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SELECTED WORKS BY Hannah Starkey

Untitled-September 2008
Hannah Starkey
Untitled - September 2008

2008

C-type print

122 x 163 cm
Using actors within carefully considered settings, Hannah Starkey’s photographs reconstruct scenes from everyday life with the concentrated stylisation of film. Starkey’s images picture women engaged in regular routines such as loitering in the street, sitting in cafes, or passively shopping. Starkey captures these generic ‘in between’ moments of daily life with a sense of relational detachment. Her still images operate as discomforting ‘pauses’; where the banality of existence is freeze-framed in crisis point, creating reflective instances of inner contemplation, isolation, and conflicting emotion.
Through the staging of her scenes, Starkey’s images evoke suggestive narratives through their appropriation of cultural templates: issues of class, race, gender, and identity are implied through the physical appearance of her models or places. Adopting the devices of filmography, Starkey’s images are intensified with a pervasive voyeuristic intrusion, framing moments of intimacy for unapologetic consumption. Starkey often uses composition to heighten this sense of personal and emotional disconnection, with arrangements of lone figures separated from a group, or segregated with metaphoric physical divides such as tables or mirrors.
Often titling her work as Untitled, followed by a generalised date of creation, her photographs parallel the interconnected vagueness of memory, recalling suggestions of events and emotions without fixed location or context. Her work presents a platform where fiction and reality are blurred, illustrating the gap between personal fragility and social construction, and merging the experiences of strangers with our own.
Untitled - January 2000
Hannah Starkey
Untitled - January 2000

2000

C-type print

122 x 183cm
Untitled - May 1997
Hannah Starkey
Untitled - May 1997

1997

C-type print

122 x 152 cm
Untitled - August 1999
Hannah Starkey
Untitled - August 1999

1999

C-type print

122 x 152 cm
Untitled - October 1998
Hannah Starkey
Untitled - October 1998

1998

C-type print

122 x 152 cm
Untitled - March 2002
Hannah Starkey
Untitled - March 2002

2002

C-type print

122 x 183 cm
Untitled - June 2007
Hannah Starkey
Untitled - June 2007

2007

C-type print

122 x 152 cm
Butterfly Catchers
Hannah Starkey
Butterfly Catchers

1999

C-type print

122 x 152 cm
Text by William A Ewing

Hannah Starkey's BIOGRAPHY

Hannah Starkey
Born in 1971, Belfast, Ireland
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Hannah Starkey: 
Twenty-Nine Pictures, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, (C)
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

2010
Maureen Paley, London
Hannah Starkey: Church of Light Altarpiece, St Catherine's Church, Frankfurt

2009
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2007
Maureen Paley, London

2006
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2005
Lisboa Photo 2005, Lisbon, (C)

2004
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London

2002
Monica de Cardenas, Milan
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London

2000
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, (C)
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London
Progetto, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, (C)
Cornerhouse, Manchester
Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples

1998
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Photography:Out Of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Seoul Photo Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Photography I, Snapshots of a Generation, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contemporary, Margate

2009
With You I Want to Live: Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Collection, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK.

2008
Seeing the Light, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
M25: Around London, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, curated by Barry Schwabsky.

2007
Something That I’ll Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich.
Visual Dialogues, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester.
Between Today and Yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Wigan.

2006
Jugend von Heute / Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt.
The Portrait: Full Face and Profile, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.

2005
Motor Blues – The donation autowerke given by BMW financial services to the museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig, (C).
Berlin Photography Festival, Berlin, (C).

2004
Take Five ! Huis Marseille turns five, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam.

2003
Sodium Dreams, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, New York.
A bigger s[lash – British art from Tate – 1960 – 2003, Pavihao lucas Nogueira Garcez – Oca Parque ibirapuera, Sao Paul & Instituto Tomie Ohtake, (C).

2002
The St, JamesGroup Ltd Photography Prize 2002, Flowers East, London.
Coming of Age, The New Art Gallery, Walsall.
Landscape, Saatchi Gallery @ 30 Underwood Street, London.
Painted, Printed and Produced in Great Britain, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York.

2001
Melancholy, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
UBS Warburg, London, UK, (C).
Telling Tales: Narrative Impulses in Recent Art, Tate Liverpool.
No World Without You, Reflections of Identity in New British Art,
Herzliya Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, (C).
Extended Painting, Monica de Cardenas, Milan.
Instant City, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy, (C).
Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, (C)

2000
Suspendidos, Centro de Fotografía, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
Imago, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
Give and Take: The Contemporary Art Society at the Jerwood, Jerwood Space, London.

1999
Dreamlands, Portfolio gallery, Edinburgh, (C).
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels.
Clues, Monte Video, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam.
3rd International Tokyo Photo Bienalle, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan, (C).
Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam (joint exhibition with Francis Kearny)

1998
The new neurotic realism, The Saatchi Gallery, London, (C).
Silver & Syrup: A Selection from the History of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Remix: Images Photographiques, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, (C).
Look at me, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The British Council Touring Exhibition, (C).
Real Life, Galleria SALES, Rome.
Sightings, New Photographic Art, I.C.A., London, (C).
Shine, Photo ‘98, National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford.
Modern Narratives: The domestic and the social, Artsway, London .

1997
John Kobal Foundation, National Portrait Gallery, London.