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Hannah Collins

Artist Biography

British filmmaker and photographer Hannah Collins studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London followed by a Fulbright Hays Scholarship in the US. From 2001-2004 she held the position of Professor of Photography at the University of California at Davis. In 1993 she was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 2001 received the Olympus award. Her work is in many international collections including the Tate Modern, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Pompidou Centre, Paris; the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis; and the Luxembourg Museum.


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Born in London, UK, 1956
Lives and works in London, Barcelona and San Francisco
www.hannahcollins.net


EDUCATION

1974-1978
Slade School of Fine Arts, London, UK

1978-1979
Fulbright-Hays Scholarship in USA


AWARDS

1991 European Photography Award, Berlin, Germany
1993 Nominated Turner Prize, London, UK
2004 Olympus Award


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Hannah Collins, BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Hannah Collins, Camden Art Centre, London, UK
“SPECTRUM” International Prize for Photography of the Foundation of Lower Saxony: Hannah Collins, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

2013
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain

2012
The Fragile Feast, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona, Spain; Fundación Valentín de Madariaga, Sevilla, Spain; Galerie de l'Hotel Scribe, Paris, France; Deutsche Bank 60 Wall Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, France;
Sala de exposiciones Banco Herrero, Oviedo, Spain; IVORYPRESS ART + BOOKS, Madrid, Spain;
Begin Anywhere (John Cage), Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
Beyond Conventions, Ford Foundation, New York, NY
Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Hannah Collins - Solitude and Company, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

2011
Shadow and Clouds, Galería Javier López - Mário Sequeira, Madrid, Spain

2010
Current History: Films and Photographs, Obra Social Fundació la Caixa, Madrid, Spain
Time Will Reveal It All: Films and Photographs, Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
Solitude & Company, Casa de la volta, Lleida, Spain

2009
Current History. Films and Fotographs, Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain, travelling to Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo (ARTIUM), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2008
Body Pleasure/Body Pain, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Solitude and Company, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
Historia en Curso, Obra Social Fundación 'La Caixa', Barcelona, Spain
Parallel, La Laboral, Gijon, Spain

2007
Moving Image, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY

2006
A Future Life, Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

2005
El Olor del Jazmín, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain

2004
La Mina, Vox Image Contemporaine, Montreal, Canada

2003
Supermarket, California, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
Another City Not My Own, Peer Foundation, London, UK
Medir la Verdad, CAC, Málaga, Spain
La Mina, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
La Mina, Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA

2002
Mirror, Galería Lei, Barcelona, Spain
New Works, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
Hotel of Being¸Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

2000
My Body and Place, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Life on Film, Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

1998
True Stories, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Filming Things, Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris, France
In the Course of Time, A Worldwide Case of Homesickness, Sala Parpalló, Valencia, Spain
In the Course of Time, Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastián, Spain
Fundació Sa Nostra, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1996
A worldwide case of Homesickness, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
CCA Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Shopping, Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
Luminous Liquid Breaths, Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
The Hunter's Space, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK
Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

1995
Still-Lives, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
The Hunter's Space, The Village, L'Aquarium, Valenciennes, France
Slow Time, Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

1994
Signs of Life, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1993
The Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London, UK
In Course of Time, Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

1992
Signs of Life, 3rd Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

1991
Stonefree, Tinglado II, Tarragona, Spain
Paley Wright Gallery, London, UK
S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

1989
View Points, Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Works, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Starway to Heaven, Hacienda Club, Manchester, UK

1988
Heart and Soul, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

1987
Film Stills, Matt's Gallery, London, UK
Shelf, Situation, Shrine, Colindale Hospital, Public Art Development Trust, London, UK

1986
Evidence in the Streets, Interim Art, London, UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
La Piel Translucida, Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain

2014
Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing, Freud Museum, London, UK
Cruce de colecciones, Atlantic Centre of Modern Art, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain


2012
Le Grand Atelier, MAC's, Musée des Arts Contemporains - Site du Grand-Hornu, Belgium
Singulier(s)/Pluriel. Le Cnap au LaM, LaM (Lille métropole musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut), Lille, France

2011
La Memoria del "Otro" en la Era de lo Global, Centro Wifredo Lam, La Habana
54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2011, Roma Pavilion/Collateral Event
L'art de menjar (De la natura morta a Ferran Adrià), Sala de exposiciones de Caixa Catalunya La Pedrera
Songs of The Swamp, Kunsthalle Exnergasse I WUK, Wien, Austia
Solitude & Company, Casa de la volta, Lleida, Spain

2010
Le Meilleur des Mondes, MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
La Memoria del "Otro" en la Era de lo Global, National Museum, Santiago, Chile

2009
La Memoria del "Otro" en la Era de lo Global, at the Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
Solitude and Company, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Strange Places, Urban Landscape Photography, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, UK
New York Roma/Gipsy Human Rights Film Festival, Mehanata The Bulgarian Bar, New York, NY
Panorama 9-10, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
Art in Public Places, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Cartografias Dissidentes, Centro Cultural de Espana en Mexico, Mexico, travelling to Centro de Artes Provinciales, Holguin, Cuba; Centro cultural San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela; Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Frontiera, Paesaggi Metropolitani, Bergamo Film Meeting 2009, Porta S. Agostino, Bergamo, Italy
Beshencevo a current history, Theater Gallery, Colby Museum, Waterville, ME

2008
Body Pleasure/Body Pain, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Suisse
Artistas y fotografos
. Imágenes para una colección, Contemporary art Museum, Madrid, Spain
Cartografias Disidentes, Centro Cultural de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2007
Body Pleasure / Body Pain, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Cartografías Disidentes, Sealex, Museo de Arte de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Current History, Seville Bienal, Seville, Spain
Time Present, Time Past, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Barcelona 1947-2007, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Lisbon Images, Museo Municipal de Faro, Faro, Portugal
De leur temps (2) Art Contemporain et Collections Privées, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Les Temps Modernes, Domaine de Kerguénnec – Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, France

2006
Seville Biennial (BIACS 2), curated by Okwui Enwezor, Seville, Spain
Glaskultur - Qué pasó con la trasparéncia, Centre d'Art la Panera, Lérida, Spain
Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Donation – Collection Photographique de la Caisse des Dépôts, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Cross-referenced Messages – Talk with reality in Time, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo (ARTIUM), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2005
Wunderkammer, The Artificial Kingdom, curated by Edward Allington, The Artificial Kingdom, The Collection (Usher Gallery and County Museum), Lincolnshire, UK

2003
After the News, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain

2002
Colección Falcon Ordoñez, San Sebastián, Spain
Seeing Things, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Buscando la Vida, 35 mm Feature Film, Sitges Film Festival, Spain
Acquired Works, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Grace and Gravity, Galería Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain

2001
New Works, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Recent Works on Paper, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Giorgio Morandi, Artist's Contribution, Tate Gallery, London, UK

1999
Dobles Vidas, Museo Textil, Barcelona, Spain
Ragtime, Galería Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain; Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
Sublime. The Darkness and the Dark, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK, touring
Fora de Camp, Galería Metronom, Barcelona, Spain
Tour Walls Film Programme, National Theatre, London, UK
Invisible Museum, House, Cairo, Egypt

1998
Chime. Thinking , Kettle's Yard, Cambridge Cornerhouse, Manchester
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Fictions Intimes (Fonds National d'art Moderne), Fundación Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Espace Electra, Paris, France
Contact, City Poster Project, Cardiff, UK
Insite 98, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

1997
Surroundings, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The City and the Stars, Galeria Luis Serpa Projects, Lisbon, Portugal
Paved With Gold, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
Landscape. The Pastoral of the Urban, Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, New York, NY

1996
Prospect 96, Frankfurt, Germany
Exergue, Centre d'Art Contemporain, FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen, France
Constructions, Gallery Laage Salamon, Paris, France
Le Monde Après La Photographie, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Warworks, Canadian Centre for Photography, Toronto, Canada
Photography. Art Vehicle/Art Material, Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Absolute Landscape, Yokohama Museum, Yokohama, Japan
Desert, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
John Hansard gallery, Southampton Gallery, Southampton, UK

1995
Warworks, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Sites of Being, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
British Sculpture, Weltkunst Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Le Monde Apres la Photographie, Musée d'Art , Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Vues Intérieures, Fonds Régional D'Art Contemporaine, Chateaugiron, France
Incidentes, Xunta de Galicia, Casa de Parra, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1994
Image/Image, Museum of Art, Ghent, Belgium
A Positive View, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Los Géneros de la Pintura, Museo Español de Arte Moderno, Madrid, Spain
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria, Spain

1993
Salon de los 16, Palacio Velásquez, Madrid, Spain
Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1992
In Vitro, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
The Last Days, Salas del Arenal, Expo'92, Seville, Spain
Twelve Stars, Arts Council Gallery, Belfast, Ireland, travelling to City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK; Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

1991
European Photography Award Exhibition, Künstle Wekstatt Bahnoff, Berlin, Germany
Out of Limbo, Fundación Luis Cernuda, Seville, Spain
De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, British Council’s touring exhibition
Portraits, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Art Et Essai, Université de Rennes, Rennes, France

1990
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
To Be or Not to Be, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
British Artists in Russia, Moscow, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine
Images in Transition, Modern Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan
The Sybilline Eye, Künstlewerkstatten, Munich, Germany

1989
That Which Appears is Good… Tanja Grunaert Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Une Otre Objetivite, Centre Nationale des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
Museo del Tessuto, Prato, Italy
Malasia, Galería La Máquina Española, Madrid, Spain
Portraits, Contemporary Art Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shifting Focus, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Polaroid Works, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
L'Invention d'un Art, Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1988
Australian Biennale, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
Aperto'88, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
A British View, Für Gestalttung Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
Another Objetivity, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Matter of Facts, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne, France
Nobody's Fool, De Appel Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Revenge of Recollection, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
The British Edge, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Towards a Bigger Picture, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

1987
The Big Picture, The New Photography, John and Mable Ringling Museum, Florida and touring
Under the Sign of Saturn, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London

1986
Antidotes to Madness, Riverside Studios, London


FILMS

2008
La Mina, Centro Cultural de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Parallel, Current History and La Mina, Obra Social Fundació "la Caixa", Barcelona, Spain
Solitude and Company , Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
Parallel, La Laboral, Gijon, Spain

2007
Beshencevo, A Current History, BFI screening, National Film Theatre, London
Current History, Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge, UK; Gering Lopez Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Beshencevo, A Current History, Seville Biennial, Seville, Spain

2004
La Mina, Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2003
La Mina, Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
La Mina, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
La Mina, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, CAC, Málaga, Spain

2002
Buscando la Vida, Sitges Film Festival, Sitges, Spain

2001
La Cantante, Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge, UK
La Cantante, Fourth Wall, Nacional Theatre, London. UK


WRITINGS BY THE ARTIST

Events and Conditions – Finding, Transmitting, Receiving, ed. Black Dog Publishing, pp 5.74-75, 2007
Filming in Russia. By Hannah Collins, Vertigo, Vol 3, pp 42-44, Autumn 2006
Thin Protective Coverings, no 1, First Works by 362 Artists, DAP Art Publishers, 2005
For the Giorgio Morandi Catalogue, ed. Tate Modern, pp 34-35, 2001
La Vida en Pelicula – Life on Film, ed. Galeria Joan Prats, September 1999
Filming things, ed. Centre national de la Photographie, Echo Books, pp. 19, 29, 47, 59, 69, 77, 87-91, 1997
Signs of Life. Diary notes by Hannah Collins, 3rd Istanbul Biennial Catalogue: ed. British council, 1992. Reprinted in In the Course of Time, Catalogue: ed. Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, 1996
A Worldwide Case of Homesickness, ed. Irish museum of Modern Art, Dublin, October 1996. Reprinted Filming Things, 1997
Diary: in the Course of Time, 1996
Desvan, ed. Gallery Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain, 1995


PUBLICATIONS

The Street, CAC MALAGA 2003
Texts -Blake Stimson, Richard Noble, Andrew Renton
Hotel of Being, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, September 2002
Texts- Hannah Collins, Marti Peran
Life on Film, Gallery Joan Prats, September 1999
Text - Hannah Collins
Filming Things, Centre Nationale de la Photographie/Echo Books 1998
Texts - Michael Tarantino, Regis Durrand
Shopping, Echo Books, Barcelona 1997
Le Faste Etrange des Perles et des Coraux Profil Dune Colection, FRAC Basse- Normandie, catalogue, Caen 1996
Texts - Catherine Legallais
A Worldwide Case of Homesickness, Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian 1996
Text - Catherine Legallais
The Hunter's Space, Chisenhale Gallery, London 1995
Text - Andrew Renton
Desvan, Gallery Joan Prats, 1995
Text - Hannah Collins
Hannah Collins, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, catalogue, Barcelona 1993
Texts - Iwona Blasswick, JosE Luis Brea
Colindale Hospital Project, Public Art Development Trust, London 1993
Text - Richard Cork
Signs of Life, Third Istambul Biennale catalogue, London 1992
Text - Michael Corris
Hannah Collins, Galeria Joan Prats, 1992
Text - George Condo
Legends, Hannah Collins, Matt's Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Art, London 1988
Hannah Collins, Institute of Contemporary Art brochure, London 1988
Text - James Lingwood
A Worldwide Case of Homesickness, Irish Museum of Modern Art, catalogue, Dublin 1996
Text - Hannah Collins


BIBILIOGRAPHY

James Lingwood, Hannah Collins, Institute of Contemporary Art brochure, London 1988
Jean-Francois Chevrier and James Lingwood, Une Autre Obectivite, catalogue CNAP, Paris 1989
Juan Vicente Aliaga, Malaise, Gallery La Maquina Española, catalogue, Madrid 1989
Christine Frisinghelli and Manfred Willman, "Revenge of Recollection", Camera Austria magazine, Graz 1990
Mark Haworth-Booth, European Photography Prize, Berlin 1991
Catherine Legallais, "Le Nomadisme Hybride D'Hannah Collins", Art Press magazine no. 165, Paris 1992
Vincenc Altaio, Stonefree, Tinglado 2 catalogue, Tarragona 1992
Simon Wilson, The Turner Prize, Tate Gallery catalogue, London 1993
Michael Corris, "The Vulnerable Image", Lapiz No 89, magazine, Madrid 1993
Jan Hoet, Image7Image, catalogue, Ghent 1994
Juan Antonio Ramirez, Los Géneros de la Pintura, Museo Español de Arte Moderno, catalogue, Madrid 1994
Dan Cameron, "Hannah Collins", Artforum magazine, October, New York 1994
Iwona Blasswick, "The Hunter's Space", Portfolio magazine, No. 21. Edinburgh 1995
Regis Durand, Le Monde Apres La Photographie, Musee d'art Moderne, catalogue, Villeneuve Dascq, Lille 1995
Teresa Grandas, "Hannah Collins en el Transcurso del Tiempo", Arte y Parte magazine, Summer, Madrid 1996
Vincent Lavoie, « Historie Tiede », Parachute magazine, February 1998
Hannah Collins, The Photo Book, Phaidon Press 2001
Iwona Blazwick, The Hunter's Space, Tate Modern, The Handbook 2001
Marti Peran, Espacios en Tránsito, Hotel of being Catalogue, Galería Joan Prats, September 2002
Carles Guerra, "Mesurar la veritat de Hannah Collins", La Vanguardia, September 2002
Hannah Collins, Morandi Catalogue, Tate Gallery Press, 2002
Hannah Collins, Manuel Fernandez, "Interview", Scope Magazine, Autumn 2002
Ian Farr, Art and Photography, Phaidon Press 2003
Marta Gili, Gestes, Printemps de septembre, Rendez-vous des images contemporaines, Toulouse, France, 2003
How to Stay Hungry, An Interview with Hannah Collins by Becky Beasley, ed. Grey Area Books, London, UK, March 2003
Richard West, “Interview”, Source magazine, 2008


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Government Art Collection, London, UK
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, MD
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The British Council, London, UK
The Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK
Frac Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, France
Frac Bretagne, Chateaugiron, france
Frac Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
Fundación Banesto, Spain
The European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
Polaroid International Collection
Cultural Rioja Center, Madrid, Spain
Diputación de Almeria, Almeria, Spain
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), Paris, France
Weltkunst Foundation, London, UK
Museo Centro de Arte - Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
The Tate Gallery, London, UK
MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
Luxembourg Museum, Luxembourg
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Deutsche Bank Collection, London, UK
Fundación Telefonica, Madrid, Spain
Diputación de Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain
Diputación de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Fundación Botin, Santander, Spain
Centro Cultural Caja, Granada, Spain
Centro de Cultura, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Museo de Alava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Banco de España, Madrid, Spain
Ayuntamiento de Logroño, Logroño, Spain
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Pamplona, Spain

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