UK

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

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 Website commission. Curated by Joey Villemont
Everything that happens simply happens, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK

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

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

Group Exhibitions, Projects & Events:

(TBA) Salome Salmacis, London, UK
All the living friends, TACA, Palma de Mallorca, ES
Once upon a time... Flora Fairbairn & Co. London, UK
I have eaten it, Open Space Contemporary, London, UK

Cruel Intentions, Arusha gallery, London, UK
Turner Contemporary Open, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
EQX 22. 20:20. 21 French Riviera 1988, London, UK
Lizard Point '99 launch curated by Luke Overin, Reference Point, 180 The Strand, London, UK 
Hawks in her hair, Alice Black gallery, London, UK

MYCO TV, MOSTYN, Wales, UK (curated by The Mycological Twist)
21 Days: Slugtown, Arcade gallery, London, UK & Artsy
A Land of Incomparable Beauty, Collective Ending, London, UK

These are the days my friends, Kupfer Projects, London, UK (curated)
How Small a Thought, Marine Drive, Margate, UK
Odds, TOMA Project Space, Southend-on-Sea, UK
Ghost Camp 3 - Remnants, The Mycological Twist x Chaos Magic, Nottingham, UK
EveryThing Must Go!  Assembly Point, London, UK
Ghost Camp III - Robin Hood (Hosted by The Mycological Twist), Chaos Magic, Nottingham, UK
Generation Y, Platform Foundation, London, UK
Dust Sheet Embroidered Snow, Project gallery, Arundel, UK
Fynnon Genfaen, Studio Cybi, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, UK
"and I'll have a pepper-shaker in my cave so laugh" ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, US
If it's not meant to last, then it's Performance, VITRINE, Basel, Ch

drawings, 650mAh, Hove, Brighton, UK
Pivô 7th Annual Fundraising Auction & ExhibitionPivô, São Paulo, BR
Hold tight to your silence and wait, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, AUS
Pivô 13th Open StudiosPivô, São Paulo, BR
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council, Sydney, AUS
The Annotated Reader, Cork St galleries, London, UK (curated by Ryan Gander & Jonathan P. Watts)
Rhapsodies, PingPong, Brussels, BE
Every Thing, Assembly Point, London, UK
Amaranthine, Kupfer, London, UK
The Kiss or Poison Boyfriend or Jesus' Blood, Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK
Mantel, Copperfield gallery, London, UK (curated by Doug Bowen)
Always The Real Thing, White Crypt Gallery, London, UK

The Sleeping Procession CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK
The Gloaming, GLOAM Gallery, Sheffield, UK
You see me like a UFO, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, Berks, UK
The Hive Mind, The Koppel Project Hive, London, UK
On Cold Spring Lane, Assembly Point, London, UK
INVASIVESPECIES, Newgate Gap, Margate, UK
Companion Planting, The LivingRoom, London, UK
Overview, SAMUEL Gallery, Chicago, IL, US. Curated by Lewis Teague-Wright.

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

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 

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, WeekendsMillington | Marriott, London, UK
Peachy, Salt + Powell, York, UK
Thin Air, SLOPES, Melbourne, AUS

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

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


2018    Gasworks’ International Fellowship Programme, Pivô, São Paulo, BR
            British Council UK/ID Exchange Residency, Bakudapan, Yogyakarta, ID
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:
A Land of Incomparable Beauty, Collective Ending HQ, Review by Adam Heardman, Art Monthly Magazine (September 2020)
Cranes in the Sky, La Centralers, (2020) Catalogue available from Naima Editions
From the Archive: Hannah Lees, Art Licks Magazine (2020)
Nicholas Kirkwood collaborates with Hannah Lees, (13/07/18)
The Annotated Reader, (2018) Edited by Ryan Gander & Jonathan P. Watts.
Neave, Kate. The Antibodies, Q+A about Carol Rama for TWIN Magazine, Fall Issue 17
On Cold Spring Lane, ArtViewer (27/10/17)
Certain things flow and others are excluded (2016) Artist edition commissioned by South London Gallery. Edition of 20 + 5 APs
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.
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.
Mara de Wachter, Ellen. Art and Life, Video Essay for (22/04/16)
Hannah Lees at The Workbench International, Milan, Daily Lazy (10/16)
Taylor McRae, Joseph. Monumentally Virtual, Ephemerally Physical: Directions in New Sculpture and New Media CASS Sculpture Foundation Blog
Mahon, Emily. Hannah Lees Time Out (10/09/15)
Sterns, Jamie. 15 Artists to Watch: London Edition ArtNews 19/08/2015
Pathetic Fallacy, Issue 5: Materialhood Generator Publications, Dundee, UK (2015)
The Limits of its Beginning and its End HOAX Publications, London, UK. 18/12/14
Young London Artists 2011-2014 (2014) Catalogue compiled by V22, published by Grey Tiger Books, London, UK. 
"Retracing the traces of life" atractivoquenbello 23/06/14 
This is the Path (2014) Edition of 30. Self-published.
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.
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

SOHO House Collection

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