Born in Paris in 1978, Leonora Hamill is an artist based in New York and London who operates between film and video, installation and photography.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art (London) and of the International Center of Photography (New York) Hamill previously trained as an art historian at the Courtauld Institute (London) and at the University of Oxford (Oxford).

In her practice, Hamill investigates notions of the other and of empathy. Characteristic features are distanced and detailed aesthetics (rigorous framing and frontal views) often combined with an emotional charge.

In 2012, Leonora Hamill won the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie for her series Art in Progress which focuses on studios in art schools around the world; she also published her first monograph with Actes Sud.
Her recent exhibitions include St Eustache Church in Paris (2015); the American Academy in Rome (2014); the Musée Géo-Charles in Grenoble and Somerset House in London (2013).


Tristan Hoare Gallery is showing works from her Art in Progress series at Art Stage Singapore from January 22-25.

Podbielski Contemporary will be showing works from her Art in Progress series at Art Paris from March 26-29.


Awards

Blumm Prize 2013, Finalist, Brussels
Prix Photo Camera Clara 2012, Finalist, Paris
Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2012, Winner, Paris
Man Group Photography Prize 2008, Winner, London
Man Group Photography Prize 2007, Shortlisted, London
Leica Prix 2007, Finalist, Bielefeld
Flash Forward 2007, Honourable Mention, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, Toronto
Rencontres d’Arles 2006, Photo Folio Gallery Award Laureate


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2014
Furtherance, Saint Eustache Church, Paris
Hamill & Shtainer - Rooms of Remembrances, Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin

2013
Art in Progress, Tristan Hoare Gallery, London

2012
Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, Lauréats 2012 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie,
Galerie Seine 51, Paris - L'Arsenal, Metz - La Maison de la Photographie, Toulon -
Galerie arrêt sur image, Bordeaux - Le Lieu Unique, Nantes
Art in Progress , Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin

2003
Cambodge Interprétations - Photographies de Leonora Hamill,
Orangerie du Château de Haroué, Lorraine


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Breaking News 2011-2014, Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin
History Recast: Photography and Classical Sculpture in Contemporary Art, American Academy, Rome

2013
Art et Bicyclette, Musée Géo Charles, Grenoble
Close to Asia, Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin
Landmark: Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London

2011
Giorni Felici a Casa Testori, Novate Milanese
Summer Group Show, Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin
Cumulus Momentum 1, La Cité Radieuse de Le Corbusier, Marseilles

2009
Redécouvertes - Paysages et Natures Mortes d’Aujourd’hui, Bafa Foto, Geneva
The Vernacular Terrain, Creative Industries Block Space Gallery Queensland University of Technology,
Queensland, Zaim Art Space Yokohama, Beijing Film Academy Beijing
Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 09, The Photographer's Gallery, London
FRáGIL jeune création vidéo en Europe, Carré Bonnat, Musée Bonnat, Bayonne

2008
(Anti)realism Workshot 1, Norrkopings Konsthall, Norrkopings
LOOP, FRáGIL, Espai Ubu, Barcelona

2007
Incorrect, Leica Prix 2007, Galerie of the University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld
Photoespana, Descubrimientos, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid
Photo Month in Krakow, Failure / Success, Teatr Laznia Nowa, Krakow

2006
Rencontres d’Arles, Photo Folio Gallery, Atelier de la Chaudronnerie, Arles
Bearings: The Female Figure, PS122 Gallery, New York

2005
95 Canal Project: Out of Our Element, New York

2004
The Image-World, International Center of Photography, New York

2003
S’abbia sabbia, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan

2002
Ebenis, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan
Les Photographes nous offrent leur monde, Galerie Cazeau- Béraudière, Paris
Il Corpo Immaginato, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan


Bibliography - Books and Exhibition Catalogues

2014
Furtherance (exhibition catalogue), text by Charlène Dinhut, Paris: Rubis Mécénat Cultural Fund, 2014
Ewing, Wiliam Landmark: Fields of Photography, London: Thames and Hudson, 2014
History Recast, text by Lindsay Harris, part of Cinque Mostre 2014: Time and Again (exhibition catalogue) Christian Caliandro, ed., Rome: Posa Edizioni, 2014

2013
Transparency belongs to Citizens (exhibition catalogue), text by Martina Cavallarin, Pescara: Blumm Prize, 2013

2012
Blanks, Tim and Hay Halpert, Peter Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography, New York: PHH, 2012
Hamill, Leonora Art in Progress, Arles: Actes Sud, 2012
Leonora Hamill (exhibition catalogue), text by Gigliola Foschi, Berlin: Podbielski Contemporary, 2012

2011
Elkann, Ginevra May I Introduce You?, Verona: Electa, 2011
Giorni Felici 2011-2009 (exhibition catalogue), Casa Testori Associazione Culturale, Erbusco, 2011

2010
Bajac, Quentin Après la Photographie? De l’image argentique à la révolution numérique 1960 à nos jours, Paris: “Découvertes” Gallimard, 2010

2008
Incorrect, PRIX LEICA 2007 (exhibition catalogue), texts by Dirk Fütterer and Roman Bezjak, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Leipzig, 2008
Royal College of Art Photography 2008 (exhibition catalogue), texts by Olivier Richon, Luisa Santos, Victor Burgin, Yve Lomax, London: Royal College of Art, 2008

2007
Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers 2007 (exhibition catalogue), Toronto: Magenta Publishing for the Arts, 2007


Visiting Artist

International Center of Photography, New York
Domus Academy, Milan
Central Saint Martin's, London
School of Visual Arts, New York