Helena Hunter is a UK artist based in London and her practice spans live performance, photography, film and video. Her work is body-based and addresses cultural issues relating to the politics of the body and the formation of desire. Her practice incorporates the body and movement, and utilises the body as text, site and sculptural tool to explore the tensions that exist between imagination and reality, desire and language, gender and representation.
Hunter’s work has toured throughout the UK and Europe to festivals and venues including: The Barbican Centre (London), The Royal Opera House (London), The City of Women Festival (Ljubljana), Istantanee Performance Festival (Rome), FEM Festival (Spain) International Body Art Festival in (France) and Jerome Zodo Contemporary Gallery (Milan).
She was selected to perform Luminosity by Marina Abramović and Mirror Check by Joan Jonas as part of The 11 Rooms Group Show curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist at Manchester International Festival 2011. Recent collaborative work has featured in The SPILL Tarot Exhibition at The Barbican Centre, the Peter Scott Gallery in Lancaster and On Landguard Point a feature film by Pacitti Company, part Artists Taking The Lead a major new work at the heart of the Cultural Olympiad.
Hunter has received awards and bursaries from Artsadmin, The Live Art Development Agency, and The Foundation for Women’s Art and Arts Council England. She was shortlisted for the UKYA British Art Showcase in 2010 and the Arts Foundation Award in 2011. Hunter is currently artist associate at The University of Chichester / ShowRoom.
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