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

She is currently making new work commissioned by Etro which draws on the historical and artistic legacy of paisley and will be exhibited during the Parcours Saint Germain from October 23-31st.


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

Parcours Saint Germain, Leonora Hamill / Etro - La Poèsie de la Matière, Paris, 23 - 31 October

Furtherance, St Eustache Church, Paris
Hamill & Shtainer - Rooms of Remembrance, Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin

Art in Progress, Tristan Hoare Gallery, London

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

Dans l'atelier, Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 5 April - 7 July
Fotofest Biennial Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Houston, 12 March - 28 April

Breaking News II, Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

95 Canal Project: Out of Our Element, New York

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

S’abbia sabbia, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan

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

Blanks, Tim and Hay Halpert, Peter Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography, New York: PHH, 2015

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

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

Hamill, Leonora Art in Progress, Arles: Actes Sud, 2012
Leonora Hamill (exhibition catalogue), text by Gigliola Foschi, Berlin: Podbielski Contemporary, 2012

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

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

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

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