Hannah James

Hannah James
Born in Nottingham, UK, 1985. Lives and works between Bristol and Rotterdam.

2012-2014 MA Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
2004-2007 BA Art and Visual Culture, University of the West of England, Bristol
2003-2004 Foundation Studies Art and Design, New College Nottingham

Triangle France, Marseille
Rupert Residency, based in Vilnius, Lithuania
Standpoint Futures Residency, Standpoint Gallery, London
OUTHOUSE, OUTPOST Residency, Norwich

Awards and Commissions
Axis Open Frequency , Axis, Selected by Sean Edwards
Grant for the Arts won for Cornuto, Plan 9, Bristol
A day in the life…. Room 13, Bristol – Publication including David Blandy & Lady Lucy
Associate award, Spike Island, Bristol

Solo Exhibitions
Resting Bitch Face, Attent, Rotterdam
Heads, Pracownia Portretu, Łódź, Poland
Can’t you see how big those snails are?, Chert, Berlin
Can you see how big that snail is?, Selaan|Selaan, Rotterdam
breaking A skin, weaving A sense, Cole, London
The outline seems indelible, Southwest Showcase, Plymouth Arts College Gallery, Plymouth
About Painting, abc – Art Berlin Contemporary, with Chert, Berlin
Local Interference, Works Projects, Bristol
Pots Purr, part II, Chert, Berlin
Pots Purr, part I, Rhubaba, Edinburgh
Screen, Chert, Berlin
Cloud, Beechcroft Space, Bristol

Group Exhibitions
Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking, curated by Jesse van Oosten, Tent, Amsterdam
Il Flauto Magico, 16 collezionisti per un’istituzione, Museo di Castelvecchio curated by di Andrea Bruciati in collaboration with Ketty Bertolaso, Margherita Bolla and Alba Di Lieto
Group presentation at ART-O-RAMA, Marseille
Pushing Boundaries Expanding Frontiers, RAM  Foundation, Rotterdam
Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
Ceramics & Graphite, Chert, Berlin
wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, Künstlerhaus, Graz
I cannot be sure anymore, Chisenhale Arts Place, London
Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow
Museum of Unconditional Surrender, TENT, Rotterdam
John Smith: The Posthuman, curated by Sally Müller and Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Decorative Grammar, Gowlett Peaks, London
Pressed up to an ear, curated by Fell, London
Kairos Time, curated by Matteo Lucchetti, Tent, Rotterdam
the tongue shapes words all too quickly, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art, London
To continue. Notes towards A Sculpture Cycle # 2—Vision, Group show, Nomas Foundation, Roma
Editionshow, Chert, Berlin
Piet Zwart Institute Master of Fine Art Interim Show, Duende Studios, Rotterdam
easy does it, touring exhibition: David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow; Aid & Abet, Cambridge; Supercollider, Blackpool
Take Me Out, Art Projects, London Art Fair, with Limoncello Gallery, London
Out of Range, curated by Chris Sharp, Rome
Liste, Basel, with Chert, Berlin
Group show with Dagmar Hepner, Hannah James, Charlotte Moth, Cole, London
The Potential for Windows and Scale, Contemporary Art Society, London
Duo exhibition, The Mews Project Space, London
Anti Library, SPACE, London
Space Exchange, Aid and Abet, Cambridge
What does, and what does not, belong to words, Baginski Galeria, Lisbon
Point of address, OUTPOST, Norwich. Group show of OUTPOST members work selected by Peter Suchin
Artissima, Turin with Chert, Berlin
Drinnen und Draussen, Chert, Berlin
The decade 2010-2020, The museum as hostage to fortune by An Endless Supply, The Pigeon Wing, London
Curtain Show, Eastside Projects, curated by Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade, Birmingham
Spacioux, curated by Michela Arfiero, Daniela Lotta and Paola Gallio, Lambretto Art Project, Milano
Artissima Art Fair with Chert, Berlin
CORNUTO, ReMap 2: an International Art Programme Parallel to the 2nd Athens Biennale, Thermopilon, Athens
For Real, Commissioning Bay, Spike Island, Bristol
Motto & Chert & Roses, a project organized by Motto, Chert and Tulpis & Roses gallery, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius
SALE, the Toyal Standard, Liverpool
Artissima Art Fair with Chert, Berlin
The Lamb’s Mother in the Creche?, Chert, Berlin
O P E N E N D E D, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Window, Beechcroft Space, Bristol
Meet me round the corner (in five minutes), Spike Island, Bristol
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Club Row London, Corner House Manchester

Curated Projects
The Potential for Windows and Scale, Rotate Series – The Contemporary Art Society, London. Group show with associated events + publication, curated by Hannah James, Sovay Berriman and Lucy Drane
Cornuto, Central-Reservation, Bristol. 20 minute durational collaborative performance-involving installation of sculpture, projection & musicians
Cornuto, ReMap 2: an International Art Programme Parallel to the 2nd Athens Biennale, Thermopilon, Athens
Rhys and Hannah Present…O p e n e n d e d, Bristol
Rhys and Hannah Present…Clouds, Bristol
Rhys and Hannah Present… A Birthday Art Show, Spike Island Commissioning Bay, Bristol.

Bibliography – Selected Articles
Review of “breaking A skin, weaving A sense”, this is tomorrow – contemporary art magazine
Hannah James, “Q&A”, Fell, online platform, fell.org.uk
Hannah James: The outline seems indelible, Nom de Strip, Simon Bayliss
Reviewed: The outline seems indelible, Lucy Drane, Spike Island
Review: The outline seems indelible, a-n – Interface, Mark Leahy
Pots Purr at Rhubaba, The Skinny Arts Review
Central Reservation, Guardian’s exhibitions of the week
Curtain Show, Frieze, April 2010
Curtain Show, exhibitions of the week, Guardian
Rhys and Hannah Present, Nought to Sixty, ICA
Rhys and Hannah Present, Venue
New Contemporaries 2007, Art Monthly, David Barrett
New Contemporaries 2007, Time Out London, Sandra Rehme.

I cannot be sure anymore, Chisenhale Arts Place, London, edited by Alejandro Alonso Diaz
wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Edited by Sandro Droschl with texts by T’ai Smith and Christian Egger
How it is possible to convey inexhaustibility?  On the occasion of Hannah James solo show, breaking A skin, weaving A sense, published by Cole
Kairos Time, exhibition catalogue published by The Piet Zwart Institute
Fell, online platform
Still Singing out of Doubt and Longing: Indelible Imprints, Errant Impressions, Becky Ayre, published on occasion of Hannah James’ 2013 solo exhibition The outline seems indelible at Plymouth Arts College Gallery, as part of the Southwest Showcase
Dagmar Hepner, Hannah James, Charlotte Moth, exhibition catalogue, published by Cole, London
pots purr, catalogue of the exhibitions at Rhubaba Studios, Edinburgh and Chert, Berlin
Drinnen & Draussen, exhibition catalogue, published by Chert & Motto, Berlin July 2010
Curtain Show, exhibition catalogue, published by Eastside projects
The decade 2010-2020, The museum as hostage to fortune, Endless Supply Publications, Issue 12, April
A day in the life…, Room 13 Publication, Bristol – including David Blandy & Lady Lucy
New Contemporaries 2007, exhibition catalogue