ANITRA HAMILTON

1961 Born in Toronto, ON, Canada
Currently lives and works in Toronto, ON, Canada

Forthcoming Exhibitions
2011 Outdoor installation, The Tree Museum, Muskoka, ON, Canada (September -
October 27)

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011 The Future Has Been Decided, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON,
Canada
2009 Anitra Hamilton, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Parade and Audio Parade: Field Recording #2, commissioned projects, curated
by David Moos, reopening of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
(through 2009)
Platform, curated by Lies Coppens, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai,
China
Audio Parade: Field Recording #1, Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford, ON,
Canada
2007 Retrospective on Parade, curated by Philip Monk and Emelie Chhangur, Art
Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON, Canada (catalogue)
2004 Hugs + Kisses, Natural Light Window, Toronto, ON, Canada
Bomb Ride, curated by Gordon Hatt, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON,
Canada
2003 Cortina, off site project for the series Seeing Past the Limited View That
Windows Are for Seeing Through, curated by Emelie Chhangur, Art Gallery at
York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Busby, curated by Barr Gilmore, Solo Exhibition Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2000 War Museum, Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON,
Canada
Smarty-Pants, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
1999 Bombshell, Material Matters, Toronto, ON, Canada
A Room Full of Situations, Grafeteria, Toronto, ON, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Animacall, curated by Syrago Tsiara, featuring Jump!, Contemporary Art Centre
of Thessaloniki, Greece (catalogue)
An Exchange With Sol Lewitt, curated by Regine Basha, MASS MoCA, MA, USA
2010 Ticket To Ride, curated by Ivan Jurakic, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener
Waterloo, ON, Canada
2009 Meeting Point, curated by Earl Miller, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of
Toronto, Scarborough, ON, Canada (catalogue)
Communism of Form, curated by Nicholas Brown, Earl Miller Fernando Oliva
and Marcelo Rezende, Red Bull Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Audio Parade: Field Recording #4, Nuit Blanche, Zone A, curated by Greg
Elgstrand, Toronto, ON, Canada
Audio Parade: Field Recording #2, Artcity Festival, Epcor Centre for
Performing Arts, Calgary, AB, Canada
2008 Remix: Colour and Light, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Collage Party, curated by Paul Butler, Justine Barnicke Gallery, Hart House,
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Dream Home, Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Art is Not Mute, Ersta Konsthall, Goteborg, Sweden; Uppsala Museum of Art,
Sweden
2007 Staring Therapy, Space1026, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Happy Birthday & Friendly Greeting, MKG 127, Toronto, ON, Canada
Seducing Down the Door, curated by Dave Dyment, Mercer Union, Toronto,
ON, Canada
Love/Hate: New Crowned Glory in the G.T.A., Museum of Contemporary
Canadian Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
2006 Run For Your Lives, curated by Diane Barber, Diverse Works, Houston, TX,
USA
2005 Windowing, curated by Patrick McCauley, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON,
Canada
The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field Art 1950-2005, curated by
David Moos, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada (catalogue)
Beyond/In Western New York 2005, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
(catalogue)
Free Sample, curated by Kelly Mark, Mount Saint Vincent University Art
Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada (catalogue)
Come Up To My Room, curated by Pamela Matharu, Gladstone Hotel,
Toronto, ON, Canada
2003 Action Experience: 30 Days, 8th Havana Biennial, Cuba
Alchemy and Mysticism #2: Urban Disco Trailer, Instant Coffee, Toronto, ON,
Canada; travelled to the Americas Society, New York, NY, USA
Flower Show, curated by Germaine Koh, weewerk gallery, Toronto, ON,
Canada
Ready For War, The University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal,
IL, USA
2002 Yourself/Autoritratto, Sesto Senso, Bologna, Italy (catalogue)
Finding “Camp X”: Contemporary Considerations of an Enigma, The Robert
McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON, Canada (catalogue)
Sleeping With The Elephant, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Snapshot, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT, USA
Officina America, curator Renato Barilli, Museo di San Domenico, Imola, Italy
(catalogue)
2001 Trophy, YYZ Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Urban Disco Trailer + Everyone, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
2000 Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA (touring exhibition)
Arts2000, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON, Canada
1999 Mighty Canadian Artists, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
bottle/d, Phoebe Street Project, Toronto, ON, Canada
1998 Chaos Theories, curated by Germaine Koh, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Holiday Show, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Great Canadian Art, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
The Edge of Everything, curated by John Massier, Koffler Gallery, Toronto,
ON, Canada
1997 Open Juried Exhibition, The Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Canada
1995 Art Fair 95, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Red Head Ice, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Open Juried Exhibition, The Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Canada
1994 Art Fair 94, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
SEAM, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada
1990 Pas de poubelles, La Gallerie des Foufounes, Montréal, PQ, Canada
Housing: A Right, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON, Canada
H(Earth), The Purple Institution Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jungle, The Purple Institution Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada; ABC No Rio,
New York, NY, USA
1988 Remote Control, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada

Selected Projects/Performances
2011 9 to 5, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
Trans-Siberian Arts Centre, organized by The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA,
curated by Britt Salt & Jon Hewitt, train to depart from Moscow, Russia, & travel
for 6 days to Beijing, China, a cabin is to be operated as an art gallery within
the train
Art Gallery of York University, Performance Bus, The Jeff Koons Performance
Bus, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 London Ontario Live Arts Festival (LOLA), featuring Cock Robin (five light
boxes) and Territoriality (an audio work installed at the London Public Library
Rotary Reading Garden), London, ON, Canada
2009 Five O’Clock Shadow, Installation for Massive Party, Art Gallery of Ontario,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Adolf Loos Tattoo Parlour, Power Ball 11, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON,
Canada
Satchel Gallery Projects, mobile gallery, A. Hamilton carried the work of one
artist for one month in her satchel/shoulder bag
2007 Satchel Gallery Projects, mobile gallery, A. Hamilton carried the work of one
artist for one month each in her satchel/shoulder bag for a three year period
between 2003 and 2007
Ming, multiple for Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
2003 Project for samplesize.ca, web site organized by Kelly Mark
Fat Wall, for Teresa Margolles at the Stretch opening, Power Plant Gallery,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Guerilla Gardening, with Germaine Koh, Toronto, ON, Canada
2000 Artist Proof Sale and Open House, special project, Open Studio, Toronto, ON,
Canada

Selected Publications
2010 “Humpty Dumpty,” Descant 148, University of Toronto, Vol. 41 No. 1: The
Search for Happiness, Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 31-36, Spring
2009 Meeting Point. Essay by Earl Miller. Toronto, ON, Canada: Doris McCarthy
Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, pp. 24-5, 57; colour plates pp.
45, 51
2008 Carte Blanche V.2 Painting. Toronto, ON, Canada: The Magenta Foundation,
Canada, pp. 13; colour plates pp. 154-55
2005 The Shape of Color: Excursions in Color Field Art 1950-2005. Editors: David
Moos, Catherine van Baren, Mark Cheetham, Toronto, ON, Canada: Art
Gallery of Ontario, pp. 96-98
Beyond/In Western New York 2005 (Albright Knox Biennial). Buffalo, NY,
USA: The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, pp. 104-5
Free Sample. “The Bad and The Beautiful” essay by John Massier. Halifax,
NS, Canada: Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, pp. 47-8
2004 Anitra Hamilton: Bomb Ride. Essay by Gordon Hatt. Cambridge, ON, Canada:
Cambridge Galleries
2002 Yourself/Autoritratto. Bologna, Italy: Sesto Senso
Finding “Camp X”: Contemporary Considerations of an Enigma. Oshawa, ON,
Canada: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, pp. 8-10, 28; colour plates pp. 15-
18
Officina America. Essay by Renator Barilli. Imola, Italy: Museo di San
Domenico, p. 39; colour plates pp. 142-3

Selected Articles/Reviews
2011 Manouchehri, Farhad. “Work in Practice,” urbanemagazine.org, Toronto, ON,
Canada, 15 May
Burman, Monika. “Coats and Futures Brokering,” MAG (Mass Art Guide), Toronto,
ON, Canada, cover, p. 8, images pp. 9-13, April
Whyte, Murray. “What’s On: Galleries,” The Toronto Star, Toronto, ON, Canada,
p. E8, 17 March
2010 Manouchehri, Farhad. “Artist Spotlight: Anitra Hamilton”, Urbane Magazine, Vol.
I, Issue II, Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 11, Summer
Miller, Earl. “Anitra Hamilton,” Art Papers, Atlanta, GA, USA,
January/February
2009 Goddard, Peter. Artists prove that two is a crowd,” The Toronto Star,
Toronto, ON, Canada, p. E6, 23 April
2008 Pasquini, Stefano. “Anitra Hamilton, Artist,” Collezioni Sport & Street, Art,
Italy, p. 14
Rogerson, Stephanie. “Our Own Private Artaho,” Locus Suspectus, Issue 5,
Montréal, PQ, Canada, pp. 26-9
Osborne, Catherine. “High Concept Domesticity,” Azure, Toronto, ON,
Canada, March
“Anitra Hamilton: Beater at Mercer Union and MOCCA,” Top 10 Art Shows for
2007, Now Magazine, Toronto, ON, Canada, p. 58, 27 December, 2008 - 2
January, 2009
2007 Miller, Earl. “Anitra Hamilton: Retrospective on Parade,” C Magazine, Issue
95, Toronto, ON, Canada, Fall
Sandals, Leah. “All the Road Rage,” The National Post, Arts and Life Section
top image, p. AL1, full page, AL8, Avenue: Question and Artists, Toronto,
ON, Canada, 9 July
“Best Artist: Anitra Hamilton,” Now Magazine, Best of Toronto, Toronto, ON,
Canada, p. 68, 1-7 November
Milroy, Sarah. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Canada, 14 July
2006 MacMillan, Laurel. “Anitra Hamilton Has A Project,” Canadian Art, Spotlight,
Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 46-8, Summer
Klaasmeuer, Kelly. “The End of Days,” Houston Press, Houston, TX, USA, 5
October
Minx, Candy. “Does Art Live in Syriana,” The Gnostic World of Candy Minx,
blog, 27 October
Kelly, Deirdre. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Canada, 12 November
Martin, Ryan. “Run For Your Lives,” GlassTire: Texas Visual Arts on Line,
Houston, TX, USA, October
2005 Sayej, Nadja. “The Shape of Colour,” Border Crossings, Vol. 24, Issue 3,
Winnipeg, MB, Canada, p. 103, August
McKenzie, Mary. “The New is Now,” Flack #3, Summer
Milroy, Sarah. “Toronto Shuffles off to Buffalo,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto,
ON, Canada, 1 June
Goddard, Peter. “Buffalo takes aim at Toronto’s primacy,” The Toronto Star,
Toronto, ON, Canada, 2 May
Sayej, Nadja. “Reviews: Buffalo,” Art Papers, 29 No. 5 46, Atlanta, GA, USA,
September
de Grandpre, Hugo. L’Express, France
Huntington, Richard. Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, USA, 15 May
Shephard, Chri. “Colour at the AGO,” Lemon Hound, blog, October
CBC Radio, Mainstreets, Toronto, ON, Canada
Bishop, Ceiran. “Art Attack, Droppin the Bomb,” Dose Magazine, 2 June
Flinn, Sean. The Halifax Herald, Halifax, NS, Canada, 4 April
Osborne, Catherine. “Beyond the White Cube,” The Art World, Design Lines
Toronto, Issue 23, Toronto, ON, Canada
CBC Radio, Metro Morning, Toronto, ON, Canada
CBC Radio 3, Toronto, ON, Canada
Kohlhaas, Alide. Lancette Journal of the Arts, Burlington, ON, Canada, June
Doyle, Allan. “That Obscure Object of Desire,” Art Post, http://artpost.info
Doyle, Allan. City Art, Vol. 1 No. 2
2004 Osborne, Catherine. “Satchel Gallery: An over-the-shoulder gallery space,”
The National Post, Toronto, ON, Canada, 14 April
Temple, Kevin. “Bag It,” Now Magazine, Toronto, ON, Canada, 15 July
Diack, Heather. “Galleries Without Borders,” Hive, Issue 4
Malott, Bonnie. “Real bomb a blast of a ride,” The Cambridge Record,
Cambridge, ON, Canada, 19 July
“Critic’s Choice: Satchel Gallery voted best creative curating,” Now
Magazine, Toronto, ON, Canada
Osborne, Catherine. “The Big Picture,” The National Post, Toronto, ON,
Canada, 23 March
2003 Rogers, Margaret. “Finding Camp X”, Canadian Art, Vol. 20 No. 1, Toronto,
ON, Canada, Spring
“Blood Issue,” Tessera Magazine
2002 Boxer, Sarah. The New York Times, New York, NY, USA, 8 March
Pasquini, Stefano. “Officina America”, New York Arts Magazine, Vol. 7 No. 3,
New York, NY, USA
Ramsay, Graham. “Toronto,” [a-n] Magazine For Artists, Glasgow, UK,
February
“Officina America,” La Republica, Italy, 28 January
“Fetishism”, Tessera Magazine, Vol. 31
2001 Garnet, Carla. CIUT, Arts On Air, interview, University of Toronto, Toronto,
ON, Canada
2000 O’Sullivan, Michael. The Washington Post, Washington, DC, Canada, 17
November
Reid, Robert. “The Dichotomy in the Human Heart,” Kitchener/Waterloo
Record, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, Canada
1998 Marple, Chari. “Lay Down Your Arms: Total Chaos Reigns at SAW,” Ottawa
Xpress, Issue 243, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Wawzonek, Donna. “Artists Link Diverging Work in Blend of Imagery and
Issues,” The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 3 February
“Artist-Run Culture,” Mix Magazine, Spring
1990 Sandiford, Judith and Ronald Weihs. "Gallery Walkabout," Work Seen
Magazine, p. 13, March

Selected Awards
2006 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Award, Toronto, ON, Canada
Untitled Arts Awards, Satchel Gallery nominated for best solo in an
alternative space, Toronto, ON, Canada
2005 Untitled Arts Awards, Satchel Gallery nominated for best solo in an
alternative space, Toronto, ON, Canada
2003 Ontario Arts Council, Chalmers Arts Fellowship, ON, Canada
Nominated - K.M. Hunter Prize, Toronto, ON, Canada
1995 Jurors’ Award, Open Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Canada

Selected Public Collections
The Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

 

 

 

Anitra Hamilton

 

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