Celia Hempton (born in 1981, Stroud, UK) lives and works in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting in 2007 and completed her BA in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art.
Her recent group exhibitions include: (forthcoming) London Bridge. Arte Contemporanea in Gran Bretagna, (British Council exhibition curated by Norman Rosenthal and Harry Woodlock), Ca’Pesaro, Venice, IT, Futures of Love, Magasins généraux, Pantin (2019), No Patience for Monuments, Perrotin Seoul, South Korea (2019); RUPERT, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018); MADEMOISELLE, Centre Régional D’Art Contemporain Occitaine Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France (2018); Cécile B. Evans, Celia Hempton & Emily Whitebread, her gallery, London, UK
(2018); Kathy Acker: Who Wants to Be Human All the Time (cur. Jenny Schlenzka and Bjarne Melgaard), Performance Space 122, New York, USA (2018); Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, ICA, Boston, USA (2018), curated by Eva Respini.
Selected solo exhibitions include, Celia Hempton at Southard Reid - London ; Breach, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Roma, Italia (2018) ; presentation for Material with Sultana (Mexico, 2017); Prem Sahib in collaboration with Celia Hempton, Southard Reid (London, 2017); presentation for Frieze London with Southard Reid (2016); Art Night with ICA curated by Kathy Noble (London, 2016); The Magazine Sessions in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust, Serpentine Sackler Gallery (London, 2016); Celia Hempton, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand (2016); Lupa, Galerie Sultana (Paris, 2015); FLY ASH, White Cubicle, The George & Dragon (London, 2015); Chat Random, Southard Reid (2014, London); Paintings on Wall and Canvas, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill (Rome, 2014); performance and presentation of work made in Stromboli as part of Forget Amnesia curated by Milovan Farronato and Haroon Mirza, Fiorucci Trust, Italy (2014).
Selected group exhibitions include Gettin’ The Heart Ready, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK and The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Look at Men, Cheim & Read, New York, USA, Prediction, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil, No Ordinary Love, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France, The Painting Show, British Council Touring Exhibition, Electronic Superhighway 2016 – 1966 curated by Omar Kholeif, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, (2016); The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, UK, fig-2 25/50 in collaboration with Prem Sahib and Cecilia Bengolea, ICA Studio, London, UK, I’m here but you’ve gone, Fiorucci Art Trust, London, UK, The Chic and the Borderline, DRAF Istanbul, Grand Hotel de Londres, Istanbul, Turkey, La femme de trente ans, Galerie Art : Concept, Paris, France, Odradek, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France (2015); Tomorrow: London, South London Gallery, London, UK, Burning Down The House, Gwangju Biennale, Korea, Pontoon Lip with Katie Cuddon, Cell Project Space, London (2014), and Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK (2013).
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