Hannah James is the recipient of the 2016 exchange with Triangle France.The artist was shortlisted by a panel of artists and arts professionals in Glasgow before being selected by a reciprocal team in Marseille. Shortlisted artists this year were Alice Brooke, Aniara Omann, Jedrzej Cichosz, Rodrigo Sandoval, Simon Buckley.
Hannah will travel to Marseille in September for a three month residency. During this time she will have access to a studio, shared accommodation in Marseille and be provided with a 1000 euros production grant, as well as have logistical support including production, research and curatorial assistance.
Hannah James’ work addresses the relationship(s) we have with ourselves, each other, non-human animals, and environments. She is interested in particular moments where balances of power, control and manipulation are brought into question: moments that result in positions of trust, vulnerability and fear being compromised. How identities are formed, perceived and challenged are reoccurring interests within her research and production. James explores these concerns through her theoretical address of topics such as the phenomenology of perception, pedagogical structures, gender relations, domestic and captive animals and competitive activities. These ideas are realised through sculpture, installation, film and text.
Hannah James (b.1985, Nottingham) lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam in 2014. Recent exhibitions include: Every woman is an animal, The Arboretum, Rotterdam, 2016 (solo); Heads, Pracownia Portretu, Lodz, 2016 (solo); Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2016; Hybrids, Celine, Glasgow, 2016; Can’t you see how big those snails are? Chert, Berlin, 2015 (solo); wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, Kunstlerhaus, Graz, 2015; The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, Tent, Rotterdam, 2015; breaking A skin, weaving A sense, Cole, London, 2014 (solo). Hannah is represented by Chert, Berlin.