Helena Hunter

Helena Hunter works across text, film, performance and sculptural assemblage, blending languages of science with art, poetry and fiction to reimagine material agency and forms of ecological knowing. She has presented her work at ICA, Ambika P3, The Showroom, V22, IMT Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, [space], Arts Catalyst (London) Tramway (Glasgow), Manchester Art Gallery, mima (Middlesbrough) HIAP Frontiers of Retreat (Helsinki), Jerome Zodo Contemporary (Milan), Bòlit Contemporary Arts Centre (Girona). Helena also works collaboratively under the name Matterlurgy with artist Mark Peter Wright, their work intersects art, ecology, science and technology, and operates across multiple platforms including installation, performance and sound.


Hunter’s poetic-visual text is a part of an ongoing artistic-research project shaped by a series of encounters with organic materials such as minerals and rocks, algae, and fossilised remains of extinct species.


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