Visual + Digital Arts Open Lecture: Emma Hart

Emma Hart in a studio with a potential sculpture of clay in her hands.

Image courtesy the artist.

The Visual + Digital Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics.

Join Emma Hart, guest faculty for the Clay Revival program, for this talk.

Emma Hart lives and works in London. Her multifaceted practice spans across ceramics, sculpture, video, performance, photography and sound. Actively channeling her autobiography, anxieties, and embarrassments into her work, her work is concerned with the way real experiences and emotions are misrepresented and muted.  

Recent solo exhibitions include: Mamma Mia! Whitechapel Gallery and the Collezione Maramotti, Italy (2017); Commercial Breakz, Frieze Art Fair, London (2017); Love Life (with Jonathan Baldock) Peer, London, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool and De Le Warr Pavillion, Bexhill (2016-2017); Giving It All That, Folkestone Triennial (2014); and Dirty Looks, Camden Arts Centre (2013).  Recent group exhibitions include: Condo, The Sunday Painter, London (2017); The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (2015); Only the Lonely, La Galerie CAC Noisy Le Sec, France (2015); Dear Luxembourg, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg (2015); and Hey I'm Mr.Poetic, Wysing Arts Centre (2014).  Hart is currently creating work for a forthcoming major solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, scheduled to open in autumn 2018. 

Hart is the recipient of numerous awards including the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery (2016) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation award for Visual Art (2015).  In 2013, Hart was shortlisted for The Jarman Awards, and awarded a Random Acts Commission in 2014.  She was shortlisted for the Jerwood / Film and Video Umbrella Awards for her work Tomorrow Never Knows, with an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London in 2012.  Residencies include the Camden Arts Centre, where she created and exhibited the Question Department in 2009, and the Wysing Arts Centre, where she completed and exhibited the project The Forest, in 2012. 

Hart holds a MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, and a PhD from Kingston University.  She is a lecturer at the Slade in London